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THE POWELL BROTHERS TO KICK OFF BATTLE OF THE PINEY WOODS PRESENTED BY H-E-B FAN FEST
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Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017
HOUSTON – The Battle of the Piney Woods presented by H-E-B will get underway at Fan Fest, featuring a performance by The Powell Brothers, on Saturday, Oct. 7.
On gameday, Fan Fest will kick off the events at 9:30 a.m. CT in the Gravel Lot of NRG Stadium, located on the southeast side of the stadium between the Amegy Bank Gate and the Astrodome. The event is headlined by The Powell Brothers, who will hit the stage at 11 a.m. CT.
The Powell Brothers is a Country/Americana recording group from Houston and fronted by brothers Taylor Powell, on lead vocals, and Blake Powell, on lead guitar. The band is currently promoting their latest release ‘Introducing…The Powell Brothers.’ Impressively, the EP saw its first two singles “Four Wheel Hotel” and “Evangeline,” crack the Top 40. This year has been a breakout for The Powell Brothers as they partnered with Major League Baseball and ESPN events for a series of stadium performances at some of MLB and NCAA football’s most exciting games. The band has opened shows for several of country music’s biggest stars, including Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakum, Josh Turner, Gary Allan, Granger Smith and Mark Chesnutt. To learn more about The Powell Brothers, visit their site.
Fan Fest is a free event open to all 2017 Battle of the Piney Woods presented by H-E-B ticketholders that features live music, food trucks, giveaways and Kid’s Corner with inflatables and games. In addition, Papa’s Pets presented by Papa John’s Pizza will host animal adoptions on-site. Texas Bowl Gridiron Legends Charles Alexander, Michael Bishop and Don Trull will also be on-site to take pictures with fans at starting at 10:30 a.m. CT. For more information on the game, click here.
BATTLE OF THE PINEY WOODS FAN FEST, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
Musical Performance by The Powell Brothers
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT, The Powell Brothers Performance
Gravel Lot, NRG Stadium
Two NRG Park
Houston, Texas 77054
The matchup of the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and the Sam Houston State Bearkats will kick off at 1 p.m. CT following the pregame festivities at NRG Stadium. The game will be streamed live on ESPN3 as the Southland Conference Game of the Week. Tickets for the 92nd edition of the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by H-E-B are available by clicking here.