ASTROS GOLF FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PAT GREEN AND BLACKBERRY SMOKE CONCERTS CONNECTED TO THE 2022 CADENCE BANK HOUSTON OPEN

OCTOBER 13, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – The Astros Golf Foundation announces concerts with Pat Green and Blackberry Smoke to take place during the week of the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open, Nov. 10-13, as fans are encouraged to come for the golf and stay for the party.


Popular Texas country musician Pat Green will highlight a great week of golf with a performance at the Memorial Park Driving Range, immediately following the final putt of the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open on Sunday, Nov. 13. The Pat Green concert is free admission for those who have purchased a Sunday Cadence Bank Houston Open ticket.


American rock band Blackberry Smoke will perform as part of the Cadence Bank Houston Open entertainment on Friday, Nov. 11 at 713 Music Hall in Houston. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the show starting at 7:15 p.m.
For more information on the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open golf concerts and to buy tickets, visit
houstonopengolf.com/concerts.


ABOUT PAT GREEN
Credited as one of Texas country’s modern-era founding fathers, Green has traveled many roads in the 25 years since his debut album, Dancehall Dreamer. A Grammy nominated singer-songwriter with a restless creative spirit, his career has gone beyond the bounds of a “country star” to include the work of a painter, sculptor, philanthropist, family man and more. But one constant has remained – his vision. Combining Southwestern country traditions with the rebellious spirit of rock ‘n’ roll, and adding in a poet’s literary flourish, it was Green’s vision which brought the organic, true-to-yourself Texas style to the country mainstream in the early 2000s. With watershed tracks like “Carry On,” “Three Days” and the Grammy nominated Top 5 Billboard Country Airplay hit, “Wave On Wave,” he’s gone on to sell more than two million records and notch a string of Top Ten hits on the Billboard Country Radio chart, 12 Number Ones at Texas radio, a headlining sell out of the Houston Astrodome and tours with Dave Matthews Band, Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney and others.


ABOUT BLACKBERRY SMOKE
American rock band Blackberry Smoke - Made up of Charlie Starr (vocals, guitar), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums) and Brandon Still (keyboards) - has become known for a singular sound indebted to classic rock, blues, country and folk. Since their debut in 2004, the Atlanta-based band has independently released six full-length albums and toured relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. The band has also had unparalleled success with sales of each of their last albums. In 2015 they released Holding All the Roses, which was the first independently-released record to hit #1 on the Billboard Country album charts in modern history. Like An Arrow followed in 2016, again putting them at #1. 2018 saw the band outsell all other releases with their self-produced Find A Light plus the acoustic accompaniment, The Southern Ground Sessions. Most recently, in 2019 Blackberry Smoke released Homecoming: Live in Atlanta, a recorded performance from their annual show in the band's home town. It also debuted at #1 on Billboard's Americana/Folk sales charts. This became the 4th consecutive album for Blackberry Smoke to be atop the charts. In addition to their success domestically, the band has also had #1 Rock, #1 Independent, and #1 U.K. Americana album chart releases in the United Kingdom and Europe.


ABOUT THE ASTROS GOLF FOUNDATION
The Astros Golf Foundation, founded by Houston Astros Owner & Chairman Jim Crane, is the 501c3 non-profit organization responsible for operating the annual Houston Open.


The Astros Golf Foundation took ownership of the tournament in 2018 with three key objectives: to ensure the PGA TOUR event remained in Houston, to bring the tournament back to its glory and into the heart of the city, and to provide much needed resources and funds to the citizens and community of Houston through park improvements, charitable fundraising and investing in youth. These objectives were achieved through a $34 million renovation to Memorial Park Golf Course completed in two years. The renovations include an upgrade of the municipal course to PGA TOUR standards, construction of a short course for First Tee participants, an expanded driving range, and a new clubhouse that will serve First Tee Houston programming throughout the year.

 

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