San Angelo Rodeo performances kick off Friday

The highly anticipated first performance of the San Angelo Rodeo gets underway Friday at Foster Communications Coliseum.  The 2016 schedule is the same format as previous years, said Tom Thompson, San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo marketing director, in a January interview.

“We’re going to have 12 performances this year. Same format as last year.” he said. “We’ll have four performances the first week, four performances the second week and we’ll close out a final four with a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday performance. That Saturday performance will be our oh-so-famous Cinch Shoot Out.”

Boyd Polhamus, PRCA Announcer of the Year for 2002, 2004, 2009 and 2012, will return to San Angelo as the event’s announcer.

A new stock contractor will provide the animals for the 2016 rodeo performances.

“We’ll have Pete Carr, Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo, as our primary stock contractor.” Thompson said. “He’s a guy that’s taken more than 24 animals to the NFR. He’s a world class stock contractor and we’re excited to have him this year.”

Anyone waiting to purchase tickets to the Friday, Feb. 19 finals performance or the Saturday, Feb. 20 Cinch Shoot Out is out of luck. Tickets for the two nights are sold out.

To purchase tickets to all other performances:

Locations are:

McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive

Blair’s Western Wear, 4230 Sherwood Way

Pinkie’s, 1415 S. Bryant Blvd.

Barbed Wire and Roses, 4001 Sunset Drive, inside Sunset Mall

Goodfellow Air Force base, event center information, tickets and tours office

Foster Communications Coliseum, 50 E. 43rd St.


Performance times and ticket prices are as follows:

Performance 1 – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5, $15.50.

Performance 2 – 1 p.m. Feb. 6, $12.50.

Performance 3 – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, $20.50.

Performance 4 – 2 p.m. Feb. 7, $12.50.

Performance 5 – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, $15.50.

Performance 6 – 1 p.m. Feb. 13, $12.50.

Performance 7 – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, $20.50.

Performance 8 – 3 p.m. Feb. 14, $12.50.

Performance 9 (Military Appreciation Night) – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, $10.50

Performance 10 – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, $10.50.

PRCA short-go (Championship Round) – SOLD OUT

Cinch Shoot-Out – SOLD OUT