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2013 Houston Rodeo Lineup and Schedule

Jason Aldean Houston Rodeo

Jason Aldean will be one of many of the hottest country music stars schedule to perform at the 2013 Houston Rodeo. Tickets go on sale on Saturday January 12th, 2013.

Country music fans rejoice…the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) lineup has been announced and tickets are about to go on sale!  The ever popular Houston Rodeo is of course a rodeo and livestock show but they also feature some of the top entertainers primarily from the world of country music but also pop, hip-hop, rock and even rap.   This years concert lineup is no different different with an amazing lineup that includes country stars Toby Keith, Gary Allan, Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, The Band Perry, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan.  George Strait, Martina McBride and the Randy Rogers Band will close out the 2013 HLSR.

This years lineup also includes some diversity with popular acts like Demi Lovato with special guest Austin Mahone, Bruno Mars, Styx, Mary J. Blige, Julion Alvarez and Pit Bull scheduled to perform.

Tickets to the 2013 Houston Rodeo go on sale to the public on Saturday January 12th, 2013 at !0:00 AM.  Be sure to get your tickets early as tickets are always in big demand.

2013 Houston Rodeo Schedule and Lineup

Event Venue Date/Time
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo: Toby Keith Reliant Stadium
Houston, TX
6:45 PM
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo: Gary Allan Reliant Stadium
Houston, TX
6:45 PM
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo: Alan Jackson Reliant Stadium
Houston, TX
6:45 PM
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo: Zac Brown Band Reliant Stadium
Houston, TX
6:45 PM

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Top Weekend Events Septemeber 23 – 25

Hooray Wednesday!

I’m going to go ahead and call it that the summer concert season is officially dead.  In its place, officially, is College Football!

There are certainly some exciting games this weekend!  The top game everyone seems to want to attend is the West Virginia vs. Louisiana State game.  These two teams are competitively matched.  LSU has an absolute top notch defense, but the Mountaineer’s quarterback, Geno Smith, is a formidable opponent.

The Fight Irish vs. Panthers game is surely another tough call on who would win.  Pitt’s offense and defense have a good balance, but is it enough to show up Notre Dame?

Colorado is expected to sweep Ohio State, particularly with their star QB, Tyler Hansen, and RB Rodney Stewart.

Boise State is certainly another team to keep a keen eye on.  Since the Broncos near slaughter of the Georgia Bulldogs at the start of the season, they’re on a fast track in the national title race.   QB, Kellen Moore, is one of the best and most effectual quarterbacks currently playing in the NCAA and is expected to shatter multiple records, including most touchdowns and most wins.

For your non-football related activities this week, the hot one is definitely the 3-day i Heart Radio Festival in Las Vegas.  The festival will feature top acts like LADY GAGA ,  JAY-Z , COLDPLAY , STEVEN TYLER, THE BLACK EYED PEAS,  KENNY CHESNEY, ALICIA KEY,  JENNIFER LOPEZ, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, JANE’S ADDICTION, NICKI MINAJ , DAVID GUETTA, RASCAL FLATTS, BRUNO MARS, KELLY CLARKSON, SUBLIME WITH ROME With special guest performances by USHER, STING and JEFF BECK.  It is one FULL line-up!!

Jeff Dunham is in the same field as Terry Fator.  They are both master ventriloquistsTime Magazine wrote about his puppet characters, “All of them are politically incorrect, gratuitously insulting and ill tempered.” 

 Top Weekend Events 09/23/2011 – 09/25/2011

1.)    WVU vs. LSU, Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV – Saturday, September 24

2.)    Tulsa vs. Boise State, Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID – Saturday, September 24th

3.)    I Heart Radio Music Festival, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV – Friday, September 23rd

4.)    MSU vs. CMU, Spartan Stadium, Lansing, MI – Saturday, September 24th

5.)    South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt, William-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC – Saturday, September 24th

6.)    Auburn vs. Florida Atlantic, Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL – Saturday, September 24th

7.)    Michigan vs. San Diego State, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI – Saturday, September 24th

8.)    OSU vs. Colorado, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH – Saturday, September 24th

9.)    Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame, Heinz Field,  Pittsburgh, PA – Saturday, September 24th

10.) Jeff Dunham, Horseshoe Casino – The Venue, Hammond, IN – Saturday, September 24th

Top Weekend Events – June 10th – 12th

Hello Wednesday!

