For the last 22 years, the Houston Press has been sharing with Houstonians all of the deets on places to eat, live music, the arts and more. If you’re already familiar with Houston Press then you know about their “Best of Houston” which is a list of what Houston Press readers say are their favorite things in Houston. “Best of” categories range from best school principle to the best bloody mary and everything in between. Naturally, there are plenty of “Best of” categories for food and drink as well as shopping and retail services.
So finally, we have an event to celebrate some of the best of Houston in one of the liveliest spots in town. Join us for the first ever Best Fest, September 24-25 in Midtown. This is the inaugural event with an expected turn out of 20,000. Revelers will enjoy live music from 2 stages including Cake, Bun B, and my favorite the Tontons (think Mazzy Star with a more upbeat edge). New acts are being added daily so be sure to check out the BestFest site for updates. Be sure to come hungry too, as there will be several of Houston’s favorites at the event. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some of Houston’s awesome food trucks show up as well, although none have been confirmed as of yet.
Houston BestFest will take place at the Midtown Superblock, 2800 Main. The Superblock is between Travis and Main, and McGowen and Anita. There will be street parking available. Another great option to get to the event is to ride the MetroRAIL to the McGowen stop and walk across the street to BestFest.
Early bird tickets are on sale now at the BestFest website. Full weekend passes are currently available for $25 (free for kids 10 and under). Regular price is $40. There will also be a VIP option including free appetizer buffet, non-alcoholic drinks, and VIP covered pavilion with lounge seating near the stage. VIP 2 day passes are on sale now for $95 ($150 regular price).
Important to note: this is NOT a dog-friendly event, so please leave Fido at home.