Special Days

Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S., is as diverse as the 2.4 million visitors who come to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ each year. To celebrate the Western heritage of Houston and the Lone Star State, the Show hosts Special Days to recognize the multiple cultures in the state.

March

7

First Responders Day

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ salutes the various public law enforcement, firefighters, EMS and other emergency services agencies in the Houston Metropolitan Area on First Responders Day, presented by BP.

  • free admission to the grounds for all first responders with a badge, plus four of their family members
  • special equipment and services displays
  • recognition of first responders during the Rodeo performance

Receive your FREE ticket at the ticket booths at NRG Park on First Responders Day.

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Aaron Watson

Aaron Watson

BP

March

8

Armed Forces Appreciation Day

Armed Forces Appreciation Day, presented by BHP Billiton, honors the brave men and women for their service in the U.S. military. Visitors are encouraged to come out, dress in red, white, and blue, and show appreciation for the troops, past and present.

Free NRG Park Admission on Armed Forces Appreciation Day for the following:

  • service men and women in uniform and with a military ID
  • spouses of service personnel with a military spouse ID, and children under the age of 18

Receive your FREE ticket at the ticket booths at NRG Park on Armed Forces Appreciation Day.

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Old Dominion

Old Dominion

BHP

March

10

Black Heritage Day

Day-long festivities include live entertainment on the Statoil Stars Over Texas Stage from Houston's finest  bands, choirs, dance teams, cheerleader teams, and fine arts groups; special entertainment at the Champion Wine Garden and in The Hideout; and historical and educational displays around the grounds of NRG Park. 

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Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

March

19

Go Tejano Day

Go Tejano Day festivities include live entertainment on the Statoil Stars Over Texas Stage and in the Champion Wine Garden, and the Mariachi Invitational Semifinals in The Hideout. Enjoy Fiesta Charra in the NRG Center Main Arena, a colorful exhibition of traditional Mexican folk dance, music and horseback riding.


Mariachi Contest

This musical matchup includes mariachi bands competing in two rounds for the opportunity to perform in NRG Stadium.

2016 Winners

  1. Mariachi Azteca de America
  2. Mariachi Imperial
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Banda El Recodo

Banda El Recodo

Siggno

Siggno