Attendees of the Rodeo Kick Off Concert featuring headliner Blake Shelton on Friday, July 13th at the Salinas Sports Complex will be treated to a full night of country entertainment with Danielle Bradbery and Jimmie Allen opening the show. Bradbery, winner of season 4 of The Voice and a member of Blake Shelton’s team on that show, made her debut in 2013 at the age of 16 when she released a Top 5 self-titled debut album of country songs. Her current album, I Don’t Believe We’ve Met, was released in 2017 and features hits like “Sway,” a feel-good, doo-wop flavored single and “Worth It” which is currently playing on country radio. Bradbery has expanded her song-writing efforts and is excited about the boundaries of country music being constantly redefined, adding songs with R&B and hip-hop feel to her new album. Bradbery will take the stage at 8pm on Friday, July 13th, following Jimmie Allen who will take the stage at 7pm.
Jimmie Allen’s view on life is to never give up. Allen’s tenacity took him from living in his car and working multiple jobs to performing at the Bluebird Café and writing a song for a Super Bowl commercial, all the while staying true to himself and his sound. Allen’s EP is a cutting-edge mix of country, rock R&B, and pop. “Underdogs” and “Best Shot” reveal Allen’s true story of laying it all on the line, while “Back Home to You,” “Back of Your Mind,” and “Blue Jean Baby” find the singer-songwriter reflecting on his journey to the spotlight.
Produced by the California Rodeo Salinas and David Drew Productions, the Rodeo Kick Off Concert is presented by Taylor Farms. The concert is almost sold out with limited general admission tickets still available for $25.* Gates will open at 5pm with music starting at 7pm on Friday, July 13th. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as this concert is one of the largest to ever be produced at the Salinas Sports Complex. A new clear bag policy will also be in effect for the event. Details can be found at www.CARODEO.com.
*All tickets are subject to applicable fees. North grandstand tickets are general admission (first come, first served) with a partially obstructed view of the stage. Visit https://www.carodeo.com/events/2018/blakeshelton/ for a map of the venue, full list of sponsors and updated information as the event nears.
About California Rodeo Salinas
The 108th California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 19th-22nd, 2018. 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.