New Event Brings Boots, Bulls and Big Bucks to Scottsdale This Fall

New Event Brings Boots, Bulls and Big Bucks to Scottsdale This Fall
Scottsdale Showdown Celebrates Western Heritage with Bull Riding and Country Music

(Scottsdale, Ariz.) – There is a new reason to bust out your cowboy boots and head to WestWorld this fall. On October 19, 2013, KMLE Country @107.9 presents the Scottsdale Showdown, hosted by the Scottsdale Charros. This event, sponsored by Valley Chevrolet Dealers and Bud Light and Hensley Beverage Company, includes one of the largest all-star bull riding events in the Southwest and a star-studded country concert.

“I’m delighted to welcome the inaugural Scottsdale Showdown and look forward to having this wonderful event highlight, on the national stage, the new Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center and the City of Scottsdale,” said Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane. “Thanks once again to our superb community partners, the Scottsdale Charros, for bringing to being what will surely become another annual Scottsdale tradition."

The event kicks-off at 4 p.m. with the Chevy Silverado Tailgate Down Party, followed by an action packed, two-hour Chevy Silverado Chute Out Championship Bull Riding (CBR) event at 6 p.m., featuring the best of the best bulls and riders - including the 2013 CBR World Champion, who will be named later this month. Following the Chute Out, from 8 p.m. to midnight, is The Bud Light Bullpen Concert featuring country music national recording artists Montgomery Gentry, Jerrod Niemann and Maggie Rose.

“The Charros are thrilled to bring the Scottsdale Showdown to the Valley,” said event chairman Jason Meszaros. “Every seat in the arena will feel the rush of the riders as they tackle the world’s best bulls and music fans will be rocking out to some of country’s hottest artists.”

Tickets for the Scottsdale Showdown go on sale July 31. General Admission tickets range from $55 to $125.  For more of a “boots in the dirt” experience, attendees can purchase a VIP tickets for only $150. VIP tickets include complimentary food and alcoholic drinks, experiencing the bull riding up close, and special seating options during the concert. Other VIP packages, cabanas and sponsorships are available.

To purchase tickets and for the latest information on the event, visit Find the event on Facebook at

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About the Scottsdale Charros
Formed in 1961, the Scottsdale Charros are an all-volunteer group of business and civic leaders dedicated to providing support and funding for youth programs, educational scholarships and grants to local charities. With a history of innovative fundraising, the Charros have leveraged spring training baseball as a chief economic driver in Scottsdale. Funds raised through the sale of advertising and tickets to the Charro Lodge & Pavilion at Scottsdale Stadium are donated back to local charities making the Charros one of the community’s largest philanthropic contributors. For more information about the Scottsdale Charros or spring training baseball, visit or or call 480.990.2977.