George Strait will perform at the 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, organizers announced Tuesday.
The schedule has been changed to add n extra day and a concert-only performance by the country music entertainer and icon.
The 2019 rodeo will now run for 21 days -- Monday, Feb. 25, through Sunday, March 17. Strait will perform on the final night, marking his 30th Rodeo Houston performance.
“We are extremely excited to welcome George Strait back to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo,”
“George has a long history with the Rodeo, first taking the stage back in 1983," said Joel Cowley, rodeo president. "He’s been with us through many of our major milestones during the past three decades, has entertained more than 1.5 million Rodeo Houston fans and is the only platinum honoree on our Star Trail of Fame.”
Strait's apppearance will be March 17 -- a full-length evening concert in NRG Stadium and his only Texas performance next year. Opening acts will be announced at a later date. There is no rodeo performance scheduled before the concert -- but all activities on the grounds including shopping and dining areas, carnival, livestock and horse show competitions, and other exhibits and attractions at NRG Park -- will be open to the public that day.
The remaining 2019 rodeo entertainment schedule will be announced in January.