The On Sale Calendar: March 2018

By Craig Hlavaty

Published 11:17 am, Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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Image 1 of 24 After a short delay RodeoHouston has announced a new on-sale date for tickets to see Garth Brooks in 2018 at the rodeo.  See how RodeoHouston did during its blockbuster 2017 season...  After a short delay RodeoHouston has announced a new on-sale date for tickets to see Garth Brooks in 2018 at the rodeo. 
See how RodeoHouston did during its blockbuster 2017 season...  Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images Image 2 of 24

2,587,853 - Crowds and crowds

The total attendance (which includes World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest) for 2017 was 2,587,853 (through 5 p.m. Sunday, March 26). 

2,587,853 - Crowds and crowds

The total attendance (which includes World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest) for 2017 was 2,587,853 (through 5 p.m. Sunday, March 26).  Photo: Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle Image 3 of 24

185,667 - Busy Saturday  

NRG Park's single-day attendance record was broken on Saturday, March 18, with more than 185,000 visitors on the grounds. 185,667 people come on the second Saturday of the show, with Willie Nelson as the musical guest that afternoon.  less

185,667 - Busy Saturday  

NRG Park's single-day attendance record was broken on Saturday, March 18, with more than 185,000 visitors on the grounds. 185,667 people come on the second Saturday of the show, with ... more Photo: Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle Image 4 of 24

1,295,835 - NRG Stadium was bumping 

Paid RodeoHouston attendance for 2017 was 1,295,835 (through Saturday, March 25)

1,295,835 - NRG Stadium was bumping 

Paid RodeoHouston attendance for 2017 was 1,295,835 (through Saturday, March 25) Photo: Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle Image 5 of 24

75,557 - Hit concerts

Two rodeo performances landed in the list of the top 20 paid rodeo/concert attendance records. March 19, 2017 on Go Tejano Day – Banda El Recodo and Siggno brought in 75,557 fans. On March 16, 2017 pop-country guy Luke Bryan attracted 75,033 screaming fans.  less

75,557 - Hit concerts

Two rodeo performances landed in the list of the top 20 paid rodeo/concert attendance records. March 19, 2017 on Go Tejano Day – Banda El Recodo and Siggno brought in 75,557 fans. ... more Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Staff Image 6 of 24

$2.17 million - Big bucks 

RodeoHouston committed $2.17 million to its contestants in 2017. The total purse was $1,748,000. 

$2.17 million - Big bucks 

RodeoHouston committed $2.17 million to its contestants in 2017. The total purse was $1,748,000.  Photo: Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle Image 7 of 24

$740,000- Hard work pays off 

Calf scramble and judging contest winners received 370 certificates, each worth $2,000, to apply toward the purchase of a registered beef heifer, steer or dairy calf to exhibit at the 2018 Houston Livestock Show.  less

$740,000- Hard work pays off 

Calf scramble and judging contest winners received 370 certificates, each worth $2,000, to apply toward the purchase of a registered beef heifer, steer or dairy calf to exhibit at ... more Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle Image 8 of 24

$100,000 - Hefty scrambling 

Calf scramble exhibitors from 2016 who returned with their heifer, steer and dairy projects to compete at the 2017 Houston Livestock Show received more than $100,000 total in premiums and awards. less

$100,000 - Hefty scrambling 

Calf scramble exhibitors from 2016 who returned with their heifer, steer and dairy projects to compete at the 2017 Houston Livestock Show received more than $100,000 total in ... more Photo: NICK ANDERSON Image 9 of 24

357,031 - OMG

RodeoHouston was mentioned 357,031 times online in social media and other outlets. 

357,031 - OMG

RodeoHouston was mentioned 357,031 times online in social media and other outlets.  Photo: Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle Image 10 of 24

2.4 million - Constantly in motion 

The carnival hosted more than 2.4 million riders during the 20-day run of the show. The top five rides were Skyride, La Grande XL, Windstorm, RaveWave and G Force.

2.4 million - Constantly in motion 

The carnival hosted more than 2.4 million riders during the 20-day run of the show. The top five rides were Skyride, La Grande XL, Windstorm, RaveWave and G Force. Photo: NICK ANDERSON Image 11 of 24

5 - Take a chance 

The top five games were Bank a Ball #1, One Ball, Mini Basketball, Bank a Ball #2 and Tubs.

5 - Take a chance 

The top five games were Bank a Ball #1, One Ball, Mini Basketball, Bank a Ball #2 and Tubs. Photo: NICK ANDERSON Image 12 of 24

$4 million - Merch record 

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and entertainer merchandise sales reached nearly $4 million. That's a lot of Willie bandanas. 

