Photo credit: Radio Galaxy and The Black Novas.
The Memorial Day weekend kicked off to a great start with the unique sounds of Radio Galaxy and The Black Novas, as Center Stage Gallery hosted the Hue Note Cafe.
Whether you are a sports fan, art lover or fan of live music and great food, the Sugar Land event spot was the place to be Friday night.
The upscale event venue provided guests with an eclectic sports bar turned urban night life experience including soulful live music performances and an art showcase by abstract artist, Beverly Colour.
Seanayy, an independent Hip Hop artist who resides in Missouri City, came out to show his support for the group.
“You have to show love to get love and that is what I am doing,” said Ayy, who has released his first mix-tape and is working on the release of a second later this year.
The young artist, who describes himself as a “a little seed getting ready to sprout in a just a little bit,” calls Center Stage Gallery a welcome addition to the community.
“They usually don’t have Hip Hop and art, like this, in this area, so it is really nice to have something like this to come to and chill and talk,” say Seanayy.
Foodie truck owner, Chef Jay, agreed.
“We don’t have to go to Midtown anymore for a nice night out. Center Stage is where it is at, it has a nice ambiance, nice grown up crowd, nice music, “said Jay.
A diverse selection of vendors were on hand at the growingly popular event venue Friday night to showcase a variety of wares from the bubbly to the delectable, including Will Yancy of Teqava Sparkling Tequila and Ella Russell of edub.a.licious treats.
The artsy second-level event facility is tucked away from passing traffic on Highway 6 and working to become the go-to place for social and special occasion events in the city.
“We opened in February of 2014 and we host a variety of events and feature 11 local artists,” said Center Stage Gallery owner and director, Stacey Lewis.
A variety of abstract and cultural art pieces line the walls of the facility including artwork depicting Jazz, Pop, and Blues artists across a range of musical eras from Jazz Legend Miles Davis to Stevie Wonder to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
By day, the upscale event facility transforms itself into the perfect locale for a bridal shower or kid’s party and, by night, becomes the ideal spot for a wedding reception, intimate gala or social hot spot.
The 2,500 sq. ft facility is perfect for a variety of special occasions from birthday parties for all ages and graduations to intimate corporate events, receptions, showers, and more, says Lewis.
Lewis bills Center Stage as a one-stop shop that meets the needs of clients from photography to catering to red carpet experiences and looks forward to showcasing the music and artwork of a talented line up of performers and artists.
For more information, visit Center Stage Gallery online.