HOUSTON, TX (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s newest outdoor entertainment destination featuring performances from national recording artists across all genres of music. The Showgrounds will be home to a variety of festivals and special events throughout the year including Cinco de Mayo, Vans Warped Tour, Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom Huck Jam, XO Concierto, Fiestas Patrias, Mayhem Tour and the July 4th Extravaganza.
This new 9,000 person outdoor grounds will host annual Country, Classic Rock and Contemporary concert events from Robert Earl Keen, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dierks Bentley and Clint Black to 311, Snoop Dogg, Widespread Panic, REO Speedwagon and Pat Benatar.
It will feature the Verizon Wireless Friday & Saturday Night Concert Series from June to September 2008, which includes free admission to racing events. Live Nation is their as their exclusive booking and marketing agent.
Concerts will take place in the infield of the race track after live racing events as well on non-racing nights. The all-ages venue features reserved seating and general admission for 9,000 patrons.
Summer line up so far:
May 2 – Widespread Panic
May 10 – REO Speedwagon with Loverboy
May 17 – Pat Benatar with Fabulous Thunderbirds
May 24 – Creedence Clearwater Revisited with Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
May 31 – Kansas with Mark Farner
June 27 – Robert Earl Keen (Opening Weekend of the Quarter Horse Meet)
June 28 – John Michael Montgomery
July 5 – Willie Nelson’s Family Picnic
July 6 – Vans Warped Tour
July 11 – Cory Morrow with Aaron Watson
July 12 – Randy Travis
July 18 – Roger Creager & Friends Birthday Celebration
July 19 – Blake Shelton
July 25 – Cross Canadian Ragweed
July 27 – Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour featuring Slipknot & Disturbed
July 30 – 311, Snoop Dogg & Fiction Plane
August 1 – Zona Jones featuring Casey Doahew Band
August 2 – Neal McCoy
August 8 – Hayes Carll plus special guest to be announced
August 9 – Clint Black
August 15 – Dierks Bentley
August 22 – Randy Rogers
August 23 – Billy Ray Cyrus
August 29 – Kevin Fowler with Reckless Kelly
August 30 – Clay Walker
–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers