Black cowboy culture will be on full display at upcoming Flint rodeo

Photo courtesy of Midwest Invitational Rodeo via Instagram.

By Good Info News Wire

April 30, 2024

Flint, Michigan, is set to host an exciting and culturally significant event this June: the Midwest Invitational Rodeo. This eagerly anticipated rodeo promises a blend of thrilling rodeo action, family-friendly entertainment, and the celebration of Black cowboy culture.

Organized by the City of Flint, the Midwest Invitational Rodeo represents a milestone in the city’s cultural calendar, showcasing the diversity and vibrancy of its community.

“We’re excited to partner with the Midwest Invitational Rodeo to introduce Flint children and families to an exhilarating performance of skills that turn ordinary people into heroes, showcasing a sport and industry that Flint kids would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience,” Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley said in a press release.

“Children cannot become what they cannot see, and we want our kids to have the opportunity to interact with star rodeo athletes and get up-close with rodeo animals. This opens up a whole new world of possibility.”

So, dust off your cowboy boots and join us for an unforgettable journey at the Midwest Invitational Rodeo. Here’s what you need to know.

Black cowboy culture will be on full display at upcoming Flint rodeo

Photo courtesy of Midwest Invitational Rodeo via Instagram.

When and where is it?

Save the date! The Midwest Invitational Rodeo is set to take place on June 7 and 8 at 7:00 PM sharp. The rodeo action unfolds at the Everett A. Cummings Center, located at 6130 E. Mt Morris Rd., Mt Morris, MI 48458. This centrally located venue provides easy access for attendees from Flint and beyond, ensuring that no one misses out on the excitement.

How much does it cost?

Attending the Midwest Invitational Rodeo promises to be an affordable and exciting experience for all. Advance tickets are available for just $20, offering a great value for those who plan ahead. For those who prefer to decide last minute, tickets can also be purchased on the day of the show for $25. Purchase tickets here.

Black cowboy culture will be on full display at upcoming Flint rodeo

Photo courtesy of Midwest Invitational Rodeo via Instagram.

What are the rodeo events?

The Midwest Invitational Rodeo promises an electrifying lineup of events that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. From the adrenaline-fueled excitement of steer wrestling and tie-down wrestling to the rugged athleticism of ranch bronc riding, there’s no shortage of heart-pounding action in store.

For fans of speed and agility, the ladies’ barrel racing event showcases the skill and precision of both horse and rider as they navigate the barrels at breakneck speeds. And for a display of teamwork and coordination, the relay races offer a thrilling spectacle as teams compete against the clock for victory.

Adding to the excitement, the ladies’ steer undecorating event combines speed and skill as competitors strive to remove ribbons from the tails of steers with lightning-fast precision. And of course, no rodeo would be complete without the ultimate test of bravery: bull riding. Watch in awe as riders attempt to conquer the raw power and ferocity of bucking bulls in a breathtaking display of courage and skill.

Black cowboy culture will be on full display at upcoming Flint rodeo

Photo courtesy of Midwest Invitational Rodeo via Instagram.

What else is there to do?

Beyond the thrilling rodeo events, attendees at the Midwest Invitational Rodeo can look forward to a host of additional attractions and activities that promise to make their experience truly memorable.

Audiences will have the unique opportunity to interact with the rodeo athletes, gaining insight into the skills and techniques that drive their performances. History buffs and fans of the Wild West will delight in reenactments of Old West cowboys, outlaws, and other legendary figures, including the real-life inspiration for the Lone Ranger.

Moreover, the festivities extend beyond the arena, with a vibrant food truck rally offering a tantalizing array of culinary delights to satisfy every palate. Attendees can also explore a variety of vendors offering everything from western-themed merchandise to handmade crafts and artisan goods. For those interested in agriculture and animal husbandry, 4H animal exhibitions provide a fascinating glimpse into the world of livestock and farming.

Additionally, skilled trades recruiters will be on hand to provide information and resources for those interested in pursuing careers in fields such as construction, manufacturing, and automotive technology. With so much to see and do, the Midwest Invitational Rodeo offers a truly immersive and engaging experience for attendees of all ages.

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