The producers of The Tri-State Rodeo are hoping that things are back to normal enough that in September, they can ride. Tri-State Rodeo announced that they are planning competitions September 9th through the 12th in Fort Madison, Iowa. Tri-State Rodeo released a statement on Friday morning that also announced some very familiar and beloved artists will be headlining musical events alongside the rodeo. They include former Back Road Music Festival performer David Lee Murphy and bands familiar to the Central Illinois music scene, including The Joe Stamm Band and Stumptown. Headlining the live music that week will be county music superstar Trace Adkins. Tickets for the Tri-State Rodeo are on sale now and available at tristaterodeo.org. Tickets will be available at the Tri-State Rodeo Box Office once reopened. You can read the full announcement for the Tri-State Rodeo below:
“We first would like to take a moment to address the situation our community, our nation and the world finds itself in with COVID-19. These are uncertain times and they can be frightening. However, we cannot let this drive us apart. The Tri-State Rodeo has faith in our national, state and local agencies and more importantly we have faith in our community members. We will weather the storm together and get through anything that comes our way. We will come out on the other side together and stronger. We urge you to support your local businesses and organizations now more than ever. These people are our colleagues, neighbors and friends and they will need our help. This community is the reason that the Tri-State Rodeo exists, and we are here to support you.
With that said, we will continue our preparations for the 2020 Tri-State Rodeo and on September 9, 10, 11 and 12 we will be here for the 73rd Annual Tri-State Rodeo and are planning to put on the largest rodeo Fort Madison has seen yet! So, for now – stay inside. Wash your hands. Enjoy your family. Rest up. Please continue to take the recommended precautions now for everyone’s safety, so we can all get together and have a great time in Fort Madison this summer! Until then, let’s look out for each other and be safe!
Our entertainment lineup this year includes country music up and comer HARDY on Thursday September 9. We are throwing it back to the 90’s on Friday with country legends Mark Chesnutt and David Lee Murphy both performing. On Saturday night country music star Trace Adkins will be on the main stage! Each night we will have entertainment in the After-Rodeo Party Pavilion as well. Wednesday and Thursday Joe Stamm Band performs and Stumptown will be here on Friday and Saturday nights. Music on the main stage starts immediately after the rodeo ends each night.”