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houston rodeoGet ready for the biggest party in Texas, attracting almost 2 million visitors a year to the world's largest rodeo and livestock exhibition.

Also known as Rodeo Houston, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is so much more...

The three-week whoop-de-doo -- scheduled this year from Tuesday, March 7 to Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Reliant Park -- also offers one the country's largest barbecue cook-offs, an exciting colorful Downtown parade (this year scheduled for Saturday, March 4, 2017), and entertainment spectaculars featuring the country's most popular music stars.

How to get 2017 Houston Rodeo Tickets

Tickets go on sale in mid-January, and are available at the Reliant Park Box office and online at Tickets cover the cost of admission to Reliant Stadium, Reliant Arena, Reliant Center and the carnival with kids under two years of age admitted free.

Last year, ticket prices ranged from the $300 chute area (located directly behind the bucking chutes) — to the popular action seats affording up-close views at $100 — to the far more affordable $18 "nosebleeds" in the upper level (bring the binoculars.)

2017 Houston Rodeo Star Concert Lineup & Schedule

As usual, 2017 the entertainment schedule is a real crowd pleaser, with a hot ticket lineup that includes dates and performances by this year's A-list of rock, pop and country stars.

Houston Rodeo concert lineup
Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Meghan Trainor
and Fifth Harmony are just some of the
headliners at the 2017 Houston Rodeo.

The complete lineup for the 2017 Texas Rodeo was announced in January when concert tickets went on sale at, and all Ticketmaster locations.

Tuesday, March 7 – Aaron Watson
Wednesday, March 8 – Old Dominion
Thursday, March 9 - Chris Stapleton
Friday, March 10 – Alicia Keys
Saturday, March 11 - Alan Jackson
Sunday, March 12 - The Chainsmokers
Monday, March 13 - Sam Hunt
Tuesday, March 14 - Meghan Trainor
Wednesday, March 15 - Thomas Rhett
Thursday, March 16 - Luke Bryan
Friday, March 17 - Fifth Harmony
Saturday, March 18 - Willie Nelson
Sunday, March 19 - Banda El Recodo | Siggno
Monday, March 20 - Florida Georgia Line
Tuesday, March 21 - ZZ Top
Wednesday, March 22 - Chris Young
Thursday, March 23 - Blink-182
Friday, March 24 - Dierks Bentley
Saturday, March 25 - Brad Paisley
Sunday, March 26 – Zac Brown Band

Of course, the main event remains Rodeo Houston -- offering bareback and bronco riding, steer wrestling and roping competitions, and daredevil bull-riding guaranteed to thrill.

Houston's population of 2 million also becomes part of the show, as they get into the the spirit of "Go Texan Day" (this year it falls on Friday, March 3, 2017), donning their best western wear, cowboy hats, and boots for the once-a-year celebration.

Another major part of the pre-festivities is the World Championship Barb-B-Que Contest kicking off at Reliant Park that same weekend.

Getting to the rodeo

With visitors coming in from cities coast to coast, Houstoners are joined by thousands of tourists from more than 80 countries who want an authentic taste of "the real America." As a result, during the month of March the city becomes a united nations of visitors encouraged to take METRORail public transportation to the center of all the action, Reliant Park.

For those traveling by gas guzzler to the event (hey, this is oil-rich Texas, after all!) park and ride lots are available with express service to and from the Rodeo.

Houston Rodeo - Behind the Scenes 

Houston Rodeo on TV

For those who can't get to the festivities, local TV coverage is the next best thing. For an event this big and grand, local station FOX Southwest goes all out with television specials, and live coverage of top rodeo competitions, Also look for news roundups each night on air, as well as video recaps online featured at each day.

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More about the Houston Rodeo around the Web:

Rodeo - The official site with ticket information, rodeo and entertainment schedule, photos, FAQ and historical information.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Wikipedia - Great overview of the event with photos, information and lists of performers who have appeared throughout the years, along with lots of related references and resources.

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