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Uncle Sam Jam July 4 at Ford Park




MAY 17 @ 10:00AM

BEAUMONT, TX, May 13, 2013 - SMG, the management company of Ford Park, and Glenn Smith Presents, Inc. are pleased to announce an Independence Day extravaganza! Uncle Sam Jam is graciously brought to you by local industry to keep ticket prices affordable. Sponsors of this event include Brock, Echo Maintenance, Wells Supply, Troop Industrial, and Miller Lite. All advance tickets are just $20* plus a $3 facility fee (reserved or lawn)!

Featured will be GARY ALLAN. With four #1 singles - "Man to Man," "Tough Little Boys," "Nothing On But The Radio," and "Watching Airplanes" - and trademark hits such as the "Best I Ever Had" and "Right Where I Need To Be," Allan has attracted a diverse audience pursuing music that mines the dangerous side of life. He has amassed seven gold albums, three of which were certified platinum, and has maintained the admiration of critics as well as fans. His newest release, Set You Free, is a perfectly named, well-conceived album that embodies his own evolution toward personal, creative freedom, the result of his own journey as a man and as an artist.

Singer, songwriter ROBERT EARL KEEN has earned a reputation as one of the nation's finest musical storytellers as he matches his vivid musical portraits with irresistible melodies. His songs are infused with deep insight and humor, allowing them to grow more profound with time, which is why artists such as George Strait, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Lyle Lovett have chosen to record his songs over the years.

Duck Dynasty's WILLIE ROBERTSON needs little introduction. Currently one of the hottest shows on television, Duck Dynasty features Willie who is CEO of the family's business, Duck Commander, and who does the majority of the narration on the show.


Sponsoring the event are Brock, Wells Supply, Echo, Troop and Miller Lite.


Advance tickets are just $20 plus $3 facility fee (reserved or lawn)! Tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 17 @ 10 am at the Ford Park Box Office; all Ticketmaster outlets, including HEB on Dowlen Road, the Beaumont Civic Center and the Lake Charles Civic Center; and charge by phone at 800-745-3000. (Additional Ticketmaster fees may apply.)

*Day of event tickets will be $30. *There is a 6-ticket limit.

EVENT Additional musical acts will be announced at a later date. And no Uncle Sam Jam would be complete without a fireworks display!




"The Brock Group has a broad and integrated service offering including scaffolding, insulation, coatings, fireproofing, steam tracing, instrumentation & electrical and other complementary industrial specialty services. These services support essential facility maintenance needs, such as asset protection, heat loss prevention and infrastructure access, and are vital to maintaining the everyday operating efficiency of its customers' plants as well as supporting their ongoing turnaround outage work and facility expansions. Brock can deliver its services as a single task or apply its consolidated service programs."



Wells Supply LLC is a leading provider of pipe, valves, and fittings to the Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana petrochemical and oilfield industries. We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service and a dedication to customer satisfaction. Wells Supply has put decades of knowledge and experience to work to ensure our customers get the materials they need, when they need it.



Echo Maintenance LLC has provided industrial construction and maintenance services throughout Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico for over 36 years. Echo has worked on and completed hundreds of projects with a continuing emphasis on safety, quality and timely completion. Echo Maintenance LLC is a privately-owned construction and industrial maintenance service company located in Port Arthur, Texas. The projects of Echo Maintenance and its subsidiaries are located throughout Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico and our affiliated fabrication companies have also worked on international projects. The Echo family of affiliated companies has completed hundreds of projects with total sales exceeding two billion dollars. Our projects have included Petrochemical Refineries and Chemical Refineries in Southeast, Texas.


About TROOP Founded in 1999, Troop Industrial started out as a small fastener supplier working out of a portable building at the owners house; pulling an enclosed trailer from job to job. Through hard work and perseverance Troop Industrial has grown to a thriving industrial fastener supply house with 2 locations covering the heart of the industrial Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. Troop Industrial has become a strong and reliable supplier of Bolts of all types, stud bolts in a myriad of grades and coatings, Gaskets of all types, Structural Bolts and related hardware, wire rope, chain, safety supplies, tape, flagging, chemicals, degreasers, drill bits and anything else a customer would need at a job site, capital project, fabrication facility, machine shop or any other place there is hard work being done. On site storage is also available through 40ft containers or large semi trailers. All of our on site storage containers have fluorescent lighting, industrial shelving, work counters, courtesy receptacles and air conditioning. From big to small we have you covered at Troop Industrial. Serving the Industrial Gulf Coast and all of North America. Some of our current and past projects include an LNG project in Southeast Texas, Kearl Oil Sands, Refinery Expansion in Columbia, DCU and HCU projects along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast, Capital Projects in Illinois, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Wyoming, pipelines from Texas to Canada, and a myriad of other projects.

About MILLER LITE Miller wants its customers to enjoy their products and encourages them to drink responsibility.

About FORD PARK Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Ford Park is strategically located on Interstate Highway 10 between Houston and Lake Charles and serves a market area of 1.5 million people with-in a one hour drive. Ford Park consists of the 14,000 seat Ford Pavilion, the 8,500 seat Ford Arena, the 48,000 sq. ft. Ford Exhibit Hall with 8 meeting rooms and a business center, Ford Midway with two covered barns & 9-acres of paved festival grounds, Ford Fields with 12 ball diamonds, a Regional Visitors Center, and several other privately developed and managed businesses complimentary to Ford Park. For additional information, visit

Ford Park is managed by SMG.

About SMG

Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 220 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston's Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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About GLENN SMITH PRESENTS, INC. Since 1986 GSPI has produced several thousand major events in 45 states and 13 foreign countries. These events include the largest headline musical acts in country, rock, classic rock and R&B.


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