What is Summer of 1776 Festival?
 
Congressman Dan Crenshaw's EPIC Independence Day party is BACK by popular demand. This year, we’re bringing the celebration of our great country to Starshine Texas Ranch– a 25-acre outdoor, recreational venue located inside the beltway in Houston, TX. Starshine is home to a hillside concert arena, a lake, picnic areas, a luxurious clubhouse, and a playground for kids.

Join us for fireworks, , slip n' slides, water activities, beach volleyball, mechanical bull riding, inflatable axe throwing, and a live concert featuring country music star Chris Janson (with hits like "Good Vibes" , "Buy Me a Boat", & “Fix a Drink”) and rising singer/songwriter Shane Profitt.  All ages welcome.

Provided is a large field in front of the stage where you're free to set up lawn chairs, umbrellas, and picnic blankets to enjoy the concert and firework show .

What to expect?
 
Doors open for General Admission ticket holders at 6:00pm. Enjoy the family-friendly games, food truck options, and cash bars with beer and patriotic refreshments available for purchase. Attendees may bring their own lawn chairs and shade umbrellas and claim a spot in one of the designated areas near the concert stage or utilize the limited number of first-come, first-serve picnic tables.

All General Admission areas are outdoors – shady areas, cooling misters, and tents will be around for folks who want a break from the Sun. VIP ticket holders will have access to the indoor clubhouse (see below for more information about VIP tickets).

The live concert begins at 7:00pm with country music singer Shane Profitt. At 8:15pm, chart-topping country music singer Chris Janson - with hit songs like “Buy Me A Boat”, “Good Vibes”, and “Fix A Drink” - takes the stage. Finally at 9:30pm, the epic fireworks show commences and will conclude the event.
 
What do VIP tickets include?
 
In addition to access to all General Admission areas, VIP ticket holders have access to the indoor, air-conditioned clubhouse with first-come, first-serve lounge and table seating, a catered buffet, a cash bar with premium beer, wine and cocktails, and clubhouse balcony views of the concert stage. VIP tickets are extremely limited and must be purchased in advance of the event. For questions about VIP tickets, please email us at events@crenshawforcongress.com or call 281-888-4016.

Will there be shade and cooling stations at Summer of 1776?

Yes! We know how hot Houston summers get – so our number one priority is to make sure everyone stays cool. We will have tented cooling stations (equipped with fans and misters) and various water activities including a water zone for both kids and adults to enjoy. General Admission ticket holders will have access to all of these amenities, however VIP ticket holders will have access to the air-conditioned, indoor clubhouse with a catered menu and premium alcoholic beverages.

Should I bring a beach umbrella?

Beach umbrellas are allowed, but we encourage you to leave them at home and enjoy the tented cooling stations, and natural tree canopy shade along the lake of Starshine Texas. For the safety of guests and the enjoyment of the concert, beach umbrellas will only be permitted in certain designated areas around the venue.
 
Are children allowed to attend Summer of 1776?
 
All ages are welcome! Our children’s play area has a lot of fun games and activities to keep them entertained.
 
Do children have to pay to attend?
 
Children ages 10 and under may attend for free but they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Please enter the number of children ages 10 and under accompanying you in the checkout form on Eventbrite. Everyone else must pay the full ticket price for General Admission or VIP.
 
What is the registration process like?
 
Simple! General Admission (GA) and VIP tickets are available for purchase at our Eventbrite link. Eventbrite will email your tickets. Please save your tickets and bring them to the event. We will scan your ticket’s QR code to verify it and you’ll be given a GA or VIP wristband. The wristband will allow you to come and go from the event as you please. If you lose your ticket or have any questions, please email us at events@crenshawforcongress.com.
 
What’s the parking situation like?
 
Park for free at our nearby offsite parking location at MacArthur Senior High School and ride one of the complimentary, air-conditioned shuttles to Starshine Texas. Parking will NOT be available on-site at Starshine Texas. 

What is the shuttle service schedule?
 
Transporting shuttle busses will run the route from MacArthur Senior High School to Starshine Texas beginning at approximately 5:20pm and run throughout the day with the exception of the firework show. No vehicles will be allowed to come in or out of the venue 10 minutes prior to the firework show through 10 minutes after the firework show. Please keep this in mind if you plan to rideshare to the event.

Can we use Uber or another rideshare service to reach Starshine?


Yes! We highly recommend using a rideshare service. We will have a designated zone at Starshine for ridesharing and anyone who wants to be picked up/dropped off by a friend or relative. 

Will there be seating?
 
Summer of 1776 is a festival-style celebration. Lawn seating is first-come, first-serve with the event being standing room only. If you want to get comfortable on the lawn, we recommend bringing your lawn chair and/or picnic blanket. A limited number of outdoor picnic tables will be available first-come, first-serve for General Admission ticket holders. VIP ticket holders will have access to the VIP Clubhouse with a limited number of first-come, first-serve tables and lounge seating.

Are pets allowed at Starshine Texas?

Starshine Texas does not permit pets on property. Exceptions are made for registered service animals.

Can I bring my own food and alcohol?

Outside food and beverages are not allowed in Starshine Texas. General Admission ticket holders will have access to Imperial BBQ , Kona Ice food truck, along with cash bars serving beer, wine, and non-alcoholic refreshments. VIP ticket holders will have access to the catered buffet and beer, wine, and premium alcoholic beverages inside the Clubhouse.

Are firearms or weapons permitted at the event?

All weapons, including concealed firearms, are prohibited at this event and on the premises of Starshine Texas. Off-duty police officers will be providing security at the event and all visitors must pass through metal detectors to enter the premises.

For all other questions, please email us at events@crenshawforcongress.com .