It’s So American — the Newest Texas Rodeo

The American features the largest one-day payout in rodeo history

It’s only fitting for the stadium with the world’s largest video screen, one of the biggest capacities, and most cheered on teams in America to also host the largest event in rodeo history. The American is upping the ante and bringing a $2 Million pay out to the table, the largest one-day payout in rodeo history. The world’s greatest cowboys and cowgirls will head down to Arlington, Texas on March 2, 2014 and takeover the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium for The American, what many are considering to be the next big thing for rodeo. Check out the rodeo seating chart for AT&T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium):

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While one-day rodeo championships are far and few between, The American has built its foundation on being just that; One Big Rodeo. The rodeo will feature the top 10 riders from each of the following sanctioned events, Professional Bull Riders (PBR), Pro Roughstock Series, United States Team Roping Championships, Better Barrel Racers, and the Ultimate Calf Roping Series. Outside of the top ten and think you can compete with the best of the best? The American has you covered with five qualifying events leading up to the rodeo extravaganza in Arlington that will culminate in Mesquite, Texas. The qualifiers will be from all over the country and have their shot to compete for a share of that $2 Million prize.

The two million dollar payout is one of the richest in rodeo history and will be broken down into each event with first place earning $100 thousand and second place getting $25 thousand. The other million dollars will make up a side pot set aside for the qualifiers. To get their hands on the side pot, the qualifiers must beat the best and win their sanctioned event.

In a state that features three of the biggest rodeo’s already in Austin, San Antonio and Houston, The American will be sharing the spotlight with some heavy contenders, but a cash prize at that amount is sure to help sway the light a bit.

2011 Rodeo Austin Announces Concert Line-Up

A fantastic line-up for the 2011 Rodeo Austin concert series was announced, and we are thrilled! Tons of good music will take over for the exciting rodeo action earlier in the day. Everything from new R&B (Jason Derulo) to cuontry (Dierks Bentley, Clay Wakler, Kevin Fowler) to pure rockers (Joan Jett, avec The Blakhawks). However, what we’re most waiting for is the Loretta Lynn concert! For a complete list of perfomers, click here.

2011 Rodeo Austin Concert Line-Up

Yee-Haw, the Houston Rodeo is coming!

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo isn’t just any rodeo, y’all!

Nope, this is a rodeo, livestock show, horse show, event & activity center, & concert venue all in one! The Houston Rodeo has been around since 1931 and continues to grow every year with the help of hundreds of volunteers, the Houston community, and the millions of attendees over the years.

If livestock shows and rodeos aren’t your thing, no problem! Come check out 20 of the biggest names in the music industry during the 20 days of the rodeo, March 2nd through March 21st.

2010 Houston Rodeo Entertainer Line Up:

March 2- Alan Jackson
March 3- Dierks Bentley
March 4- Kenny Chesney
March 5- Mary J Blige
March 6- Jason Aldean
March 7- Jonas Brothers
March 8- Tim McGraw
March 9- Darius Rucker
March 10- Rascal Flatts
March 11- Brad Paisley
March 12- Toby Keith
March 13- Blake Shelton
March 14- El Trono De Mexico Pesado
March 15- Lady Antebellum
March 16- Keith Urban
March 17- Gary Allan
March 18- Black Eyed Peas
March 19- Eli Young Band
March 20- Brooks and Dunn
March 21- Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

Rodeo Houston Lines Up Big Acts – Justin Bieber to Close

Each spring Rodeo Houston brings some of the biggest acts to Houston, Texas, and 2010 will be no different.  The 20-day music marathon has something to offer everyone, even those who may not feel that country and twang is their thang.  The historic Texas blowout event at Reliant Stadium includes entertainment of all genres and includes special events such as a downtown parade, art shows, wine events, fun things for the kiddos, as well as Black Heritage Day, Go Tejano Day - and of course live rodeo action!

Justin Bieber Photo Highlights of 2010 Rodeo Houston include Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, one of Brooks & Dunn’s last perfomances as a duo, and the season closes in Houston with teen sensation Justin Bieber who performs with Selena Gomez. 

Check out this year’s line up that’s sure to have something for everyone.  Buy your tickets and start polishin up those boots today!

3/2/10 Alan Jackson
3/3/10 Dierks Bentley
3/4/10 Kenny Chesney
3/5/10 Mary J. Blige
3/6/10 Jason Aldean
3/7/10 Jonas Brothers with Demi Lovato
3/8/10 Tim McGraw
3/9/10 Darius Rucker
3/10/10 Rascal Flatts
3/11/10 Brad Paisley
3/12/10 Toby Keith
3/13/10 Blake Shelton
3/14/10 El Trono De Mexico Pesado
3/15/10 Lady Antebellum
3/16/10 Keith Urban
3/17/10 Gary Allan
3/18/10 Black Eyed Peas
3/19/10 Eli Young Band
3/20/10 Brooks & Dunn
3/21/10 Justin Bieber with Selena Gomez

Texas Rodeo Comes to a Close

2009 marked an impressive year for Houston Rodeo, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and Rodeo Austin.  From Taylor Swift and the Jonas Brothers, to the Goo Goo Dolls and Akon, this year didn’t disappoint. This past weekend marked the close of the main Texas rodeo season with the final performances at Rodeo Austin on Saturday night.  And what a blowout it was.  The evening started with the competitive rodeo events including saddle bronc, calf roping and barrell racing.  Mutton Bustin’ is a children’s event that provided what was probably the highlight of the evening as young buccaroos did their best to hold on to sheep just as long as they could.  (Click here to see Mutton Bustin’ on the Today Show!)  Bull riding followed as the big cowboys took on the real beasts. 

Next, Kevin Fowler took the stage and the night really got going.  One might have thought toward the end of his set the evening was winding down, but it was only getting started.  Each year the BulletProof Blowout party that marks the end of the rodeo brings free food and drinks  from sponsors in order to raise money for Texas youth through the tips collected at the party.  And we all know Texans know how to throw a great party.  Music, entertainment (by the scheduled performers as well as a few, um, impromptu acts), auctions, cowbells, dancing on the bar – it was all there.  If you needed a change of pace, there was also a party going on at 100X Club.  Needless to say, there was certainly no shortage of entertainment.  And if you have not ventured outside of the arena to experience some of the other fun at the rodeo, I suggest you do so next year.

Jack Ingram, Akon

Jack Ingram, Akon

So even though the Texas Rodeos have come to an end, it’s not too early to get on our mailing list to be the first to find out about scheduled acts for 2010 in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas.  For now, we still have the year-end championship to look forward when National Finals Rodeo hits Vegas.  You’d think Vegas would throw the best Rodeo party, but I’d wager that Texas could certainly give Vegas a run for its money!