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Bulls, Bands and Barrels

Fans of western sports, country music and the ultimate outdoor lifestyle will find all of magic collide in one momentous and action packed weekend this August when Bulls, Bands and Barrels joins the Mississippi AG & Outdoor Expo, hosted by The Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks on August 6.


For the first time ever, these leaders in their respective industries are joining forces to bring Central Mississippi fans the ultimate wildlife and outdoor weekend experience.  During the Mississippi AG & Outdoor Expo, taking place on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, Bulls, Bands and Barrels will present its high energy, non-stop action, heart pounding fun at the Mississippi Coliseum, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6. Featuring rising country music star, Chase Matthew along with Justin Champagne and Cole Jones, Bulls, Bands and Barrels promises to be an unforgettable experience.


“We are very excited to partner with Bulls, Bands and Barrels for this incredible weekend we’re planning for Central Mississippi,” said Don Brazil, CEO of the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. “We know how passionate about the outdoors Mississippians are, especially those of us in Central Mississippi, expecting the highest both in quality and integrity. That’s why we wanted to partner with Bulls, Bands and Barrels. They have a solid reputation for providing the very best in western sports competition and entertainment. It’s going to be a night to remember, one that will make all of us in Central Mississippi proud.”


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.


“Central Mississippi has fantastic people who are among the greatest fans of the type of product we produce. We have been looking at coming here for a while,” said Hunter Price, President and CEO of Bulls, Bands and Barrels. “When we were presented with this opportunity to work with the Mississippi AG & Outdoor Expo, hosted by The Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks, we couldn’t pass it up. We knew we’d found the right blend of location, great people to work with and great fans. We look forward to pulling out all of the stops to help make Mississippi AG & Outdoor Expo weekend one for the books.”


Mississippi’s own Cole Jones will set the stage for an extraordinary night from the start with true entertainment that is authentically country music. 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.


Adding to the excitement, will be a special guest appearance fans have come to anticipate with every Bulls, Bands and Barrels event. World renowned championship cowboy, Chris Shivers will be a featured guest/participant at the event.  In addition to participating in the event presentation, the two time Professional Bull Riders (PBR) world champion will be available for autographs and photos with fans at the Bulls, Bands and Barrels merchandise table that night.


Following the crowning of the Bulls, Bands and Barrels event champion, Justin Champagne, straight out of south Louisiana, will take the stage just before Tennessee native and upcoming Nashville, TN star, Chase Matthew. Matthew was indeed “Born For This,” also the title of his newest album which dropped in February, growing increasingly more popular day by day. On this night of epic entertainment offerings, 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.


“Bulls, Bands and Barrels will be an exciting complement to our Mississippi Ag and Outdoor Expo,” said Brazil. “The Expo will create an unbelievable marketplace of the latest hunting, fishing, and agricultural equipment and supplies in the Trade Mart on August 5, 6 and 7. Bulls, Bands and Barrels adds a first-class entertainment event in the Coliseum next door. The Foundation is proud to bring these great events to the Fairgrounds on the same weekend and we look forward to the great time we will have together in August!”


One thing is clear, this 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 can be purchased beginning Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Adult tickets start at just $30 ($5 increase, day of event) and kids tickets are only $15. For more information, visit or visit Bulls, Bands and Barrels on Facebook.

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