Fans have been waiting on the edge of their seats for the return of live events, and the long awaited return of the Bulls, Bands and Barrels Tour is kicking it off in style! Featuring one of Louisiana’s most popular sons, Frank Foster, the Bulls, Bands and Barrels Tour will roll right into Louisiana to the anticipated thunderous roar of fan approval at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 7th at Rapides Parish Coliseum. 

“We are so excited to finally get to come to back to Alexandria for this event! We’ve been looking forward to this for a long time and we know fans have been waiting eagerly for live events to return as well. We promise we will not disappoint them. We will deliver every exciting moment fans have come to expect from the Bulls, Bands and Barrels tour and then some,” said Hunter Price, president of Bulls, Bands and Barrels.

As everyone in Alexandria knows by now, BBB features the rankest bulls in the southeast and the fastest equines. Bull, Bands and Barrels never fails to deliver in its promise to be three of the most exciting hours in westerns sports and entertainment. 

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 bull fighting. The world’s premier bull fighting competition series, will keep fans on the edge of their seats throughout intermission as these athletes take center stage to face their opponents in a true battle of man versus beast.

Following the competition, Frank Foster, a Louisiana favorite who continues to make huge waves in country music, will take to the stage to dazzle fans with a powerfully refreshing mix of talent, passion and unfiltered authenticity. Doors for the event open at 5:30 p.m. and Kendall Shaffer will perform after, at 6:00 p.m.

Adding to the excitement, will be a special guest appearance by world renowned championship cowboy, Chris Shivers.  In addition to participating in the event presentation, the two time Professional Bull Riders (PBR) world champion will be available for autographs and photos with fans at the Bulls, Bands and Barrels merchandise table that night.

One thing is clear, Bulls, Bands and Barrels will be exciting from the time doors open until the last bull is ridden, horse is raced, champion is crowned and song is sung. Fans won’t want to miss it.             

Tickets are available starting at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 17th and can be purchased at the Rapides Parish Coliseum, online at or by calling 800-745-3000.  Adult tickets start at just $25 ($5 increase, day of event) and kids tickets are only $15. For more information, visit Bulls, Bands and Barrels on Facebook or


About Bulls, Bands and Barrels (BBB)

Bulls, Bands and Barrels is a premier western competition and entertainment tour featuring bull riding, barrel racing and up and coming national artists. Bull riding is considered a standard rodeo event for a variety of organizations.  The event developed strictly as a contest, as opposed to other standard rodeo events which evolved out of the necessary skills of a working cowboy.  Bull riding, often referenced as the most popular of event offerings at rodeos, makes up part of the industry’s rough stock events.  Barrel racing, another of the top two competitions in rodeo, is one of the most unique events in the rodeo world.  While cowboys are riding spinning bulls, cowgirls are charging through the gate in a race against the clock.  Barrel racing is truly one of the fastest events in rodeo.   The Bulls, Bands and Barrels Tour features top level talent in each western emphasis while also providing top entertainment talent as a unique bonus for fans to enjoy. 


  • Occurred Saturday, August 7th, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

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