Vintage Rodeo Concert Pictures: Elvis, George Strait And More

presley_elvis feb28.jpg
All photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
Elvis Presley (1970, '74)
Rocks Off was so knocked out by our sister blog Hair Balls' gallery of vintage Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo pictures a few days back that we emailed the Rodeo (which starts tomorrow with Clay Walker, for all you rock-dwellers) to see what they might have in their concert-photo archive.

Besides the King up there, they sent us a lot of other cool stuff. See for yourself, won't you?

strait_george feb28.jpg
George Strait (1983-97, 2002-04, 2006-07; photo from 1996)

autry_gene feb28.JPG
Gene Autry (1942-45, '47-48, '55; publicity still)

Location Info


NRG Stadium

1 NRG Park, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help

You want to know the worst thing about living in Houston? The heat? No. Traffic? Nope. It's the few weeks every year when all of the scum-of-the-earth rednecks from all around desend on the city like zombies from a bad movie. Poorly dressed, bad smelling zombies. Seriously, if I ever decide to fork over my hard-earned money to smell cow shit and listen to tired musical acts, you have my permission to punch me in the balls.


Thanks for the post. Indeed, good times.

If you are fond of rodeo, you should definitely check this project out.After "Ballade for a cowboy" Frederic Laffont portrays in a documentary-fiction the Canon family's story. Its main character, Clint Cannon, Rodeo champion in Houston in 2009, embodies in this movie a world: the cowboys and American dream's world.

Clint only wishes one thing: to win the big championships at the end of the year in order to be able to buy a ranch, where he would live with all his family. After 10 years of shooting, Frederic Laffont gives us here a bitter-sweet story that won't leave you indifferent.Take part in this surprising French production. Become "coprod" of Cowboy Solitude and follow up Clint's live vicissitudes.


I saw Elvis during the 1970 performances at the rodeo. He wore the black leather during those shows. I went all three nights and payed a buck each night to get in. Had to hitchhike from Almeda to get to the shows but worth it even when I didn't get a ride.

So long
So long

Wow days gone by, thanks HP lots of real good memories in these photos.Remebering when I was a kid growing up here, to bad the city has gone to hell.

Now Trending

Houston Concert Tickets

From the Vault