Rodeo Houston is getting a heavy infusion of pop and hip hop in 2013.
Joining the leading names in country-Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw are just a few-this year's lineup also includes the likes of Bruno Mars, Mary J Blige and Demi Lovato. Rapper Pitbull and the classic rock group Styx will also fill in the three-week event.
Twenty-five entertainers in all will perform on the Reliant Stadium stage between Feb. 25 and March 17 when George Strait headlines a full-length concert featuring the Randy Rogers Band and Martina McBride.
Here's the full line-up:
- Monday, Feb. 25 - Toby Keith
- 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 - 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 - The Band Perry
- Sunday, March 10 - Go Tejano Day - 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 - Luke Bryan
- Sunday, March 17 (concert only) - George Strait, Martina McBride and the Randy Rogers Band
Most Rodeo tickets range from $18 to $21; tickets go on sale Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. at www.rodeohouston.com, all Ticketmaster locations and by phone at 1-800-726-1313.