2014 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Line Up
Each year San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo presents entertainment in the form of live concerts, livestock and horse shows, carnivals, food courts, petting zoos, pony rides, wildlife expo and cook off competitions. Last season’s entertainment lineup presented artists such as Chris Young, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Hot Chelle Rae, Ronnie Dunn, The Band Perry, Josh Abbott Band, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Daughtry, Miranda Lambert, Rodney Atkins, Alan Jackson and Joe Nichols to name a few. This year’s lineup presents some of music industry’s biggest names. Fans can look forward to watching Brett Eldredge, Jake Owen, Tim McGraw, Big Time Rush, Jeremy Camp, Alan Jackson, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett, Heart, Josh Turner, Randy Houser, Trace Adkins, Pitbull and Billy Currington among many others.
About San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is one of the biggest rodeos and livestock shows in the country. Held and organized by the city of San Antonio during the first quarter of each year, the showcase was initially held at the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum. There the event held annual festivities for over five decades after which it was moved to the AT&T Center in 2003. Apart from hosting a wide range of entertaining attractions, the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is also known for providing scholarships to students interested in pursuing a degree in agricultural studies. Beginning in 1984, the scholarship program of the livestock show has granted over 64 million Dollars worth of scholarships, endowments, grants and cattle auctions.
The aim of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is to emphasize agricultural education among the youth of Texas. For 2013, the show provided scholarships of over $11 million and the entire event cost over $123 million. Apart from being inducted into the PRCA’s Hall of Fame in 2008, in 2005 the rodeo was named “PRCA’s Largest Indoor Arena of the Year”.
Attendances & Show Format
With attendance records that reach millions each year, the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is placed among the top five rodeos of the nation by Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Each year the show gives out prizes worth five hundred thousand dollars and arranges rodeo events with the help of over four thousand volunteers. The concerts are usually held after all the rodeo events are finished each day.
Last year’s showcases saw an astounding attendance record that brought in figures that have reached a number of 1.6 million attendees for one day. The all-time highest figure for attendance was seen on 23rd February, 2013 when over one million and sixty two thousand people watched the show. With its association with PRCA Prorodeo, North American Livestock Show and Rodeo Managers’ Association, Association of Rodeo Committees and IAFE the Network, the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo has established its Hall of Fame. The aim of this Hall of Fame is to recognize individuals who have made substantial amount of contributions to the event. Last year, personalities who were inducted include Richard M. “Tres” Kleberg III, Danny R. Adams, Jackie Van De Walle.
Become a part of this year’s San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo as it welcomes the residents of the city to witness wholesome family fun.