Houston gets another mini-music festival to add to its already busy calendar with the announcement of Yes Indeed Music Fest, set for September 29 at Dean's and Notsuoh on Main in the heart of downtown. Acts like dUNETX, Alkari, The Gold Sounds, The Wrong Ones, The Fox Derby and Screwtape top the bill, plus a host of others.
Alkari's Jason Smith is helping organize the festival with Phil Peterson and Shane Burke, who both do booking at the venues. Bands will be spread out over both stages. They are still working out the running orders at this point.
"When I put a show together, I feel better when it involves a bunch of bands. I'm most excited about The Gold Sounds who haven't played since January, and a band from New Orleans called Bantam Foxes," says Smith.
"We're going to make this an extremely affordable and well organized "block party" type mini-fest for the fans. Having been involved in my weekly event at Notsuoh, the NoDo location worked out to be perfect," adds Peterson.
Events like this aren't easy. Just ask anyone in town who has attempted putting one on.
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"It is always a bit nerve-wracking having to make a multistage, festival-type event happen, with the mechanics of managing doors, managing stages, and keeping music flowing for several hours," says Smith.
The full list of YIF bands can be found here on the event's Facebook page.