$4 million - Merch record 

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and entertainer merchandise sales reached nearly $4 million. That's a lot of Willie bandanas.  Photo: Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle Image 13 of 24

20,000 - Pony up

More than 20,000 little cowboys and cowgirls rode the pony rides. The real ponies we mean. 

20,000 - Pony up

More than 20,000 little cowboys and cowgirls rode the pony rides. The real ponies we mean.  Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle Image 14 of 24

41 miles - Talking turkey

RodeoHouston says that some 41 miles of turkey legs, stacked end to end, were sold this year.

41 miles - Talking turkey

RodeoHouston says that some 41 miles of turkey legs, stacked end to end, were sold this year. Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Staff Image 15 of 24

18,915 - Bring on the meat 

18,915 barbecue sandwiches were eaten at RodeoHouston. 

18,915 - Bring on the meat 

18,915 barbecue sandwiches were eaten at RodeoHouston.  Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Image 16 of 24

$1,698, 208 - Pass the Merlot 

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Champion Wine Auction brought in $1,698,208.  

$1,698, 208 - Pass the Merlot 

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Champion Wine Auction brought in $1,698,208.   Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle Image 17 of 24

2 - Corny 

RodeoHouston says that two full fields of corn were roasted for eaters. 

2 - Corny 

RodeoHouston says that two full fields of corn were roasted for eaters.  Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle Image 18 of 24

425 - Welcome to the world 

More than 425 eggs hatched in the Poultry Exhibit. 

425 - Welcome to the world 

More than 425 eggs hatched in the Poultry Exhibit.  Photo: Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle Image 19 of 24

92 - Baby animals 

58 piglets, 20 calves and 14 lambs and were born at the Birthing Center.

92 - Baby animals 

58 piglets, 20 calves and 14 lambs and were born at the Birthing Center. Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle Image 20 of 24

61,000 - Get on your boots

More than 61,000 people participated in a scheduled school tour or field trip.

61,000 - Get on your boots

More than 61,000 people participated in a scheduled school tour or field trip. Photo: Andrew Kragie, Houston Chronicle Image 21 of 24

3,500 - Lotta tears

More than 3,500 children participated in Mutton Bustin’ in The Junction.

3,500 - Lotta tears

More than 3,500 children participated in Mutton Bustin’ in The Junction. Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle Image 22 of 24

32, 793 - Lots of animals 

Livestock and horse show competitions drew 32,793 entries. The livestock show drew 27,778 entries while the horse show drew 5,015 entries. 

32, 793 - Lots of animals 

Livestock and horse show competitions drew 32,793 entries. The livestock show drew 27,778 entries while the horse show drew 5,015 entries.  Photo: Karen Warren, Staff Image 23 of 24

$26,065,510 - Education matters 

RodeoHouston committed $26,065,510 to young Texans in 2017. Some $14,272,000 in scholarships are to be awarded this summer. 

$26,065,510 - Education matters 

RodeoHouston committed $26,065,510 to young Texans in 2017. Some $14,272,000 in scholarships are to be awarded this summer.  Photo: NICK ANDERSON Image 24 of 24 RodeoHouston announces on-sale date for 2018 season Garth Brooks shows 1 / 24 Back to Gallery

Postponed due to Hurricane Harvey, RodeoHouston on Tuesday announced a new on-sale date for fans of Garth Brooks to score tickets to see the man live at NRG Stadium in 2018. 

Country legend Brooks will open and close the 2018 RodeoHouston season at NRG Stadium, playing Feb. 27 and March 18.

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According to a RodeoHouston release on Tuesday, tickets to see Brooks will go on sale Friday, Dec. 1.

Quantities are limited. Only 20,000 tickets will be available for Brooks' two RodeoHouston concerts. 

Tickets will be sold online only on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to a maximum of four tickets, for one performance only, per account. A service fee of $4 per ticket will be added to all ticket orders. The tickets will be delivered via Flash Seats, which is a paperless ticketing system.

RELATED: RodeoHouston releases stats for 2017 season

Brooks previously played RodeoHouston twice, in 1991 and 1993. He was last in Houston during the summer of 2015 when he played a run of eight shows at Toyota Center.

The complete RodeoHouston lineup will come out in January. 

Source : http://www.chron.com/entertainment/rodeo/article/RodeoHouston-announces-on-sale-date-for-2018-12266625.php?ipid=houstonhomepage

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