Professional Bull Riding Bucks into Salinas July 20th

Tickets are Selling Fast for a Night Filled with Top Bull Riders

Photo by Richard Field Levine.

Photo by Richard Field Levine.

Salinas, CA, July 15, 2016 – The 16th Annual Professional Bull Riding BlueDEF Velocity Tour event, presented by Salinas Valley Ford, bucks into the Salinas Sports Complex on July 20, 2016. Gates open at 5pm and bull riding action starts at 7pm. Tickets are available at the Salinas Sports Complex Box Office at 1034 N. Main Street in Salinas from 10am to 6pm for walk up and phone orders (800-549-4989) Monday-Sunday and at twenty four hours a day. Tickets range from $10 for children ages 2-12 to $55 for box seats. Ticket sales are up from last year and the event has sold out for the past two years, so fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets soon.

The Salinas BlueDEF tour stop is popular with the riders as well as the fans. Fabiano Vieira, currently ranked number 3 in the PBR World Standings is set to ride here along with Shane Proctor, ranked 7th and the current California Rodeo Salinas defending bull riding champion, Reese Cates, the defending Salinas PBR Champion and Mike Lee, ranked 12th on the Built Ford Tough Series tour, a two-time Salinas PBR Champion and past PBR World Champion. A total of 10 bull riders that will compete in Salinas are currently ranked in the top 35 of the PBR Built Ford Tough World Standings:

#3-Fabiano Vieira
#7-Shane Proctor
#8-Cooper Davis
#12-Mike Lee
#18-Gage Gay
#23-Valdiron De Oliveria
#25-Nevada Newman
#31-Kurt Shepard
#34-Stormy Wing
#35-Chase Outlaw

The night will be full of talented riders, rank bulls, shopping, food and more on the grounds. The Coors Banquet Bull Xing Cantina will be open 5pm to 1am and will feature a DJ followed by live music by The Courtney Lynn Band from 9pm-12:30am. The cover charge is $20 and entrants must be 21 or over. Get information about the PBR, Bull X-ing Cantina, California Rodeo Salinas and more at

Thank you to all of the Professional Bull Riding sponsors who support this event:

Presenting Sponsor
Salinas Valley Ford

Official Instant Replay Screen Sponsor
Jack in the Box

Official Tequila Sponsor
Tequila Alderete

Corporate Sponsors
Pendleton Whisky

Major Sponsors
Mansmiths BBQ
Mission Linen & Uniform Supply
Snow Seed Organic
Tom & Terry Pettitt

Artistic Hang Ups

Supporter Sponsor
El Primo Western Wear

Media Sponsors
El Sol
KLOK TriColor
KPRC La Preciosa
Salinas Californian
Wolfhouse Radio Group

About the California Rodeo
The 106th California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 21st-24th, 2016. The California Rodeo Association is a non-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns over $300,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to or call the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.