Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will feature arguably what can be considered its biggest and best lineup ever with its annual event this year.
The 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s musical entertainment schedule gets a big kickstart with country music great Toby Keith on opening night, Feb. 25. Country music legend George Strait will bring the three week event to a close on Sunday, March 17.
Other highlights during this year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at Reliant Stadium include Alan Jackson on Armed Forces Appreciation Day on Feb. 27, rock legends Styx on March 4, and rising star Jason Aldean on March 11. Individual tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12.
According to the Rodeo Houston website, the star entertainers begin performing after the last rodeo event is completed each evening and the stage is set. Actual start times for the concert can vary day-to-day due to the varying number of rodeo competitors and other factors.
Artists who are performing showcases on Monday through Friday typically hit the stage between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. each night.
The concerts on Saturday, March 2, Sunday, March 3 and Sunday, March 10 will start between 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. The shows on Saturday, March 9 and Saturday, March 15 will begin between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The concert on Sunday, March 17, featuring country music legend George Strait is expected to begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Randy Rogers Band taking the stage first, followed by Martina McBride and then George Strait.
Visit www.rodeohouston.com for more information on tickets and all rodeo events and activities.
Feb. 25 Toby Keith
Feb. 26 Gary Allan
Feb. 27 Alan Jackson
Feb. 28 Zac Brown Band
March 1 Mary J. Blige
March 2 Brantley Gilbert
March 3 Demi Lovato, Austin Mahone
March 4 Styx
March 5 Lady Antebellum
March 6 Dierks Bentley
March 7 Bruno Mars
March 8 Tim McGraw
March 9 The Band Perry
March 10 Julion Alvarez, Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon
March 11 Jason Aldean
March 12 Kenny Chesney
March 13 Jake Owen
March 14 Pitbull
March 15 Blake Shelton
March 16 Luke Bryan
March 17 George Strait, Martina McBride, Randy Rogers Band