Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

1932 marked the first year of the livestock exposition in Houston, TX.

Houston Show & Rodeo

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo® is one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious livestock and rodeo events in the world.

Founded in 1931

In 1931, the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition made its debut. Today, the "Show" has become one of the largest and most prestigious livestock exhibitions in Texas.

NRG Stadium

Previously held in the Astrodome, the show and rodeo events now take place in the NRG Stadium, in Houston, TX, with a seating capacity of 72,220.

Each year, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the place to be for concerts, food, shopping and fun!

It is one of the most anticipated events in Houston where over 2.4 million visitors from around the world attend annually.

With every event, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo welcomes a new set of award winning artists to thrill the fans with their talent and skill at NRG Stadium.

For more than a century, Houston has played an integral part in shaping agricultural practices across Texas and the U.S.

The Texas cowboy culture is alive today in Houston, where one can see cutting horse competitions, roping contests and rodeo events all year long – including some of the biggest meets in the world!

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Houston Livestock Show
and Rodeo Appearances

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Appearances

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a world-class event that is steeped in tradition and is a celebration of the American spirit. Every night, a superstar takes the stage to entertain the crowds. Below are just to name a few…

Cody Johnson

Cody Johnson wanted to be an actor, but it wasn't long before his love for music won him over.

Cody Johnson

Cody Johnson wanted to be an actor, but it wasn't long before his love for music won him over.

Cody Johnson is an American country artist from Abbott, Texas. In 2011, he won the Texas Regional Music Award for New Mail Vocalist of the Year.

Johnson’s live shows have created a reputation as some of the best energy in the Texas music scene and have solidified Cody Johnson Live as staples on multiple Texas country and festival lineups through the years.

In 2019, Johnson made history at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

The independent artist sold out NRG Stadium on Saturday, May 15 – becoming the first unsigned/independent artist to ever do so.

Cody Johnson

Bun B's H-Town Takeover

Bun B is a Texas legend and one of the forefathers of the southern rap movement.

Bun B's H-Town

Bun B's H-Town Takeover

Bun B is a Texas legend and one of the forefathers of the southern rap movement.

Bernard James Freeman, also known professionally as Bun B, is a popular American rapper, actor and songwriter. Raised in Port Arthur, Texas, Bun B embarked on his rap career in the late 1980s as a teenager.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced the joining of Bun B’s performance, known as
Bun B’s H-Town Takeover as one of the newest additions to the event for Black Heritage Day.

“Celebrating Black Heritage Day with many of our city’s own superstars should make for an epic night for Houstonians and Rodeo fans alike,” stated Rodeo President and CEO Chris Boleman.

Parker McCollum

Parker McCollum is an American Americana and country singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas.

Parker McCollum

Parker McCollum is an American Americana and country singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas.

Parker McCollum grew up in Conroe, Texas, just outside of Houston. He started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager as well as touring with other artists in high school.

His first release, “River Temple,” was produced by Lloyd Maines and a limited 500 vinyl release of it sold out on Valentine’s Day in 2014.

​​With a résumé full of successes, Parker McCollum is making his mark as one of Texas’ well-known country artists.

Chris Boleman, Rodeo President and CEO, officially welcomed McCollum’s debut at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Parker McCollu

George Strait

George Strait is known as the "King of Country" and is considered one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time.

George Strait

George Strait

George Strait is known as the "King of Country" and is considered one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time.

Strait began his musical career in the mid-1970s, signing with MCA Records in 1981 after penning “Unwound,” which became his first #1 hit.

He is affectionately known as the “King of Country” and continues to be one of the most popular recording artists for the most number-one songs in music history, with career record sales of $70 million in the US.

Strait’s first Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo appearance took place in 1983, and since then, he’s made more than 20 appearances, with over one million fans!

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