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    The Hideout at the Rodeo 2012: Kenefick

    Presented by at NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park)

    March 3, 2012

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    The Hideout at the Rodeo 2012: Kenefick

    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 3:  Kenefick.

    In 1999, after several years of working in corporate America, and traveling around the world, Marty Wells, a fourth generation Texas musician, decided it was time to get back to his cultural roots. He founded a Texas cookoff team (Planet Texas) and struck up a musical friendship with David Fahl, a co-worker at a Houston energy trading company. This friendship ultimately led to the country band "Kenefick". (Kenefick is named after the very small East Texas town of the same name in Liberty County that Marty's family resides in. Marty's late father, Martin Wells Sr., is a former Mayor of Kenefick.

    Marty and David got together one night to play guitar, and enjoyed the experience enough to work on a few tunes and start playing a few open mic nights around Houston. After a few weeks, Quintin Watts joined up. Quintin is also originally from Liberty County. He didn't play an instrument, but had an awesome voice, and was an excellent showman. Marty and Quintin had cut their teeth together entertaining folks at BBQ and Chili Cookoffs for their cookoff team, "Planet Texas". Their showmanship skills won many awards for Planet Texas, including the CASI Terlingua International Chili Championship. So it was a natural fit for Quintin to join up with Marty. At first, they tried to work Quintin in to playing bass, but he ended up playing drums. This all happened within a matter of weeks.

    Although Quintin was pretty much limited to playing with one arm, he was able to maintain enough of a tempo that the band survived for a month or so. Soon after, Glenn Byrd was invited to join the band as a lead guitar player. Next was a permanent bass player. Several were auditioned. The best one, Steve Shirk, played with the band for a while, but couldn't really live with the inexperienced, "one armed" drummer. Ultimately, Kenefick settled on a "real" drummer in Keith Quinones. That was it! Steve was happy because we had a real drummer. David and Glenn were complimenting each other on lead acoustic and lead electric. Marty was playing some strong acoustic rhythm guitar. Quintin was free to move around and focus on showmanship, and Marty and Quintin were creating some fine vocal combinations. The band started hosting Joe Parson's River Oaks Redneck Jam at Blancos every few weeks, and worked out from there to other venues around Houston.

    Kenefick's live show has become one of the best in the country. The Houston Chronicle said "Call it traditional. Call it Hard Country. Call it Honky Tonk. Whatever the label, Kenefick is all about having a good time."

    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.

    Rodeo ticket prices range from $18 to $21, plus Ticketmaster convenience and handling charges (A few performances may have a limited number of tickets available from $24 to $86).

    Upper level seat Value Day Wednesday tickets are $10.

    A limited number of Chute Seats, located directly behind the bucking chutes, is available for $300 and $200, and include food, drinks, and the opportunity to watch the star entertainer from the Reliant Stadium dirt.

    The cost of admission to Reliant Stadium, Reliant Arena, Reliant Center and the carnival is included in the Rodeo ticket cost. Children under two years of age are admitted without the purchase of a ticket.

    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:

    Sunday - Thursday -- open 6 p.m. - midnight
    Friday and Saturday -- open 6 p.m. - 1 a.m.

    Weekday performers begin at 10:15 p.m.
    Weekend performers begin 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.

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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