Welcome to the 93rd year of the Gooding Pro Rodeo !
There are few things in life that you can count on. But when you buy a ticket to the Gooding Pro Rodeo, you can count on a fast paced, action packed two hours of family entertainment featuring the top cowboys, stock and personnel that the PRCA has to offer.
The tradition continues in 2018. The Summit Rodeo Company, Korkow Rodeos and the Bar C5 Rodeo Company are all bringing their “A” Team bucking stock to Gooding, that last year included over 15 head that went on to the National Finals Rodeo.
Along with the top stock and cowboys, the Gooding Rodeo has an all-star lineup with the voice of the Gooding Rodeo, Steve Kenyon along with the music of Jill’s Sound. Returning to Gooding for his second time is the 2017 Clown of the Year Justin Rumford.
In an exciting addition to our three nights of Professional Rodeo, Wednesday, August 15th, the Andy James Arena will host the 1st Annual Xtreme Bull Riding. The top 40 PRCA Bull Riders will be matched up against some of the best bulls in Professional Rodeo. Theses cowboys will be competing to win their share of $10,000.00 added money. Gooding is also one of their last chances to qualify for the $100,000.00 added Xtreme Bull Riding Finals on Labor Day weekend in Ellensburg, Washington.
With the same fast-paced action of the Gooding Pro Rodeo fans will also be treated to the best in family entertainment, with “2017 Clown of the Year” Justin Rumford, “Bullfighter of the Year” Dusty Tuckness, 2X NFR Bullfighter Nate Jestes, and 6X Mountain State Circuit Finals Bullfighter Cade Burns. In addition, fans will be treated to an additional night of music by Jill’s Sound and the Voice of the Gooding Pro Rodeo, Steve Kenyon.
Don’t miss out!
Each night when the rodeo is over the fun doesn’t stop. Grab you sweetheart and head on over to Chute 7 and dance the night away with Idaho’s Grant Webb Band on Thursday and The Rocky Mountain CMA’s “Entertainer of the Year” Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band on Friday and Saturday.
Wyoming native Chancey Williams and his “Younger Brothers Band,” have relentlessly toured the Western United States, developing a rabid fan base not seen from the Cowboy State since Chris LeDoux. In fact, Chancey Williams and LeDoux are the only two people to ride in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (one of the most famous in the world, the touted “Daddy of ‘Em All) and play its main stage as a major entertainer. The band has shared the stage with dozens of artists, including Lady Antebellum, Old Dominion, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Gary Allan and Travis Tritt. They’ve also enjoyed many bills with Texas contemporaries Casey Donahew, Aaron Watson and Stoney LaRue. But, Williams says, nothing beats the opportunity to have occasionally been direct support for their heroes, legends like LeDoux, Alabama, Merle Haggard and Dwight Yoakam.
The Grant Webb Band or “GWB” is an Idaho based band that plays shows throughout the Northwest. It was formed a few years back by front man “Grant Webb” and members. They are a great mixture of “Country” along with the popular growing
“Red Dirt” music scene. When you see them perform live they have a strong “Southern Rock” and “Blues” influence along with some of the great fundamental “Country Twang” that started it all. They currently are a three piece band but will completely blow your mind with a great stage performance and the quick wit to play live that changes with every crowd. You can catch them playing various concert houses, dance floors, private parties and weddings. At just about every show you can catch the front man on some table or bar melting faces with some great guitar or harmonica leads. Their main drive is to play great written music, put on one of the best live shows around and keep building a great fan base of all ages. They strive to treat fans like friends and make everyone feel special at every show. If you haven’t been to one of their concerts yet, you don’t know what you’re missing!!!