Bull riding, barrel racing event in Shelbyville this weekend

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Shelbyville – Adding to the already illustrious event line-up, Bulls, Bands and Barrels, coming to Calsonic Arena on Saturday, April 1st, will now feature the dulcet tones of Chase Clanton and the Vintage Vibes, starting before the event at 6PM.

Featuring Chase Clanton on lead guitar and vocals, Patrick Ruff on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Scott McLeod on bass and vocals, Kevin Syler on keyboard and vocals and Stevie Counts on drums, Chase Clanton and the Vintage Vibes get the party started as fans prepare for an evening of non-stop thrill and excitement. Based out of Southern Middle Tennessee, the band will entertain fans with their favorites throughout the decades from Classic Rock to Blues and Country music.

Following a successful kickoff event that sold out on its first tour stop in Lexington, KY, Bulls, Bands and Barrels promises to be as explosive and breathtaking in Shelbyville, if not more so. Featuring the rankest bulls in the southeast and the fastest equines, Bull, Bands and Barrels delivers three of the most exciting hours in western sports and entertainment.

Following the competition, Frank Foster brings his “Rowdy Reputation” to middle Tennessee to treat fans to his special brand of musical independence at its highest level. Opening for Foster is 2016 American Idol top contestant, Mary Katherine Williams, who will take to the stage to dazzle fans with both her voice and her “girl next door” appeal.

The format is as follows: 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.

Doors open at 5:30 in preparation for the 6PM start for Chase Clanton and the Vintage Vibes. Competition will begin at 7PM with the concert immediately following the announcement of the event winners. Tickets for Bulls, Bands and Barrels are on sale now and can be purchased at Xorbia.com. Adult tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children 12 years and under are just $12.

Following the BBB event in Shelbyville, the next tour stop is slated for August 5th in Fletcher, NC. Other tour event dates include Alexandria, LA, Hattiesburg, MS and Montgomery, AL. Fans wanting more information about the tour can like and follow the Bulls, Bands and Barrels Facebook page or log on to BullsBandsandBarrels.com.