In 2017, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials were scrambling to find a replacement for the band Old Dominion.  The band had to drop out of their scheduled performance due to a death in a band member's family.  Opportunity knocked, and Cody Johnson walked through the door. COJO has now performed to record-setting crowds at RodeoHouston three times, and his fourth performance is going to be something special in 2022.

Cody Johnson will help kick off the Rodeo’s 90th anniversary celebration with a performance, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 28, the first day of the 2022 Rodeo.

“Cody Johnson has established an enthusiastic following among our RodeoHouston fans since his first performance in 2017,” said Rodeo President and CEO Chris Boleman. “We can’t wait to welcome Cody back to RodeoHouston to help kick off our 90th anniversary celebration.”

Individual tickets for Johnson’s performance go on sale to the public Thursday, July 29 at 10 a.m. through AXS Ticketing via The Online Waiting Room will open at 9:30 a.m., and customers in the Waiting Room will be randomly selected to enter the store to purchase tickets at 10 a.m. A place in the Waiting Room does not guarantee tickets.

Ticket prices start at $20, plus a $4 convenience fee. A limit of four tickets per person will be permitted. Johnson has become the sound of the Rodeo season with his performance of "Welcome to the Show,” the official song of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Johnson was slated to perform at the 2020 Rodeo on March 12, one day after the Rodeo’s early closure on March 11, 2020. The remaining 2022 RODEOHOUSTON entertainer lineup will be announced at a later date.

The 2022 Rodeo is scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 20. The 2022 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest is scheduled for Feb. 24 – 26. For more information, visit

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