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.
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
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!
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!
|3/5/10||Mary J. Blige|
|3/7/10||Jonas Brothers with Demi Lovato|
|3/14/10||El Trono De Mexico Pesado|
|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|
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.
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!
There are a ton of events going on right now, but what are the top events globally? What are the sports, concerts and theater that everyone wants to see? Below is a quick look at some of the most searched terms/events/categories on the TicketCity.com website.
TOP TICKET SEARCHES:
* Concert Tickets – Tons & tons & tons of people are looking for tickets to their favorite artist or performer. Our main Concert Tickets page is one of the highest traffic pages on our website. Because of that we are going to be releasing some new features soon to make it easier to find information on your favorite concert performer. The most searched genre on our concert tickets page is “Rock music”, followed closely by “Country music”. A few of the top performers right now are: AC/DC, Britney Spears, Bruce Springsteen, Jonas Brothers, Leonard Cohen, Sugarland, Taylor Swift & the shows at the Houston Rodeo. Others that are starting to draw more traffic are: Michael Jackson and U2. U2 has announced they will be touring the globe in Fall. The one-time “King of Pop” is playing a series of shows in London; there are rumors about him setting up a series of shows in the United States.
* Sports Tickets – The NFL & College Football are the two most popular sporting events on our website. Both are out-of-season right now but still drawing large traffic numbers as people search for ticket deals for the 2009 football season. Dallas Cowboys tickets has been a particularly hot search term, mostly due to the fact that the Cowboys are moving into a new stadium for the upcoming season. Fans of the Cowboys want to see the new “Jerry World” and are trying to find the best deals on tickets.
The largest traffic these days is being split between College Basketball (a speciality of TicketCity) and NBA Tickets. In the college segment most people are searching for conference tournament tickets; the most demand is for Big 12 Tournament Tickets & Big East Tournament Tickets, although demand for the ACC Tournament is solid as well. The NCAA Tournament regional sites are just now starting to draw some interest, although the real buying will not pickup until the NCAA Tournament teams are announced.
On-site demand for NBA tickets is all about the top teams, the most searched terms are Cavs, Celtics, Lakers & Spurs.
The Major League Baseball season is starting in a few weeks, so the traffic is building for that. Most people searching for baseball are either looking for World Baseball Classic tickets or for New York Yankees tickets. Other popular search terms are Cubs, Dodgers, Mets and Red Sox.
The demand for NHL tickets is light compared to the other categories, but there are still quite a few queries for the top teams. Earlier this year, NHL searches were at an all-time for the NHL Winter Classic played at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Spring is not just about team sports, it is also major sporting events. The two biggest events in that spectrum are both drawing a ton of traffic right now; both The Masters and the Kentucky Derby are two of the most searched terms on the site. Demand for Masters has been increasing steadily since Tiger Woods returned to the course in late February.
* Theater Tickets - Across the board the demand (and searches) for Broadway Tickets have been down slightly. But there are still many individual shows that are getting a ton of traffic. Leading that group is Wicked. Demand for Wicked tickets has been strong for well over a year and it remains one of the top draws on Broadway. Right behind Wicked right now in searches is Shrek the Musical. The other, non-Broadway, theater show that has been burning up the charts is Flight of the Conchords. Search traffic and demand for this hit show has been unexpectedly huge.
So there is a quick look at what is hot at TicketCity right now. If you are looking for tickets for one of these shows, or any other, please call 1.800.880.8886 to speak with one of our talented Sales Associates. Or you buy online at TicketCity.com.