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April 25, 2024

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Rodeo is Back at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, June 12

Saddle up to see the best cowboy and animal athletes compete, from bronc saddle riding to bull riding, at CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo.

It’s Rodeo time, NASHVILLE… the Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo returns to Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, June 12 with two big shows — the all-new matinee performance at 1 p.m. or Saturday night at 8 p.m. 

The sidewalk ends and the wild west begins at the CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo featuring the three fan favorite events, Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, and most extreme sport, Bull Riding. Twelve contestants compete for the ultimate chance to come back for the winner-takes-all Showdown Round! Some of the nation’s fastest cowgirls on their very own animal athletes will compete against the clock in the Women’s Barrel Racing. 

Fans can expect the absolute best of the best in cowboy and animal athletes competing to be the “toughest in the world,” sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. This action-packed event will qualify winners to ride in the “million dollar” American rodeo in Dallas, as well as the ultimate opportunity to compete at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas for the world champion title. 

CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo is bringing the best in specialty entertainment to Nashville. Roger Mooney, National Finals Rodeo announcer will return to Cedar Rapids. Dusti Dickerson, trick rider extraordinaire will thrill fans with gymnastics on horseback… or three horses!  Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey, a family favorite, will be in the house aboard Boogie, his Border Collie steed, rounding up his herd of Barbados sheep in Whiplash fashion. Don’t miss this star-studded lineup that is guaranteed to thrill.

Tickets are family priced starting at just $25 and are available at or the arena box office. For additional information, visit

HOT TIP: Nashville Parent is having a giveaway for four tickets to CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 on our Facebook page.


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.