Today, Rodeo Austin announced that The Band Perry will headline the Rodeo Austin Gala on February 7, 2015 at Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas. The kick-off announcement came this morning with the excitement building for Rodeo Austin to take place March 24-28, 2015 at the Travis County Expo Center at 9100 Decker Lake Road, Austin, Texas. The Band Perry, the sibling trio has won multiple chart-topping, number 1 hits on the Billboard music charts in addition to eight music awards, including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Vocal Group.
As quoted from Great American Country, Kimberly Perry explains, "Daddy rocked us to sleep with the Rolling Stones; Mama woke us up with Loretta Lynn. So we get it honest." Inheriting a cross-pollinated love of country and rock & roll from their parents, The Band Perry - siblings Kimberly, Reid, and Neil Perry - say that "they bleed the bright red blood of American music."
The Band Perry is composed of siblings Kimberly Perry (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Reid Perry (bass guitar, background vocals), and Neil Perry (mandolin, drums, accordion, background vocals). They signed to Republic Nashville in August 2009 and released their self-titled debut album on October 12, 2010. Their second album, Pioneer, was released April 2, 2013, producing additional number one singles in "Better Dig Two" and "DONE.", plus the Top 10 hits "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" and "Chainsaw." "If I Die Young" reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs and Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts and has been certified quadruple platinum.
Opening for the Band Perry is Two Tons of Steel, an American Alternative Country and Texas Country band, from San Antonio, Texas, United States. They often brand themselves rockabilly without knowing what the term means, assuming that playing country music faster and excessively loud are the only qualifications for rockabilly. The band has performed live at Gruene Hall, and has appeared in the IMAX film Texas: The Big Picture. The band's performance of "King of a One Horse Town" is included in a roots-country documentary that screens continuously at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame.
Two Tons of Steel, with eight albums under their belt, continues as an institution at Texas’ Gruene Hall, where its annual Two Ton Tuesdays summer series draws 12,000 fans, and as a popular act at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. They have been repeatedly voted "Best Country Band" by the San Antonio Current, one of its hometown weekly.
Rodeo Austin Gala, one of Austin’s largest black-tie events, also features a four-course meal, cocktails, live and silent auctions and star-studded entertainment.Tickets are now available online at RodeoAustin.com for this illustrious Rodeo Austin Gala. Individual tickets start at $175, and tables start at $1,750. Parking, reserved seating, live music, dinner, drinks and access to the live and silent auctions are included in the ticket purchase. Demand is high for special seating tables, and ticket sales are already going fast for the upcoming Gala.”
Star Table - $5,500.00
Stetson Table - $3,500.00
Stampede Table - $2,500.00
Stirrup Table - $1,750.00
Spur Individual Ticket - $175.00
With more news, Rodeo Austin reveals that on November 15, 2014, singer-songwriter, Dale Watson will headline the BBQ Auction and Dance Fundraiser at the Austin Music Hall. Dale Watson completed his third CD in “The Trucking Sessions Trilogy” (Red River Entertainment,) with the perfect finalization and punch for one of best albums out today. Dale has proven himself to be in the upper echelon of the great artists in Country Music today. "We're Truckin' Along" features Amber Digby in what might be the first ever male-female truckin' duet, along with Jason Roberts' fiddle lends the perfect can be found in The Austin Chronicle’s review here.
The event begins at 6 p.m. with happy hour, a BBQ buffet and an auction preview. Following happy hour, guests can bid on auction items such as hunting trips, fishing charters, hotel and golf packages and more. Following the dinner and auction, Watson will take the stage to close out the night. The BBQ Auction and Dance is one of several annual fundraisers that supports Rodeo Austin’s nonprofit mission of Promoting Youth Education – Preserving Western Heritage. Proceeds raised by ticket sales and auction proceeds that night will help send young Texans to college.
Tickets are on sale to the public at RodeoAustin.com. Individual tickets start at $50, and tables start at $500. Included in the price of the ticket is Watson’s performance, a BBQ dinner and access to the live and silent auction items. Ticket prices include the ProRodeo All Star Series performance and the Concert.
Value Seats: $20.00
Reserved Seats: $30-$35.00
Box Seats: $43-$48.00
Xtreme Seats: $175.00
Three Stages for “Rodeo Austin:”
Fairgoers will find great entertainers throughout the two weeks that cater to everyone's musical preference. Stay tuned for the “soon to be announced lineup” at Rodeo Austin’s three stages: The Main Stage and the Rockin’ A Ranch Stage to party to a wide array of music, highlighting some of Texas' hottest bands. These stages offer a great spot to grab a drink, enjoy a corn dog and listen to Texas tunes.
The third stage is the exclusive, membership 100X Club located outside the Rodeo Arena and across from Ol' McDonald's Barn. The 100X Club is the place for the public and cowboys alike to kick back and relax. Open nightly two hours prior to the Rodeo and Concert performance, the 100X Club has nightly concerts, a full bar and a live closed circuit broadcast of the Rodeo performance. During the Fair and Rodeo, the 100X Club opens nightly at 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sundays.
Exclusive 100X Club Membership: 100X Club memberships are $250 annually and include the following benefits below.
- Admission to the 100X Club for Club Member and Four Guests Daily
- 15 Days of Guaranteed Premier Parking
- 100X Membership Card
- First Right of Refusal for Membership to the 100X Club the following year
Non-members can enjoy the 100X club each evening for a small charge of $5.00 upon entrance.
Check back for more information about the 2015 Rodeo Austin and 100X Club and performances.
Chief Operating Officer Johnny Philipello of Rodeo Austin says, “Rodeo Austin would not be such a success without the continued support of the greater Austin community. There are many opportunities to get involved with our organization, from volunteering on one of our committees or becoming a corporate sponsor or exhibitor to donating funds for our Scholarship Program.”
Click below to learn more about how you can get involved today.
- Volunteer with Rodeo Austin!
- Rodeo Austin Committees
- Commerical Exhibits
Directions to the Travis County Expo Center
From Northwest Austin: Take Hwy. 183 South to 290 East. Travel approximately 4 miles on 290 East. Turn right on Route 3177 (Decker Lane). The Arena will be about two miles down the road on your left.
From Interstate 35 (Southbound): Exit IH-35 at 183 South. Take Hwy. 183 South to 290 East. Travel approximately 4 miles on 290 East. Turn right on Route 3177 (Decker Lane). The Arena will be about two miles down the road on your left.
From Interstate 35 (Northbound): Exit IH-35 at MLK Blvd. Take MLK East. After you pass Hwy. 183, turn left on Route 3177 (Decker Lane). The Arena will be about a mile up the road on your right.
Rodeo Austin - 9100 Decker Lake Road, Austin, TX 78724
Contact: Sarah Van Ert, Rodeo Austin