CINCH WORLD'S TOUGHEST RODEO RETURNS TO XCEL ENERGY CENTER
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, FEB. 3-4
With a Special Concert Performance By
Immediately Following Saturday Night's Rodeo
Saint Paul, Minn. (Sept. 21, 2016) - Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo™ rides back into Saint Paul for two thrilling shows Friday-Saturday, Feb. 3-4, 2017 at Xcel Energy Center starting at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 23 at noon at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. Group rates (12+) are also available by calling 651-312-3486. Tickets start at $18 for adults and $10.25 for kids 12 and under.
The popular "Party on the Dirt," featuring country band Parmalee, will take place following Saturday night's rodeo action. The Platinum-selling band of brothers is one of only three groups since 2001 to earn three consecutive Top 10 singles from a debut Country album. Since its debut at Country radio, Parmalee has earned over 305 million Pandora streams, 51 million plays on Spotify, over 31 million YouTube/ VEVO views, and 1.4 million Shazam subscribers. Heralded as "Country Music's Breakout Stars" by MSN Entertainment, Parmalee has supported Brad Paisley and Jake Owen on national tours while finding time to perform on NBC's TODAY show, The Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson, FOX & Friends, MLB Central's Studio 21, The Queen Latifah Show and more. Now Parmalee - comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas (lead vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), cousin Barry Knox (bass) and life-long best friend Josh McSwain (guitar) - returns with the lead single from its sophomore album, the universal hometown anthem, "Roots," which is sure to propel them into Country music superstardom.
K102 contest winners get access to the dirt dance, but all rodeo fans are welcome to stay and enjoy the live entertainment.
Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo showcases champion cowboys from around the United States competing in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding or bull riding, while the ladies will be vying for the championship title in barrel racing. The top two in each event will return for a second time to go head-to-head to determine the night's champion. Before the rodeo each night beginning at 6 p.m. fans are invited to come early and partake in the interactive activities for all ages including pony rides, all access meet and greets with cowboys and entertainers, hop in the clown's barrel for photos, sit on Midnight the bull in the bucking chutes, or get up close and personal with the Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo animal superstars. The first 500 children (12 and under) Friday night will receive a free cowboy hat.
New this year, Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo will feature Bull Jumpers and you have NEVER seen anything like this. Emmanuel Lataste, professional Bull Jumper from Dex, France will show off his unbelievable athletic talent and nerves of steel as he takes extreme sport to another level. Bull Jumping, a sport directly linked to South Western French tradition called "Course Landaise" will include more than 15 jumps and maneuvers over a four-year-old charging Mexican fighting bull.
There is something for everyone - from top cowboys on the famous World's Toughest bulls and horses to the fast barrel racing cowgirls to the wild antics of the rodeo clowns. It's the Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo - an exciting spectacle families won't soon forget!
EVENT: Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo
"Party on the Dirt" featuring Parmalee Saturday after the rodeo
DATE: Friday-Saturday, Feb. 3-4
7:30 p.m. both nights
TYPE: Rodeo / Concert
TICKETS: $18 / $23 / $33 / $48 / $82*
Kids 12 and under start at $10.25**
$5 Adult Discount for Advance Friday Night Purchase***
Groups (12+) call 651-312-3486
*Prices increase $2 day of show for Sat. rodeo **No discounts for Gold Buckle Seating
***24 hours prior to event - close of business on Thursday, Feb. 4
ON SALE: Friday, Sept. 23 at noon
DETAILS: Tickets are available at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone using Ticketmaster TDD/TTY, call 800-359-2525. Certain fees may apply.