Houston Rodeo Lineup Announced

Hold onto your cowboy hats, because the concert lineup for the 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been announced, and it’s going to be a wild ride. This year’s assortment of performers is probably the most eclectic in the storied history of the event. While the rodeo has become less country-centric over the years, 2020 marks a new level of cross-cultural appeal for the Rodeo.

Of course, there are still plenty of country bands on the schedule. It is, after all, a rodeo. But in between performances by Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, and Luke Bryan, Rodeo-goers will enjoy shows by a more varied group of artists. Gwen Stefani will be performing for the first time at the HLSR, as well as rapper Khalid, Becky G, K-Pop sensation NCT-127, and Ramon Ayala, putting on a show for the Rodeo’s ever-popular Tejano night. There are still three acts to be announced, and while we don’t know who specifically will be performing the final “secret” shows, we do know it’s going to be two rap/R&B artists and an EDM act. (That’s electronic dance music, for those of us whose club-going days are behind us. And K-Pop is Korean pop music.)

Here It Is: The 2020 RodeoHouston Lineup


March 3: Midland

March 4: Willie Nelson

March 5: Becky G

March 6: Chance the Rapper

March 7: Maren Morris

March 8: Ramon Ayala

March 9: Chris Young

March 10: NCT 127

March 11: Kane Brown

March 12: Cody Johnson

March 13: Lizzo

March 14: Jon Pardi

March 15: Dierks Bentley

March 16: Keith Urban

March 17: Gwen Stefani

March 18: Khalid

March 19: Chris Stapleton

March 20: TBA Marshmello

Woman sitting on a horse at a fair

The performance lineup for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in the past several years has become somewhat of a metaphor for the city itself. People who aren’t from here tend to think of cowboys, oil derricks, and big trucks when they think of Houston, but the city, and the rodeo, is so much more than that. We’re a diverse, multi-cultural world-class destination with a varied economy, top-notch fine arts performing companies and museums, and of course, one of the best restaurant scenes in America. Just like today’s rodeo isn’t all country crooners, fried Twinkies, and bucking broncos, Houston has a lot more to offer than you’d expect before scratching the surface. And for the record, there will be no shortage of country crooners, fried Twinkies, or broncos.

To read more about the 2020 HLSR lineup and purchase tickets, go here. Stay tuned for the big announcement of the remaining musical acts on February 4th. In previous years, the later announcements have been the biggest names of the whole Rodeo, so whoever the mystery performers are, they’re bound to be pretty exciting. We’ll see ya’ll at the Rodeo, pardners!