NASHVILLE, Tn. — The Kentucky Horse Park has announced that Billboard charting artist and Kentucky native Dustin Collins will headline the Bluegrass Rockin’ Rodeo at the Alltech Arena on Saturday, November 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.”
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.
Collins’ debut album It’s Been Awhile debuted on four Billboard charts with a No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers South Central Albums chart, No. 9 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart, No. 21 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and No. 25 on the Billboard Country Albums Sales chart (Hot Shot Debut).
A true road warrior, the Bardstown, Ky. native spends hundreds of thousands of miles on the road playing in honky tonks, fairs and festivals throughout the country. Collins earned a slot on Aaron Watson’s Vaquero Tour and has also shared the stage with artists such as Tanya Tucker, Chris Janson, Granger Smith and Kane Brown.