GCE Blog

GCE Wedding Spotlight: Addie & Dustin

We love Relish Houston! Meaning, we order all the time and they can probably predict our orders when we call.  When owner Addie {D’Agostino} Teague came to us while planning her wedding with fiancé and co-owner Dustin, we were anxious to hear the big ideas for this foodie couple’s Austin nuptials. Right off the bat we […]

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Spring is in the Air at Discovery Green

I love Discovery Green. It’s easily in my top 10 places to go in Houston. They put on over 600 events a year and all of them are free and open to the public.  Gulf Coast Entertainment is lucky enough to book live music for the Spring and Fall Thursday Night Concert Series on the […]

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A Case for the Heart

Earlier this year, my partner at Gulf Coast Entertainment Susie Criner sent me a link to a NYT article by Thomas Friedman about technology, and how we as humans fit into a world increasingly automated by machines (Uber, Amazon…need I list more?). This topic is particularly pertinent to the agent industry.  Why use an agent […]

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GCE Wedding Spotlight: Meredith & Mike

There is nothing more rewarding than hearing that our clients loved the band we proposed for their event, but when our adorable bride Meredith told us how much she loved the Atlanta Showstoppers at her wedding reception earlier this year, she had us grinning from ear to ear! Meredith wrote: Best. Band. Ever.  Every single […]

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Jordan Kahn: Music, Performing, Food, and the Great State of Texas

We recently sat down with Jordan Kahn, the face and band leader of the incredible Jordan Kahn Orchestra, to talk about music, performing night after night with one of the hottest new bands in Texas, and what he does when he’s not filling floors. What should our brides and clients know about you? Texas Raised, […]

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GCE Employee Spotlight: Olivia Minahan

1. What path led you to work at GCE? I decided to move to Houston after college, which was a big new city for me after being in small town Mississippi for 4 years. Home of the Blues and a slower pace of life. Learning to navigate Houston and establishing a career here was a […]

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GCE Employee Spotlight: Barbara Wells

What path led you to work at GCE? B: I first met Susan Criner in the 1980’s – she was a booking agent working on private parties and I played in bands. We played a few parties for her and her clients and later on I came to work for her after I retired from […]

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GCE Employee Spotlight: Sam Austin

Q:What path led you to work at GCE?Music was my first love and I’ve been lucky enough to spend my entire professional career in the music business. My job is better than most peoples vacations.  I started in musical instrument manufacturing doing sales and artist relations for Groove Tubes, 65amps and Diamond Guitars & Amplification.I’ve […]

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GCE Employee Spotlight: Susan Criner

Q:What path led you to found GCE?S: In the late 70’s my husband Sanford was restoring and revitalizing homes and businesses in the Heights and especially along Washington Avenue.  The most significant building and project was the old Citizens (later Heights) State Bank Building which was restored and repurposed as a showcase nightclub we called […]

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GCE Employee Spotlight: Annie Criner Eifler

What path led you to work at Gulf Coast Entertainment?A: I grew up around music all my life. Susie [Criner, co-owner of GCE and mother to Annie] has worked in the music industry for more than 35 years, founding Gulf Coast Entertainment and opening and booking Houston’s live music venues, Rockefeller’s and The Fabulous Satellite […]

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