Are you ready? Here’s what you can expect from Bun B’s star-studded Southern Takeover at the Houston Rodeo

Rap legend Bun B’s “Trill Burgers” will be making its much-anticipated return to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. (Photo courtesy: Scurfield Group) (KPRC)

HOUSTON – If you’ve been keeping up with Houston rap legend Bun B, then you know he’s taking over the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Black Heritage Day.

Dubbed the Southern Takeover, the star-studded night is set to feature some of the hottest artists in the hip-hop and R&B community.

On Jan. 31, the Houston Rodeo officials decided to get fans involved in the show by having them like a social media post for the release of artists each week.

When the post receives over 10,000 likes in less than 24 hours, Bun B will drop the names.

On the first week, just hours after the first post was made, Bun B announced Juvenile and Mannie Fresh would represent the state of Louisiana.

“You win. Juvenile, Mannie Fresh and others from Louisiana will join me March 3,” Bun B wrote on Instagram.

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Bun B revealed the second set of artists, this time representing Tennessee - 8Ball, MJG and others.

Tickets for all rodeo performances, including Bun B’s, are currently on sale now.

The 2023 rodeo will run from Feb. 28 through March 19.


Tuesday, Feb.28 – Opening Day, Parker McCollum

Wednesday, March 1 – Armed Forces Appreciation Day, Brooks & Dunn

Thursday, March 2 Lauren Daigle

Friday, March 3 – Black Heritage Day, Bun B’s Southern Takeover

Saturday, March 4 Walker Hayes

Sunday, March 5 Zac Brown Band

Monday, March 6 – First Responders Day, Jason Aldean

Tuesday, March 7 - New Kids on The Block

Wednesday, March 8 – Community Day, Jon Pardi

Thursday, March 9 - Ashley McBryde

Friday, March 10 - The Chainsmokers

Saturday, March 11 - Turnpike Troubadours

Sunday, March 12 – Go Tejano Day, MartLa Fiera de Ojinaga

Monday, March 13 - Cody Jinks

Tuesday, March 14 - Machine Gun Kelly

Wednesday, March 15 - Kenny Chesney

Thursday, March 16 - Chris Stapleton

Friday, March 17 - Cody Johnson

Saturday, March 18 - Brad Paisley

Sunday, March 19 – RODEOHOUSTON Finals Luke Bryan

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