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© Jake Hoker
RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 9, 2019—Tickets are on sale for Jake Hooker and the Outsiders, who will perform at Ruidoso Downs Race Track on Saturday evening, July 27th as part of the Zia Festival activities that weekend.
There will be general admission seating and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10, and available at the box office or online at www.raceruidoso.com. Dr Pepper is a sponsor of the performance and fans can bring a Dr Pepper product to the box office to receive a discount when purchasing their tickets at the box office.
The concert stage is located on the track with the apron becoming a large dance floor for the show.
Considered one of the top traditional country music singers in Texas, Hooker plays a standup bass in front of a five-piece band that performs cover hits from their influences such as Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Farron Young, Curtis Potter, Leon Rausch and Darrell McCall.
Hooker’s music career started through his father’s West Texas country band when he played bass at the age of seven. He practiced diligently until he mastered his “honky tonk” sound, and then formed his own band at the age of 14.
At South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, Hooker studied music and theory. He then moved to Fort Worth in 1998 and became a local favorite. His love and passion for traditional country music continues over 20 years later.
The Zia Festival is considered the top weekend for New Mexico-bred horse racing each year. The programs on July 27 and 28 feature a dozen state-bred stakes events with approximately $1 million in purses.
New Mexico products from local and regional vendors will also be featured in the grandstand and inside a tent located next to Billy The Kid Casino. There will be approximately 70 vendors taking part in the weekend’s activities.
For more information about the Zia Festival, visit raceruidoso.com.