More than 11,500 people came out to the 12th Annual National Black Rodeo Finals Saturday.
It's a family-friendly, party where cowboys and cowgirls get to show off their horses and horsemanship.
Larry Hutchins, a professional cowboy out of Mississippi, performs every weekend in rodeos but said this one is special.
"It's got a a lot of entertainment," said Hutchins. "I call it a rodeo with a free concert."
Before the rodeo begins, trail-riders parade their horses through the streets and as the sun goes down, tail-gators come out to party all night long.
"We're having a whole lot of fun," said Zina Winbush, of the Hang Around Riding Club out of Mansfield, LA.
"It's like a once a year gathering. The National Black Rodeo is where all of us come together," said Kalan Washington, of the Buffalo Soldiers Riding Club.
The cowboys and girls competed in seven events. The performers included Omar Cunningham, J Dash, and the Grambling State University Marching Band.