Summer concerts are still heating up the top weekend events list.  I expect this trend to continue for many more weeks.  While concerts are to be anticipated on this list, I would have thought at least one game of our nation’s pastime would have shown up.  Not one baseball game came anywhere close to making the list.

Some old favorites like Phish, Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney show up again on the list.  Their fan bases are unparalleled.  Bruno Mars and his Lazy Song seem to be this summer’s anthem on most radio stations.  Florence and the Machine is new to this list.  This band is in the same Indie vein as Mumford & Sons.  Both bands have incredibly unique sounds, only play small venues and their popularity is on the verge of super-stardom.   Florence Welch is the English fiery red-headed leader of this band.  They have had songs appear on shows such as The Vampire Diaries, Nikita, Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl and So You Think You Can Dance, as well as a song in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.  New music should be coming from the band soon.  Keep your eye on this band.

I actually very surprised to see Deep Purple on the list.  They are an English Rock band formed in the same era as Led Zepplin and Black Sabbath.  Some think of Deep Purple as being pioneers of heavy metal and modern rock.

The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the main association football (that’s Soccer to us American’s) competition of the men’s national football team overseen by CONCACAF.   This competition determines the regional champion of North American, Central America and the Caribbean.   The winner of the competition goes on to compete in the FIFA Confederations Cup.  Did you catch all that?  Since the formation of the Gold Cup, a tournament to crown the region champion, in 1991 Mexico has won five times, the United states four times and once by the Canadians.

Top Weekend Events – June 10th through 12th

1.)    Mumford & Sons, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA – Sunday, June 12th

2.)    Concacaf Gold Cup, El Salvador vs. Cuba and Mexico vs. Costa Rica, Soldier Field, Chicago, IL – Sunday, June 12th

3.)    Deep Purple, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ –Friday, June 10th

4.)    Florence and the Machine, Aragon Ballroom, Chicago IL – Sunday, June 12th

5.)    Concacaf Gold Cup,  United States vs. Panama and Canada vs. Guadeloupe, Raymond Stadium, Tampa Bay, FL – Saturday, June 11th

6.)    Bruno Mars, Universal City, Los Angeles, CA – Sunday, June 12th

7.)    Michael Buble, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ – Saturday, June 11th

8.)    Kenny Chesney, Lambeau Field , Green Bay, WI – Saturday, June 11th

9.)    Taylor Swift, Ford Field, Detroit, MI – Saturday, June 11th

10.) Phish, Merriweather Post Pavilion,  Columbia, MD – Saturday, June 11th

Top Weekend Events – May 27 – May 30

Here are your top weekend events for this upcoming Memorial Weekend. There are a number of notable events going on this weekend which draw a lot of attention which are not surprisingly showing up on the list below.

The Indianapolis 500 is an annual event and is considered one of the three most significant motorsports events (others include the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 hours of Le Mans) in the world and typically fills every seat and infield.  The race consists of 200 laps and 500 miles and the ultimate goal of the racers is to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport, but winning this race and the other two.

Of course the NBA Playoffs are still going on.  The Dallas Mavericks showed the OKC Thunder who’s boss and made quick work on them,  4 -1.  The Chicago Bulls are struggling against the Heat.  MVP, Derrick Rose, just can’t bring the team a W against forces like James, Wade and Bosh.  This is a do or die game for the Bulls.

Sasquatch! Music Festival in Washington is a huge, 3-day, outdoor event that will feature amazing acts such as Foo Fighters, Death Cab for Cutie Modest Mouse, Flaming Lips, Wilco and many, many others.

