The world’s biggest livestock and rodeo show returns to Houston tomorrow, and it’s reeling in big ticket prices on the secondary market. From March 3-22, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will welcome some of music’s biggest acts, including Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Tim McGraw, Fall Out Boy and Eric Church. 20 total performances are scheduled over the rodeo’s three-week stay at NRG Stadium.
Across all 20 dates, the average price for Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo tickets on TiqIQ is $95.44, marking a price increase of 5.2% from last year’s average of $90.72. With country stars highlighting the bulk of the bill, Hunter Hayes, Justin Moore and Eric Church, will be among the cheapest artists to play this year’s rodeo. Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson and Pitbull serve as the three highest-priced performers on the secondary market.
Hunter Hayes is set to play on Wednesday, March 4, which will be this year’s cheapest individual day. March 4 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo tickets average at just $26, 72.7% below this year’s average, and get-in price starts at $3. Justin Moore will perform five days later on March 9 and secondary tickets average at $30 with a get-in price of $2. The opening day of the rodeo on March 3 will be headlined by Eric Church, who’s garnered a $31 secondary average. The rodeo’s cheapest ticket on March 3 is listed at $3.
The most expensive day of this year’s rodeo will be on its final day on March 22, when Luke Bryan is set to take the main stage. The average secondary price for March 22 Houston Rodeo tickets is $166.01 and the day’s cheapest ticket is $35. On March 7, Alan Jackson will perform to the tune of a $136.79 average ticket price and $34 get-in price. Pitbull will be the rodeo’s third most expensive performer on March 13. That day, the average price for Houston Rodeo tickets is $134.56 and fans can get in for $29 on the secondary market.
Four other days have seen secondary ticket price average over $100. Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Ariana Grande and Zac Brown Band will generate triple-digit averages on their respective days. Paisley will perform on March 21, Shelton on March 19, Grande on March 17 and Zac Brown Band on March 12, when tickets average at $104.47 and get-in price is $20 on the secondary market.
2015 will mark another memorable year at the Houston Rodeo. With Luke Bryan and Alan Jackson set to take the stage across the rodeo’s most expensive days, the secondary market has indicated that country music is alive and well in Lone Star State.