Summer festival to benefit Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

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HOUSTON - A new summer festival will benefit the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

Houston's Hot Summer Break will be held July 4 through 8, 2012. The five-day event will include live music performances, food, beer, wine, drinks and shopping.

Top chefs and mixologists will provide cooking demonstrations, a beer brewing competition and wine and liquor seminars. A search will also be held for Houston's best cocktail, margarita and martini.

The entire event will be held inside Reliant Center.

Visitors can explore both floors of Reliant Center to listen and dance to live concerts featuring country, blues and jazz music, along with disc jockeys playing a mix of club music.

"We are thrilled to announce the development of Houston's Hot Summer Break," said Skip Wagner, president of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. "Houstonians love to celebrate and this festival offers them a really cool way to do so. We look forward to making it one of the best and most successful events of its kind, offering attendees the ability to get away without going away."
A restaurant-style café will allow attendees the opportunity to sit and enjoy creations from several Houston-area restaurants, cafés and diners, including a wine bar and coffee shop.

Net proceeds generated from Houston's Hot Summer Break will directly benefit the mission of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a Section 501(c)(3) charity that benefits youth, supports education, and facilitates better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Since its beginning in 1932, the Show has committed approximately $283 million to the youth of Texas.

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