Historic Humble Concert Venue

The Charles Bender Performing Arts Center (formerly Charles Bender High School) was renovated in 2014 to serve as a venue in downtown Humble. The building, originally built in 1929, after renovations has become home to monthly concert series that are a fun evening out for the whole family.

In the Media

Houston Chronicle

Musician Kenny Neal to bring Swamp Blues to Humble
Kenny Neal, blues artist, will perform at the Charles Bender
Performing Arts Center on June 8 before heading out to
Switzerland to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

The Tribune

KENNY NEAL Stops by the Bender on his way to Europe
Kenny Neal just headlined the New Orleans Jazz Fest. He’s about to perform at the Chicago Blues Festival,
International Blues Festival in Monterey, Calif., and the Big Beat in Dallas. He will then fly off to Switzerland
for the 52nd Montreux Jazz Festival.

The Observer

Every day for the past year, retiring city of Humble Mayor Donnie McMannes would don a hard hat and check on the progress of the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center…

Houston Public Media

Humble’s Mayor Donnie McMannes beams with pride when he gives a tour of the new Charles Bender Performing Arts Center.

Maybe it’s because he’s come here nearly every day for the past two years to oversee its renovation…

Houston Chronicle

Plans are under way to transform the historic Charles Bender High School into a performing arts center.  The Humble City Council voted Aug. 22 to hire Joiner Architects in Houston to design the center…

Houston Chronicle

On May 9, he will end his 10 year run as mayor, and at the same time he was able to experience what he considers his greatest achievement with the city: renovating Charles Bender Sr. High School…