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    The Hideout at the Rodeo 2011: Rob Baird

    Presented by at NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park)

    March 15, 2011

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    The Hideout at the Rodeo 2011: Rob Baird

    Kick up your heels at The Hideout, located on the east side of Reliant Astrodome. Look for the big white tent packed with dancers and up-and-coming and local-favorite country artists. The Hideout is open for those 21 and older. It’s your chance to hear some of the best-in-Texas music for just the price of admission to Reliant Park!

    Tuesday,...

    Kick up your heels at The Hideout, located on the east side of Reliant Astrodome. Look for the big white tent packed with dancers and up-and-coming and local-favorite country artists. The Hideout is open for those 21 and older. It’s your chance to hear some of the best-in-Texas music for just the price of admission to Reliant Park!

    Tuesday, March 15:  Rob Baird.

    Rob Baird says growing up in Memphis, a city suffused with music, it was impossible not to pick up the guitar as a kid. And later, pilfering his sister’s record collection, Tom Petty and band’s “don’t bore us get to the chorus” approach to song structure, melded with Baird’s affinity for darker-themed lyrics of Texas writers like Chris Knight and other legends. On his debut Blue-Eyed Angels out August 31st (Carnival Recording Company), the 23 year-old brings those influences to bear, most notably on the title track, a tale about the emptiness of the world’s oldest profession, made lighter with a chorus that jingles.

    Heavily touring the southeast and his current home of Texas for the last few years, Baird caught the ear of Carnival’s Frank Liddell (who helped bring Knight, Miranda Lambert, Bruce Robison and others to the public) and stepped into the studio with producer Scott Davis. Baird says he writes about emotional fall-out of an imagined story rather than a story itself, and to underscore the guilt of “Blue-Eyed Angels,” they used a well-placed 1920s pump organ. “We were influenced a bit by T Bone Burnett’s playbook on that one,” says Baird.

    “Could’ve Been My Baby,” a current hit on Texas radio and the first one he wrote for the album -- could be the template for the rest of the record. “It’s hateful but happy, and dark in a major key,” says Baird.

    On “Fade Away,” Baird says the song, written with the capo at the 7th fret, was influenced by Petty’s “Wildflowers” -- and the end result is deceptively simple and happy sounding. “We used a lot of pump organ on that song, and light train drum rhythm, but it’s way in the back. Simple sometimes takes a lot more thought than it sounds, there are a lot of layers there to make it sound so melodic.”

    Elsewhere, there is love of course, with “Louise” about the infatuation that ensues after one chance meeting. And “Let Me Down Easy,” there is a bit of country influenced steel-guitar haunting a song he wrote on a drive, and the rolling tempo indeed evokes a long stretch of highway. It’s about dating that perfect girl that seems too good to be true -- and in Baird’s world, a song with a bit of the dark truth captures a more realistic snapshot of life -- but it can be seductively caged.

    Baird is touring Texas all summer, including dates in Dallas, Austin, Lubbock, San Antonio and will tour the southeast and beyond around the album release.


    NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park)

    One Reliant Park
    Houston, TX 77054

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    The Hideout is open for those 21 and older.

    2011 RODEOHOUSTON™ Tickets
    Performances are from March 1 - 20. The cost of admission to Reliant Center, Reliant Arena and the carnival is included in the season ticket cost.

    Chute Seats - $200 or $300

    Located directly behind the bucking chutes, you will get some of the greatest rodeo action views and experience offered at the Show. Once the stage is set for the star entertainer, you'll have the option of watching from your seat, or taking your collectible folding chair to the Reliant Stadium floor. First row tickets cost $300, and second, third and fourth rows cost $200.

    Also included is a steak dinner, commemorative pin, gift bag, admission to the Corral Clubs, two $10 Carnival Value Packs, Livestock Show season pass and four drink tickets! Call the Ticket Office (832.667.1080) for more information.

    Action Seats - $86

    Sold primarily as Season Tickets. Warning: These seats are so close to the action, you might get a little dirty! If you want to be near enough to see the determination in a bronc rider's eyes, these are the seats for you. Action Seats put you closer to the entertainer stage, as well. Plus, your $86 includes complimentary soft drinks and hearty snacks, and easy access to cash bar.

    Field Level Seats - $24 or $25

    Sold primarily as season tickets, field level seats offer a superb view of the action and the stage, plus easy access to Reliant Stadium's wide concourses, full of great concessions and abundant restrooms. The Field Level Seats are $25 for the sides and $24 for the ends.

    Club Level Seats - $30, $33 or $36

    With excellent views of the action and the stage, these $30 seats located on the ends, and $33 and $36 seats located on the sidelines, also give you access to the beautifully themed Star Bar, Horseshoe Bar, Spur Bar and Football Bar, plus upscale food and drink choices. Club level seats are primarily sold as season tickets.

    Loge Level Seats - $21

    These $21 seats offer a beautiful view of Reliant Stadium, plus all the action in the arena and on the stage. Twelve video cameras feeding eight super-wide video screens bring the action up close to every seat. Access to the stadium's wide concourses and abundant concessions and restrooms bring added value to this affordable way to see the Rodeo!

    Upper Level Seats - $18

    Reliant Park Admission:
    Reliant Park Admission Tickets can be purchased at the gates into Reliant Park.

    Adult (Ages 13 & over) - $7
    Child (Ages 3 - 12) - $4

    A Reliant Park Admission Ticket allows entrance to the Show, including the carnival, Reliant Arena for horse show events, and Reliant Center for Capital One Bank AGVENTURE, livestock show, shopping and food exhibits. Entrance into Reliant Stadium or Rodeo Uncorked! events is not included. Children age 2 and under are free and do not require a ticket. A Reliant Park Admission Ticket does not include entrance into the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest.


    General Day and Time Info:

    open 6 p.m. to midnight, Sunday – Thursday
    open 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday

    weekday entertainers perform at 10:15 p.m.
    weekend entertainers perform at 8:30 p.m.


    phone: 832.667.1000

    Parking:

    Reliant Park is located within the Inner Loop of the southern portion of Interstate Loop 610 between Kirby Street and Fannin Street.



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