Saddle up and join in the fun of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Rice Night at the Rodeo is March 7 and will feature musical artist Bruno Mars. Rice students, employees, alumni and friends are invited to participate in this and many other fun 2013 Rodeo Houston activities.

Rice Night at the RodeoGo Texan Day, Feb. 22

Dress in your Western best and then stop by Willy’s Statue between 7 and 9 a.m. for the Cowboy Breakfast Taco fundraiser, which benefits HOOTS.

Downtown Rodeo Parade, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m.  

President David Leebron, University Representative Ping Sun, Sammy the Owl and others will be easy to spot in a horse-drawn wagon during this year’s Downtown Rodeo Parade.

“Rodeo 101” Lunch Bunch, March 7 at 11:30 a.m.  

The Employee Activities Subcommittee’s March Lunch Bunch will feature a talk by Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo volunteer April Wiggins during a Western-themed lunch at the West Servery. The talk is free. Registration to purchase lunch from the college servery will be available a week prior to the event. Visit for more information.

Rice Night at the Rodeo featuring Bruno Mars, March 7 at 6:45 p.m.

Cheer President David Leebron, Sammy the Owl and other Rice notables as they saddle up and ride out onto the Reliant Stadium rodeo arena to kick off this special night of celebration. A Rice Night at the Rodeo performance ticket provides a full day’s access to the rodeo grounds, including the carnival, live animal exhibits, the shopping area featuring arts and crafts and delicious food available for purchase, the rodeo competition that evening and the musical performance by Grammy Award nominee Bruno Mars.

Rodeo tickets range from $18 to $300, plus service charges, and can be purchased online at Carnival packs can be purchased online at

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