Houston is a mecca for concert goers, with some of the world’s biggest acts routinely stopping by the Bayou City. 2019 will be no different — you can see Justin Timberlake, Fleetwood Mac, Mariah Carey, Pink, the Rolling Stones, Queen with Adam Lambert and we’re crossing our fingers for Sir Paul McCartney.
But the biggest concert that stampedes into Houston every year is actually a collection of 21 night-after-night shows that have music lovers barreling out of the chute to rein in as many tickets as they can. We’re talking, of course about the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
This year’s series —as it is every year — is a mash-up of popular rock, pop, country, Latin and R&B/hip-hop performers. Kacey Musgraves kicks off the concert schedule Feb. 25 and King of Country George Strait makes a rare concert appearance to again close out the rodeo on March 17. This year will be even sweeter as fellow Texans Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen will join him on stage. Sprinkled in between will be Luke Bryan, Cardi B, Panic! At the Disco, Los Tigres Del Norte, Santana and Brad Paisley. See the full line-up here.
The wildest ride will be to get tickets for your preferred concert, with an online waiting room opening up at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 10. Those waiting will be randomly selected to enter the store to purchase tickets at 10 a.m. You can find all the details here.
Rodeo Houston isn’t all about the music, though. Your concert ticket comes with entry to an actual rodeo where competitors will do their best to tame bulls, wrestle steers and ride bareback. There’s also food — lots of food — shopping, educational programs, wildlife exhibits, a midway and Agventure, where you can see nearly every species of livestock.
To quote George Strait, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is “Love Without End, Amen.”