WHITEY MORGAN TO HEADLINE WHEN TOUR OPENS IN LEXINGTON, KY
Opelika, AL – Bulls, Bands and Barrels rolled out the initial tour dates for the 2020 Tour, “This Ain’t Your Grandpappy’s Rodeo,” which will take place throughout the south and southeastern portions of the country next year.
Kicking off on February 8th at premier equestrian arena, Kentucky Horse Park Arena in Lexington, KY, Bulls, Bands and Barrels will once more be the hottest ticket in town, delivering top entertainment, the rankest bulls and the fastest equine in the southeast.
The tour opener will feature the stylings of country music artist, Whitey Morgan, known for hits including “Around Here,” “Bourbon N Blues” and others. His most recent LP, Sonic Ranch (2015), was released to critical acclaim and praised by Detroit Free Press as, "a bold well-crafted album that doesn't forsake the gritty undercurrent running through Morgan's stuff."
Remaining dates and markets currently confirmed on the Bulls, Bands and Barrels 2020 roster include:
Jacksonville, FL: February 29
Dothan, AL: March 7
Gonzales, LA: March 14
TBA in February: April 4
Conroe, TX: TBA
Alexandria, LA: TBA
Hattiesburg, MS: TBA
Joining Morgan in Lexington is popular rhythm and bluegrass group, The Wooks. Once fans have been welcomed to the floor, following the culmination of the westerns sports portion of the Bulls, Bands and Barrels event, The Wooks will captivate fans with their heritage music and innovative originality before turning the stage over to Morgan.
The format of the event is as follows: 20-30 of the best bull riders will tackle the rankest bucking bulls in the southeast, striving to make the 8-second buzzer. If a rider stays on his bull for the required 8 seconds, he gets a score and a chance to compete in the championship round. If he gets bucked off, he is finished. The cowgirls will take the dirt following the bull riding to see which of them can get the fastest time as they race around barrels in a figure 8 pattern.
Intermission will feature the nail-biting competition freestyle bull fighting. The world’s premier bull fighting competition series, will keep fans on the edge of their seats throughout intermission as these athletes take center stage to face their opponents in a true battle of man versus beast.
Following the competition, fans will be invited to “join the party” with Whitey Morgan and The Wooks. One thing is clear, Bulls, Bands and Barrels will be exciting from the time doors open until the last bull is ridden, horse is raced, champion is crowned and song is sung. Fans won’t want to miss it.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.BigTickets.com. Adult tickets start at just $30 ($5 increase, day of event) and kids tickets are only $12. For more information, visit Bulls, Bands and Barrels on Facebook or BullsBandsandBarrels.com.