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After a long hiatus due to COVID-19, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo returns Monday, February 28

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – After the shock of COVID-19 over the past two years, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is officially back! Tonight is opening night.

NRG is ready for pig races, petting zoos, carnivals and more.

Last weekend’s parade was just a tease for what’s to come over the next few weeks.

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ABC13 got the chance to speak with the opener, Cody Johnson, as he rode through downtown Houston this weekend.

Both he and Mayor Sylvester Turner have said they are certainly ready to act.

“It’s been an incredible honor. I’ve worked for a long time for this, to be able to do this, to be a part of the great city of Houston. It’s unreal,” Johnson said.

“I don’t care where you’re from, you may be from New York, you may be from England, but we put on a cowboy hat and jeans and cowboy boots and we show up,” Turner said. “It just reflects us as a community.”
Rodeo officials say more than 150,000 people attended the Bar-B-Que cookout over the weekend, and the Rodeo Uncorked Wine tasting event brought in nearly half a million dollars from just the top two wines.

There are 350 suppliers this year, including 40 new restaurants and 15 new restaurants.

The gate opens to the public at 2 p.m. Monday. Rodeo events start at 6:45pm and Cody Johnson will be on stage around 8:45pm

According to AXS websiteThere are still very few tickets left.

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