Zach Bryan opens as Bulls, Bands and Barrels returns to Horse Park in February

Tickets on sale for Feb. 12 sports, entertainment spectacular

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The long wait is over for bull riding fans, barrel racing fans and music fans! Bulls, Bands and Barrels, now one of Lexington’s top annual events, is finally returning to kick off its tour in Lexington at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena.

Zach Bryan will be the featured act with local phenoms Cole Chaney & Logan Halstead opening the event promptly at 6 p.m.

Featuring the rankest bulls in the southeast and the fastest equines, Bull, Bands and Barrels never fails to deliver in its promise to be three of the most exciting hours in westerns sports and entertainment.

“We’ve been looking forward to this date with great anticipation,” said Hunter Price, President of Bulls, Bands and Barrels. “We always love coming to Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena. We chose it on purpose because it’s a great place to kick-off the tour. We’ve been fortunate to sell out the event every year, thanks to the great fans in Lexington and we work very hard to bring top notch entertainment to honor them and show our appreciation. It helps set the tone for the rest of the season.”

Chaney & Halstead will set the stage for an extraordinary night from the start with true country music, straight from the hills of Appalachia. Immediately following, 20-30 of the best bull riders will tackle the rankest bucking bulls in the southeast, striving to make the 8-second buzzer. If a rider stays on his bull for the required 8 seconds, he gets a score and a chance to compete in the championship round. If he gets bucked off, he is finished. The cowgirls will take the dirt following the bull riding to see which of them can get the fastest time as they race around barrels in a figure 8 pattern.

The event will also feature the nail-biting competition of freestyle bull fighting with Ultimate Bullfighters, the industry’s leading group in bull fighting competition. This world premier bull fighting series will keep fans on the edge of their seats throughout intermission as these athletes take center stage to face their opponents in a true battle of man versus beast.

Following the crowning of the Bulls, Bands and Barrels event champion, Zach Bryan will take the stage, showcasing his classic folk melody and outlaw country.  Fans will be treated to an “on the dirt” concert experience, in front of the stage for an up close and personal performance that can only be enjoyed at a Bulls, Bands and Barrels Tour event.

One thing is clear, the long awaited Bulls, Bands and Barrels event will be exciting from the time doors open until the last bull is ridden, horse is raced, champion is crowned and song is sung. Fans won’t want to miss it.

Tickets are available now and can be purchased at www.BigTickets.com. Adult tickets start at just $30 ($5 increase, day of event) and kids tickets are only $15. For more information, visit BullsBandsandBarrels.com or visit Bulls, Bands and Barrels in Facebook.

Bulls, Bands and Barrels is a premier western competition and entertainment tour featuring bull riding, barrel racing and up and coming national artists.

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