There’s lots to do before the Rodeo begins. Grounds open at 4 p.m. for the evening performances, and at 10 a.m. for the Saturday matinee. Mutton bustin’ preliminaries or try-outs are tons of fun for everyone. Plus there’s mechanical bull riding, pony rides, photo opportunities with longhorns, gold panning, and much, much more. With vendor booths on the north and south side of the arena, you’ll see a wide array of souvenirs to choose from. Vendors and concessions offer plenty of options for meals, snacks, and drinks.
And after the Rodeo, head on over to the Coors Roadhouse Saloon for great music, dancing, and some ice cold Coors. The following bands will be rocking the Rodeo:
TUMBLING DICE (Wednesday night)
Tumbling Dice, now featuring Sheryl Lynn, is hands down the hardest working country music band in the Rocky Mountain Region… and for good reason. Featuring a powerful blend of polished vocals and superb musicianship, the band covers a wide range of country music favorites. From Patsy to Miranda, and Buck to Blake, they promise something for dance and music lovers young and old.
EXIT WEST (Thursday and Friday night)
Exit West is a local Colorado band that plays a special blend of country/alternative country and American classic rock. Their style comes from a unique blend of influences of the old outlaw sounds of Waylon, Cash and Hank Williams Jr, to modern alt/country sounds from the likes of Zac Brown, Jason Aldean, Chris Young and Robert Earl Keen. Add in some American Classic Rock such as Mellencamp, CCR, Marshall Tucker, Bob Seger and Springsteen, and you get the sound of Exit West. With their release of their new album titled “Somewhere In Between”, the demand for their shows has greatly increased in the Colorado area with several local radio stations playing their songs. Their single ”Bring Those Outlaws Back” remained #1 on the independent country music charts for 3 weeks in a row. Their driving beat and a raw sound will have you partying all night long. If you are looking for a great band in this genre of music, then the search is over—Exit West is it! See www.reverbnation.com/exitwestband for more.
THE COUNTRY MUSIC PROJECT (Saturday night)
The Country Music Project has become one of Colorado’s favorite live music performances. If they’re not playing the world famous Grizzly Rose, Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill, or on one of the big stage events like Greeley Stampede or Taste of Colorado, they’re opening for a national recording artist like Keith Anderson.
Fronted by Nashville Recording Artist Christie Gewinat, the group’s male and female vocal lineup performs brilliant 4-part harmonies. Those amazing vocals are backed by a tremendous group of players that includes acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle and pedal steel guitar. TCMP brings back the old sounds of country music, but has the power to punch out the Top 40 on today’s country radio stations.