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Live from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo!

It’s the first Houston Livestock Show Rodeo since the pandemic, and we’re broadcasting live from NRG Stadium to hear how the rodeo is back in true style and tradition!


Gold Buckle Foodie Award Winners of the 2022 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, including: The Berry Racer Caramel Apple, Bacon Mac & Cheese Egg Roll, Fried Red Velvet Cupcake, Harlon's All Meat Stuffed Potato and Deep Fried Jambalaya Roll


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In a major local milestone, the Houston Livestock Show Rodeo is back for the first time since the pandemic.

We’re broadcasting live from NRG Stadium to hear about this year’s sports, concerts, food, and more, as well as about the challenges of coming back from the pandemic.

The Houston Rodeo is about a lot of things – scholarships, education, volunteers, and its importance to the area's economy and to the sport of rodeo.

Besides the rodeo sports, people also come to the Houston Rodeo for the food. There’s the amazing BBQ, the over-the-top concessions, and even fine dining.

And what event traditionally brings in the largest concert audience? It’s Go Tejano Day!

In trying to capture all the excitement of everything that's happening, our host, Ernie Manouse, gets a real taste of the rodeo by sampling some of the new food offerings.

From Tejano Day …to bull riding concerts and exhibits, we talk with the people in charge of making it all happen.


Chris Boleman

  • President and CEO

Adrian Izaguirre

  • Go Tejano Day Committee Member

Katelyn Scates

  • Director of Sports & Event Presentations

Bryce Redo

  • Three-time CPRA Bullfighter of the Year

Jason Fletcher

  • General Manager of The Ranch Saloon + Steakhouse

Brooks Bradford, Jr.

  • Chairman of The Commercial Exhibits Committee

Jason Kane

  • Director of Entertainment and Concert Production

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