PBR announces Fan Fest for Nashville event
PUEBLO, Colo. – On Aug. 18-19, the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) will converge in Nashville for the Built Ford Tough Music City Knockout, presented by Cooper Tires, bringing the world’s top bull riders and bovine athletes to Bridgestone Arena.
Along with the intense competition, there will be numerous activities for passionate fans of the “Toughest Sport on Dirt.”
The PBR’s interactive entertainment fan zone will be open to fans on Friday, Aug. 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. The Fan Fest will be held at the Bridgestone Arena plaza.
iHeartRadio, the exclusive media partner of the fan zone will be doing radio remotes as well as a sponsoring Cornhole games along with various giveaways.
Admission to the Fan Zone is free. Interactive opportunities include: PBR sponsor booths from Ford Trucks, Monster Energy Drink and Matador Jerky, live entertainment each day, autograph signings with the Matador Jerky Bullfighters and giveaways from various vendors among other experiences.
There will be numerous activities for children as well as drink sampling and food trucks. The PBR merchandise trailer will also be on-site for those wanting to purchase PBR t-shirts, hats and other related merchandise.
On Friday morning members of Nashville’s media, along with some of the PBR’s top bull riders, will hold a friendly kick ball game with children associated with the Nashville P.L.A.Y.S. organization.
The PBR will make its 18th consecutive stop in Nashville, which will host the fourth and final PBR Major of the year. PBR Majors offer increased prize money and points, which can catapult a bull rider up the PBR world standings. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now at the Bridgestone Arena box office, online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling PBR customer service at 1-800-732-1727.
The Music City Knockout will begin at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, and at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19.
About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders)
The world’s premier bull riding organization began as a dream of 20 bull riders 24 years ago and is now a global sports phenomenon. On its elite Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS), the PBR features the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. The televised PBR BFTS, the PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT), the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD) and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico have paid more than $170 million in earnings to its athletes. Thirty bull riders have earned more than $1 million, including two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney who has become the top-earning athlete in Western sports history with more than $7 million in career earnings. In May 2015, PBR was acquired by WME | IMG, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.