HOUSTON -

A couple of surprises have been announced for the 2013 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

It will be one day longer and it will end with a special concert-only performance.

The Rodeo will begin February 25 and end on March 17, 2013.

The special concert-only performance on Sunday, March 17 will open with the Randy Rogers Band and Martina McBride. George Strait will be the headliner.

The last time Strait performed at Rodeo Houston was 2002.

"George has had a lot of special moments in the 30 years since he first appeared at the Show," said Leroy Shafer, chief operating officer of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. "I remember the day we flew him in as a replacement act an hour before his performance. He took the stage and quickly stole the hearts of our Rodeo fans. And, George has been here for all of the Show’s major milestones since that first performance in 1983. We are extremely excited that he is going to close our 2013 Show with this special concert."

The carnival, shopping areas, livestock shows and food exhibits will all be open on this concert-only day.

Ticket Information

Individual tickets for this special concert and the other 20 RodeoHouston performances will go on sale in January. With no Rodeo performance on the final day of the Show, stadium-floor seating will be an option for this concert. Season Ticket holders will have the option of retaining their seats and adding this concert as the 21st performance.

Ticket prices for Sunday, March 17, are:

  • Stadium Floor: $150
  • Club Level: $135, $145
  • Field and Action Seats:$125
  • Loge Level: $50
  • Upper Level: $25

For more information, visitwww.rodeohouston.com.