For the first time, tickets will be sold online in two waves.
HOUSTON. Tickets for the much coveted Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo go on sale Thursday! Fans should know that this year the rodeo has changed the way tickets are sold.
For the first time, tickets will be sold online in two waves. The first wave of ticket sales starts at 10:00 am and includes screenings from February 28 to March 9. The second wave starts at 2:00 pm for the remaining performances, March 10-19.
“Splitting this into two really makes it easier for people to get tickets and not have to wait for hours on end,” explained Danielle Grossman of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
As in previous years, there will be a virtual waiting room. It opens 30 minutes before the start of sales. Lounge attendance is not on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you’re in the waiting room, customers are randomly selected and continue to pick tickets for the concert.
“If you enter the lounge at 9:59 am, you will have the same chance of getting a ticket as if you entered the lounge at 9:30 am,” Grossman explained.
Tickets purchased through Rodeo range from $25 to $375. The resale price is expected to be much higher. This year, pre-sale tickets, which are being sold to rodeo volunteers and season ticket holders, are selling fast.
“We have already sold about 75,000 tickets, pre-sale. So that means there are only about 69,000 tickets left for the general public.”
Grossman said pre-sales leaders include Chris Stapleton, Cody Johnson, Turnpike Troubadours, Luke Bryan and Bun B’s Southern Takeover.