HOUSTON - There are some big concerts and events scheduled for the Houston area this weekend, and a lot of people have questions about whether those events will still be held with a tropical system named Harvey due to bring a large amount of rain to southeast Texas.
The Coldplay concert scheduled for Friday night at NRG Stadium has been postponed, Live Nation Houston announced. "Ticketholders will be updated when there is further info. We urge all fans in the area to stay safe."
The Mary J. Blige concert scheduled for Friday night at the Smart Financial Center has been rescheduled to Sept. 19.
The Houston Zoo will be closed Friday through Sunday. The Zoo said it will make a decision about whether the park will be open Monday depending on the severe weather event. "The animals will be cared for during the storm by a select group of team members who will stay at the zoo throughout the weather event. The animals have safe and secure barns and night houses that have been constructed to weather storms like this one," Zoo officials said in a press release.
Country music trio Lady Antebellum was scheduled to perform at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands on Sunday, but the event has been canceled. Pavilion officials released this statement on Thursday: "Due to the anticipated weather event in Houston this weekend, and in the interest of fan, staff and artist safety, this Sunday’s Lady Antebellum You Look Good World Tour stop at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has been canceled. Refunds will be made automatically at point of purchase."
The Piano Guys concert Friday night at Revention Music Center has been postponed.
The University of Houston was planning to have its big athletics kickoff event on Friday, but it has been canceled. School officials tweeted out the alert Thursday morning: "Cougar Pride Athletics Kick Off event has been CANCELLED due to the weather."
The Houston Parks & Recreation Department (HPARD) says Lake Houston Wilderness Park will be closed Friday through Sunday due to forecasted weather conditions from Tropical Storm Harvey. Park visitors with reservations will receive a full refund.
The Theatre District Open House scheduled for Sunday has also been canceled.
The Houston Airport System reminds residents who are planning travel by air over the weekend to check with their carriers about possible cancellations. For a list of carriers and contact information, visit fly2houston.com.
As of right now, Schlitterbahn Galveston Waterpark will be closed Friday through Sunday; Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi’s Riverpark, Veranda restaurant and resort will be closed Thursday through Monday; and Schlitterbahn South Padre Island will be closed Friday through Sunday – the beach resort will work under limited operations.
Houston Dash and Dynamo games scheduled for this weekend are postponed. A new date for the Dash home game against the North Carolina Courage has not been determined. The Dynamo home game against Sporting Kansas City is rescheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. All tickets for Saturday will be valid for the new date. Tickets for Sunday will be valid for the rescheduled date when it is determined.
The Sam Houston State University season opening football game with Richmond scheduled for Sunday night at Bowers Stadium has been postponed with Hurricane Harvey approaching the Texas coast. Officials with both Sam Houston and Richmond are in discussions about finding an appropriate date to play the game. That announcement will come at a later time.
Discovery Green reported that the park will be closed from noon Friday through Tuesday morning.
Space Center Houston is closed Saturday and Sunday.
Lake Houston Wilderness Park will be closed Friday, August 25, through Sunday, August 27. Park visitors with reservations will receive a full refund.
All Community Centers, Golf Courses, and park facilities will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. A city-wide rain-out has been called for all adult sports league play.
The McGovern Centennial Gardens, Hermann Park Railroad, pedal boats, gift shop, Pinewood Cafe, and Lake Plaza restrooms will be closed Friday through Sunday. The decision about reopening Monday will be made as the weather event continues.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science closed earlier this afternoon and will remain closed until further notice.
The Japanese Garden at Hermann Park will close Saturday and Sunday.
The Bureau of Animal Regulations & Care (BARC) is closed at 3 p.m. Friday, and will remain closed Saturday and Sunday.
The Houston Sports Award announcement scheduled for Aug. 28 is postponed.
This story will be updated as new information comes in about other events.
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