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Houston Livestock Show Attendance Passes The 2 Million Mark

HOUSTON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The 78th annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo ended a success with high attendance records and breaking several junior market auction records. The rodeo provided entertainment at a value price, showcasing Texas agriculture, and promoting Western heritage.

More than 22,000 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo volunteers donated their time and talent to help produce the world's largest livestock show, richest regular-season PRCA rodeo, and the Southwest's premier family entertainment event. Following are highlights from the 2010 Show.

The 2010 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo saw a record 2,144,077 visitors for general attendance (for all activities on the grounds). Though last year’s record was close this is the first time the Show has reached the 2 million mark for general attendance.

The March 14, 2010, RodeoHouston performance celebrating Go Tejano Day and featuring rodeo action and concerts by Pesado and El Trono De Mexico, broke the Show's single day all-time Rodeo attendance record with a paid attendance of 74,222. The previous record of 74,147 was set during the 2009 Go Tejano Day with performances by Ramon Ayala and Alacranes Musical.

A record eight RodeoHouston performances were considered sellouts.

Six RodeoHouston performances landed in the list of the Show's top 20 paid Rodeo attendance records:

1st: March 14, 2010 — Pesado and El Trono De Mexico – 74,222
5th: March 18, 2010 — Black Eyed Peas – 73,073
7th: March 20, 2010 — Brooks & Dunn, The Last Rodeo Tour – 72,977
8th: March 21, 2010 — Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez – 72,883
15th: March 5, 2010 — Mary J. Blige – 72,150
19th: March 7, 2010 — Jonas Brothers with special guest Demi Lovato – 72,013

–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers