Johnny B33 & The Leo Sun Project



PERFORMANCE: 3:15pm-4:00pm - Hall of State Stage


Johnny Blanford III, better known as his stage name Johnny B33 (pronounced "Bee"), has been a sort of Swiss Army knife in the Dallas arts scene since he first came around a few years ago: He's been an MC, dancer, actor, rapper, singer, videographer and photographer. But now, with the release of his second in a series of three astrologically themed albums, Aries Moon, he’s ready to focus on the role of bandleader and frontman.

Before Aries Moon, he released Leo Sun. Coming up next is Virgo Rising.

Much like travelers of old (and TikTok users now), Blanford lets constellations guide his artistic and musical output — but not define it.

“Your sun is everyday and how you are perceived," he says. "I can be loud and obnoxious, and I can be shy. I think there are two extremes. I can either be asleep or breakdancing in the middle of a room.”