BURLINGTON – Country superstars Jake Owen, Randy Houser and Jake McVey will supplement the high-octane rodeo action at this year’s Tri-State Rodeo in Fort Madison, Iowa.
At the rodeo’s annual reveal party Saturday night that Boogaloo Sports Bar & Grill in the Pzazz complex, 2018 Rodeo General Chairman Josh Denning unveiled the lineup for this year’s 71st event.
The annual Tri-State Rodeo will be held Sept. 5-8. This annual event showcases exciting rodeo acts as well as professional musical entertainment. And once again this year, new and exciting things are planned for audiences of all ages.
Wednesday night will once again feature the top cowboys on the circuit in the CINCH Shootout. This exciting event is invitation-only for the cowboys and brings many World Champions to the Tri-State Rodeo to compete for over $120,000 in prize money. This event is sponsored by CINCH Jeans and begins at 7 p.m. sharp.
The PRCA action will start on Thursday with rodeo performances beginning at 7 p.m. The rodeo competition will be followed by the compelling Jake McVey. McVey combines his upbeat music and youthful enthusiasm with a seasoned eye for reading the crowd. With a loyal fan base, McVey will be sure to please the crowd with his fiery stage show and arsenal of ear-grabbing songs.
Friday evening’s PRCA rodeo performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by country singer songwriter, Randy Houser. Houser brings his musical talents to life with “Like a Cowboy”, and “How Country Feels”. You will be sure to feel the country as his soulful voice fills the arena.
Saturday night’s entertainment also gets underway at 7:30 p.m. with the PRCA rodeo performers taking center stage. Once the dust has settled from the cowboy competition the arena will come alive with ACM award-winner Jake Owen. Owen has six number one singles under his belt including “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”, “Beachin”, “Anywhere with You”, “Alone with You”, “The One that Got Away”, “American Country Love Song”. No artist is more adept at summoning those times when a sunny day, good friends and maybe a cold drink were all you needed to feel forever blessed. Owen will thrill the crowd with songs from his soon to be released new album, including the single “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)”
Local favorites, Stump Town will close out each night of the Tri-State Rodeo in the Coors Party Pavilion.
Rodeo fans will also be entertained by the thrilling feats of Wisconsin FMX during the Thursday, Friday and Saturday night Rodeo performances. Combining new age, portable ramps with the work ethic of farm life bears one of the most entertaining thrill-act performances to ever hit the arena. The gap is set at 75 feet and a plethora of apparatus and humans are hurled across the sky.
“The Tri-State Rodeo Operating Committee invites you to come experience the 2018 Tri-State Rodeo. This year is lining up to be another fun and memorable experience. We are proud to once again earn a spot on the CINCH Shootout circuit, bringing the best cowboys in the country to compete at the Tri-State Rodeo. Jake McVey has a strong fan base in the Tri-State area and we are excited to welcome him to the main stage in the arena on Thursday night. Randy Houser continues to keep country music alive and well and I know fans of all ages will enjoy his show following the Friday night PRCA action. And of course we couldn’t be more pleased to bring award-winning Jake Owen to the main stage on Saturday night. His long list of No. 1 hits will not disappoint our country music fans. Every night of the Tri-State Rodeo will have something for audiences of all ages to enjoy, so we hope to see you there,” said Josh Denning, General Chairman, Tri-State Rodeo.
The Tri-State Rodeo Committee is also pleased to welcome back clown and barrel man, Justin Rumford. Voted PRCA’s Clown of the Year for the fourth time in 2015, Rumford is sure to entertain the crowd while keeping the cowboys safe.
Ready for Rodeo events will take place throughout the week leading up to the rodeo for participants of all ages starting on Saturday, Sept. 1st with the Special Kids Rodeo. The Grand Rodeo Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8th commencing at 9:30 a.m. and will travel down Avenue G. The Tri-State Rodeo is a community event that involves many hours of manpower by community members and groups with all proceeds being put back into the community.
For a full listing of events, information and to purchase tickets go to www.tristaterodeo.org. Tickets to the Tri-State Rodeo can also be purchased by calling 319-372-2550 or 1-800-369-3211.