Food Truck Fare
» 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sample some of Houston's finest food truck fare next door on Jones Plaza including Bernie's Burger Bus, The Waffle Bus, It's A Wrap!, Friohana Shaved Ice, Happy Endings, Monster PBJ, Bonjour Creperie, Oh-My-Gogi and Snowdog Ice Cream.
Instrument Petting Zoo
» 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to play an orchestral instrument? Here's your chance! Visit the instrument petting zoo located next door on Jones Plaza.
» 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Visit the Mezzanine Level of Jones Hall for fantastically fun, musically themed activities for kids and families.
FREE Live Music!
» 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Dozens of musical performances from the Houston community on the main stage, outside and lobby areas of Jones Hall.
Please click here for a detailed schedule.
Salsa Dancing Lessons
» 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
Houston’s first salsa studio, Strictly Street Salsa, brings you an authentic Latin dance experience! Join them for lessons on the Salsa Stage, located on the balcony level of Jones Hall.
"Learn to Play the Harmonica" Clinic
» 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Join Texas blues harp ace, Steve Krase, from the Houston Blues Museum for a participatory instructional clinic on how to play the harmonica. Clinics will be held in the Texas Avenue Lower Lounge at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm and basic beginner harmonicas are available for purchase at the event.
FREE Houston Symphony Concerts
» 1:00 p.m. | 8:00 p.m.
Experience two FREE Houston Symphony concerts at our 3rd Annual FREE Day of Music! At 1:00 PM the orchestra will perform works by Mendelssohn, Moncayo and Tchaikovsky in a family friendly program that will appeal to kids of all ages. At 8:00 PM, Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will lead the orchestra in an all-Dvorák concert featuring selected Slavonic Dances and a complete performance of Dvorák's Symphony No. 9, From the New World.
Colombian Youth Philharmonic
» 3:00 p.m.
The Houston Symphony welcomes the Colombian Youth Philharmonic to Houston for a week-long residency that will include orchestral and chamber music performances as well as volunteer work with Houston students and seniors. The Philharmonic kicks off the week with a FREE performance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring led by Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada at our 3rd Annual FREE Day of Music!