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Professional Bull Riders: Bad Boy Mowdown

By Ellie Black

FRIDAY 3/6–SATURDAY 3/7. Simmons Bank Arena. 7:45 p.m. (Friday) and 6:45 p.m. (Saturday). $14–$109.

'TURN DOWN FOR WHAT': Outlaw's theme song plays when he enters the bucking chute, eliciting cheers from the crowd and superlatives from the rodeo announcers. courtesy Andy Watson/Bull Stock Media
$14 – $109

For the uninitiated, the PBR is emphatically “NOT a rodeo” (nor is it in any way related to Pabst Blue Ribbon). What is it, then? According to the website, it’s “two hours of pyro, music and the most intense bull riding action on Earth, filled with heart-pounding, bone-crushing action, and a star-studded lineup of the world’s best riders and animal athletes.” It may also be your first and last chance to see the legendary riding champ Ryan Dirteater, of Hulbert, Okla., perform: Not only is this his first ride in Little Rock, but 2020 will be his final season. For the kids, the Miniature Bull Riders (Professional Bull Riders, but children) will also be performing. Catch round one on Friday night and round two on Saturday night; get tickets at verizonarena.com.


March 7
$14 – $109
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Simmons Bank Arena
1 Verizon Arena Way
Little Rock, AR 72114
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