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FAN APPRECIATION DOLLAR DAY AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2010

Family Friendly Dollar Day Event With Live Racing, $1 Specials, 50 Cent Draft Beer, Giveaways & Concert from the Dennis Price Band & the Jeff Boortz Band on the Bud Light Side Stage

 

HOUSTON (July 20, 2010)—Thank You Fans For Another Great Summer of Live Racing!  Be at Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) for an evening of fun as The Park celebrates Fan Appreciation Dollar Day sponsored by Dreyer’s Ice Cream and Hebrew National Hot Dogs on Friday, August 13, 2010.

Fan Appreciation Dollar Day features general admission, live racing program, hot dogs, soda and ice cream all for just $1 each throughout the day along with 50 Cent Draft Beer specials from 5:30 to 10 p.m.  The Park will open live racing gates at 5:30 p.m.; first post is 7 p.m.

Live racing events include the $50,000 Sam Houston Classic (G2) stakes race, a 440 yard race along the dirt track for horses ages three and up.

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 2010 Battle of the Bands participants the Dennis Price Band (www.dennisprice.com) and the Jeff Boortz Band (www.jeffboortz.com).

The Dennis Price Band is an up-and-coming country artist that has been writing music since early 2007. His music is based off past experiences and infuses the excitement of living in rural areas of Southeast, Texas and will bring a powerful performance with music from his first album “Convicted.”

The Jeff Boortz Band is one of Houston’s best country-rock acts.  The band has shared the stage with Reckless Kelly, Charlie Robison, and a variety of other established acts.  The band is no stranger to The Park, as they have rocked the main stage at The Showgrounds as well as played before thousands of fans recently at the July 4th Extravaganza.

General admission for Friday, August 13 is $1 per person; kids ages 12 and under FREE; and FREE general parking is available.

Live Quarter Horse racing continues at The Park through Saturday, August 14th.  Don’t miss The New 107.5 The Eagle’s Rock & Races Day featuring Loverboy, Scandal and The Fabulous Thunderbirds following live racing events on Saturday, August 14th.  Tickets are on sale now starting at $15 each.

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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