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June 30, 2018

CITGO Freedom Over Texas July 4th Celebration
Chris Young and Special Guest The Mavericks
***Volunteers Needed & Download the FOT App***

Houstonians will celebrate more than three decades of July 4th music and fireworks on Buffalo Bayou as the city's signature tribute to patriotism - CITGO Freedom Over Texas - returns with NEW live music acts and spectacular fireworks, Wednesday, July 4th from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Cupid & the Dance Party Express will open the Citgo Main Stage, followed by special guest The Mavericks, with their genre-defying eclectic mix of Tex-Mex, neotraditional country music, and Latin rockabilly. Chart-topping country music star Chris Young will headline the event. Recently inducted as a member of the iconic Grand Ole Opry, Chris Young has ten No. 1 singles and seven albums to his credit, including the two-time platinum single "I'm Comin' Over" and 2015's Gold-certified album I'm Comin' Over, which earned multiple ACM, BBMA, CMA, CMT, Grammy and RDMA nominations and scored three consecutive chart-topping singles. As is tradition, the evening will conclude with a spectacular blast of fireworks thanks to CITGO, which has provided the finale since 2015. This is the second year that CITGO has been the dual sponsor of the pyrotechnics and the event title. For more details visit

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT! Houstonians attending CITGO Freedom Over Texas will have additional ways to navigate through the largest Fourth of July Celebration in the state. Available NOW, FOT2018 will offer patrons the ability to purchase tickets and view performance schedules and maps, parking tips and other helpful hints to enhance the CITGO Petroleum Corporation Freedom Over Texas experience!

Download our FREE "Freedom Over Texas" app today at Google Play for Android devices running 4.1 and higher, or at the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad devices running iOS 8.0 or later.

WE NEED YOU to make this year's celebration the best ever. Sign up to volunteer at: Volunteers get in free and receive free parking, a t-shirt, refreshments and more!

General admission tickets are available online for $8 per person until midnight, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 (children 5 and under are free with a paid adult). On Wednesday, July 4, tickets will be $10 online and at gate admission booths. #thingstodoinhouston #FreedomOverTX

Produced by the Mayor's Office of Special Events Houston Civic Events, Inc., Non-Profit Partner

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