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Ziegfest Returns to Whataburger Field01/25/2013 12:02 PM ET
CORPUS CHRISTI - Ziegfest is coming back to Whataburger Field in early October - October 5 and 6 to be specific ... and it's bigger and better than ever!
How much bigger, you ask? How much better?
Well, now it takes two days to enjoy all the Texas-sized fun, presented by Ziegenbock and Ryan-Sanders Entertainment.
Headliner Pat Green, Black Joe Lewis, Shooter Jennings, Bob Schneider, the Ian Moore Band and Jesse Dayton comprise the bill on Saturday the 6th, when Whataburger Field gates open at 3:30 p.m.
The action begins Friday in the West Parking Lot with the IBCA-sanctioned "No Excuses" Bar-B-Q Cook-Off, which runs from 4-10 Friday and continues Saturday at 11. Local acts perform in the parking lot both days, Friday between 5 and 8 and Saturday from noon-3:30. Dayton plays the Bud Light Stage Friday at 8:30.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 13, at the Whataburger Field ticket office. All tickets are good for both days and all activities in the West Parking Lot and stadium. Buy your tickets early for the best value!
Tickets may also be purchased at whataburgerfield.com or by calling 361-561-4665.
"Once again, we're proud to join with L & F Distributors in bringing Ziegfest back to Corpus Christi," Ryan-Sanders Entertainment vice president J.J. Gottsch said. "Ziegfest is all about celebrating everything Texan and we have a great lineup of artists.
"We're also excited about adding the "No Excuses" Bar-B-Q competition. It'll be a fun and exciting addition to the festivities and I couldn't think of anything more Texan."
Here's an overview of the artists for Ziegfest 10th Annual Music Festival:
Pat Green - Pat Green understands it's impossible to know your limits without testing them. Over the course of his career, Green has repeatedly refashioned his sound and approach. He's a Grammy-nominated hit-maker with an outsider reputation, a Texas inspiration and mainstream country artist who can rock arenas and stadiums. Now 15 years into the recording business, Green's latest work, released in May, is Songs We Wish We'd Written II, a sequel to a 2001 album he recorded with long-time friend and fellow Texan Cory Morrow. It's stocked with music written by the likes of Lyle Lovett, Tom Petty, Shelby Lynne and Jon Randall. Green's musical journey has been rich, indeed. He's co-written songs with Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Jewel and Rob Thomas and toured with Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and the Dave Matthews Band.
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears - Scandalous is the second release from this seven-man group, which has been barnstorming for two years without a break. According to the band, Scandalous is a churning slab of rock & roll, blues and funk, laced with a double shot of 100-proof punkitude. Scandalous deals with age-old issues: hard times and one-night stands, lying and cheating, redemption and revenge. Gritty and real, Lewis' music is not for the squeamish, but experiencing it fully can be genuinely cathartic. Growing up in Austin and Round Rock, Joe took it all in-Delta and Chicago Blues, Memphis Soul, Detroit Garage Punk-and what came out the other end was, and is, unlike anything else out there.
Shooter Jennings - Shooter Jennings is the only child of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter. Shooter was playing drums by age 5. Then came piano, much of it self-taught. He picked up guitar at 14. Shooter formed his group, the 357s, in 2003. His first solo album, Put the O Back in Country, was released in 2005. With guest vocals from George Jones, Jennings' "4th of July" reached the mid-level of the country charts. Shooter played his father in the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line. In 2006, Shooter issued the studio album, Electric Rodeo, as well as Live From Irving Plaza. He's been very prolific in recent years with The Wolf (2007), Bad Magick: The Best of Shooter Jennings and the 357's (2009) and Black Ribbons (2010). March's Family Man is his latest release.
Bob Schneider - A fixture on the Austin music scene, Schneider fills a Monday night residency at the Saxon Pub on South Lamar. He's been doing so for 10 years. Schneider launched a solo career in 1999 and began courting a national following two years later with Lonelyland, his debut for Universal Records. The follow-up was 2004's I'm Good Now. Other releases include The Californian (2006), When the Sun Breaks Down on the Moon (2007), Lovely Creatures (2009) and last fall's A Perfect Day. Schneider infuses elements of country, funk, rock and folk. His approach as a solo artist is as eclectic as the varied musical styles of his former bands. The first band he fronted was Joe Rockhead, a funk and wrap group.
Ian Moore Band (original line up) - They've come back together for the first time in 15 years and the Original Ian Moore Band brings all the soulful blues rock hits from the '90s. The Austin singer/songwriter is a legendary guitar phenom. His music has elements of rock, blues, funk and folk. His early influences: the Beatles, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder and Sly & the Family Stone. Moore is joined by bassist Chris White, keyboardist Bukka Allen and drummer Michael Villegas. This band has toured with Bob Dylan, ZZ Top and the Rolling Stones. Some of their best-known songs include "Blue Sky," "Satisfied," "How Does It Feel," "Muddy Jesus" and "Harlem."
Jesse Dayton - Dayton's work encompasses the diversity of Texas' musical heritage. He was exposed to classic honky-tonk and Lone Star Blues - plus the rock and punk influences of his teens. Dayton cut his teeth on George Jones, Hank Williams, Sr., and Lefty Frizzell, but also heard blues artists such as Lightnin' Hopkins and Mance Lipscomb. Dayton is known for guitar contributions to albums by country legends Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. He has also collaborated with horror film director Rob Zombie, who's commissioned him to record music to accompany his films. At one time, Dayton fronted rockabilly bands the Roadkings and Alamo Jets. His solo albums include Raisin' Cain (1995), Tall Texas Tales (2000), Hey Nashvegas (2001) and Country Soul Brother (2004).