Rodeo postpones Houston's Hot Summer Break

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HOUSTON - The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo postponed a new summer event that was scheduled to be held in July.

HLSR President Skip Wagner said Houston's Hot Summer Break has been postponed from July 4-8 to July 2013.

"Feedback from potential vendors and participants, including wineries, breweries, distillers, sponsors and volunteers, indicated to the Show that for the event to have the best possible results, more lead time was needed and the festival needed to be moved away from the July Fourth holiday," Wagner said in a news release. "The decision to postpone was not made lightly and involved industry experts, Show volunteers from all levels and experienced event personnel."

The five-day event was originally described as including live music performances, food, beer, wine, drinks and shopping in Reliant Center. Both floors of Reliant Center will have live concerts featuring country, blues and jazz music, along with disc jockeys playing a mix of club music.

Wagner said the revised plans will be announced by May 31.

Net proceeds generated from Houston's Hot Summer Break will directly benefit the mission of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a Section 501(c)(3) charity that benefits youth, supports education, and facilitates better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Since its beginning in 1932, the Show has committed approximately $283 million to the youth of Texas.

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