Clarion’s Cool Summer Matinee shows a big hit with kids of all ages

Clarion’s Cool Summer Matinee shows a big hit with kids of all ages

Mon Aug 19, 2013

The Clarion at Brazosport College wrapped up another successful summer with kids of all ages enjoying the venue’s “Cool Summer Matinees” series of shows.

“Cool Summer Matinees,” a series of Wednesday afternoon children’s performances, ran June 19 thru August 7.

This year, kids from across the area had the opportunity to enjoy music, poetry, dance and magic, along with a couple of other surprises.

The series kicked off in a festive mood when Tom’s Fun Band took The Clarion stage. Tom’s Fun Band, which featured a guitar, drums and a tuba, is always a Clarion favorite. A week later, the Summer Matinee series brought in first-time Clarion performer Ken Waldman, who impressed everyone with his unique ability to combine poetry and fiddling.

The next two weeks featured Summer Series’ mainstays, Soul Street and Jean Kuecher’s Marionette Theatre. Both artists always bring a crowd, with Soul Street teaching kids various forms of dance and Kuecher impressing everyone with a marionette rendition of the famous story of Rumplestiltkin.

The series concluded with fun shows from recording artists Vincent Nunes and Jamie Shaheen, along with illusionist C.J. Johnson.

This was The Clarion’s seventh consecutive season of hosting the Summer Matinee Series.

For information on The Clarion’s fall and spring lineup, which includes popular artists Aaron Neville and Molly Ringwald, call 979.230.3156 or visit


Vincent Nunes entertained kids of all ages during his show on July 24 at The Clarion at Brazosport College. 


Soul Street wowed the audience with various forms of street
dancing on July 10 at The Clarion at Brazosport College. 


Jamie Shaheen plays the piano during her show on July 31 at The Clarion at Brazosport College. 


Ken Waldman read poetry, told jokes and played the
fiddle during his performance on June 26 at The Clarion
at Brazosport College.