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Shake, Rattle & Roll into Pearland this summer


There’s a whole lot of shakin’ going on in Pearland this summer. Pearland is a perfect pick for a weekend getaway with amazing cuisine, local theater, nearby museums and unique events. Paired with great hotel packages available between May 27 through September 5, Pearland’s Gulf Coast location is ideal for a quick getaway.

“We’re pleased to offer visitors Shake, Rattle & Roll into Pearland weekend hotel packages throughout the summer this year created in partnership with Pearland hotels, the 1940 Air Terminal Museum and the Pearl Theater,” according to Kim Sinistore, executive director of the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau. “In addition to enjoying a variety of activities throughout the summer in Pearland, visitors can also experience a brand new, 2-day event we created called Shake, Rattle & Roll.” Sinistore added.

Visitors don’t want to miss the Shake, Rattle & Roll event set for Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 at Independence Park, 3919 Liberty Drive in Pearland.

Celebrating rock and roll music, the two-day FREE event features live music, a food truck court, vintage vendors, a classic car show, and oldies movies. On Saturday, June 11, Elvis tribute artist Vince King kicks off the festivities with a 50’s Elvis tribute performance at 2 p.m. and closes the night with the Spinout Band for a 70’s Las Vegas Elvis Tribute. Performances for Saturday also include TX Blues Brothers Tribute and Show band and Amber & the Old Rascals.

Houston Vintage Market will offer a curated collection of vendors on Saturday featuring vintage clothing and accessories for sale. On Sunday, June 12, the 4 Barrel Ramblers open the day’s activities with a performance at 2 p.m. Performances for Sunday also include Johnny and the Spinsations and internationally known Two Tons of Steel based out of San Antonio.

Visitors on both days will enjoy the Food Truck Court with offerings by some of the region’s most popular food trucks – D’Lish Curbside Bistro, Nom Mi Street and Skratch and Angie’s Cakes.

Catch a vignette performance either day by Pearland’s Pearl Theater from their production of “All Shook Up,” which runs June 17 through July 10. Don’t miss an amazing collection of 1950s and 1960s era style cars during the classic car show sponsored by the Pearland VFW Post 7109.

For a complete schedule of activities for this FREE, Shake, Rattle & Roll event, go to To learn more about booking a hotel stay with participating hotels including Candlewood Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, Sleep Inn & Suites, and Springhill Suites in Pearland, go to

Concerts in the Park Kicks Off May 6

Pearland Concerts in the Park rock Southdown Park every Friday night from 7 to 9 p.m. during the months of May and June. Visitors enjoy live music with a variety of genres featured each week.

The free family event is held at Southdown Park, 2150 Countryplace Parkway, conveniently located off Texas Highway 288. Food vendors will be on-site selling delicious menu items for kids of all ages. Young kids will find plenty to do with the Splash pad and playground.

Visitors can bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets then sit back, relax and enjoy the live concerts. Featured acts include:

  • May 6 – Hamilton Loomis | Blues
  • May 13 – The Fab 5 – Beatles | 1960s
  • May 20 – Amber & the Old Rascals | Oldies & Motown
  • May 27 – Kelly McGuire | Tropical
  • June 3 – City Nights Band | Variety
  • June 10 – Mango Punch | Latin
  • June 17 – Big Joe Walker | Country
  • June 24 – Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws | Zydeco

For more information visit – or call 281-412-8900.

Join Pearland CVB at Travel Rally Picnic

CVBThe Convention and Visitors’ Bureau will recognize the hospitality industry and its economic impact on the community. Formal program followed by lunch.
2nd Annual Pearland Travel Rally Picnic at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Pearland Town Center – Event Pavilion, 11200 Broadway Street.

Pear-Scape, a Public Art Sculpture Trail Project Envisioned

Call for Artist and Sponsorship Opportunities Announced

PearScapePears return to Pearland in the form of a public art sculpture trail project.  “Pear-Scape,” upon completion, will feature artistic fiberglass pears sized at 4’ tall painted by local artists positioned throughout the landscape of Pearland.

Pears along the Pear-Scape Art Sculpture Trail will be clustered within City parks and highly visible locations determined by the committee.  Early adopters to the sponsor levels will have an opportunity to choose a location and select an artistic design.

 Envisioned by the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau (PCVB), funding for the initial twenty fiberglass cast pears is secured directly from the City’s Hotel Motel Occupancy Tax.  Collaboration with the local community in the form of sponsorship opportunities will offset the installation, artists’ stipends and related costs for completion.

