$10 Advance Lawn Tickets for All 2008 Verizon Wireless Friday Concert Series at the Showgrounds at SHRP on Sale April 5

The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park (www.theshowgrounds.com) will host the 2008 Verizon Wireless Friday Concert series, which will take place on the Bud Light stage from Friday, June 27 through Friday, September 12, 2008. The weekly post-racing concert series will include performances from some of today’s top-selling national country music artists. In addition, tickets for each concert event include free admission to live Quarter Horse racing at Sam Houston Race Park on the evening of the performance. A special on-sale advance lawn seating ticket price of $10 per ticket is available for all shows during the first weekend tickets are available. Tickets for each show in the Friday Concert Series will go on sale on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 10 a.m. and are available online at www.theshowgrounds.com.

The 2008 Verizon Wireless Friday Concert series will feature tickets for $10 lawn seating (on-sale weekend pricing only); $15 in advance; and $20 day of show; and reserved seating $20 in advance; $30 day of show. Highlights include:

June 27 - Robert Earl Keen

July 11 - Cory Morrow with Aaron Watson

July 18 - Roger Creager & Friends Birthday Celebration

July 25 - Cross Canadian Ragweed

August 1 - Jerry Jeff Walker with Django Walker

August 8 - Hayes Carll plus special guest to be announced

August 15 - Dierks Bentley

August 22 - Randy Rogers

August 29 - Kevin Fowler with Reckless Kelly

Additional performances and on-sale dates for the series will be announced soon. Tickets for the 2008 Verizon Wireless Friday Concert Series are $15.00 lawn seating advance; $20.00 day of show; or $20.00 reserved seating advance; $30.00 day of show. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice. Additional service fees are added to all purchases. Tickets are available online at www.theshowgrounds.com or www.livenation.com or by phone at 800-211-3381. Tickets are also available at participating Houston-area Randalls stores. Beginning Monday, April 7 at 10:30 a.m., tickets will also be available at The Showgrounds box office located at the South Gate near the Valet Circle. For groups of 10 or more, please call 281-807-8750.

The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s newest outdoor entertainment venue featuring performances from national recording artists across all genres of music, as well as high-profile festivals and special events beginning May 2, 2008. The all-ages venue will host annual Country, Classic Rock and Contemporary concert events throughout the year. The Park, which hosts more than 1 million guests annually, anticipates approximately 250,000 patrons to attend concert events at The Showgrounds in 2008. For more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, please visit www.theshowgrounds.com or call 800-211-3381.

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