GCE Blog

Event Safety Tips + How to Navigate Wedding Entertainment During a Pandemic

As everyone steps slowly outside into the new “normal”, we have been noticing some new, healthy habits our bands have been practicing. Guidelines across the board may have changed, but couples are still celebrating their love and walking down the aisle. This also means bands are dusting off their gear from quarantine and hopping back […]

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The NOLA Second Line Marches into Houston

The Second Line parade is a staple of celebration in New Orleans culture. The tradition, which has its roots in West African circle and ring dances, was originally a ritual in funerals and other processions. The Second Line features two sections. The first line is a parade of the brass band, a parade leader, and […]

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Horace Grigsby: A Jazz Legend & Houston Treasure

Horace Grigsby’s talent and influence runs strong and deep through the Houston jazz scene. Beginning his jazz career in the 1960’s, audiences across town are mesmerized by his soulful and emotive voice. Audiences across town are mesmerized by his soulful and emotive voice. The Houston-native thrives on smooth jazz standards where his vocals can really […]

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Free Thursday Concerts Return at Discovery Green

Summer is back and so are Thursday Night Concerts at Discovery Green!  University of Houston Downtown is generously sponsoring these FREE, family-friendly events, and it definitely makes the Houston heat more bearable. Bring your pets and blankets to relax on the lawn and grab some food, beer, and wine while you are there!The concert series […]

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Four Seasons Poolside Series

If you’re looking for a breeze this summer, be sure to stop by the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Houston on Friday nights. All summer long they are hosting a free poolside music series that is open to the public, and includes complimentary valet. Come enjoy food and drink specials and games on the poolside […]

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PartySlate’s Houston Launch Party

In May, we were honored to be a part of PartySlate’s official launch in Houston. PartySlate is an invaluable resource that helps bring your event dreams to life. PartySlate is to high events as Houzz is to interior design. Not only will it inspire your event planning, but it will also connect you to the […]

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GCE Wedding Spotlight: Gospel Choir Trend

At Gulf Coast Entertainment, we are always honored to suggest entertainment and advance the details of performances for our clients’ weddings, and we love keeping our eyes on trends we spy. Today our spotlight is on two weddings that incorporated a gospel choir into their special day. We have noticed several brides asking for gospel […]

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GCE Real Wedding Spotlight: Annie’s and Pete’s Lake Forest, IL Wedding Reception

Annie and Pete were married outside of Chicago, IL in Lake Forest, at the home of the bride’s grandfather. The couple traveled from NYC to the bride’s hometown for their fall nuptials, and what a wedding it was! Planned by KKM Designs, Music and Entertainment provided by Gulf Coast Entertainment, and Photography by The Day […]

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Bayou City Music Series

This spring, GCE worked with various Houston-born and bred artists on the Bayou City Music Series, a celebration of Houston musicians performing in Houston’s green spaces, including Discovery Green, Buffalo Bayou Park, and Emancipation Park. It has been an honor for GCE to program this series, which allows us not only to showcase local talent, […]

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GCE Wedding Spotlight: Kimberly’s and Evan’s Houston Wedding

We at GCE are here to say: at-home weddings are back, and in a big way!! Backyards can be transformed into stages, and pools turned into dance floors, and no one can shut down the party but you! (Well, as long as the neighbors don’t mind turning up their weekend night in the name of […]

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