Cooder Graw along with Logan Samford and Charlie Shafter are scheduled to perform at the first-ever HODGETOWN HONKY-TONK country concert in downtown Amarillo on Saturday, October 3. Tickets for the outdoor concert go on sale Friday, September 18 at 10 a.m. The open-air, socially-distanced concert at the home
Cooder Graw along with Logan Samford and Charlie Shafter are scheduled to perform at the first-ever HODGETOWN HONKY-TONK country concert in downtown Amarillo on Saturday, October 3. Tickets for the outdoor concert go on sale Friday, September 18 at 10 a.m. The open-air, socially-distanced concert at the home of the Sod Poodles is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. with gates opening at 4 p.m.
“We couldn’t be more excited than to host our first-ever HODGETOWN HONKY-TONK country concert at the ballpark,” said Tony Ensor, Sod Poodles President and General Manager. “HODGETOWN is the perfect setting for safe and fun live-music entertainment. We are thrilled to begin our Honky-Tonk series with a homegrown country institution like Cooder Graw along with Logan Samford and Charlie Shafter. It’s going to be yet another memorable night for our community!”
Advanced ticket pricing ranges from $10 to $25 depending on ticket type and location. Seating options comprise premium club seats, bowl seating, and standing-room only/lawn seating.
Hospitality options for groups are available as well including Dugout Suites, Concourse Suites, Luxury Suites, and the Pepsi Party Deck. For more information on hospitality areas and tickets, please call 806-803-7762 or email [email protected].
Guests can purchase tickets starting Friday, September 18. Online tickets will be available at www.SodPoodles.com starting at 10 a.m. on September 18. Guests can also purchase tickets by phone at 806-803-9547 or in-person at the HODGETOWN box office starting at 10 a.m. on Friday.
Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Day of the event purchasing will be available, but a $2 increase will be in effect and ticket availability is not guaranteed.
Full food and beverage operations including concourse concessions and Bar 352 will be open.
The Sod Poodles team store will be open from 4 p.m. (gates open) until all concert-goers have left the park.
For more information on HODGETOWN’s COVID-19 Readiness Plan and protocols, click HERE.
About Cooder Graw:
Cooder Graw barreled out of the gate in 1997, amidst a ferocious stampede of Texas artists including Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Cross Canadian Ragweed and Roger Creager, on a trail blazed by legendary Texas musicians turned national stars like Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green and Jack Ingram, in the heat of the uprising Texas and Red Dirt music revolution. No shortage of excitement on stage, their unpredictable live show and hard-charging, guitar-driven sound – uniquely branded “loud country” – coupled with that enigmatic yet unforgettable name, set Cooder Graw firmly among the landmark acts that built the Texas music machine around the turn of the millennium. From modest beginnings playing covers at the Golden Light Cantina in Amarillo, the band – including lead singer/songwriter and rhythm guitarist Matt Martindale, lead guitar Kelly Turner, and Paul Baker on bass guitar – quickly earned a loyal fan base and in 1998 released their debut album, Home at the Golden Light, which credits Matthew McConaughey, a fraternity brother of Martindale, as executive producer. For more information, visit coodergraw.com or facebook.com/coodergraw.
About Logan Samford:
Logan Samford hails from the Great Plains of Texas. Raised in the small town of Nazareth, Texas, he is now sweeping through the state and spreading his unique blend of rock and country sounds. Logan has been in other Texas/Red Dirt bands such as “Seven Miles South” and his most recent project “Shotgun Rider” that was disbanded just recently. He has decided to keep pursuing his musical career as a solo artist and is releasing his debut EP on Jan 31st. Logan started playing guitar at the young age of twelve and eventually started writing songs shortly after. His musical influences such as Gary Allan, Nirvana, Ryan Adams, George Strait, and many more have all been important figures when it comes to Logan’s style. When watching a show, you will notice his energy that he puts off and his connection with the crowd on stage. From love songs to sad drinking songs, Logan brings a full country package to the table and will leave you wanting more. For more information, visit facebook.com/logansamfordmusic.
About Charlie Shafter:
Charlie Shafter is a calming force and unquestioned presence throughout When I Was Yours And You Were Mine. He shapes up to not only be a gifted songwriter, but a commanding voice within the Americana and country scene. To call Shafter a “songwriter’s songwriter” is, in some respects, a backhanded compliment to the Texas by way of Illinois songwriter. His refined songwriting chops rely on a well-read vernacular and an aged perspective that feels wise beyond his years. Still, songs like the welcoming anthem “Billy Creek,” the lush opening “Leave Her Wild” and the southern gothic rambler “Black Wind” display Shafter’s knack for sharp fingerpicking melodies and aesthetically pleasing rhythms. For more information, visit charlieshafter.com or facebook.com/charlieshafter.
HODGETOWN, located in the heart of downtown Amarillo, is the newest sports and entertainment destination in the Texas Panhandle with state-of-the-art facilities and an unprecedented commitment to quality and service. Voted as _Ballpark Digest_’s Double-A Ballpark of the Year in 2019, the venue features a full range of programming that includes professional and affiliated baseball as well as community-based events like high school and college games, fundraisers, private events, concerts, and much more. HODGETOWN was awarded the 2019 Texas Downtown Association President’s Award for Best New Construction in a city of 50,000 or more and attracts guests from all around the globe to downtown Amarillo annually. For more information, visit www.SodPoodles.com.