Guide to kicking up dust at the 68th Sikeston Bootheel Rodeo

Get your cowboy boots ready! The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo is set to return for the 68th year!

Bucking broncos and professional bull riders will kick up some dust between Wednesday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 8.

The annual 4-day event promises a chance to see some of the best cowboys and cowgirls in the country, live music, and more.

Here's a closer look at who will take the stage this year:

Wednesday: Chris Lane

The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo chutes into action on Wednesday, Aug. 5 with Chris Lane.

Since bursting onto the scene with his breakout #1 hit “Fix,” Lane has scored PLATINUM-certified hits including “Take Back Home Girl” – his high-profile collaboration with Tori Kelly – and latest chart-topper “I Don’t Know About You.” He has shared the stage with A-list acts including Kane Brown, Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley, and Rascal Flatts, and sold out shows coast-to-coast.

Community night will return to the Rodeo on Wednesday as a way to celebrate local businesses and community members.

Thursday: Ashley McBryde

Ashley McBryde will take center stage for the second night of rodeo.

The Arkansas native received a GRAMMY nomination in 2018 for Best Country Album and closed out 2019 with ACM New Female Artist, CMT Breakout Artist of the Year, a New Artist of the Year win at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards and two nominations for the 2020 GRAMMYs for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for “Girl Goin’ Nowhere.” Her new record, Never Will, drops April 3, 2020.

Even better: Thursday night will also feature bullfighting, one of the Rodeo’s most popular events.

Friday: ZZ Top

Rodeo night No. 3 Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ TOP will perform live.

“ZZ TOP are rock and roll legends,” said Rodeo Chairman Travis Deere. “Their music is instantly recognizable and their concert is sure to be an unforgettable experience for the 2020 Rodeo season.”

These iconic musicians have received many accolades for their years of chart-topping music. After almost 50 years of rock, blues and boogies on the road and in the studio the group continues to rock the nation.

Friday night will also feature the final rounds of bullfighting.

Saturday: Joe Nichols

Joe Nichols will wrap up night No. 4 of rodeo.

The multi-platinum recording artist is a veteran country singer with several chart-topping hits. The ‘Brokenheartsville’ and ‘Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off’ singer has been nominated four times for a Grammy award and was named Top new Male Vocalist of the year by the Academy of Country Music in 2003.

On Saturday, the rodeo will raise awareness for domestic violence by wearing purple.

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Buckle up for four nights of roping, riding and more by some of the most skilled cowboys and cowgirls. Here is a closer look at events you can see this year:

  • Bareback riding
  • Barrel racing
  • Bull riding
  • Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Steer Wrestling
  • Team Roping
  • Tie-Down Roping

Bullfighters Only will return to the rodeo grounds Thursday night, Aug. 6 and Friday night, Aug. 7.

The action will include five rounds of bullfighting.

Trust us when we say it's a show you won't want to miss.

Competitors must show off freestyle stunts to dodge, duck and weave past charging bulls.

The bullfighter with the most control, style, creativity and willingness to take risks wins.

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