Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Announces Special Plans for Opening Day of the 2023 Rodeo, Tuesday, Feb. 28 Parker McCollum to headline Opening Day, presented by Texas Capital Bank
Today, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced its special plans for Opening Day, presented by Texas Capital Bank, with country music singer-songwriter and Texas native Parker McCollum making a return RODEOHOUSTON® appearance Tuesday, Feb. 28, the first day of the 2023 Rodeo, with a special ticket on sale beginning Oct. 6.
For the first time in 2023, the Rodeo will host a special Opening Day celebration that represents the uniqueness and community aspect of Houston, including a performance by a local band on the Stars Over Texas Stage, presented by Phillips 66, and closing out with McCollum performing on the RODEOHOUSTON stage. Special giveaways will include 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 Feb. 28 performance go on sale to the public Thursday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. through AXS Ticketing via rodeohouston.com. 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.
McCollum became a RODEOHOUSTON fan-favorite after performing for a crowd of 73,243, the fourth highest paid rodeo/concert attendance in 2022. Custom-designed caps have been created to commemorate Opening Day and McCollum’s return to RODEOHOUSTON and are available for purchase at rodeohouston.com.
The remaining 2023 RODEOHOUSTON entertainer lineup will be announced at a later date, as well as additional plans and the Opening Day schedule.
“At Texas Capital Bank, we are very excited to sponsor Opening Day of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on February 28 and are looking forward to seeing everyone there,” said President and CEO of Texas Capital Bank Rob C. Holmes. “Our partnership with the Rodeo is very important to us, as we share a true alignment of values. We believe that education is the key to a lifetime of success, and we are proud to partner with this outstanding organization on its educational programs, which offer scholarships for students to attend college.”
The 2023 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 19.
About Parker McCollum
Parker McCollum grew up in Conroe, Texas, just outside of Houston. He started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager, and carried his love of music to Austin, where this country music star really started to shine. McCollum started to tour the Texas capital and released his debut album, “The Limestone Kid,” in 2015, where he wrote or co-wrote nine of the 11 tracks. The album received positive reviews and he took to the road, booking shows in several major Texas cities.
His music has appeared on several prestigious lists, both “Hollywood Gold” (EP) and “Gold Chain Cowboy” charted on the Billboard 200, and his most popular song, “Pretty Heart,” is a platinum-certified hit. He credits his authentic musical roots to seeing the longevity of icons like Willie Nelson and George Strait. McCollum has a lot of writing success to his name, and his list of shared songwriting credits is impressive, including stars like Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, Rhett Atkins and Miranda Lambert.
About the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
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 2023 Rodeo is scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 19. The 2023 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, presented by Cotton Holdings, is scheduled for Feb. 23 – 25. For more information, visit rodeohouston.com and connect with #RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest news.
About Texas Capital Bank
Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ®: TCBI), a member of the Russell 2000® Index and the S&P MidCap 400®, is the parent company of Texas Capital Bank, a full-service financial services firm that delivers customized solutions to businesses, entrepreneurs, and individual customers. Founded in 1998, the institution is headquartered in Dallas with offices in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Fort Worth, and has built a network of clients across the country. With the ability to service clients through their entire lifecycles, Texas Capital Bank has established commercial banking, consumer banking, investment banking and wealth management capabilities. For more information, please visit texascapitalbank.com. Member FDIC.