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Popular Festival Expands Operations Across Two Days, Featuring 15 Bands Performing at The Park October 23rd & 24th, 2010


HOUSTON (August 6, 2010)—The 8th Annual ZiegenBock Music Festival returns to Sam Houston Race Park ( with more music than ever before offering fans TWO DAYS of red dirt country music from 16 bands on Saturday, October 23rd & Sunday, October 24th, 2010. 
The popular festival, which hosted more than 21,600 fans last year, will take place in the grass field located next to Sam Houston Race Park’s West Lot, featuring performances all day long on the Bud Light and ZiegenBock stages from a variety of top national and Texas country acts.  The expanded festival will also include a variety of food and shopping vendors along with meet and greet and autograph sessions with the artists, special giveaways, contests and more each day!
The 2010 festival will feature performances from: Gary Allan, The Band Perry, Hayes Carll, Roger Creager, Randy Houser, Jerrod Nieman, Brandon Rhyder, and Whiskey Myers plus very special guests to be announced soon. 
“This is one of the most popular live music events at Sam Houston Race Park and it continues to get bigger and better every year so we are thrilled to be able to expand operations across two days, adding even more bands to the line up and additional activities and attractions to the festival,” said Andrea Young, President and Chief Operating Officer, Sam Houston Race Park.  “We look forward to having established country and Texas country acts perform as well as showcasing up-and-coming artists at this year’s event.”
A special $20 Early Bird Two Day Pass is available beginning Saturday, August 7 at10 a.m.  The Early Bird Two Day Pass is available for a limited time at,, at participating Houston-area Randalls locations, The Showgrounds box office or by calling 800-211-3381. 
The 8th Annual ZiegenBock Music Festival is a general admission, standing room only, open-air, uncovered event.  The show is open to all ages; Rain or Shine.  Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed at all concert events.  Please visit for a complete list of items allowed at the venue.  Lawn chairs are available for purchase for most concert events for $12 per seat.
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Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier racing and entertainment facility, located just 15 minutes from downtown Houston, and offers a variety of attractions including 19 luxury suites overlooking the race track, The Pavilion Centre, outstanding dining options at the Winner’s Circle Restaurant and the Champion Energy Services Jockey Club.  Live Quarter Horse racing continues every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through August 14 at Sam Houston Race Park.  For more information on upcoming events and tickets, please visit         

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