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Entertainment, Arts & Culture

The Brazos Valley is home to incredible entertainment, arts and culture for all tastes and ages. Experience B/CS is a fantastic resource for delving even more into what's here. Visit them at experiencebcs.com. Plus, with our close proximity to Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin, a quick trip out of town allows you the chance for even more fun.

Music

Live music is a major part of life here. The Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra delights audiences and regularly brings in heralded guest musicians. Brazos Valley Chorale brings 100 voices from college students to retirees to present a wide range of music. Texas A&M's Memorial Student Center Opera and Performing Arts Society (MSC OPAS) has offered more than 40 seasons worth of entertainment. That includes major musical acts. Texas A&M's Department of Music Activities features more than 1,300 students in bands, orchestras and choral groups who perform regularly. And musicians from country to jazz to rock and roll to hip hop pack venues across the region with their performances.
(Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra Photo)

Movies

If you want to check out the latest movie or a classic film on the big screen, the Brazos Valley has plenty of options. In College Station, the Cinemark theater features 18 screens, and Star Cinema Grill offers meals with major movies. Bryan has the 15-screen Premiere Cinemas which includes IMAX offerings, and the historic Queen Theatre in Downtown Bryan has showings of fairly recent movies and all-time classics.

Theatre

From major stage performances through MSC OPAS to community theatre to ballet to youth plays, the Brazos Valley features a tremendous set of theatre groups, which you can learn more about through the Brazos Valley Theatre Collective.

Museums

The region's biggest tourist attraction is the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum on the campus of Texas A&M. People from across the country and around the world visit the Brazos Valley to learn about the life of America's 41st president and his family. The A&M campus has other museums showcasing art and history. Off campus, museums for natural history, children, African American history, art and military history welcome guests year-round.

Sports

Not only is Texas A&M University home to premier research and education opportunities, it also has amazing athletics. The Fightin' Texas Aggies compete in 20 varsity sports. More than 100,000 loud, proud fans pack Kyle Field Saturdays in the fall to watch the most well-known squad at A&M, the football team. The men's and women's basketball teams bring fans out to Reed Arena and sit high in the rankings, with the women winning the national championship in 2011. Aggie Track & Field is a multi-time national championship group. Soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, golf, equestrian...if you like sports, A&M has them. The action doesn't stop in the summer, though. The Brazos Valley Bombers and Brazos Valley Cavalry FC feature up-and-coming athletes from across the country in baseball and soccer respectively.
(Picture by Steve Fullhart)

Historic Downtown Bryan

A Texas cultural district, the downtown portion of Bryan is a mix of retail shops, artwork and nightlife, and it has been growing quickly over the course of the 21st century. Beyond the shops, restaurants and galleries, the Queen Theatre and Palace Theater host movies, music and other events. On the first Friday of each month, Downtown Bryan buzzes with artists and musicians in a free community gathering. In the fall, the Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival brings in thousands of Brazos Valley residents and visitors to enjoy the work of cooks and winemakers.
(Picture by Steve Fullhart)