Richmond’s 175th Birthday celebration set for September 15


Kevin Black headlining entertainment

Kevin Black

On September 15, after a full day of activities, fun, events, and more during Richmond’s 175th Birthday Celebration, Kevin Black will take the stage, near City Hall at 5:30, and sing some of his best-known songs. Yet, the audience will have an added thrill, his son Coleon will join him on stage.

“My son has become an intricate part of the show for the past two years. There is truly something unique when family performs together,” Black said.

The Blacks, who live in Katy, have visited Richmond numerous times. “Richmond is friendly and the history is amazing, and the fact that they have survived 175 years is worth celebrating,” Black said.

Justine Huselton, chair, stage entertainment, Richmond’s 175th Birthday Celebration, noted, “We are very pleased to have Kevin coming to this county-wide event. Kevin and Coleon will make this event entertaining and it will be great when he sings, ‘Happy Birthday to Richmond,’ as we all celebrate this awesome historic milestone.”

Growing up in Katy, the four Black boys stayed busy. Yet, around eight, Kevin Black was the first to pick up a guitar and imitate his idol, Elvis Presley. Kevin loved performing, and when his parents had friends over, they would put on an Elvis record and the show would begin. Kevin would transform into the king, thrilling all in their home.

Kevin had a band, yet, his brother Clint did not pick up a guitar until around 13, at Kevin’s nudging. Soon, Clint was playing in Kevin’s band, and later went out on his own.

Other stage entertainment for Richmond’s 175th Birthday Celebration will be Gail Best, well-known local talent, Gregory Daniels, saxophone, Calvary Episcopal Contemporary Group, Terry High School Band, St. John’s Methodist Church, George Ranch High School Band, The Westbound Band and Ballet Forte, dance group.

Stage entertainment kicks off at noon, near City Hall, after the parade that begins at 10:00 a.m. and the fashion show at 11:00. Closing ceremonies at 7:00 p.m. with a laser light show at 7:30 p.m.

This is one event, you do not want to miss. “We look forward to seeing everyone on Morton Street, in downtown Richmond, Sept. 15, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
For more information, please visit www.historicrichmond.org or call 832.752.9645.

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