“Our goal is to promote tourism and cultural arts within Pearland,” says Kim Sinistore, executive director, Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau.  “We’ve created a committee of organizations comprised of public, not for profit and private businesses who support the mission to promote cultural tourism and community pride, ultimately bringing more visitors to Pearland.”

The PCVB teamed up with the Pearland Arts League and Pearland Alliance for Arts & Culture to conduct a Call for Artists to submit Pear designs for this project.

“It has been a pleasure representing Pearland Arts League on the 2016 Pear-Scape project committee. The Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau staff led by Director, Kim Sinistore has always supported the arts in Pearland and soon the public will be able to enjoy the pear sculpture trail because of their efforts. Thanks to the PCVB and to the City of Pearland for showcasing the arts in Pearland,” Margo Green, exhibit chair, Pearland Arts League.

A variety of trees will also be planted by Keep Pearland Beautiful to accompany the Pear sculptures and enhance the overall landscape.  The combination of art and nature enhances Pearland’s beauty.

“We’re very proud to be associated with the Pear-Scape project and see it as a great opportunity to work with the local community to beautify Pearland and elevate nature and art,” according to Andrew Miller, executive director, Keep Pearland Beautiful.

Pear-Scape embodies a new tourism and cultural arts element in Pearland and offers community partners and sponsors an opportunity to participate in a few ways.  For more information, go to or call 713-436-5595.

Monthly E-Newsletter from Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau

Shake, Rattle & Roll into Pearland – Summer Promotion

Between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, Shake, Rattle & Roll into Pearland summer promotion is set to feature five hotel packages; Candlewood, Courtyard, Hilton Garden Inn, Sleep Inn and SpringHill.  

Your hotel still can participate in summer promotion, simply click to complete the form!

Travel Rally Picnic

National Travel & Tourism week is May 1-7, 2016. Celebrate with us on Friday, May 6 at 11:30 a.m. under the pavilion at the Pearland Town Center with lunch, special guests and hospitality awards. 
Click here to nominate someone deserving for a hospitality award!

Director’s Notes

CVB Quarterly meeting – Join us on Wednesday, March 30 at 9 a.m. at La Madeleine Country French Café at the Pearland Town Center for networking and idea sharing.

Advisory Board Meeting – Wednesday, April 13 at 6 p.m. at the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Visitor map – The 2016 version is available for distribution and will be delivered to your hotel this month.

New Openings…

Dionisio Winery – located at 2635 Miller Ranch Road, Suite 103, will be open Wednesday through Sunday beginning early March.                  

 BAKfish Brewery – located at 1231 Broadway Street will be opening the week of March 15.

Tradeshow Co-op Opportunity

To date, two hotels, are partnering in the CVB booth at the Pearland Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase, April 7 from 2pm-7pm at the Knights of Columbus.  If your hotel would like to partner with us in the booth, please contact Megan Flowers via by March 11

Upcoming Events

Major events –  Paws in the Park – 4/2-3; NCAA tournament – 4/2-4; Big Star Ford Texas Classic of Pearland Basketball tournament – 4/15-17; OTC – 5/2-5/5. (Look for an email from Megan Flowers with an updated calendar of events schedule)

NRG calendar – Click on link for all upcoming events at NRG 

BAKFISH Brewing Co Set to Open in Pearland

Pearland will soon be home to its first microbrewery with the anticipated January opening of BAKFISH Brewing Company located at 1231 Broadway Street. Two years ago, a casual conversation over beers between co-owners Brian Allen and Kris Szecsy about brewpub law changes emerged as a full-fledged effort to open their new business.

bakfish ownersLeaving their full time careers – a chemist in the oil and gas industry for Kris and business development in aviation for Brian, the BAKFISH name derived simply from their initials “B” and “K” with “fish” added as an homage to Kris’ background in marine biology plus the emphasis of being located on the Gulf Coast.

Brian, a native Pearlander, conducted a bit of research only to find the Houston area south of Loop 610 is underserved for brewpubs and soon after their Pearland location was born.

With over 8,000 square feet, BAKFISH Brewing Company will offer 5 core beers including a blonde, wit, brown porter, single IPA and double IPA plus seasonals. A 20-gallon pilot system will allow Head Brewer Kris an opportunity to test new products.

While Kris focuses on perfecting brews and testing new products, Brian manages the front of the house including the 3,200+ square feet of space available fbakfish beer kegor private events, 2,000 square foot tap room plus 1,200+ square feet in the actual brewery. With a seating capacity of 200, the duo plans to offer a variety of events to draw visitors including food trucks, game night, partnerships with biking and fitness enthusiasts and more.  BAKFISH is pet-friendly and kid-friendly.

