By Hannah Hardwick
This up-coming week is a busy one for the Grand Stafford Theater. With a film screening of “Poverty, Inc,” a concert featuring Jamie Lin Wilson and Courtney Patton, and performances by Odd Folks, Nominee, Corusco, and Hand Me Down Adventure, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
On February 25, the documentary film “Poverty, Inc” will set the stage for an open community discussion as research experts from Texas A&M University talk about their responses to the film and answer questions from the audience. The evening will begin at 5:30 with a social hour including food and drinks, followed by the film screening at 6:30. After the film, an expert panel will provide their reaction to the film and take questions.
Courtney Patton has spent the last few years writing music and singing her heart out onstage, showing off her unique take on classic country music. Since the release of her latest album, “Triggering A Flood,” her music has taken her on tours through Europe and Canada as well as across the United States. Patton has also shared the stage with stars of the country/folk genre including Walt Wilkins, Bruce Robison. Jamie Wilson, performing with Patton, blends Texas twang with modern folk music, while bringing a down-to-earth perspective to her songwriting. She broke into the Texas country/folk scene as one of the co-lead vocalists of the Gougers, which gradually gave way to Wilson’s solo work. Come see them play February 26, doors open at 7:00pm.
Odd Folks is a one-of-a-kind mash-up of modern punk and pop. Despite being in the early stages of their career, Odd Folks has already made waves in the music community, sharing the stage with the likes of David Ramirez, The Ton Tons, Hodera, Author, and many others. Co-performer Nominee brings together five talented friends from Austin in a collaborative rock band with old-fashioned grit and determination. Nominee is nothing short of irresistible, produced and recorded by Joe Milligan of Anberlin, and mastered by Paul Leavitt. The hottest new Indie band, Corusco, is put together by Aaron Gonzalez, Ryan Corb, Phillip Baugh, and Carlos Garza and describe themselves as a band trying to find the balance between joy and sorrow. They are exciting, eclectic, and a breath of fresh air. See these all of these hot bands February 27, starting at 7:30.
These events will be featured at the Grand Stafford Theater in downtown Bryan. To learn more about these events and others visit the Grand Stafford website for dates and times.