Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Officials Approve Educational Commitment of $22,125,250

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials approved an educational commitment of $22,125,250 to support Texas youth and statewide educational programs in 2022. A majority of the funds will be administered through more than 800 scholarships valued at $14,186,000. “Our 2022 educational commitment is particularly meaningful as we near the Rodeo’s 90th anniversary, as it reinforces our unwavering commitment to supporting Texas youth and education, despite the challenges we’ve faced along the way,” said Chris Boleman, […]

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Kicks Off “90 Days ‘til 90 Years” Celebration The 90-day countdown to the 2022 Rodeo begins

Today, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officially kicked off its “90 Days ‘til 90 Years” celebration, marking the official countdown to the 90th anniversary celebration, scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 20, 2022. The celebration includes a 90th anniversary-themed mural in downtown Houston, launch of the “90 Reasons to Rodeo” social campaign, Howdy visiting area schools and 90th anniversary-themed advertising, including billboards, print and digital. “Today is an exciting day, as we officially kick […]

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced that Katie Grahmann has been promoted to chief financial officer

Today, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced that Katie Grahmann has been promoted to chief financial officer, where she will be responsible for overseeing all accounting and finance operations of the organization. “Since joining the Rodeo in 2014, Katie has been a significant contributor to our organization’s success, emerging as a well-respected leader among her team and colleagues,” said Rodeo President and CEO Chris Boleman. “I look forward to what I know will be […]

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Toasts the Winners of the 19th Annual Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition

This evening, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced winners from the 2022 Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition, in honor of Charles M. “Bear” Dalton, held Nov. 12 – 14 at NRG Center. J. Lohr Vineyards Cuvee PAU Red, Paso Robles, 2017 was awarded the top honor of Grand Champion Best of Show. The Reserve Grand Champion Best of Show was awarded to Nice Winery Cabernet Franc, Paicines, 2018. This 19th annual competition was held […]

Cotton Holdings Inc. Becomes New Title Sponsor

Today, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced Cotton Holdings Inc. (“Cotton”), a leading infrastructure support services company, as the new title sponsor of the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, scheduled for Feb. 24 – 26, 2022. The title sponsorship includes a three-year agreement, beginning in 2022. “Given Cotton’s long-standing presence in Houston and their commitment to the community, as well as their support of the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, they were a natural fit as […]

Country Music Star and Texas Native Parker McCollum to Make RODEOHOUSTON® Debut in 2022

McCollum Marks the Fourth Texas Artist to Join the 2022 Star Entertainer Roster Today, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials announced that country music singer-songwriter and Texas native Parker McCollum will make his RODEOHOUSTON debut Saturday, March 12, 2022. “We can’t wait to welcome yet another Texas native and country music star to the RODEOHOUSTON stage for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s 90th anniversary celebration in 2022,” said Rodeo President and CEO Chris Boleman. […]

Rodeo Adds New Open Contest To Bar-B-Que

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Adds New Open Contest to 2022 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

Today, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced the addition of a new category for the 2022 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. In addition to the traditional categories — Brisket, Ribs, Chicken, Go Texan and Dutch Oven Dessert — the new Open Contest category will allow barbecue teams to prepare anything they desire, except desserts. “The Open Contest category gives barbecue teams the opportunity to flex their cooking skills in a creative way,” said David Stone, […]

Rodeo Honored At 14Th Annual ACM Honors

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Honored at the 14th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors™ in Nashville The Rodeo was awarded the 2020 Industry Award for ACM Fair/Rodeo of the Year

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was recognized as ACM Fair/Rodeo of the Year at the 14th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors, held at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Aug. 25. The event recognized the honorees and off-camera category winners from the 55th and 56th Academy of Country Music Awards™, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards, Industry Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award. “The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is deeply […]

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Awards $1.2 Million in Achievement Scholarships to Texas Students

Today, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials announced that 99 deserving Texas college students will receive $1.2 million in additional educational funds through the Rodeo’s Achievement Scholarship Program. The Achievement Scholarships are awarded to current Rodeo scholars who are working toward an undergraduate degree, have completed four semesters and at least 60 hours of coursework, and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at a Texas college or university. Each student will […]

2022 RodeoHouston® Season Ticket Request Process Begins Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ has a limited amount of Season Tickets available for the 2022 Show (Feb. 28 – March 19). Season Ticket options start as low as $400, plus a processing fee. By purchasing Season Tickets, fans have the option to add the concert only performance by George Strait (March 20) for an additional cost. There is a four-ticket purchase limit per household. WHAT:              2022 RODEOHOUSTON Season Ticket Request Process: Request up […]