Since 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has served as a venue for promoting agriculture and showcasing western heritage, while also educating the public and supporting Texas youth through scholarships and grants. The 2023 Houston Rodeo season will span 20 days from Feb. 28-March 19.

Tracking down tickets

Tickets for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo went on sale Jan. 12 and can be purchased online at

Rodeo & concert tickets:
  • Allow access to all events at NRG Park, NRG Center, NRG Arena and NRG Stadium as well as the carnival
  • Can be purchased the day of the event online until 4:45 p.m. on weekdays and 1:45 p.m. on weekends, or on-site until 9 p.m. on weekdays and 6 p.m. on weekends
  • Start at $25 for individual performances, $150 for premium seating and $500 for season tickets
  • Children age 2 and under do not require a ticket.
Grounds passes:
  • Allow access to all events at NRG Park, NRG Center and NRG Arena as well as the carnival; do not allow access to the rodeo or concert, which take place in NRG Stadium
  • Can be purchased the day of the event online until 8:30 p.m. or on-site until 9 p.m.
  • Cost $10 for ages 3-12, $20 for age 13 and older, and $50 for season passes
  • Children age 2 and under do not require a ticket.
Carnival tickets:
  • Are valid for both rides and games
  • Can be purchased on-site for 50 cents per ticket
  • Most rides require four to 20 tickets.
Prerodeo events

Barbecue sampling and wine tasting are among several prerodeo events on the schedule to help rodeo-goers gear up for the 2023 season.


19 Roundup & Best Bites Competition

23-25 Bar-B-Que Contest

24 Go Texan Day and Rodeo Roundup

25 Downtown Rodeo Parade and Rodeo Run

26 Champion Wine Auction & Dinner

Concert lineup

Weekday rodeos start at 6:45 p.m., with the entertainer taking the stage at 9 p.m. and the NRG Stadium gates opening at 6 p.m. Weekend rodeos start at 3:45 p.m., with the entertainer taking the stage at 6 p.m. and gates opening at 3 p.m.


28 Parker McCollum (Opening Day)


01 Brooks & Dunn (Armed Forces Appreciation Day)

02 Lauren Daigle (Sensory Friendly Day)

03 Bun B (Black Heritage Day)

04 Walker Hayes

05 Zac Brown Band

06 Jason Aldean (First Responders Day)

07 New Kids On The Block

08 Jon Pardi

09 Ashley McBryde

10 The Chainsmokers

11 Turnpike Troubadours

12 La Fiera De Ojinaga (Go Tejano Day)

13 Cody Jinks

14 Machine Gun Kelly

15 Kenny Chesney

16 Chris Stapleton

17 Cody Johnson

18 Brad Paisley

19 Luke Bryan

Things to do

There is never a dull moment to be had during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Between the bull riding, barrel racing and mutton bustin', check out the additional activities that will be available this season.
  • Livestock and Horse Show: Enjoy a variety of animal-centered festivities at the rodeo from Feb. 10-March 19. These events include competitions, such as the junior and open livestock shows, horse riding and celebrity goat milking as well as shows, such as Fiesta Charra—organized by the Go Tejano Committee—and the llama and alpaca parade.
  • Junior market auctions: Animals raised by Texas 4-H and Future Farmers of America students will be bid on in categories, such as commercial steer, swine and poultry. In addition, a school art auction will be held.
  • AgVenture: Learn all about agriculture in Hall A of NRG Center, which is open daily from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. This exhibit includes honey bees, a petting zoo, rabbits and a milking parlor.
  • Carnival: Rides, games and fried food abound on the grounds of NRG Park.
  • Ranching and Wildlife Expo: On the second floor of NRG Center, seminars, auctions and competitions will be held, including the 4-H/FFA archery competition and the Young Gun Shooting Sports competition.
  • Shopping: Attendees can peruse more than 300 vendors offering selections in western clothing and decor at booths across both NRG Stadium and NRG Park.
  • The Junction: This family-focused area is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily and features mutton bustin’, pig races and a petting zoo.
  • The Hideout: Open from 6 p.m.-midnight daily, this honky-tonk is open to those age 21 and older, and features live music, dancing and drinks.
  • Champion Wine Garden: Reservations can be made in advance at this rodeo hotspot, where patrons can enjoy live music and sample more than 75 award-winning wines.
New this year

Announced last summer, several changes have been made to the 2023 Rodeo Houston competition.
  • Women’s breakaway roping will now be held 20 consecutive nights of Rodeo Houston, Feb. 28-March 19. The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association-sanctioned event made its Rodeo Houston debut in 2022 and was previously held for seven performances.
  • Rodeo Houston will split its previous one-day Wild Card round into a two-day event, eliminating the Rodeo Houston Super Shootout. Wild Card Round 1 will be held March 17, and Wild Card Round 2 will be held March 18. The money from Rodeo Houston’s previous one-day Super Shootout event will be redistributed toward the Rodeo Houston Super Series purse.
  • The Rodeo Houston purse has increased to $2,178,000.
  • Rodeo Houston will add two new local qualifiers, the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo as well as the Waller County Fair & Rodeo, replacing the former qualifier, the Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo. Champions in each of the approved eight events, from each respective rodeo, will be extended an invite to compete at Rodeo Houston in 2023.
Supporting Texas youth

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials announced Dec. 15 the approval of an educational commitment of nearly $22.6 million to support Texas youth and statewide education programs in 2023.