George Strait will appear at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 2019 for a special closing night concert on March 17. The 2019 Rodeo will now run for 21 days Monday, Feb. 25 — Sunday, March 17, and Strait’s show will mark his 30th RODEOHOUSTON appearance.
“We are extremely excited to welcome George Strait back to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo,” said Joel Cowley, Rodeo president and CEO. “George has a long history with the Rodeo, first taking the stage back in 1983. He’s been with us through many of our major milestones during the past three decades, has entertained more than 1.5 million RODEOHOUSTON fans and is the only platinum honoree on our Star Trail of Fame.”
Strait ‘s full-length evening concert in NRG Stadium will be his only Texas performance in 2019. Opening acts for the show will be announced at a later date, and the remaining 2019 RODEOHOUSTON entertainment schedule will be announced in early January. Individual tickets for all RODEOHOUSTON performances, including the George Strait concert-only performance, will go on sale in early January 2019, but a limited amount of season tickets will go on sale to the public on Aug. 1, 2018.
Strait has a long history with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. In 1996, Strait was inducted into the RODEOHOUSTON Star Trail of Fame in recognition of his musical contributions to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He is one of only eight artists to receive this award since the first entertainer performance in 1942. In 2013, the first four-year Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo George Strait Scholarship was awarded through the Rodeo’s scholarship program in honor of his partnership and friendship with the Rodeo.