Last year, SXSW Sunday, my dates to the Shins’ Austin City Limits taping cooled their heels while I was uptown at the Rodeo for Glenn Campbell. The Rhinestone Cowboy returned to the Long Center, but maybe sheer perversity’s to blame for forcing the top dogs at The New York Times and Rolling Stone to wait. This year’s line-up is better.
In 2011, the week after SXSW – the most brutal six weeks of my every year – the Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo roped me in three nights out of five. Admittedly, its home the Travis County Expo Center orbits close to my domicile, but it takes more than proximity and convenience to move the walking dead after March music madness here in Austin.
Here’s a sliver – I’m leaving out the bull riding, mutton bustin’, and whole state fair appeal – of what might prompt just such Lone Star loyalty: Rodeo Austin’s 2013 music grid. Tickets go onsale today, 10am.
Saturday, Mar. 9: Josh Abbott Band
Sunday, Mar. 10: Charlie Daniels Band
Monday, Mar. 11: Eli Young Band
Tuesday, Mar. 12: Sara Evans
Wednesday, Mar. 13: Alabama Shakes
Thursday, Mar. 14: Megan & Liz
Friday, Mar. 15: Easton Corbin
Saturday, Mar. 16: Kip Moore
Sunday, Mar. 17: Merle Haggard
Monday, Mar. 18: Restless Heart
Tuesday, Mar. 19: Three Dog Night
Wednesday, Mar. 20: Josh Turner
Thursday, Mar. 21: Kevin Fowler
Friday, Mar. 22: Cody Johnson
Saturday, Mar. 23: Gary Allan
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