Calf roping, bareback riding and clowns will entertain families at the annual Lone Star World Championship Rodeo Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at Tennessee Miller Coliseum on Thompson Lane.
The two-day rodeo features acts such as bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and bronc roping. Doors open at 6 p.m. each night with pre-rodeo events at the coliseum near Siegel High School.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s School Resource Officers sponsor the rodeo, said SRO Sgt. Bill West. They use the proceeds for SRO sponsored programs such as school safety programs, Red Ribbon Week, school training, archery teams and Collision Avoidance Training for high school students.
Advance tickets are $8 for children age 12 and under and $10 for children over 13 and adults. Tickets at the door are $10 for children age 12 and under and $15 for children over 13 and adults.
Tickets are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office’s Information Center at 940 New Salem Highway or from any SRO.
“This has become a good family night out,” West said. “Families come just to help the SROs because they realize it’s a good venue for a night of entertainment.”
Rodeos are part of American history that entertains families, he added.
About 800 special needs students from kindergarten through 12th grade will be entertained at a private rodeo showing Friday, March 1. They will watch a 45-minute rodeo, ride on horses and ponies and participate in activities and games such as face painting sponsored by Rutherford County Schools’ Central Office and several high schools.