HOUSTON – The big day for Rodeo fans is here. Tickets for the three Friday performances go on sale Thursday morning.
Bun B and Houston Rodeo officials announced Tuesday that Lizzo, Chance the Rapper and Marshmello will be performing on the revolving stage along with the other 17 performers, including Gwen Stefani, Brad Paisley, Chris Stapleton and Khalid for the 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
The tickets for these performers are highly-coveted, so you’ll want to get ahead of the game to snag your spot. Case in point: Ticket’s to Lizzo’s concert sold out less than thirty minutes after going on sale Thursday morning.
UPDATE: Thanks to our enthusiastic fans, tickets for Lizzo’s March 13 performance sold quickly. We still have tickets available for Marshmello, Chance the Rapper and most other shows on https://t.co/5BnRAKwyhJ.— RODEOHOUSTON (@RODEOHOUSTON) February 6, 2020
Here’s what you need to know:
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday on AXS.
In order to purchase a ticket, people will need to have set up their AXS account ahead of time. Once it is set up, customers can find the show they want to see and join the online waiting rooms starting at 9:30 a.m. to get a closer place in the virtual queue.
According to the rodeo’s president and CEO, Joel Cowley, the waiting room is a new feature to help lighten the load on the servers and give people a better chance of getting the tickets they want.
“If someone is wanting tickets to one of the high demand shows, or conversely, one of the shows that isn’t selling quite as well, they’re not competing against the same consumer who’s looking for a high demand show,” Cowley said.
It is also recommended that people look up the rodeo seating map ahead of time so they already know where they want to sit.
Weekday performances are anticipated to start at 8:45 p.m. Performances on Saturday and Sunday will start at approximately 5:45 p.m. Based on past seasons, entertainers will have 60- to 90-minute performances.
Rodeo competitions will start at 6:45 p.m. weekdays and 3:45 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Gates at NRG Stadium will open at 6 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.
Don’t worry about the lines at the ticket booths to pick up or buy carnival packs this year.
Charging stations and additional WiFi will be available throughout the carnival area, according to HLSR. Guests who prefer a physical pack can exchange their digital tickets for a paper version at the main entrances.
Half-price carnival tickets are available for purchase online until Feb. 29.