RodeoHouston reveals 2023 lineup starring another Bun B takeover, Kenny Chesney, Chris Stapleton, and more
The moment is finally here: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo fans now know who's playing the highly anticipated, 20-day run (February 28–March 19) this year at NRG Park.
RodeoHouston brass unveiled the lineup on Thursday, January 5 at a special event at the Director's Club. Much like 2022's 90th anniversary lineup, the 2023 showcase will feature a historic headliner with the return of Houston hip-hop icon Bun B, who pledges to give the world a taste of true Southern flava'.
As CultureMap was first to report, Conroe native Parker McCollum will kick things off on Opening Day, February 28; he's one of 12 other country acts set to perform. Brooks & Dunn headlines Armed Forces Day on Wednesday, March 1, followed by breakout star Lauren Daigle, who makes her RodeoHouston debut on Thursday, March 2.
H-Town hip-hop legend Bun B returns after his historic turn last year, this time for Black Heritage Day with a Southern Takeover on Friday, March 3. The Trill OG tells CultureMap this takeover will "have representation from the great state of Louisiana, the great state of Florida, the great state of Tennessee, the great state of Georgia, and most definitely the great state of Texas."
Back to country, Walker Hayes takes the stage on Saturday, March 4, with the Zac Brown Band following on Sunday, March 5. Jason Aldean performs Monday, March 6.
In a pop-powered throwback jam, New Kids on the Block will bring the right stuff on Tuesday, March 7. Then it's the California Cowboy, Jon Pardi, bringing West Coast Country on Wednesday, March 8. Songstress Ashley McBryde performs the next day, Thursday, March 9.
Poppin' off next is The Chainsmokers, sure to be a packed show on Friday, March 10. Another packed show will no doubt be Turnpike Troubadours, who play the next day, Saturday, March 11.
Go Tejano Day stars La Fiera de Ojinaga, with outlaw country act Cody Jinks following on Monday, March 13.
Pop rocker Machine Gun Kelly sings/raps/rocks on Tuesday, March 14, with country superstar Kenny Chesney taking the stage the following day on Wednesday, March 15.
Soulful Southern rocker Chris Stapleton brings it on Thursday, March 16, with Cody Johnson doing Texas Country at its finest the next day, Friday, March 17.
Country favorite/guitar slinger Brad Paisley is the penultimate act on Saturday, March 18. American Idol star/country star Luke Bryan closes the rodeo on Sunday, March 19.
The 2023 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and all RodeoHouston performances are scheduled for February 28–March 19, 2023 at NRG Park.
More information on shows, schedules, special events, tickets, and more can be found at RodeoHouston online.