Most states are excited to host just one major music festival during the year, but leave it to the Lone Star State to showcase two in consecutive fashion before spring even arrives. In just a few weeks, San Antonio’s AT&T Center and Houston’s Reliant Stadium will serve as the epicenter of entertainment in Texas for the majority of February and March.
The 2013 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is up first, and will run from Feb. 7-24. In addition to a noteworthy concert lineup, the multi-week event also includes numerous family-friendly attractions and a hearty selection of the rodeo, livestock, and horse show variety.
In regards to the individual concerts themselves, the average going rate for a ticket will run you about $72, with Toby Keith (Feb. 9) in the lead as far as sales go, followed by Lady Antebellum (Feb. 16), Eli Young Band (Feb. 8), Darius Rucker (Feb. 23), and Lee Brice (Feb. 9).
The long list of can’t-miss stars also includes Clay Walker (Feb. 7), Austin Mahone (Feb. 10), Reba (Feb. 11), Casting Crowns (Feb. 12), Gary Allan (Feb. 13), Thompson Square (Feb. 14), OneRepublic (Feb. 15), Kip Moore (Feb. 17), La Original Banda El Limon (Feb. 17), Dierks Bentley (Feb. 18), Jerrod Niemann (Feb. 19), The Band Perry (Feb. 20), Brantley Gilbert (Feb. 21), REO Speedwagon (Feb. 22), and Justin Moore (Feb. 23).
Picking up right where San Antonio leaves off is the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Set to launch Feb. 25 and run through March 17, the event boasts a similar medley of live entertainment, including a perhaps even more impressive series of performers scheduled to hit the stage.
Audiences will be able to consume a jam-packed lineup of over 20 artists through the grand conclusion on March 17, which will feature the winning country duo of George Strait and Martina McBride. The overall average ticket price for the Houston Rodeo comes in at around $98, and the combination of Strait and McBride has dominated ticket sales thus far, accounting for 30 percent of all tickets sold and approximately 33 percent of all orders. The stat is especially impressive considering who else is on the bill.
The initial lineup alone was incredible, boasting Toby Keith (Feb. 25), Demi Lovato (March 3), Austin Mahone (March 3), Jason Aldean (March 11), Luke Bryan (March 16), and as mentioned, the finale with George Strait, Martina McBride, and the Randy Rogers Band on March 17.
Then, a few months later, the complete list was released, resulting in a 626 percent sales increase thanks to the confirmation of several more must-see performances by Gary Allan (Feb. 26), Alan Jackson (Feb. 27), Zac Brown Band (Feb. 28), Mary J. Blige (3/1), Brantley Gilbert (March 2), Styx (March 4), Lady Antebellum (March 5), Dierks Bentley (March 6), Bruno Mars (March 7), Tim McGraw (March 8), The Band Perry (March 9), Julion Alvarez (March 10), Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon (March 10), Kenny Chesney (March 12), Jake Owen (March 13), Pitbull (March 14), and Blake Shelton (March 15).
Right behind George Strait and Martina McBride in the ticket sales department for the Houston Rodeo are Luke Bryan, Bruno Mars, Blake Shelton, and Tim McGraw. Of the many musicians coming to town, only six will stop at both events, as fans of Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Austin Mahone, Brantley Gilbert, Gary Allan, and The Band Perry can take advantage of the opportunity to see them in both San Antonio and Houston.
The fun is guaranteed no matter which event(s) you choose, so head to the Vivid Seats marketplace for a vast selection of San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo tickets and Houston Rodeo tickets on sale now.