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VILLAGE PEOPLE LIGHT UP THE VERIZON WIRELESS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT THE SHOWGROUNDS

Legendary Costumed Disco Act Turns Up The Heat on the Bud Light Stage Along With Live Racing, Pride Idol Events and More on Saturday, June 12, 2010

 

HOUSTON (May 6, 2010)—Are You Ready for Some Disco? Legendary costumed disco act Village People (www.officialvillagepeople.com) will light up the 2010 Verizon Wireless Summer Concert Series at The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park (www.theshowgrounds.com) with a special retro performance on the Bud Light stage on Saturday, June 12, 2010.   The one-night-only event will feature live racing, Pride Idol events on the side stage and more as part of the 70s themed day. Disco tribute dance band Lip Service (www.lipserviceband.com) will open the show on the main stage.  The show is sponsored by JR’s Bar & Grill & Meteor.

General admission tickets for the post-race concert are $15 in advance and are available beginning Saturday, May 8th at 10 a.m.  $30 VIP advance general admission tickets are available as well. Concert tickets provide guests with FREE admission to live racing events.  Ticket prices increase the day of the show for both general admission and VIP seating.  Kids ages 12 and under get in FREE to concert & racing events.
The Showgrounds is a general admission, standing room only, open-air, uncovered venue.  Shows are open to all ages; Rain or Shine.  Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed at all concert events.  Chairs are available for purchase at most shows for $12 each.  Please visit www.TheShowgrounds.com for a complete list of items allowed at the venue. 

Village People are a legend of the 1970s disco club scene, most notably with regular performances at trendy as well as underground New York clubs including the infamous Studio 54.  Their songs have endured across the decades and their live performances have delighted audiences all over the world.  With their high energy dance songs, memorable dance routines and festive audience participation, this group has moved people from all walks of life for more than three decades.

Selling more than 100 million records, Village People were an instant phenomenon with hits like San Francisco/In Hollywood, Macho Man, In the Navy, Go West and more. Their iconic hit, YMCA, remains a staple audience participation anthem for everything from sporting events and parties to movies and TV shows.  On December 31, 2008, Village People and over 40,000 fans enter the Guinness Book of World Records with the largest crowd to ever do the YMCA dance simultaneously. 

The band has performed along side pop super stars such as Madonna and Michael Jackson, been on every major television talk show, as well as hosted a series of parades and concert events internationally.  Today Village People continue to tour the world with a high energy show performing their hits from the disco era as well as showcase new material.
           
The 2010 Verizon Wireless Summer Concert series on the Bud Light stage takes place most Saturdays May through August 2010, and features general admission advance tickets for $15; advance VIP tickets for $30.      
           
Tickets for Village People are available online beginning Saturday, May 8th  at 10 a.m. at www.theshowgrounds.com, www.livenation.com, at participating Houston-area Randalls locations, The Showgrounds box office or by calling 800-211-3381. 
           
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 www.livenation.com 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 www.theshowgrounds.com or call 800-211-3381.

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