Rodeo Announces 4 Acts For 2012 Show

Brad Paisley, Alabama, Big Time Rush, Zac Brown Band Announced

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HOUSTON - The first four acts were announced on Monday for the 2012 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

The full 2012 line-up will be announced on Jan. 9. Individual tickets will go on sale on Jan. 14.

Monday through Friday rodeo performances will begin at 6:45 p.m. and weekend rodeo performances will begin at 3:45 p.m. All performances begin with rodeo action, followed by the star entertainer.

Along with the lineup, rodeo officials announced the beginning of season ticket sales, which are on sale now. Season tickets start at $336 per seat.

"These Season Ticket and Mini-Season Ticket options give you literally stars from A to Z, offering a rich array of entertainer talent," said Skip Wagner, president of the Show. "With a Mini-Season Ticket option starting at less than $150 for 9 different performances, you?d be hard pressed to find a similar value anywhere else in the city."

Officials said season tickets are the only guaranteed way right now to see the above performances, along with 16 more.

Mini-season ticket packages, with nine performances in each option, are also available to purchase now.

Mini-season ticket package seating is located in the loge and upper levels of Reliant Stadium. Option A can be purchased for $154 in the Upper Level and $189 in the Loge Level; and Option B can be purchased for $146 in the Upper Level and $189 in the Loge Level, plus shipping and handling.

Season Ticket Option A Dates

  • Tuesday, Feb. 28 : Alabama
  • Thursday, March 1
  • Saturday, March 3
  • Wednesday, March 7: Value Day
  • Thursday, March 8
  • Monday, March 12: Zac Brown Band
  • Thursday, March 15
  • Friday, March 16

Season Ticket Option B Dates

  • Wednesday, Feb. 29: Value Day
  • Sunday, March 4: Big Time Rush
  • Monday, March 5
  • Tuesday, March 6
  • Friday, March 9
  • Tuesday, March 13
  • Wednesday, March 14: Value Day
  • Saturday, March 17: Brad Paisley
  • Sunday, March 18

Upper-level tickets on Value Day Wednesdays will be priced at only $10, rodeo officials said.

Black Heritage Day, on Friday, March 2, and Go Tejano Day, on Sunday, March 11, will be sold as individual tickets and are not included in the mini-season ticket options. They are available in the full season ticket lineup.

Season tickets and mini-season tickets can be purchased by calling the rodeo's ticket office at 832-667-1080, by visiting the rodeo's ticket windows on the second floor of Reliant Center or online at

The show's ticket office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Season tickets and mini-season tickets are not available at any other ticket outlet, including Ticketmaster.

Visit for a Reliant Stadium seating chart and more information. The season ticket and mini-season ticket costs also include admission to Reliant Center, Reliant Arena and the carnival.

The 2012 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a nonprofit charitable event, committed to benefiting youth, supporting education, and aiding better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Since 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has contributed more than $265 million to scholarships, research, endowments, calf scramble participants, junior show exhibitors, the Rodeo Institute for Teacher Excellence, School Art participants, and other educational and youth programs, officials said.

The 2012 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will be held Feb. 28 through March 18.

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