The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ will begin and end on a country music note, but there will be sprinkles of rhythm and blues, pop-dance, and classic rock.
Among the notable acts making debuts as RodeoHouston entertainers include rapper Pitbull and pop singer Bruno Mars.
The rock group Styx returns to perform at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ for the first time since 2002.
Julion Alvarez and norteño group Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon are scheduled to perform during Go Tejano Day, both debut acts for the RodeoHouston stage.
R&B singer Mary J. Blige will perform as part of Black Heritage Day. She also performed during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ in 2002 and 2010.
Alan Jackson, a country music veteran, is scheduled to perform as part of Armed Forces Appreciation Day.
RodeoHouston announced in October 2012 that 'The X Factor' judge Demi Lovato would perform during one of the nights with teen singer Austin Mahone, in addition to country singers Toby Keith, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean.
The rodeo begins at Reliant Park on Monday, Feb. 25 and ends Saturday, March 16. A special post-event concert will take place on Sunday, March 17 with the Randy Rogers Band, Martina McBride, and George Strait, who embarks on his final tour in 2013.
Tickets will be available beginning on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. online at www.rodeohouston.com, at all Ticketmaster locations and by phone at 1-800-726-1313. No tickets can be purchased at the Reliant Park Box office until Monday, Jan. 14.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which began in 1932, has committed more than $330 million to the youth of Texas through various educational and scholarship programs.
Complete RodeoHouston schedule
Monday, Feb. 25 – Toby Keith, presented by Ford F-Series
Tuesday, Feb. 26 – Gary Allan
Wednesday, Feb. 27 – (Armed Forces Appreciation Day) Alan Jackson
Thursday, Feb. 28 – Zac Brown Band
Friday, March 1 – (Black Heritage Day, sponsored by Kroger) Mary J. Blige
Saturday, March 2 – Brantley Gilbert
Sunday, March 3 – Demi Lovato, Austin Mahone
Monday, March 4 – Styx
Tuesday, March 5 – Lady Antebellum
Wednesday, March 6 – Dierks Bentley
Thursday, March 7 – Bruno Mars
Friday, March 8 – Tim McGraw
Saturday, March 9 – (Super Shootout presented by Crown Royal) The Band Perry
Sunday, March 10 – (Go Tejano Day sponsored by State Farm®) Julion Alvarez, Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon
Monday, March 11 – Jason Aldean
Tuesday, March 12 – Kenny Chesney
Wednesday, March 13 – Jake Owen
Thursday, March 14 – Pitbull
Friday, March 15 – Blake Shelton
Saturday, March 16 – (RODEOHOUSTON BP Super Series Championship) Luke Bryan
Sunday, March 17 - (concert only) George Strait, Martina McBride and the Randy Rogers Band