Following a lineup leak last week, RodeoHouston organizers officially released the list of performers for this year’s highly-anticipated event.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is set to run from Tuesday, March 3 to Sunday, March 22 at the NRG Stadium. RodeoHouston will feature 17 performers, offering varying genres to cater to all guests. The country group Midland will kick-off events on March 3, followed by Latin pop singer Becky G, Norteno’s Ramon Ayala, and the K-Pop group NCT 127. Pop icon Gwen Stefani and R&B rising star Khalid will also take the stage.
Country stars Willie Nelson, Maren Morris, Chris Young, Kane Brown, and Cody Johnson will keep the genre alive throughout the event, along with veterans Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Chris Stapleton, and Brad Paisley. Luke Bryan will close-out the event with a headlining show on March 22. Three of the Friday performers, which includes two hip-hop/pop groups and one EDM artist – and are typically the biggest acts of the lineup – will be announced next month.
Similar to last year, the lineup leaked online ahead of the official announcement. On Thursday, a picture of the leaked lineup spread online. RodeoHouston CEO and President Joel Cowly told KPRC 2 that the lineup was leaked due to one of their print media partners heading to print too early. Once it was printed, he said someone took a photo and posted it on social media, causing it to “spread like wildfire.”
Last year’s event brought in over 2.5 million attendees, where George Strait broke the NRG Stadium attendance record when he closed-out the month-long event with a crowd of 80,108 fans. This year, in addition to the rodeo and music, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo pledged to commit $27 million to support Texas youth and educational programs, bringing their grand total award to $500 million since 1932.
See the full day-by-day lineup below.
RodeoHouston 2020 Lineup
Tuesday, March 3 – Country – Midland
Wednesday, March 4 – Country – Willie Nelson
Thursday, March 5 – Latin Pop – Becky G
Friday, March 6 – Hip Hop/R&B – TBD
Saturday, March 7 – Country – Maren Morris
Sunday, March 8 – Norteno – Ramon Ayala
Monday, March 9 – Country – Chris Young
Tuesday, March 10 – K-Pop – NCT 127
Wednesday, March 11 – Country – Kane Brown
Thursday, March 12 – Country – Cody Johnson
Friday, March 13 – Hip Hop/Pop – TBD
Saturday, March 14 – Country – John Pardi
Sunday, March 15 – Country – Dierks Bentley
Monday, March 16 – Country – Keith Urban
Tuesday, March 17 – Pop – Gwen Stefani
Wednesday, March 18 – R&B/Pop – Khalid
Thursday, March 19 – Country – Chris Stapleton
Friday, March 20 – EDM – TBD
Saturday, March 21 – Country – Brad Paisley
Sunday, March 22 – Country – Luke Bryan