Black Bayou Gospel Explosion and Open Rodeo

Gospel Explosion Concert
August 15, 2014
Time: 7:00PM
Monroe Civic Center
Prices Vary

Bayou Black Open Rodeo
August 16, 2014
Time: 10AM
Monroe Civic Center
Price Vary

The Bayou Black Open Rodeo will return to the Monroe Civic Center on Saturday, August 16. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the O.K. Program of Monroe. A male mentorship program coordinated by the Monroe Police Department.

As part of the 2014 Rodeo Weekend Activities, the Monroe Civic Center will be host to the Gospel Explosion Concert 7pm Friday, August 15. Local performers will include: Michael Thompson & Embrace Voices, Tawanna Tarvin, BIG AL, Michael Jackson & The Remnant, and Delta Bleu Liturgical Dancers. The featured group will be The Nichols Sisters from Chicago, Illinois. Tickets can be purchased at the Monroe Civic Box Office for the family friendly price of $15 and $10 (all Tickets are Buy 1 Get 1 Free).
TICKETS ARE AT REGULAR PRICES August 12 - 14 (Adults $20 and Children $10), and the Day of the show August 16.
LAST CALL TICKET SPECIAL will be Buy 1 Adult Ticket, Get 1 Child Ticket FREE Friday, August 15, at the Civic Center Box Office ONLY.
DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES will be $20 (Adults) and $10 (Children) on August 16.


10 am Saturday, August 16 - Annual Rodeo Parade
PARADE ROUTE: The parade will begin at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo, Travel north up Wilson Street, Continue north on South 2nd Street, Turn Right on Orange Street, Turn Left on South 8th Street, and end at the Monroe Civic Center parking lot.

11 am Saturday, August 16 - Tailgating
Rodeo fans, Horse clubs, and cowboys and cowgirls participating in the rodeo traditionally set up their RV's, Tents, Grills, and Fish Fryers for some lunchtime pre-rodeo tailgating. The public is encouraged to come out and join in on the fun!

7 pm Saturday, August 16 - Rodeo Main Event
The doors to the Monroe Civic Center Arena will open at 6 pm; and, the Grand Entry will begin at 7 pm for the "Baddest Show on Dirt!" GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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