Usher, Robin Thicke in Houston Livestock Show lineup
Published: Monday, January 20, 2014
Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014 21:01
Which artist are you most excited about?
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will kick off in March with a lineup of artists that are making their first appearance in concert for the annual event.
A lineup traditionally stocked with country artists, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo President Joel Cowley said this year’s schedule will highlight a more diverse group of performers.
"The range of talented artists illustrates the show's diversity," Cowley said. "We are welcoming new, upcoming artists as well as celebrating timeless legends."
For artists Eastin Corbin and Usher, this will be their first Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo performance.
“The Voice” judge Usher will headline Black Heritage Day on March 7. Recent chart topper, Robin Thicke will perform his controversial song “Blurred Lines” among others.
The country artists chosen all have prominence in the music industry and are at prominent point of their careers. Returning artist, Brad Paisley will be the first to perform followed by the Eli Young Band. Reba McEntire, returning artist of more than 20 years, will make an appearance on the third day of performances.
American Idol judge and longtime country singer Keith Urban will grace the stage on the March 14. Luke Bryan will be on stage for St. Patrick’s Day. Blake Shelton and country groups The Band Perry and Zac Brown band will be the last few to perform.
Originating more than 80 years ago, the rodeo has become a celebrated Houston tradition. Before the concert, rides including La Grande Wheel (the western hemisphere’s largest portable ferris wheel), the Sky Ride across Reliant Park continue to attract return and first-time visitors.
Tickets to the Livestock Show and Rodeo range from $18 to $86 plus handling charges.
Performances will begin Mar. 4 and end on the 23 at Reliant Stadium.