PRESALES END FRIDAY 10/19 @ 10AM CENTRAL FRIDAY AND SATURDAY TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE LCC DOOR Tickets at the door are $20 for Friday and $25 for Saturday, CASH ONLY please.
New Monsoon Presents
GaryFest 2012 - Houston Texas
A Musical Tribute to Gary Hartman featuring:
New Monsoon Reunion, Moses Guest, The Hightailers.
Night One: Friday Oct 19th at Last Concert Café New Monsoon with The Hightailers
Night Two: Saturday Oct 20th at Last Concert Café New Monsoon Reunion with special guest Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth) and original percussionists Rajiv Parikh, Marty Ylitalo & Brian Carey with Moses Guest
Night Three: Sunday Oct 21st at "The Lounge" (limited to 100 tickets) New Monsoon Unplugged
New Monsoon presents a three-night concert event in tribute to their beloved friend and manager, Gary Hartman, who passed away unexpectedly on March 31st, 2012.
To kick it off, New Monsoon performs at the Last Concert Café, with special guests The Hightailers (Friday) and Moses Guest (Saturday). As a special feature of the tribute, New Monsoon’s original three-headed percussion crew will reunite at the LCC to pay homage to Gary and his impact on their personal and professional lives. On Sunday, GaryFest will conclude with a special intimate evening of New Monsoon unplugged at "The Lounge."
Gary had a burning passion for live music, especially when played “without a net”. A lifelong Deadhead and live music taper/trader, he relished the unique nature of each show, and helped this music live on through recordings. As a live concert promoter in Houston and co-founder of Tapir Productions, he brought like-minded national touring acts to Houston. In doing so, he helped create a family of devoted music fans who came to be known as the Texas Tribe and who flourished at an amazing venue called The Last Concert Café.
When New Monsoon hit the road for their first national tour in 2003, Gary was eager to give them a try. His life, along with that of the band, would never be the same. New Monsoon came to feel that Houston, and especially the Last Concert Café, was their home away from home. They've returned each year for two and three-night stands that have become the stuff of jamband legend. In 2008 Gary formally joined the band as their manager, while continuing to bring national touring acts to Houston.
The Café, and a special private space known as "The Lounge", have been a destination for New Monsoon’s most ardent fans from around the nation for nearly a decade, and they'll be back in Houston with the band for the first annual GaryFest - three glorious autumn nights to celebrate the life of their friend and mate, Gary Hartman.
Special discouted tickets go on sale Monday June 25th at 10am. Ticketing fees are waived for the two and three-night packages for a limited time to reward early advance purchasing.