HOUSTON – After the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was officially canceled Wednesday afternoon the high-profile artists who were slated to perform at the rodeo in the coming days took to social media to tell fans how they feel.
The canceled performers include Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, Lizzo, Jon Pardi, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Gwen Stefani, Khalid, Chris Stapleton, Marshmello, Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan.
See how some are reacting:
Country artist Kane Brown, who was supposed to perform Wednesday night at the Rodeo, shared the news on his Instagram story.
Cody Johnson said he will be back in Houston soon.
#COJONation! While I’m disappointed that the rodeo has been cancelled, we will be back in Houston soon! Waco & Corpus are STILL HAPPENING! Corpus is sold out. Waco, get your tickets while you can here https://t.co/14vGl8sFkq.— Cody Johnson (@codyjohnson) March 11, 2020
See y’all this weekend, get ready to party! pic.twitter.com/7jyTPhuXmN
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From @rodeohouston: In the interest of public health, the City of Houston and the Houston Health Department have ordered the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ to close. The Rodeo will respectfully and dutifully comply with the City’s order, and the grounds will close at 4 p.m. The Rodeo is deeply saddened; however, the safety and well-being of our guests and our community is our top priority. Out of precaution, the City has decided that this is the best course of action for our community. A ticket refund process is still in the works and will be communicated once it is finalized. For more information regarding this announcement, visit the link in our bio.
Jon Pardi provided an update after the news of the Rodeo’s cancellation
Lizzo says she is “heartbroken” that her sold-out performance is cancelled. She was scheduled to perform this Friday.
Stefani said she was sad she won’t be able to perform but understands safety is important.