SAN ANGELO – The first performance of the storied 91st San Angelo Rodeo is Friday night and from then until the middle of April, San Angelo becomes that thing they call rodeo.
There's no way to really describe in a few short sentences what goes on inside the arena, but Garth Brooks came close in his song Rodeo:
"Well, it's bulls and bloodIt's the dust and mud It's the roar of a Sunday crowd It's the white in his knuckles The gold in his buckle He'll win the next go 'round It's boots and chaps It's cowboy hats It's spurs and latigo It's the ropes and the reins And the joy and the pain And they call the thing rodeo"
What goes on inside the rodeo arena resonates outside the San Angelo Coliseum to the fairgrounds and all across the city as Saturday begins with the rodeo parade and doesn't end until the beer barn and wine tent shut down around 1 a.m.
Here's a schedule of events for the 91st San Angelo Rodeo starting Friday:
- Vendors 4 - 11 p.m.
- Carnival 5 - 11 p.m.
- Coors Beer Barn 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. La Dezz
- Wine Tent 5 p.m. - 12 a.m. Darren Morrison
- CBB/Volunteer Kick Off Party - 5 p.m.
- Rodeo Performance #1 - 7:30 p.m.
The annual Rodeo Parade is Saturday downtown beginning at 10 a.m. and the BBQ Cook Off starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and runs all day. There are rodeo performances at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
San Angelo LIVE! will have coverage and video highlights from each rodeo performance so check back here often for updates!