CityBook’s Annual Music Party Goes Poolside at ZaZa, Draws Eclectic Crowd of Artists and VIPs

Jhane Hoang
CityBook’s Annual Music Party Goes Poolside at ZaZa, Draws Eclectic Crowd of Artists and VIPs

Anthony Shane and Sophie Johnson

PER ITS CUSTOM, Houston CityBook magazine celebrated the publication of its annual Music Issue with a fabulous outdoor party, this year with the Douglas Elliman real estate company as cohost.


Hotel ZaZa in the Museum District was the setting for the breezy poolside shindig, at which noted local musicians were showcased to the delight of the cocktailing crowd. Reps from Bentley Houston and House of Creed, co-sponsors of the pretty springtime bash, were on hand to greet guests, which included a cross section of creatives and artists, influencers, CityBook friends and partners, and assorted VIPs.

Nibbles such as mini-Beef Wellingtons circulated, compliments of ZaZa’s chef. So did tasty margaritas and Palomas by popular Texas-based spirits brand Tequila 512.

But the best treats of the night might’ve been the musical performances. As guests arrived, they found Nigerian-immigrant violinist Demola wandering through the crowd covering pop tunes. Later, two artists highlighted in the new Music Issue took turns taking to the stage — country crooner Charlie Harrison of Charlie and the Regrets, and sultry R&B chanteuse Sha Davis.

Co-sponsor House of Creed sent everyone home with beautiful swags bags containing samples of its newest fragrance, Wind Flowers.

Jana Cothren and Justin Garcia

Demola

Max Malikov, Liz Sian, Marxli Mettauer and Chanelle Rebiere

Charlie Harrison

Giovanni, Tyler Austin, Jasmyn Treadwell

John MBK and Sha Davis

Uché

Jennifer Molleda and Brenda Gutierrez

David and Jillian Grisko

Cars from Bentley Houston on display at Hotel ZaZa

Bianca Bucaram and Tyson Ali

Shane Alderman

Saula Akinlolu and Raliat Akinlolu

Siya Rostami and Esa Beigi

Jared Jinkerson and Meghan Brinton

Edward Sanchez and Amanda Mills

Sonya and Johnathan Cranford

Jason Clayden, Aaron Matthews and Chad Scott

Todd Ramos and Page Parkes

Lexie Marie, Ivette Ceron and Heather Cruce

Jack Vielhauer and Patrick Magee

Kelly Kersh and Brian Smith

Michael Nordwall, Chris Nodd, Kennedy Loftin and Charlie Huyuh

Carrie Swim and Danielle Rowan

Rene Garza and Hugo Perez

Ricardo Barcena and Jeff Gremillion

CityBook has presented the Music Issue six times now, highlighting the best artists and most notable rising stars in H-Town music across genres. Previously featured artists include Tobe Nwigwe, a rapper with a positive message who has risen to national acclaim in recent years. Likewise, Madeline Edwards, once featured in the magazine’s special portfolio, has since relocated to Nashville and is now opening for Chris Stapleton; Edwards’ brother Micah Edwards, also a musician, is featured in the 2022 issue.

“Houston has such a rich, varied music scene,” says CityBook Editor-in-Chief Jeff Gremillion. “From world-class opera and symphonic music to genre-defining hiphop and rap to classic country and beautifully soulful Americana, it’s all here, and much more. We love celebrating that in the Music Issue every year, and we especially love the Music Issue party!”

Parties
With Expertise in Blondes, Extensions and More, the Janelle Alexis Team Is a Go-To Salon

YOU CAN'T LIMIT Janelle to one title – Hairdresser. Her career and business has been established and built on a strong foundation. Using her two business degrees + one more in-process, this enables Janelle and the team to deliver not only a customer-focused experience, but a foundationally solid business. There is much more than meets the eye, and in sharing a little bit about Janelle, she was not only an international hair extension educator for over 14 years, but brings extensive expertise to blondes. She rounds this out with her previously launched namesake cosmetic line, which is a perfect complement to her belief that “Beauty is our Business”.

Keep ReadingShow less

AS WE PRODUCE our second annual “Cool 100” list, we’re reminded of our thoughts as we debuted this feature last year. We acknowledged that deciding who and what is cool is not only a moving target but also entirely subjective. And that attempting to “rank” the coolest people in Houston is a fool’s errand, one that will leave us immediately open to criticism. “You think she is cooler than him? You included this person?! You left off that one!?"

Keep ReadingShow less
People + Places

Gragner's (photo by Marco Torres)

THE MUSEUM DISTRICT hasn't always been the easiest place to open and operate a restaurant, for some reason. But there's a Houston couple who seems to have gotten the hang of it — and today they unveil their newest concept on Binz St.

Keep ReadingShow less
Food