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Tim McGraw Concert

Date: July 12, 2019

Tim McGraw is headlining the 2019 California Rodeo Salinas’ Kick Off Concert on Friday, July 12th at the Salinas Sports Complex. McGraw has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and dominated the singles charts with a stunning 43 #1 singles. He is the most played country artist since his debut in 1992, with two singles spending over ten weeks at #1 (“Live Like You Were Dying” and the genre-breaking “Over and Over”). His multi-week #1 single “Humble and Kind” from 2015’s Damn Country Music won the Grammy for Best Country song, spawned a New York Times Best Seller book and won a coveted Clio Award. McGraw recently released two new songs ‘NEON CHURCH’ and ‘Thought About You,’ his first new solo music in two years.

Country superstar Tim McGraw will headline the show at 9:30pm with Frankie Ballard playing just before him at 8:00pm and The Wild Feathers opening the show at 6:30pm**.

Produced by the California Rodeo Salinas and David Drew Productions, the Kick Off Concert is presented by Taylor Farms. Concert. Ticket prices are $35 for grandstands, $70 for standing floor tickets and $85 for reserved floor seats.* Watch KSBW TV 8 and Central Coast ABC or listen to KTOM 92.7FM for updates about the concert.

Jim Slaten, General Manager of the Salinas Sports Complex says, “The California Rodeo Salinas and David Drew Productions are excited about the Tim McGraw concert and we appreciate all the sponsors who contribute to the show, allowing top notch entertainment to perform in Salinas and enhance Big Week each year.”

*All tickets are subject to applicable fees. **Times are subject to change.

For Sponsorship Information - please contact Victoria Carlisle at vcarlisle@carodeo.com or 831-775-3109 or Barbara Balentine at bbalentine@carodeo.com or 831-595-0060.

Sponsorship Packages

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Presenting Sponsor

Taylor Farms
Presenting Sponsor

Parking Information

Concert Parking at the Salinas Sports Complex.
$20 General Parking available day of the event.

About Tim McGraw

TIM MCGRAW has sold more than 50 million records and dominated the charts with 43 worldwide #1 singles. He's won 3 Grammy Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 11 American Music Awards, 3 People's Choice Awards and numerous other honors. His iconic career achievements include being named the BDS Radio’s Most Played Artist of the Decade for all music genres and having the Most Played Song of the Decade for all music genres. He is the most played country artist since his debut in 1992, with two singles spending over 10 weeks at #1. His career-long tour successes include the record-setting Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 with his wife, Faith Hill. McGraw starred in and narrated the hit movie “The Shack,” to add to such other film credits as “Friday Night Lights” and “The Blind Side.”

(TW/IG: @TheTimMcGraw, FB: TimMcGraw, timmcgraw.com)

Opening Acts

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Country- blues-rocker Frankie Ballard released his latest album El Rio (Warner Nashville) to critical acclaim and was selected by Rolling Stone as one of the 25 Best Country and Americana albums of 2016 and The Tennessean as one of the best 16 Nashville albums of 2016. The singer songwriter has had three #1 country hits to date and boasts Spotify streams in excess of 340 million. With a combined album sales of over 600,000 to date with over 2.3 million digital track sales, Ballard continues to lead the lead country music mixing an American heartland rock sound with traditional country and blues.

Frankie Ballard’s previous album, Sunshine & Whiskey, produced three consecutive no. 1 singles – the platinum-certified “Sunshine & Whiskey,” the gold-certified “Helluva Life,” and one of the Top 3 Billboard Country Airplay songs of 2015, “Young & Crazy.” He has performed on national television including Today, Live with Kelly and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The Wild Feathers are a group that is most at home on the highway, forever looking ahead to the next city and the next shared experience onstage. “When you’re on the road, you’re like cowboys in the Wild West going out into some neon frontier,” says singer-guitarist Taylor Burns.

Their new album “Greetings from the Neon Frontier” finds The Wild Feathers reuniting with producer Jay Joyce, who oversaw the group’s 2013 self-titled debut and 2016’s Lonely Is a Lifetime. The band– packing a three-vocalist punch in Taylor, singer-guitarist Ricky Young and singer-bassist Joel King, along with drummer Ben Dumas – embrace their more countrified influences. Sounding partly like a lost Eagles album and the record Tom Petty never got to make, the album satisfies with thick harmonies, jangly guitars, in-the-pocket grooves and smart, tight songwriting.

Diamond Album Sponsors

Bay View Farms
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Casa Sorrento Pizzeria
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EBX Logistics
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Jack in the Box
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Official Vehicle Sponsor
Pendleton Whisky
Diamond Album Sponsor
Sturdy Oil
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Tequila Alderete
Official Tequila

Platinum Album Sponsors

Alco Water Service
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American Door & Gate
Platinum Album Sponsor
Bengard Ranches
Platinum Album Sponsor
Coors Banquet
Official Beer of the California Rodeo
Deep Eddy Vodka
Platinum Album Sponsor
Don Chapin Company
Platinum Album Sponsor
Fresh Foods, Inc
Platinum Album Sponsor
Holaday Seed Company
Platinum Album Sponsor
Pacific Ag Rentals
Platinum Album Sponsor
Sabor Farms
Platinum Album Sponsor
VANCO Real Estate Executives, Inc.
Platinum Album Sponsor
  • Warren & Margie Wayland/Susan Merrill

Gold Album Sponsors

Alli Pura Photography
Gold Album Sponsor
American Farms
Gold Album Sponsor
Boyd's Asphalt
Gold Album Sponsor
California Outdoor Properties
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Carbonic Service
Gold Album Sponsor
Central Coast Sign Factory
Church Brothers
Gold Album Sponsor
Coastal Tractor
Gold Album Sponsor
Dataflow Business Systems
Gold Album Sponsor
Donovan Produce
Gold Album Sponsor
Ferguson Enterprises
Gold Album Sponsor
Kirt Andrus Farms
Gold Album Sponsor
Lakeside Organic Gardens
Gold Album Sponsor
McDonald's - Raymond Costa
Champion Sponsor
McSherry & Hudson Insurance
Gold Album Sponsor
Monterey Peninsula Home Team
Gold Album Sponsor
Quinn Rentals
River Fresh Farms
Gold Album Sponsor
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare Syste
TETWP Partner & Beneficiary
Scheid Vineyards
Platinum Album Sponsor
Scudder Roofing & Solar
Gold Album Sponsor
Smith Family Wines
Gold Champion Sponsor
Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic
Gold Album Sponsor
Steinbeck Real Estate/Mortgage, Salinas
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The Nunes Company
Gold Album Sponsor
Ultra Ag
Gold Sponsor Album
Valvoline Instant Oil Change
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Vista Verde Labor
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  • Dennis & Janice Caprara
  • Mike Lipe Family
  • Sandy Shaffer

Media Partners

KSBW TV 8/Central Coast ABC/Estrella TV
Exclusive TV Sponsor
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About California Rodeo Salinas

The 109th California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 18th-21st, 2019. The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-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 $400,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to www.CARodeo.com or call the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CARodeoSalinas or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.

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