SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo™ rides back into Saint Paul for two thrilling shows Friday - Saturday, Jan. 5 and 6, 2018, at Xcel Energy Center starting at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 9 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 $20 for adults and $11.50 for kids 12 and under.
The popular "Party on the Dirt," featuring Dylan Scott, will take place following Saturday night's rodeo action. Having been named one of Spotify's Spotlight on Country Artists, along with AT&T giving him the tremendous nod of adding him to their short-list of "About To Break" artists, fans have already consumed millions of plays on new music through Scott's engagement across social media and streaming. Following the success of his debut single "Makin' This Boy Go Crazy," "Crazy Over Me" debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard Sales Chart. In July, the up-and-coming country star's hit "My Girl" reached No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay Chart and has also been certified Platinum by the RIAA.
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, hopping in the clown's barrel for photos, sitting on Midnight the bull in the bucking chutes, or getting up close and personal with the Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo animal superstars.
Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo will feature the return of Bull Jumper Emmanuel Lataste. The Frenchman 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!