Houston Music

UPDATED: Pegstar Reveals Plans for Near-Northside Music Venue

Note: this article has been updated after speaking with Jagi Katial.

Days of speculation about a possible new music venue on Houston's northside and the ultimate fate of Fitzgerald's ended this morning when Jagi Katial, founder of Pegstar concerts and an owner of Fitzgerald's since 2010, told the Houston Chronicle that Pegstar hopes to open its own larger venue near I-45 and N. Main by next fall.

The site, seen above, is currently a vacant lot at 2915 N. Main at Glen Park/North street, about three blocks from a stop on Metro's recently opened Northline rail extension.

"We're still a boutique company that does a venue, a festival and maybe one day we'll have a second venue," said Katial, who also co-founded Free Press Summer Fest with Free Press Houston's Omar Afra in 2009. "This venue is just another home base for Pegstar."

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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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