First Friday at Grand Stafford Theater

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February has flown by and now it’s time to get excited for all the fun things March has in store. Start your month off right by visiting the Grand Stafford Theater in Downtown Bryan on March 3 for Friday Friday to attend free first friday concerts featuring Chapter:Soul, Jake Dexter, and Andrew James.

Chapter:Soul is a four-piece modern funk and soul band right out of New Orleans. The group was founded by tenor saxophonist Calvin Johnson Jr. after he spent many months touring with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Chapter:Soul brings a freshness to the traditional New Orleans jazz music. With a combination of original compositions and re-created soul-jazz classics spiced up with new energy from the bass band, audience members are going to be sent straight to funky town while listening to Chapter:Soul.

Jake Dexter started out as a percussionist at the age of 15. After his first professional tracking with a local band, Dexter’s love of music was ignited. Dexter can play the guitar, bass, organ, piano, accordion, and the mandolin. After years of working as a professional keyboardist and touring with big names such as Josh Abbott, Chris Young, and Mike Stud, Dexter found his own unique sound and pursued his own musical career. Dexter uses his incredible keyboarding skills to mix word spoken poetry with hip-hop, soul and alternative rock. Dexter and his group, The Main Street Sounds, will put on a high-energy unforgettable performance sure to leave you with a new outlook on music.

Andrew James is a singer/songwriter from Houston who has found his home on stages all around the world. James has a diverse group of musical influences including singers and songwriters from every genre. His own music reflects the diversity of his influences and often meditates on love and loss. James has had the privilege of sharing the stage with music greats such as Radney Foster, Sean McConnell, and Will Hoge. His latest album, “Shoreline” was released on January 13 and is a creative compilation of peaceful and inspirational tunes. James will put on an intimate concert featuring songs from “Shoreline.”

General admission for the concert is free, but visit the Grand Stafford Theater website to learn about exclusive premium options. The doors will open at 7pm and music will begin at 8pm.

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