Smokin’ hot concerts and wild performances: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Looking for a buckin’ good time? Starting March 4 to the 23, this year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will offer excitement and entertainment for cowboys and cowgirls of all ages. If this is your first rodeo (and even if it’s not) you can be sure to expect bull riding, calf scrambling, horse and livestock competitions, world championship barbeque contests and of course, rocking concerts.
From pop stars Usher, Selema Gomez, and Robin Thicke to country music’s Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Hunter Hayes, this star-studded horse-and-pony show is not one to miss.
Check out the full lineup of concert performers and classic rodeo events below—and get your 10-gallon hat ready!
- Brad Paisley – Tuesday, March 4
- Eli Young Band – Wednesday, March 5
- Reba – Thursday, March 6
- Usher – Friday, March 7
- Chris Young – Saturday, March 8
- Selena Gomez – Sunday, March 9
- REO Speedwagon – Monday, March 10
- Jason Aldean – Tuesday, March 11
- Jake Owen – Wednesday, March 12
- Maroon 5 – Thursday, March 13
- Keith Urban – Friday, March 14
- Hunter Hayes – Saturday, March 15
- Pesado and Banda MS – Sunday, March 16
- Luke Bryan – Monday, March 17
- Robin Thicke – Tuesday, March 18
- Florida Georgia Line - Wednesday, March 19
- Blake Shelton - Thursday, March 20
- Easton Corbin - Friday, March 21
- The Band Perry – Saturday, March 22
- Zac Brown Band – Sunday, March 23
Every night during the RodeoHouston show, contestants compete in several rough-and-tumble rodeo events. The death-defying feats and action-packed antics of the steer wrestling, bull riding, calf scramble and team roping events are intended to thrill audiences and delight fans.
Exhibitors from across the US enter cattle, goats, llamas, sheep and even rabbits into this high-stakes competition. Junior champions are awarded three airline tickets, while the Open Show winners walk away with the title of Houston Champion and further publicity to help the development of their business.
Like a scene from an old Hollywood Western, contestants at the Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championship Event will steer their horses through obstacle courses while aiming and firing blank-loaded revolvers at targets along the way. Then there’s the Team Penning and Ranch Sorting Event where teams of riders round up cattle who got away from the heard in 60 seconds or less. You don’t need to travel back in time to see these classic cowboy-era events, you only need to saddle up to the sidelines and enjoy.
Did you know?
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is run with the support of more than 28,000 volunteers. With the mission to promote better agricultural production in the state of Texas, this volunteer-run event is enjoyable for families of all shapes and sizes.
Insider Tip from Yelp user Mallorie W.
“DOWNLOAD THE HOUSTON RODEO APP ON YOUR PHONE. Your life will be much easier and you will have maps, pricing, and a list of vendors right in your hand.”
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