Guide to kicking up dust at the 67th Sikeston Bootheel Rodeo

Get your cowboy boots ready! The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo is set to return for the 67th year!

Bucking broncos and professional bull riders will kick up some dust between Wednesday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 10.

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: Morgan Wallen

The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo chutes into action on Aug. 7 with country music artist Morgan Wallen. The up-and-comer grew up in Tennessee singing to his preacher father’s congregation. He made it on “The Voice” in 2014 and you’ve probably heard his song Whiskey Glasses.

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

 

Thursday: Roots and Boots Tour featuring 3 performers

You’ve heard their names, you know their songs, now you get to sing along with Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye and Aaron Tippin when all three take the stage at the rodeo on Thursday, Aug. 8. The three artists will perform live as a part of their Roots and Boots Tour. Rodeo Chairman Kris Eastwood is calling it Triple Threat Thursday since three of the biggest names in country music history will be in Sikeston. Thursday’s concert will be a bit longer than usual so each artist can perform some of their chart-topping hits.

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

Friday: Jake Owen

It’ll be a Barefoot Blue Jean kind of night at the Sikeston Rodeo on Friday, Aug. 9. Superstar Jake Owen will take center stage. Owen is currently releasing his sixth album, which features his top-10 hit “Down to the Honkytonk.” Some of Owen’s other top-charting songs include “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” and “Easy Does It.”

Friday night will also feature the final rounds of bullfighting.

Saturday: Midland

Grammy-nominated country music trio Midland will entertain the crown on Saturday, Aug. 10. Rodeo Chairman Kris Eastwood says anyone who’s a fan of The Eagles or George Strait will enjoy Midland’s country rock twang. You’ve probably heard their song “Drinkin’ Problem.”

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. 8 and Friday night, Aug. 9.

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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