Society / The Seen

A Stunning Memorial Manse Hosts the Ultimate Blues Party

Music, Mules and a Horde of Blues Brothers

BY // 10.11.16

What: Bayou Preservation Association‘s 50th anniversary gala dubbed “Blues on the Bayou.”

Where: The Memorial area estate of Colleen Holthouse, overlooking Buffalo Bayou.

PC Moment: Blues Brothers attired wait staff circulated through the crowd of more than 350, serving Memphis mule signature cocktails while blues musician Andrew Karnakas serenaded and later the sounds of KAOS wafted across the bayou banks. The party crowd grazed across the sloping lawn, visiting food stations that featured Gulf Coast, Cajun and Memphis blues cuisine. The evening raised more than $175,000 for the non-profit that supports conservation and restoration of local waterways as well as development of recreational activities.

Who: Chairs Lindley Arnoldy and Brittany Cassin, plus Jason Arnoldy, Travis Cassin, Scotty Arnoldy, Susan and Dick Hansen, Leila and Pat Gilbert, Terri and Mike Turner, Meredith and Fielding Cocke, Jenn Char and Clark Lord, Ken Newberry, Ty Kelly, Rachel and Jason Volz, and Jessica and Peto Meyer.

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