- $20 for two tickets to see Pat Green (up to $40 value)
- When: Saturday, March 22, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Sam Houston Race Park
- General admission
- Door time: 8 p.m. The concert begins immediately after the American Quarter Horse race.
- Ticket values include all fees.
When Pat Green’s career started taking off, his songs weren’t on the radio. There was no Internet, no viral videos, and none of the modern channels of spreading “buzz.” But there was a seemingly antiquated thing called “word of mouth” that got Texans hooked. Having recorded two independent records by the age of 18, the gifted singer-songwriter toughed it out at little gigs at Texas Tech, but was wary about making music his full-time career. Thankfully, his own stepfather stepped in and fired Pat from his day job as a fuel wholesaler, an act of paternal devotion that motivated Pat Green to stick to his music.
As Pat paid his dues across Texas honky-tonks, he spellbound listeners with his onstage charm, the kind where the word “affable” just doesn’t cut it. His instant sing-along songs––freewheeling country with a rock ‘n’ roll backbone––stuck with college kids, who circulated his tapes and flocked to his shows. By the time radio and major labels finally got around to Pat Green, he was too big for the bars. Mainstream, yet as underground as his kindred Texans Jerry Jeff Walker and Robert Earl Keen, Pat since has sold out countless shows, shared the stage with Willie Nelson, and moved more than 250,000 albums without a record contract or a trebuchet catapult.
After 9 albums, 20 years on the road, and tours with the diverse likes of Kenny Chesney and the Dave Matthews Band, Pat continues to ride a brakeless gravy train fueled by the storytelling skills of a straight-shooting Aesop. From massive hits such as “Wave on Wave” through his surplus of honky-tonk heartbreakers, keg-juggling anthems, and covers from his latest album, Songs We Wish We’d Written II, Pat instills audiences with permanent smile lines and Texas pride during his energetic live performances.
Sam Houston Race Park
Sam Houston Race Park’s multifunctional grounds crawl with up to 30,000 spectators reveling amid horseraces, concerts, and private events. Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds, and Arabians kick up dust as jockeys maneuver them around the course, cheered on by race fans placing bets based on their stats, the weather, and the size of the horse’s toupee. Spectators can also watch and wager on races outside the park’s grounds, as monitors air simulcasts of the big races, including the Arlington Classic Stakes and Los Angeles Handicap. In two restaurants under the supervision of executive chef Hugo Gomez, the racetrack treats guests to panoramic views of the competition as they dine on seafood, gourmet pastas, and brunch fare. Guests may also entertain from 15 up to 100 friends, employees, or colleagues in luxury suites equipped with a private bar and an in-room centaur butler.