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HFMS present Shanna In A Dress

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$12 – $65

Event Admission

Tickets will be sold at the door. Hot and cold drinks, as well as light snacks are available. Concerts are held in the West University Community Building.




Shanna in a Dress is your quirky best friend who refuses to wear pants. She says what everyone has felt but no one else will say and you’ll get an uncensored journey of clever humor and heartbreak, extreme candor, and a hefty side of entertainment at her shows. This witty wordsmith is known for taking you on an emotional roller coaster, sometimes within the same song. Think John Prine mixed with Ingrid Michaelson with a twist of Phoebe Buffay from Friends all wrapped up in a sweet voice accented by guitar, piano, and ukulele. She’s as real as it gets, as anyone who follows her on Facebook or Instagram knows.

In 2020 alone, Shanna was a winner in the Kerrville New Folk competition, winner of the Great River Folk Fest Song Competition, a finalist at Songwriter Serenade, and a Grassy Hill Emerging Artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. During the summer of 2021, Shanna bicycled from Seattle to Boston while music-touring on her epic “Tour de Dress,” playing over 60 shows from coast to coast and partnering up with the global non-profit Pangaea World Foundation. In May 2022, her debut record “Robot” was released after a wildly successful crowdfunded campaign years earlier. She has most recently been seen gracing the stages of Kerrville Folk Festival, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Black Bear Americana Fest, Great River Folk Fest, the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and at the 2023 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest. ~ https://www.shannainadress.com/home

Singer-songwriters The Hanshaws will open!
•2007 nominated as “Vocal Duo/Group of The Year” by the Academy of Texas Music for 2008 Texas Music Awards
•Ring of Fire (cover) charted at #73 on the European Country Music Charts, and stayed 12 weeks
•Original song, Robbin’ Trains, charted on Roots Music Report at #8 in the Pop Country category and #25 in Roots “Texas” category
• 2012 single, If You Leave It To Me, licensed to the Dickey’s BBQ restaurant chain, nationwide
• David’s original, Take Me Down To the Water, Top Finalist in the Ronnie Milsap “Country Cut” contest sponsored by American Songwriter Magazine
• 2021 original Christmas song, Every Day Is Christmas, top download on CD Tex and awarded “Song Collaboration of The Year” by the Houston Songwriters Association. ~https://thehanshaws.com/home

Second Saturday Concert is presented by the Houston Folklore and Music Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of folklore and folk music. Concerts are held in the West University Community Building.
Visit our website, www.houstonfolkmusic.org or contact Jim Gill at jim@saHouston.com for more information.


February 10
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$12 – $65
Event Category:


Houston Folklore & Folk Music Society
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City of Houston District
Houston Cultural District
Houston Museum District


West University Community Center
6104 Auden
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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