Texas Music

The Five Best Ways to See George Strait This Weekend

George Strait trivia time: do you know the second-to-last place King George will have ever played as a regular touring artist? If you had the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo Thursday night, you win, but sadly we still can't help you get tickets to the grand finale tomorrow night in Arlington's AT&T Stadium.

Even now, Strait's covered wagons are probably making their way from the Rio Grande Valley to North Texas for as bittersweet a moment as true-blue Texas country music fans have ever seen, one that just about every single person who has ever cut a rug or soothed a broken heart to a Strait tune wishes he or she could see in person. But the stadium with a capacity of more than 100,000 has been sold out practically ever since tickets went on sale. They were averaging about $350 on StubHub this week, The Dallas Morning News said. (At least somebody's gotta be filming this thing tomorrow, right?)

But still. Maybe there's a way you can still blow off work today, find a truck and fire it up, leave Houston in the dust, and make your way to the biggest concert country music has ever seen. We thought of five. Run.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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