2022 RODEOHOUSTON® Opening Performer and Fan-favorite Cody Johnson Announced as Grand Marshal of Downtown Rodeo Parade
Johnson will help kick off the Rodeo season during annual parade Saturday, Feb. 26


Today, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ announced that Cody Johnson will help kick off the 2022 Rodeo and its 90th anniversary by serving as grand marshal of the Downtown Rodeo Parade. A tradition since 1938, the annual parade celebrates Western heritage and marks the beginning of the Rodeo season.


“Cody Johnson is a great friend of the Rodeo and has become a fan-favorite among our RODEOHOUSTON fans, making him the perfect candidate to lead our parade as grand marshal,” said Chris Boleman, Rodeo president and CEO. “From riding on horseback in our parade to performing on the RODEOHOUSTON stage on opening day, we’re excited for Cody to be a huge part of our 90th anniversary festivities.”


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. The Texas native will make his fourth appearance on the RODEOHOUSTON stage Monday, Feb. 28.


The Downtown Rodeo Parade will be held Saturday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m.


Downtown Rodeo Parade Schedule
Prior to the start of the parade will be the Rodeo Run, presented by ConocoPhillips.

  • 9:10 a.m.: 10K Wheelchair
  • 9:20 a.m.: 5K & 10K Elite, 10K Timed
  • 9:35 a.m.: 5K Timed
  • 9:35 a.m.: Untimed 5K
  • 10 a.m.: Downtown Rodeo Parade


For more information about the Downtown Rodeo Parade, visit: rodeohouston.com/Visit-the-Rodeo/Pre-Rodeo-Events/Parade.


The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage and provides year-round educational support within the community. Since its beginning in 1932, the Rodeo has committed more than $550 million to the youth of Texas and education. The 2022 Rodeo is scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 20. The 2022 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, presented by Cotton Holdings, is scheduled for Feb. 24 – 26. For more information, visit rodeohouston.com and connect with #RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest news.