ELI YOUNG BAND CONCERT SMASHES ATTENDANCE RECORD
26,519 On Hand Friday Night Is Largest Post-Race Concert Ever
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, June 9, 2012) –
A throng of 26,519 fans converged at Lone Star Park Friday night for the Eli Young Band concert, the largest crowd ever for a regular post-race concert at the Grand Prairie track. The previous high was the Lone Stars & Stripes fireworks celebration concert on July 4, 2003 featuring Charlie Robison (26,318).
The crowd was the ninth highest ever since Lone Star Park opened in 1997. The numbers for those days were:
Oct. 31, 2004 53,717 Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships
July 3, 2000 33,805 Lone Stars and Stripes Festival
July 3, 2001 30,462 Lone Stars and Stripes Festival
July 3, 1999 28,619 Lone Stars and Stripes Festival
July 3, 2002 28,123 Lone Stars and Stripes Festival
July 3, 1998 27,105 Lone Stars and Stripes Festival
July 4, 2008 26,774 Lone Stars and Stripes Festival
July 3, 2010 26,677 Lone Stars and Stripes Festival
June 8, 2012 26,519 Eli Young Band concert
The final attendance count of 26,519 topped the previous all-time high of 24,152 that turned out for a post-race concert (excluding fireworks) by Eli Young Band Friday, June 10, 2011.
Following the final live race of the night, the hugely popular country music band based in Denton, Texas, took to the stage around 11:00 p.m. Their show rocked on for an hour and a half, until closing with a Lynyrd Skynyrd cover around 12:30 a.m.
The final three concerts in the Lone Star Music Series will be held July 3 (Pat Green), July 6 (Josh Abbott Band) and July 7 (Billy Currington). Make plans to join us.
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