JUST ANNOUNCED: Chris Stapleton, Cody Johnson and 17 other performers coming to the 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

The 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo season runs Feb. 27-March 18.

The 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo season runs Feb. 27-March 18.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced 18 performers who will take the stage at NRG Stadium during the 2018 rodeo season, Feb. 27-Mar. 18, via Facebook Live Jan. 4.

Although fans have known since 2017 that country legend Garth Brooks would open and close the 2018 season and tickets for those shows have already sold out, tickets for the rest of the performances will be up for grabs starting Jan. 11 at 10 a.m.

Weekday rodeo shows start at 6:45 p.m. with the entertainer taking the stage at approximately 8:45 p.m., while weekend rodeo shows begin at 3:45 p.m. with the performer taking the stage at roughly 5:45 p.m.

All performances will take place at NRG Stadium, located at NRG Parkway, Houston and this year, the HLSR will be utilizing a brand new stage.

27 Garth Brooks, 8:45 p.m. (sold out)
28 Little Big Town, 8:45 p.m. (Armed Forces Appreciation Day)

1 Blake Shelton, 8:45 p.m.
2 Leon Bridges, 8:45 p.m. (Black Heritage Day)
3 Kelsea Ballerini, 5:45 p.m.
4 Alessia Cara, 5:45 p.m.
5 Rascal Flatts, 8:45 p.m. (First Responders Day)
6 Jason Aldean, 8:45 p.m.
7 Thomas Rhett 8:45 p.m.
8 Luke Bryan, 8:45 p.m.
9 Chris Young, 8:45 p.m.
10 Cody Johnson, 5:45 p.m.
11 Calibre 50, 5:45 p.m. (Go Tejano Day)
12 Zac Brown Band, 8:45 p.m.
13 J Balvin, 8:45 p.m.
14 One Republic, 8:45 p.m.
15 Keith Urban, 8:45 p.m.
16 Chris Stapleton, 8:45 p.m.
17 Brad Paisley, 5:45 p.m. (Rodeo Houston Super Series Championship)
18 Garth Brooks, 5:45 p.m. (sold out) (Rodeo Houston Super Shootout)

The HLSR has been a Texas tradition since 1932 and brings in approximately $4.7 million in annual regional aggregate gross sales, while creating 7,265 full-time jobs and attracting roughly 16,316 people each year.

The nonprofit organization benefits the youth and aims to support education and facilitate better agriculture practices through exhibitions and presentations.

For more information about the HLSR 2018, call 832-667-1000 or click here.
By Hannah Zedaker

Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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