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Bulls, Bands and Barrels coming back to Horse Park on February 9; tickets on sale now

The long wait is over for bull riding fans, barrel racing fans, and music fans! Bulls, Bands and Barrels, now one of Lexington’s top annual events, will once again kick off their highly anticipated tour in Lexington at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 9 at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena. The popular Nicholas Jamerson, former lead singer for Sundy Best, will be the featured act.
Featuring the rankest bulls in the southeast and the fastest equines, Bull, Bands, and Barrels never fails to deliver its promise to be three of the most exciting hours in westerns sports and entertainment. 


“We’re excited to come back to Lexington and Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena. This is a great place to kick-off the tour as we’ve been fortunate to sell out the event every year,” said Hunter Price, Bulls Bands and Barrels Tour President.

“Fans in Lexington have such a great energy and set the tone for the rest of the season.”
This year Bulls, Bands and Barrels will feature the triumphant return on Kentucky’s own, Nicholas Jamerson, formerly of Sundy Best. Sundy Best fans, or “kinfolk,” know Jamerson for his “old soul songs,” spinning tales of southern gothic drama woven with an intricate emotional framework with delicate Americana instrumentation and country-folk melodies.
Following the crowning of the Bulls, Bands and Barrels event champion, Kentucky’s “Golden Boy,” Tyler Booth, will take the stage, showcasing many of the original songs on his first EP, released in 2018.  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. Immediately afterward, Jamerson will delight fans with his dreamy acoustic picking and a voice that runs molasses-thick.
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. 
Intermission will feature the nail-biting competition freestyle bullfighting.
Tickets are available now and can be purchased at www.BigTickets.com. Adult tickets start at just $25 ($5 increase, day of event) and kids tickets are only $12. For more information, visit BullsBandsandBarrels.com or visit Bulls, Bands and Barrels in Facebook. 

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