Country, Pop, Rock To Grace RodeoHouston

The entertainment lineup for the 2005 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo -- aka RodeoHouston -- is packed with notable artists from many genres.

The entertainment lineup for the 2005 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo -- aka RodeoHouston -- is packed with notable artists from many genres. As would be expected for a rodeo, the schedule for the March 1-20 event at Reliant Stadium is heavy on country, with everyone from established stars like Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney to up-and-coming acts such as Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich.

But there's also substantial talent representing other tastes, including R&B songstress Alicia Keys (March 4), teen pop vocalist Hilary Duff (March 6), modern rock act Maroon 5 (March 16) and classic rock outfits the Steve Miller Band (March 15) and Lynyrd Skynyrd (March 18).

RodeoHouston gets underway at 7 p.m. on weekdays and 4 p.m. on weekends, with various rodeo events leading up to the night's music headliner. A carnival is also part of the festivities during the March 6-18 "Spring Break Stampede."

Tickets go on sale Saturday (Jan. 15) via Ticketmaster and local Houston locations, with prices ranging from $16 to $77. A section of "chute seats," located directly behind the rodeo bucking chutes, will run $200 and $300, with the option of watching the music performances from the seats or a special area on the stadium floor. The price includes an authentic chuck wagon dinner, "Corral Club" admission and drink tickets, carnival ride coupons and other perks.

Here is the RodeoHouston entertainment lineup:

March 1: Brooks & Dunn
March 2: Alan Jackson
March 3: Neal McCoy, Charlie Daniels Band, Lee Greenwood (Armed Forces Salute)
March 4: Alicia Keys (Black Heritage Day)
March 5: Gretchen Wilson
March 6: Hilary Duff
March 7: Jeff Foxworthy, Big & Rich
March 8: Keith Urban
March 9: Kenny Chesney
March 10: Rascal Flatts
March 11: Pat Green
March 12: Martina McBride
March 13: Duelo, Jimmy G y El Grupo Mazz (Go Tejano Day)
March 14: Steve Miller Band
March 15: Brad Paisley
March 16: Maroon 5
March 17: Montgomery Gentry
March 18: Lynyrd Skynyrd
March 19: Clint Black
March 20: Clay Walker