Houston Music

UPDATED: Founders Hope New 1836 Fest Is a Texas-Size Hit

UPDATE UPDATE (Friday, 3 p.m.): Although dogs are normally allowed at the Cottonwood, 1836 is a no-dog festival.

This sounds like a joke, but we'll find out soon enough whether it is or not. Did you hear the one about the three lawyers who started a music festival?

Well, they did, and this Saturday Mikey Bernick, James Brown and Bryce Duke will find out just how smooth or bumpy the transition from music fan to promoter can be. According to Bernick, none of the three has any kind of experience producing live-music events.

"None," he laughs. "We just went and did it."

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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