Livestock Show, Rodeo Season Underway
Updated: Tuesday, February 16
The 56th Annual Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo is underway at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. The largest rodeo event east of the Mississippi River, The Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo brings in participants from all over the world and generates millions of dollars in the local economy.
The Dixie National Rodeo itself takes place Thursday, February 11, through
Wednesday, February 17 Friday, February 19 in the Coliseum with performances from The Oak Ridge Boys, Parker McCollum, Moe Bandy, John Conlee, Sawyer Brown, Riley Green and Frank Foster. Attendees can purchase tickets at the Coliseum Box Office or online at ticketmaster.com. Tickets are limited due to public health guidance, so the public is encouraged to buy tickets in advance.
“For well over 50 years now, the Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo has been a cherished tradition for competitors, families and spectators, not only from Mississippi but across the nation,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson. “This year will include all the usual fan-favorites, such as the Dixie National Rodeo Parade and the Junior Sale of Champions, as well as the first-ever Dixie National Expo. And we’re doing it all within the guidance of our COVID-19 Safe Rodeo Plan.”
Rodeo attendees will have the chance to remember the late Lecile Harris, longtime Dixie National rodeo clown and entertainer, and take a photo with the new mural honoring Lecile inside the Coliseum.
The Mississippi State Fairgrounds is implementing precautionary measures to ensure the safety of rodeo participants and attendees. The Coliseum will post sanitization stations and safe practices signage throughout the facility with public health guidance regarding social distancing and masks.
For more information on the rodeo, concerts and schedules, download the Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo mobile app, visit dixienational.org, follow the Dixie National Livestock Show & Rodeo page on Facebook, or call 601-961-4000.
Rodeo Entertainment Schedule:
Wednesday, February 17, at 7:00 p.m. with entertainment by Riley Green
Thursday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m. with entertainment by Sawyer Brown
Friday, February 19, at 7:00 p.m. with entertainment by Frank Foster
The Dixie National Quarter Horse Show scheduled for February 16-21 has been canceled.
Editors note: We strongly encourage you to continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the City of Jackson (facial coverings ARE required in the city of Jackson along with social distancing. Stay informed of additional public health guidance on the state level, too.
All events listed are subject to change and are not sponsored or hosted by My City or our parent company, Visit Jackson.