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Reba, Kid Rock, John Legend and more to headline Houston Rodeo

posted on: 01/13/2012

It's going to be a star-studded lineup this year at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Reba McEntire, ZZ Top, John Legend, Alabama, Lady Antebellum and many more are headed to H-Town for three weeks of concerts during the rodeo, which kicks off on February 28.

Here's the full line-up released this morning by the Rodeo.

Tuesday, Feb. 28: Alabama
Wednesday, Feb. 29* – Armed Forces Appreciation Day: Kid Rock
Thursday, March 1: Lady Antebellum
Friday, March 2 – Black Heritage Day: John Legend
Saturday, March 3: Luke Bryan
Sunday, March 4: Big Time Rush, China Anne McClain from A.N.T Farm, with The McClain Sisters
Monday, March 5: Eli Young Band
Tuesday, March 6: Enrique Iglesias
Wednesday, March 7: Blake Shelton
Thursday, March 8: ZZ Top
Friday, March 9 – Paint the Rodeo Pink Day: Reba McEntire
Saturday, March 10: Chris Young
Sunday, March 11 – Go Tejano Day: Duelo, La Original Banda El Limon
Monday, March 12: Zac Brown Band
Tuesday, March 13: Miranda Lambert
Wednesday, March 14: The Band Perry
Thursday, March 15: Jason Aldean
Friday, March 16: Train
Saturday, March 17 – RodeoHouston BP Super Series Championship: Brad Paisley
Sunday, March 18 – Cinch RodeoHouston Super Shootout: Alan Jackson

The 22 different entertainers scheduled to perform at the 2012 Houston Rodeo have taken home countless music industry honors, including 31 GRAMMY® awards, 88 Academy of Country Music awards and 65 Country Music Association awards.

For tickets to Rodeo, click here.



Houston Named a Top Five Strongest U.S. Travel Market

posted on: 01/03/2012

TravelClick recently released its November 2011 North American Hospitality Review and it’s looking like H-Town is in for a bright 2012.  All travel segments—business, leisure and group business travel—are seeing gains in demand and increased room rates all over the U.S. in the next 12 months, though a handful of U.S. destinations (including our beloved Houston) are coming out on top.

As one of the “Top Five Strongest U.S. Travel Markets,” H-Town will see 9.7% committed occupancy gains, 2.6% higher reserved average daily rates (ADR) and a 9.5% increase for reserved revenue per available room (RevPAR). Other top markets for 2012 include Charlotte, Detroit, Indianapolis and Seattle.

Destinations making the Top Five Weakest U.S. Travel Markets include Honolulu, Minneapolis St. Paul, Denver, Phoenix and our neighbors to the north—Dallas.

For more on TravelClick’s review results, click here.

Note: The North American Hospitality Review is based on actual hotel bookings from Q4 2011 through Q3 2012.