House of Blues Houston
House of Blues Entertainment, Inc. will bring its definitive live music brand to downtown Houston as an integral addition to the ambitious Houston Pavilions project, slated to transform three city blocks into a premiere entertainment, retail and urban living hub in 2008. House of BluesÂ® Houston (a subsidiary of House of Blues Entertainment, Inc.) is the first of many stellar tenants to be announced as taking part in the $200 million project. The multi-use Houston Pavilions, destined to redefine the urban core of the fourth largest city in the U.S., is being developed by Geoffrey Jones and William Denton.”House of Blues is very excited about our relationship with the development project and the commitment to downtown Houston that Houston Pavilions represents,” says Liam Thornton, Senior Vice President of Development, House of Blues Entertainment, Inc. He adds, “We look forward to providing the greater Houston community with an unparalleled entertainment experience.”Designed as an extravagant multi-faceted entertainment destination and encompassing approximately 43,000 square feet, House of Blues Houston will house a multi-level Music Hall featuring national and local live entertainment, state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology, general admission dance floor, a seated balcony and seated boxes for private enjoyment. In addition to emerging artists of all genres, House of Blues clubs across the nation have hosted international touring artists and legends such as Prince, James Brown, John Mayer, Aerosmith, Dolly Parton, Joss Stone, Norah Jones, The Blues Brothers and countless others. Estimated capacity of the new Music Hall will be 1,500.The restaurant’s display kitchen will offer artistic adaptations of traditional Southern-inspired cuisine, including House of Blues signature dishes such Creole Seafood Jambalaya, pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with Rosemary Cornbread and White Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding. Several full-service bars throughout the venue will concoct House of Blues specialty beverages and the famed House of Blues Sunday Gospel Brunch, a sumptuous buffet paired with inspiring live gospel performances, will be offered weekly once the club opens. A dedicated events space will provide guests the opportunity to stage special events within the club.In addition to the hand-painted interiors designed by House of Blues artisans, an estimated 350 pieces of original folk art will be installed throughout the club, hand-picked from House of Blues’ artifact warehouse located in New Orleans. With more than 5,000 pieces, House of Blues venues house one of the largest publicly displayed collections of outsider folk art in the U.S. The Company Store, a unique onsite retail shop stocking original gifts, music, clothing and House of Blues souvenirs, will also offer original folk art for purchase.In opening the new club, House of Blues Houston will also introduce the exclusive Foundation Room to the Houston community. The private membership club will offer members and their guests luxurious upscale dining and world-class hospitality amidst a lush dÃ©cor and antiquities. A portion of the membership proceeds benefits the International House of Blues Foundation (IHOBF). IHOBF will conduct its Blues SchoolHouse and other arts and cultural programs in the Houston community after the club is opened. IHOBF is dedicated to bringing the arts to schools and communities through programs that promote cultural understanding and creative expression.