The Kentucky Horse Park is excited to announce Billboard charting artist Dustin Collins will headline the Bluegrass Rockin’ Rodeo at the Alltech Arena in his home state of Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 17.
“Part of what makes the Bluegrass Rockin’ Rodeo unique is the music,” said Laura Prewitt, Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park. “We’re delighted to have such a talented performer as Dustin headline our second annual event which promises to be even bigger than last year.”
A true road warrior, Collins spent hundreds of thousands of miles on the road playing in honky tonks, fairs and festivals throughout the Midwest and his home state of Kentucky, including a slot on Aaron Watson’s Vaquero Tour, as well as opening for Chris Janson, Granger Smith, Kane Brown and many more. The emerging singer-songwriter’s independent single, “Cold Dead Hands,” ascended to No. 1 on the Billboard Singles Sales chart and his new album It’s Been Awhile landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
Gates open both nights at 5:30 p.m., with the rodeo competition starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 is Family Fun Night featuring the “Kids Corral” with various activities and games, autograph and picture opportunities with the competitors, Rodeo Queen and clown, along with a calf scramble. Family entertainment will be provided by internationally-renowned equine entertainer, and a two-time Road to the Horse Champion Guy McLean.
The event is part of the International Pro Rodeo Association and serves as the IPRA National All-Region Finals. Guests will have the opportunity to cheer on 90 of the best cowboys and cowgirls in the country as they compete in bareback and saddle broncs, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping, cowgirl breakaway roping and bull riding.
Tickets for the rodeo are $20 each day or $30 for both days and are available online at www.kyhorsepark.com. Early bird tickets are available now until Nov. 1 for $15 and $25 respectively. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate on the day of the event.