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Family Friendly Memorial Day Event Features $1 Specials, Live Racing & Concert from the Zach Edwards Band & More on Monday, May 31, 2010


HOUSTON (May 13, 2010)—Enjoy Family Fun on Memorial Day!  Be at Sam Houston Race Park ( for special family day of fun as The Park celebrates Memorial Day Dollar Day sponsored by Dreyer’s Ice Cream & Hebrew National Hot Dogs on Monday, May 31, 2010.

Dollar Day features general admission, live racing program, hot dogs, soda, draft beer and ice cream all for just $1 each throughout the day! The Park will open live racing gates at 11:30 a.m.  First post is 1 p.m.

In addition to live racing events and Dollar Day specials, the 2010 Verizon Wireless Summer Concert Series on the Bud Light side stage will heat things up with performances from the Zach Edwards Band ( and Houston’s own Dirt & Diesel (

A special $12 Memorial Day 4-Pack includes: (4) admission tickets, (4) hot dogs, (4) sodas or draft beers is available. Concert admission is included with live racing admission.

Zach Edwards was raised in Big Lake, Texas, where he was exposed to plenty of George Strait, Waylon Jennings and AC/DC.  The Dallas-Ft. Worth-based band has carved a name for themselves on the Texas music scene playing in bars and clubs as well as opening for national touring country bands regularly.  As the band debuts their new CD singing honky-tonk and redneck anthems, it is not a surprise that Zach, along with many of his bandmates, was sneaking into country bars at age 16 and soaking up the sounds and style of the scene.  His hard-driving & edgy sound combines different styles of country and rock, making Zack Edwards Band’s “Cowboy Crew” CD a strong style of Texas Country Music.

Dirt & Diesel is a Texas Country band ready to take on all that life has to throw at them.  The band has opened for Texas and Country Music Favorites like Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Luke Bryan, Two Tons of Steel and Phil Pritchett. Their shows provide energy and excitement every time they take the stage and leave fans wanting more when the night is done!  No matter what you’re in the mood for, Dirt & Diesel have what it takes to entertain you. With a high energy, crowd involved show that mixes original songs with popular covers of many genres, one thing is certain—these guys know how to make every night a Saturday Night in Texas!

Live Nation is the future of the music business.  With the most live concerts, music venues and festivals in the world and the most comprehensive concert search engine on the web, Live Nation is revolutionizing the music industry: onstage and online.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.”   Additional information about the company can be found at under the “About Us” section.

The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s favorite outdoor entertainment venue featuring performances from national recording artists across all genres of music, as well as high-profile festivals and special events.  The all-ages venue hosts annual Country, Classic Rock and Alt Rock concert events throughout the year.  For more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, please visit or call 800-211-3381.

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