Rockin' the Rodeo: Pitbull, Bruno Mars, The Band Perry, Mary J. Blige Lead 2013 Names

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Pitbull at The Woodlands, August 2012
Pop stars of both the R&B and Latin persuasions, Bruno Mars and Pitbull, join new country favorites Brantley Gilbert, The Band Perry and the Zac Brown Band in the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's 2013 entertainer lineup, the rodeo announced this morning. Rodeo veterans Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley and Kenny Chesney should scratch older country fans' itch, while Mary J. Blige makes a welcome return after a lights-out 2010 performance. And is that... Styx there on Monday, March 4?

Yes, yes it is. The rodeo' is rockin' the paradise. The complete schedule follows.

Monday, Feb. 25: Toby Keith
Tuesday, Feb. 26: Gary Allan
Wednesday, Feb. 27: Alan Jackson
Thursday, Feb. 28: Zac Brown Band
Friday, March 1: Mary J. Blige
Saturday, March 2: Brantley Gilbert
Sunday, March 3: Demi Lovato, Austin Mahone
Monday, March 4: Styx
Tuesday, March 5: Lady Antebellum
Wednesday, March 6*: Dierks Bentley
Thursday, March 7: Bruno Mars
Friday, March 8: Tim McGraw
Saturday, March 9: The Band Perry
Sunday, March 10: Julion Alvarez/ Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon
Monday, March 11: Jason Aldean
Tuesday, March 12: Kenny Chesney
Wednesday, March 13: Jake Owen
Thursday, March 14: Pitbull
Friday, March 15: Blake Shelton
Saturday, March 16: Luke Bryan

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Saturday at, Ticketmaster outlets and the Reliant Stadium box office. Prices start at $18, except for "Value Day Wednesday," when upper-level seats are $10.

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NRG Stadium

1 NRG Park, Houston, TX

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Pitbull? Thanks for the warning.

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Houston Press Rocks Off

George is right outside of the lineup: Sunday, March 17. No rodeo that day, or anything besides Randy Rogers Band, Martina McBride, and King George. And the carnival, we suppose.

Stephanie Fisher
Stephanie Fisher

I thought George Strait was in the lineup? Hmmm. Maybe I that came up in a dream of mine or something.

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