The duo says right now they have verbal commitments from various local dining and drinking establishments to carry their product.

“We’re very excited to be part of the Pearland community and look forward to rolling out a few events to celebrate including two soft openings before our official ribbon cutting ceremony,” says Brian Allen co-owner of BAKFISH Brewing Company.

Source: Pearland CVB

Things to Do This Weekend in Pearland

Screen Shot 2015-12-18 at 5.06.30 PMWant to know what’s going on in Pearland this weekend? Check out the Events Calendar at the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau site!

Peña’s Donut Heaven & Grill Expands with Second Location

penas-300x250Pearland’s donut guru Ray Peña announces plans to expand on the success of his widely-known Peña’s Donut Heaven & Grill to include a second location. Set to open summer 2016 at 10555 Pearland Parkway, the new location will feature some of the more popular items Peña is known for along with a few surprises.

With a larger footprint sized at over 2,700 square feet, the new location places Peña closer to his initial roots where his first restaurant opened in 1996 near the Sagemont community. Guests will find top sellers including a la carte breakfast items including donuts, the cronut, kolaches, and tacos paired with a few new signature dishes.

Still in development, Peña is perfecting recipes for new dishes along the lines of shrimp & grits and chicken & waffles.   A line of coffees by Katz Coffee will be featured as well. Lunch service will include specialty hamburgers and milkshakes.

According to Peña, “the new location will become a premiere breakfast destination and continue to build on our philosophy of delivering local flavor…honoring our Mom and Pop approach to the business.”

Peña’s son Ryan will be at the helm of the new restaurant working alongside his father Ray to hone his skills. Peña is currently collaborating with a notable architect to design plans for the new place.

IMG_2693For now, guests can indulge in the Christmas themed donuts which have been flying off the shelf since their release at the current Pearland location at 11601 Shadow Creek Pkwy, Ste 103 and of course many of the dishes that have put Peña’s Donut Heaven and Grill on the map.



Source: Pearland CVB

Steel Magnolias Runs at Pearl Theater Oct 30 – Nov 15

stm-web-large-300x266The funniest show ever that will make you cry! Set in Truvy’s beauty salon in a small town in Louisiana. All the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done while sharing the latest gossip and joys of friendship. The play is alternately hilarious and touching as it moves from the excitement of Shelby’s wedding to sadness as friends mourn her loss. The sudden realization of their mortality deeply affects the women, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. These women are true steel magnolias: Southern Belles who are flowery on the outside, but strong as steel on the inside.

Steel Magnolias is directed by Cheryl D. Loudd who says, “Robert Harling’s work takes the audience through a wide range of emotions right along with the characters–from laughter to tears and everything in between. At a time when our lives are so fast-paced, Steel Magnolias is a good reminder of the power of friendship, and that the support of our loved ones can see us through just about any type of challenge.”

Robert Harling was inspired to write his first play after his sister Susan died of complications from diabetes.Steel Magnolias premiered off-Broadway at the WPA Theater in 1987, then quickly transferred to the Lucille Lortel Theater and became an instant sensation, running for three years and spawning a hit movie.

Performances October 30 to November 15, 2015 

  • Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm
  • Sundays at 3:00
  • Buy One Get One Free Thursday November 5, at 7:30pm


  • Adult $15
  • Seniors and Students $13

The Pearl Theater is located at 14803 Park Almeda Dr. Houston, TX 77047. Tickets are now on sale at

Pearland Golf Club Grand Opening Set for October 26

Pearland Golf Club at Country Place will host a Grand Opening Celebration on Monday, October 26 from 1 to 6 p.m. at 3123 Flower Field Lane in Pearland.  The official ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. followed by a full afternoon of golf course tours, food, beer, prizes, music and more with your Pearland neighbors, business leaders and elected officials.
Pearland Golf Club features an 18 hole semi-private golf course, driving range, full service grill, pro shop and meeting room to accommodate tournaments. During the past 2 years the entire course has been closed in two phases for a complete renovation designed by golf course architect, Jeffery Blume.  The renovation included new greens, new tee boxes, new sand bunkers, irrigation and fairway aerification and seeding.  The complete 18 hole course will open for play following the Grand Opening.
DSC_2361Pearland Golf Club is located just east of Highway 288 on McHard Road at 3123 Flower Field Lane, Pearland, TX.  The Club welcomes the public daily from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m..  Call 713-773-9603 to set up a tee time.  The club offers great greens, smooth fairways, and a beautiful setting, plus, good food and quality service at a reasonable price.  The T Box Grill offers a delicious Sunday Brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pearland Golf Club is under new management by CP Egret in 2015.
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