Professional bull riders come to Tuacahn

Professional Bull Riders on the stage of Tuacahn Amphitheatre, Ivins, Utah, May 3, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

IVINS — Buckle up, because the Professional Bull Riders are coming to Tuacahn Amphitheatre on April 10-11. This is not a rodeo, and they don’t rope calves or chase barrels.  This is live bull riding, and the first rule is just to stay alive.

The Tuacahn Amphitheatre stage will be transformed into a bull riding competitive arena type venue.

Professional Bull Riders, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, Ivins, Utah, May 3, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Professional Bull Riders, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, Ivins, Utah, May 3, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

“We bring in 200 yards of dirt for this. That’s 20 ten-wheeler truck loads layered on our stage,” said Scott Larsen of Tuacahn.  “You got to see it to believe it.”

The Professional Bull Riders, also called PBR, were created in 1992 when a group of 20 visionary bull riders broke away from the traditional rodeo scene seeking mainstream attention for the sport of professional bull riding.  The combination of raw sport and quality entertainment has propelled the PBR to strong growth in live attendance as well. The PBR attracts over 1.5 million live event attendees each year with its multi-tiered event structure.  Professional bull riding is a fierce, rough, and grueling sport with roots deeply imbedded in American culture.  It’s America’s original extreme sport.

“Tuacahn offers such a unique setting for PBR,” said Kevin Smith, Tuacahn CEO.  “You got cowboys on top of 2,000 pound bulls on our stage only feet away from PBR fans.  It’s an up close and thrilling experience. The first couple rows we affectionately call the ‘oh sheet rows’ because you might need a sheet to shield yourself from all the dirt flying around.”

Professional Bull Riders, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, Ivins, Utah, May 3, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Professional Bull Riders, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, Ivins, Utah, May 3, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Set the table right for the evening and come to a hot-off-the grill pre-show BBQ cook-out.  Visitors with big appetites will experience all you can eat fantastic western outdoor cooking in the shadow of the canyon walls.  Fans will also have an opportunity to meet some of the Bull Riders during dinner.  Tickets to the BBQ must be purchased in advance and are not included with show tickets.  It will be a night full of family fun that fans will never forget at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre.

Reserved seating tickets for PBR and all of Tuacahn’s spring and summer shows are now on sale by calling 435-652-3300, 800-746-9882 or online at tuacahn.org.

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