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    The Hideout at the Rodeo 2011: Todd Fritsch

    Presented by at NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park)

    March 19, 2011

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    The Hideout at the Rodeo 2011: Todd Fritsch

    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!

    Saturday, March 19:  Todd Fritsch.

    Fans of Texan Todd Fritsch know that this 27-year old burns the candle at both ends as he juggles a successful music career with his responsibilities on the family ranch. A working cowboy who helped run over 60,000 head of cattle through the family's operation in 2008, Todd also trains horses and dogs in what he laughingly calls his "spare time." For Fritsch, who now lives in Ledbetter TX, there is no "day" prefacing "job;" he's on the go 24/7. "I'm usually up by 5 or so," he says. "And my days are pretty jammed up till around 10 at night."

    It's not a lifestyle that would seem to encourage other pursuits, but in the last several years, Todd has somehow managed to release two well-received albums (TODD FRITSCH and SAWDUST), and enjoyed several hit singles in the U.S. and abroad. He's appeared on radio and television, written dozens of songs, played honky tonks, festivals and fairs throughout Texas and in Europe, appeared in a movie, and toured the Caribbean (December 2007) to play for U.S. troops. Since 2005, Todd's schedule has been a mix of ranching and music that would leave most folks begging for mercy. But not Todd Fritsch - no sir, no way; he's lookin' for more.

    Todd is a doer, so it's not surprising that when things weren't moving as quickly as he'd like with his music career, Fritsch put his boot down and made some changes. "I'm not somebody who'll keep doin' something the same way over and over without result," he says. "If it ain't workin', I'm gonna try a new way."

    With a total restructuring of management, production and booking now complete, Todd's ready for the next step. "My last album SAWDUST (2007) did real well for me, and I'm proud of it," says the down-to-earth Fritsch. "I'm not knockin' the successes I've had to date, but five years from now I want to be playin' in front of 50,000 people and be #1 on Billboard's Country Chart. I've made some real good friends in Nashville who believe in me and the music that I make. I don't ever want to leave ranchin' behind," he says. "It's who I am; it's what keeps me real and in touch. But I want the music, too."

    Fritsch is already stockpiling songs for an upcoming album, and has high hopes for his new alliances in Nashville. "We've got some great tunes that are still true to who I am," he says. "We're looking forward to gettin' back in the studio and seeing where that leads."

    Where Todd's road might lead is anyone's guess, but so far, this real-world cowboy has accomplished much more than he ever dreamed possible- and far more than most people believed he could.

    He has:

    - released four albums to date - SIMPLE THINGS, AMERICAN COWBOY, TODD FRITSCH, SAWDUST

    - performed at CMA Music Festival (2006, 2007)

    - toured Belgium, France, Germany, Holland and Switzerland (2006, 2007)

    - enjoyed a string of U.S. hits: "What's Wrong With Me", "Small Town Radio", "I Don't Live Here Anymore", "I Got Mexico", and a duet with Texas legend Gary P. Nunn, "Every Honky Tonkin' Hero (Has His Day)"

    - topped the European Country Chart with "Small Town Radio", "Bob Wills Song" and "Texas Talkin' "

    - shared the stage with Lee Ann Womack, Joe Nichols, Marty Stuart, Kevin Fowler, Cory Morrow and Cross Canadian Ragweed

    - appeared in the full-length motion picture, PALO PINTO GOLD, starring Trent Willmon and Kinky Friedman (Summer 2008)

    - been honored with his own chapter in the newly-published (Nov., 2008) HORSE COUNTRY: A CELEBRATION OF COUNTRY MUSIC AND THE LOVE OF HORSES

    "Some folks look at my life and ask me how I could want anything more," Todd notes. "I figure, if I'm willin' to work for it, then I deserve to be the best that I can be at everything I do, not just for myself, but for my family, too."

    It's a life approach that's served Todd well to this point, and it looks like it will take him - and his music - to the top.

    Photo: Melissa Webb.

    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


    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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