The Memorial Golf Tournament is a PGA Tournament founded by master golfer, Jack Nicklaus and held in Columbus, Nicklaus’ home town.  Tiger Woods has the most victories under his belt in this tournament, having won four times.  But he’s currently down with a unexplained leg injury.

Holding the top spot on the list this weekend is the jam band, Phish.  They’re the Grateful Dead of this generation.

Bruno Mars shows up a couple of times on the list.  His fun, quirky songs like “Just the Way you Are” and “The Lazy Song” are catchy with many age groups.  He’s not just a slacker with a good voice though.  Did you know he also wrote the hooks for the songs “Nothin’ on You” by B.o.B, and “Billionaire” byTravie McCoy. He also co-wrote the hits “Right Round” by Flo Rida featuring Kesha, “Wavin’ Flag” by K’naan, and “Fuck You!” by Cee Lo Green.  Do not underestimate this guy.

So there you have it, the top events going on this Memorial Day Weekend.  Have fun and be safe!

Top Weekend Events – Memorial Day Weekend

1.)    Phish, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY – Friday, May 27th

2.)    Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Speedway, Indianapolis, IN – Sunday, May 29th

3.)    Bruno Mars, Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – Friday, May 27th

4.)    Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat, United Center, Chicago, IL – Monday, May 30th

5.)    U2, Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg, MB – Sunday, May 29th

6.)    Sasquatch! Festival, Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Washington – Friday, May 27th

7.)    Jimmy Buffet, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN – Saturday, May 28th

8.)    Bruno Mars, Uptown Theater, Kansas City, MO – Saturday, May 29th

9.)    Mexico vs. Ecuador National Soccer, Qwest Field, Seattle, WA – Saturday, May 28th

10.)  Memorial Golf Tournament, Muirfield Village, Columbus, OH – Monday, May 30th

Top Weekend Events – May 6 – 8

Hooray for Wednesday!  Since Cinco de Mayo happens to fall this weekend, expect people to want to go out and have a good time!

First and foremost, the top event this weekend is the Kentucky Derby.  This is the most exciting 2 minute sport ever!  This is the first leg of the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.  Expect big hats, big celebrities and big bets going down in Louisville this weekend.

In the ring in Vegas is the headline match of Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosely.  Manny is a Filipino  eight-division world champion, the first boxer  ever  to win  ten world titles, the first  person to win in eight weight divisions and the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes.  His stats are exceptionally impressive.  It should be of no surprise that the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) names him “Fighter of the Decade.”  Shane Mosley also has impressive stats.  This California native has accomplished world titles in three weight divisions and is also a former WBA Welterweight Super Champion.  Expect this fight at the MGM Grand in Vegas to be exceptional.

The Showtime Southern 500 is an annual spring NASCAR Sprint Cup race.  It’s a 501.322 mile race with 367 laps that got its start in 1957 and was previously known as the Rebel 300 race.

Follies is the winner of seven Tony Awards, and is thought of as one of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s best musical performance productions.

Then there is the musical sort of genius that is Kesha. She appears twice on our top events list.  Since coming out with her debut album, Animal, in January, 2010, this girl has been nearly unstoppable.  To her immediate opposite is the ever adorable, Selena Gomez.  Her reputation is squeaky clean all the way from her days on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place all the way up to her current days of dating teen heart throb, Justin Bieber.

1.)    Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY – Saturday, May 7

2.)    Showtime Southern 500, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC  – Saturday, May 7

3.)    Manny Pacquiao Vs. Shane Mosley , MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV – Saturday, May 7

4.)    Follies, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. – Saturday, May 7

5.)    Kesha, Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino, Las Vegas, NV – Saturday, May 7

6.)    Kentucky Oaks, Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY – Friday, May 6

7.)    Selena Gomez, Dixon Fairgrounds, Dixon, CA – Saturday, May 7

8.)    Kesha, Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA – Friday, May 6

9.)    Kenny Chensey , Van Andel Arena,  Grand Rapid, MI – Saturday, May 7

10.) Bruno Mars, Agganis Arena , Boston, MA – Saturday, May 7