HOUSTON -- RodeoHouston has officially announced the concert lineup for the 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
The following artists will perform at NRG Stadium throughout the month of March.
- March 7 - Aaron Watson
- March 8 - Old Dominion
- March 9 - Chris Stapleton
- March 10 - Alicia Keys
- March 11 - Alan Jackson
- March 12 - The Chainsmokers
- March 13 - Sam Hunt
- March 14 - Meghan Trainor
- March 15 - Thomas Rhett
- March 16 - Luke Bryan
- March 17 - Fifth Harmony
- March 18 - Willie Nelson
- March 19 - Banda El Recodo | Siggno
- March 20 - Florida Georgia Line
- March 21 - ZZ Top
- March 22 - Chris Young
- March 23 - Blink 182
- March 24 - Dierks Bentley
- March 25 - Brad Paisley
- March 26 - Zac Brown Band
Focused on growth and diversity, this year's lineup features the most non-country acts since 2012 with seven.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo President Joel Cowley says there’s a strategy that goes into scheduling the acts.
“We’re very pleased with what we’ve put together,” said Cowley. “We try to strike a balance. Most of our season ticket holders are interested in country music; but, when you put an act in where someone wants that ticket from them, they’re happy as well.”
Since 2008, the show averages 5.5 non-country performances per year and they usually pack NRG Stadium.
“And when you have an opportunity to bring in a Meghan Trainor or a Fifth Harmony, that’s hard to pass up,” said Cowley.
But country artists will always be the first choice for fans like Ricardo Jimenez. He hasn't missed Alan Jackson in years.
“I just saw the list this morning,” said Jimenez. “I’m trying to see what tickets I’m going to get.”
But his family doesn't always share his taste in music.
“That week during spring break is Meghan Trainor [and] I have two girls. So I may take them to that,” said Jimenez.
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, January 14 at 10 a.m. through AXS Ticketing via RodeoHouston.com. The online "Waiting Room" opens at 9:30 a.m. the same day. Each performance is purchased as a separate order. To purchase another performance, the customer will return to the Waiting Room.
Fans can register in advance at axs.com/rodeohouston_registration.
The official Rodeo Houston Facebook page streamed the announcement live on Monday at 12:05 a.m.
INDIVIDUAL RODEO TICKETS
Rodeo ticket prices range from $18 to $25, plus applicable fees. A few performances may have a limited number of tickets, including scattered singles (no two seats together), available from $30 to $100, as well as Chute Seats, for $300 or $350. Upper-level Value Wednesday tickets are $10.
A 10-ticket purchase limit is set for all 20 performances through the first day of public sales, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.
SEASON TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE (Loge and Upper Level)
Season ticket options start as low as $336 and are available online at rodeohouston.com/Tickets/SeasonTickets; or call the Rodeo Ticket Office at 832.667.1080.
(© 2017 KHOU)