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Parmalee to headline 2024 Dixie National Rodeo

Parmalee will headline the 2024 Dixie National Rodeo (photo from X)

The entertainment lineup for the upcoming 59th annual Dixie National Rodeo has been finalized.

Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson has announced the music performances for the rodeo, which will run from February 9-17, 2024.

“We are excited to announce this year’s entertainment lineup for the annual Dixie National Rodeo,” Gipson said. “Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, and as we’ve seen shows sell out quickly in years past, I encourage the public to purchase their tickets in advance.”

Dixie National Rodeo performances are as follows:

  • Friday, February 9, at 7:00 p.m. — Jameson Rodgers — a Batesville native best known for his country song “Cold Beer Calling My Name.”
  • Saturday, February 10, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. — Tracy Byrd — a country music singer who was wildly popular in the 1990s for his hit “Watermelon Crawl.”
  • Sunday, February 11, at 2:00 p.m. — Chris Cagle — bringing back a taste of the early 2000s with country songs “Let There Be Cowgirls” and “Chicks Dig It.”
  • Wednesday, February 14, at 7:00 p.m. — Megan Moroney —an up-and-coming country music artist whose debut single “Tennessee Orange” charted in 2022.
  • Thursday, February 15, at 7:00 p.m. — Sammy Kershaw — an old-school country music performer who recorded 16 studio albums, with three RIAA platinum certifications and two gold certifications among them.
  • Friday, February 16, at 7:00 p.m. — Corey Kent — another newcomer to the country music world, best known for his platinum single “Wild as Her”
  • Saturday, February 17, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. — Parmalee — a two-time Academy of Country Music award-winning band who has produced popular hits in “Carolina” and “Just the Way.”

Tickets will officially go on sale Friday. They can be bought at the Mississippi Coliseum’s box office or online.

The Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo, a six-week event featuring livestock shows, musical performances, and rodeo competitions, generates millions of dollars for the local economy each year.

Gipson also announced that attendees at this year’s Mississippi State Fair will experience a “Taste of the Dixie National Rodeo.”

Daily Taste of the Dixie National Rodeo shows will run throughout the duration of the fair and will include bull riding, calf scrambles, bucking broncs, live entertainment, and rodeo clowns. Special guest Forrie J. Smith will also make an appearance at the Taste of the Dixie National Rodeo to meet and greet fans October 7-8.

In addition, Gipson and state fairgrounds officials provided further details and addressed security policies ahead of the upcoming Mississippi State Fair.

Mississippi State Fairgrounds Security Policies:

  • Beginning at 9:00 p.m., any guest under the age of 18 seeking admission to the fairgrounds must be accompanied by a legal adult (21 or older). Any guest may be asked to show official proof of age to be admitted after 9:00 p.m.
  • When entering the Midway, all guests will proceed through one of the several entry security points utilizing a metal detector, and/or be subject to magnetic wanding.
  • All bags are subject to search. The maximum bag size that will be accepted into the Fair is 12”x12”x6”.
  • No outside food or beverage is allowed.
  • No marketing, soliciting, political, or vending items are allowed unless and as authorized under Fairground regulations.
  • No animals (other than service animals or as authorized by Fair management for Fair activities), banners, fireworks/explosives, or laser pointers are allowed.
  • Pursuant to state law, the legal carry of firearms by all lawful adults is recognized on the Mississippi Fairgrounds.
  • Exceptions and challenges to these policies will be satisfied at the discretion of Fair Management.

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