Back by popular demand, Rodeo Scottsdale’s pro bull riding event opens the gate to one of the oldest and largest rodeos in the state. Celebrating 67 consecutive years in The World’s Most Western Town, Rodeo Scottsdale will once again feature roping, riding, thrills and spills March 5-8 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.
“We look forward to the Rodeo each year, adding more talent and creating a buckin’ fun weekend for all ages that you won’t forget,” said Dave Alford, Rodeo Scottsdale’s General Manager. “Over the past six decades, the only thing that has changed about the rodeo is the location, we sustain the roots and tradition to keep the rodeo spirit alive.”
Beginning Thursday, March 5, Rodeo Scottsdale’s professional all-bull riding event jumps out of the chute with roping, riding, thrills and spills. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) event showcases more than 50 top bull riders competing for their eight seconds of glory of trying to stay on top of the most highly ranked bulls.
More than 20,000 fans from all over the country will witness more than 500 contestants competing Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoon for tens of thousands of dollars in prize money. The full, traditional rodeo will have seven events, including roping, barrel racing, bronc and bull riding.
Other events include the lively Coors HoeDown, which takes place after Rodeo Scottsdale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and features popular country music for kids of all ages. Country music band Jason Boland and the Stragglers highlight the music scene with their performance on Saturday.
General Admission for the rodeo weekend is $18 and $5 for children under 12 years-old. Reserved box seats for all ages are $45. Tickets can be purchased online at paradadelsol.net or by calling the box office at 480-648-4369. Follow on Facebook for photos and a live stream at https://www.facebook.com/paradadelsol/.