PBR Returns to Memphis for Second Straight Year

By: Easton Colvin

MEMPHIS – After a record-setting first event inside FedExForum in 2020, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT) returns to the banks of the Mississippi for the second straight year on July 31, 2021.

The first touring event at FedExForum since March of 2020, PBR’s Bluff City Classic brings America’s original extreme sport back to Memphis.

Tickets for the 2021 Bluff City Classic at FedExForum will be available at 10 a.m. CT on June 7 and start at $15 each. They can be purchased online at, over the phone by calling 800-732-1727, or at

After a four-year hiatus from the Bluff City before 2020, the 2021 Bluff City Classic marks the second PWVT visit to FedExForum in as many years. Bringing the world’s toughest athletes face-to-face with the rankest bulls, the two-round event packs all the thrills, spills and white-knuckle action into one heart-racing night. Bull riders from around the globe will be walking Beale Street searching for their own fame and fortune as they 2021 Bluff City Classic Champion. Thousands of dollars, points towards a PBR World Championship, and all-important bragging rights are on the line for the 40 riders in Memphis.

PBR veteran Fabiano Vieira (Perola, Brazil) hoisted the buckle in Memphis once the dirt settled in February 2020. Turning in a perfect 2-for-2 performance, Vieira jumped to No. 10 in the world rankings with the victory. Premier series regulars Marco Eguchi (Poa, Brazil) and Rubens Barbosa (Iaciara, Brazil) rounded out the Top 5 at the 2020 event.

For an enhanced PBR experience, fans can now purchase PBR Elite Experiences, which provide a behind-the-chutes look into the toughest sport on dirt.

The 2021 PWVT season is scheduled to culminate at the 2021 PWVT Finals in Las Vegas. While in the Entertainment Capital of the World, the 2021 PWVT champion will don the cherished gold buckle and receive an automatic bid to the 2021 PBR World Finals. Former PWVT champions include some of the top riders on Earth today, such as Chase Outlaw (2016), Jose Vitor Leme (2019), and most recently Mason Taylor (2020).

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