Ready for a mini vacay right here in Houston? Enjoy Texas’ best tradition, and visit the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with your family, March 1 – 20, 2016, for an affordable price, starting at $10.
Known as the world’s largest livestock show and most innovative rodeo, this event has something for the entire family to enjoy, including interactive exhibits, carnival rides, shopping, dining, horse shows, elite rodeo action and nightly concerts from the top musical acts in the country.
Families with adventurous children will enjoy the Kids Country area next to the Carnival, presented by NOV. This designated children’s area offers camel rides, kids pedal tractor pull, mutton bustin’, a petting zoo, pig races, and pony rides.
Entertainment also can be found on the Statoil Stars Over Texas Stage, including the singing competition, Rodeo Rockstar! The stage also hosts daily, family-friendly performances and concerts.
The fun continues with several interactive exhibits, including Fun on the Farm and AGventure. Fun on the Farm, presented by TDECU, teaches children the farm-to–market process in a playful environment. Families also have the opportunity to see the miracle of animals giving birth in AGventure, presented by Oxy, as well as learn about bees, horticulture, cattle breeds and rabbits.
In addition to the numerous activities on the grounds, visitors can see the best rodeo athletes perform every night inside NRG Stadium. RodeoHouston® invites the top athletes in the world to compete in bareback riding, barrel racing, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping and tie-down roping. RodeoHouston features two different types of competitions — the Super Series format and a one-day Super Shootout event — with both totaling a purse of more than $2.17 million. In the Super Series, each event champion takes home at least $50,000 after winning the 19-day, bracket-style format. On the final day of the Show, the RodeoHouston Super Shootout®: North America’s Champions presented by Crown Royal, features champion contestants from the eight best rodeos in North America competing for the event champion title and the chance to walk away with at least $25,000.
Once the dust settles from the wild rides, NRG Stadium transforms into a world-class concert venue, with the biggest names in music performing to record-breaking crowds.
The 2016 lineup includes the following:
- Tuesday, March 1 – The Band Perry
- Wednesday, March 2 – Chris Young
- Thursday, March 3 – Jason Aldean
- Friday, March 4 – Jason Derulo
- Saturday, March 5 – Cole Swindell
- Sunday, March 6 – Shawn Mendes
- Monday, March 7 – Miranda Lambert
- Tuesday, March 8 – Pitbull
- Wednesday, March 9 – Brett Eldredge
- Thursday, March 10 – Luke Bryan
- Friday, March 11 – Darius Rucker
- Saturday, March 12 – Billy Currington
- Sunday, March 13 – Los Huracanes Del Norte, Banda Los Recoditos
- Monday, March 14 – Kenny Chesney
- Tuesday, March 15 – Kid Rock
- Wednesday, March 16 – Jake Owen
- Thursday, March 17 – Florida Georgia Line
- Friday, March 18 – Little Big Town
- Saturday, March 19 – Brad Paisley
- Sunday, March 20 – Keith Urban
The rodeo and concert ticket includes entrance to all locations on the grounds. However, a grounds admission ticket allows access only to the events outside NRG Stadium. Rodeo performances Monday through Friday start at 6:45 p.m., and weekend performances start at 3:45 p.m.
For more information, visit rodeohouston.com. Rodeo/concert tickets are on sale for as low as $18, and Value Wednesday prices start at just $10.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is not only an annual event, but also a year-round non-profit organization. Since 1932, the Show has committed more than $400 million to the youth of Texas.