The Cowboys of Color National Finals Rodeo rides into the Mesquite Championship Arena, Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for Texas BBQ, vendors, music, and folks dressed in their Western Best. The largest multicultural rodeo in the country highlights the finest ethnic cowboys and cowgirls competing for cash prizes in traditional rodeo events; while cultural entertainers educate about the Western way of life.
This fast-paced action packed rodeo entertains and educates the audience about the forgotten cowboys and minority pioneers who played a significant role in the settling of the American West.
“This year we are bringing back the Coed Ribbon Roping and Pony Express Relay; always crowd favorites,” said Cleo Hearn, Rodeo Producer. “We also will have some wonderful musical entertainment to celebrate our Southern heritage.
Offering a touch of the Bayou is Jay B and the Zydeco Posse, who will be playing during and after the Rodeo so plan to stay late and do a little dancing, that’s “Kickin’ in the Dirt!” for the uninitiated.
Cultural entertainers including: Escaramuza Charra de Guadalupana, Circle L5 Drill Team, Texas Buffalo Soldiers and others will bring history to life at the rodeo.
“God is my source. All that I have comes from him. Our call is to go out an positively impact the community. Reaching and teaching to make a difference in the world,” said Farmers Insurance Agent Ricky N. Terrell.
“Cowboys of Color Rodeos offer good role models for youth and I am enthusiastic about our partnership and working together to change lives.”
Club Seats are $50 and include food and beverage in the VIP 8 Second Club; Regular Box Seats are $30; and Grandstand Reserve Seats are $18 and in the Corral $12. Tickets can be purchased at 972.285.8777 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Presell and group discounts are available until the Friday before the Rodeo.
Proceeds benefit at-risk youth programs of ICREA, Inc., a North Texas 501(c)(3) education non- profit. For more information visit: www.mesquiterodeo.com or www.cowboysofcolorrodeo.net.