The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Committee has revealed their plans for Opening Day with country music singer-songwriter and Texas native, Parker McCollum, making a return RODEOHOUSTON appearance on Tuesday, February 28. Not only is he a Texas native, but the Houston area is also home to McCollum. The 30-year-old Conroe native is a graduate of College Park High School.

McCollum's performance is the highlight of an Opening Day celebration which will include a performance by a local band on the Stars Over Texas Stage. There will be numerous giveaways including 10,000 custom-made Howdy bobbleheads for early arrivers that morning, beginning at 10 a.m., and a variety of activities planned throughout the day for guests of all ages, including an Opening Day Parade on the grounds of NRG Park.

“Everyone looks forward to the upcoming Rodeo season all year long, and we hope all Rodeo fans will circle Opening Day on their 2023 calendars, as this will be a day you won’t want to miss,” said Chris Boleman, Rodeo president and CEO. “February 28 will truly be a Houston-themed celebration, as we kick off the 2023 Rodeo season with Houston’s-own country music star Parker McCollum closing out the day with another unforgettable RODEOHOUSTON performance.”

Individual tickets for McCollum’s February 28 performance go on sale to the public on Thursday, October 6 at 10 a.m. through AXS Ticketing via The Online Waiting Room will open at 9:30 a.m., and customers who join the Waiting Room from 9:30 to 9:59 a.m. 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 $25, plus a $4 convenience fee. A limit of eight tickets per person will be permitted.

Parker McCollum, who drew over 73,000 fans to his RODEOHOUSTON performance in 2022, is up for New Male Artist of the Year at the upcoming CMA Awards in November. His songs "Pretty Heart" and "To Be Loved By You" both reached number one on the US Country Airplay Charts, and his latest single, "Handle on You", is racing up the charts.

McCollum will be performing in East Texas on Saturday, November 5 at the Nacogdoches County Expo Center.

The remaining 2023 RODEOHOUSTON entertainer lineup will be announced at a later date, as well as additional plans and the Opening Day schedule.


The 2023 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 19.

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