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HOUSTON – The AdvoCare Texas Kickoff announced today that the gameday will get underway with a special performance by Texas country music star Jack Ingram at the Karbach Love Street TexFest on Friday, Sept. 13 at NRG Stadium prior the college football showdown between the University of Houston and Washington State University.

Ingram is a highly acclaimed artist, best known for his Indie country music and recognition with young fans. Since 1992, the Texas native has produced a memorable discography of 12 studio albums, over four live albums and numerous singles. The country music star has maintained a strong reputation for his charismatic performances and eclectic sound. His blend of Indie and country is highly favored amongst his dedicated fan base, and other artists recognize his insane work ethic.

Originally born in the Woodlands, Jack Ingram got his start by writing songs and playing local appearances while studying psychology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in the late 1980s. He then took his talents to Fort Worth, where he played for local bars around Texas Christian University’s campus. During the early 1990s, Ingram toured throughout his home state, opening for Mark Chesnutt and other acts. In 1993, he debuted with his self-titled album Jack Ingram and followed it up with Lonesome Question in 1994. After his first live album, Live at Adair’s in 1996, Ingram re-issued two of his first Indie albums, demonstrating his talents in various genres. The success of these albums allowed him to expand his creativity and drop a few nationally renowned records such as Livin’ or Dyin’, Hey You, and Electric.

The 2000’s was a prominent era for Ingram as he created and released one of his most popular albums in 2005 titled Wherever You Are. The album produced a powerful duo of country hits; its title track Wherever You Are became his first Number One single. The second acclaimed single Love You reached the Top 20. His next two albums each had their own success with songs that ranked in the Top 10 and Top 20 charts. His 2016 album, Midnight Motel, marked a significant milestone for the artist, with it being his first independent soundtrack ever produced. In April of 2019, Ingram put out his 14th album titled Ridin’ High…Again.

The weekend’s festivities will begin Thursday night at 6:30p in Midtown at the Karbach Hopadillo Kickoff Crawl where fans will have the chance to participate in multiple giveaways as they make their way around select bars. The night’s giveaways include AdvoCare Texas Kickoff tickets and swag, passes for a meet and greet with Jack Ingram, pregame sideline passes – all of which can be won through games at each bar. At the end of the night, a final drawing will be held for two 50-yard line AdvoCare Texas Kickoff game tickets at the last bar of the crawl. For a full schedule of stops and activities, visit

On game day, the Karbach Love Street TexFest will kick off the events at NRG Stadium on Friday, Sept. 13 starting at 5:00 p.m. outside the south entrances of NRG Stadium. Ingram will headline the event and is scheduled to hit the stage at 6:15 p.m. following the team arrivals and Spirit Walks.

Karbach Love Street TexFest is a free event open to all 2019 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff ticketholders that features live music, prizes and the teams’ spirit walks into NRG Stadium. The official pregame party for the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff will be held outside the South Entrances to NRG Stadium between the Amegy Bank Gate and Ford Gate. This year’s festivities will include food trucks, games, inflatables in the Kids Zone and drink specials. For more information on the event, visit

Following is a detailed schedule of the pre-game events leading up to the 2019 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff:



Musical Performance by Jack Ingram 



5:00 p.m. CT Event Opens at NRG Stadium

6:00 p.m. CT, University of Houston Spirit Walk 

6:10 p.m. CT, Washington State Spirit Walk 

6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. CT, Jack Ingram 


Bud Light Plaza and the South Entrances of NRG Stadium 


The matchup of the UH Cougars and the #23 WSU Cougars will kick off at 8:15 p.m. CT following the pregame festivities at NRG Stadium. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN and heard locally on Sports Radio 610 (KILT-AM). Tickets remain for the 2019 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff and are available by clicking here or calling (832) 667-2390.

Allie LeClair
(832) 667-2050

Brianna Lewis
(832) 667-2035