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The Sheriff’s Lone Star National Finals Rodeo Provides Excitement for All!!

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – On February 5 and 6 at 7:30 pm, the Von Braun Center will host the Fourth Annual Sheriff’s Lone Star National Finals Rodeo, a national finals rodeo that brings the top cowboys and cowgirls to one BIG event to compete for the title of National Champion. Doors will open at 6pm with the start of the Kids’ Pre-Rodeo sponsored by CB&S Bank followed by the Gold Rush presented by Tri-Green Equipment. Jeff Whitlow will be performing classic country songs in the Rodeo Café prior to the start of the show.

Competitions will take place in the following events throughout the two nights: Bare Back Riding, Calf Roping, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Team Roping, Cowgirl Breakaway Roping, and Saddle Bronc Riding! And that’s not all – there will be lots of new and fun family-friendly activities!
During the Rodeo, there will be a chance to win a $20,000 Woody Anderson Ford Truck each night in the Huntsville International Airport Airplane Toss. There will be a chance to win $10,000 cash in the Rodeo Horse Shoe Toss sponsored by Rocket City Federal Credit Union. World Championship Rodeo Clown Mike Whitworth will also be performing at the Rodeo.

Tickets are on sale NOW. The Rodeo kicks off Friday night (February 5, 2016) with Military Night - all active and retired military receive a $2 discount on general admission tickets as well as Kids’ Night with FREE cowboy hats for the first 200 under 10. Saturday night (February 6, 2016) is First Responders Night - all active emergency responders receive a $2 discount on general admission tickets and FREE flashlights for the first 200 kids under 10. Discounts are available at the VBC Box Office only. VIP Reserved tickets are $32, regular reserved tickets are $27, and general admission tickets are $17.

The Sheriff’s Lone Star National Finals Rodeo is a fundraiser for the Semper Fi Riders and Stallings Youth Arts Program. In the past three years, the Madison County Sheriff’s Rodeo has contributed close to $50,000 to local charities.

The Lone Star Rodeo Company conducts 30+ rodeos in the Southeast and Eastern seaboard of the United States annually. In each event, the contestants (riders) receive points based on how they finish. The Huntsville events are the final competitions for the national winner in each event.
Semper Fi Riders: Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen serving and supporting our local community by advancing the awareness of the needs and contributions of America's veterans and their families

Johnny Stallings Arts Program



Doors: 6:30pm | Show: 7:30pm

Ticket Locations: The Von Braun Center Box Office & All Ticketmaster Locations, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000
Ticket Prices: $45 / $35 plus applicable fees (all seats reserved)

Atlantic recording group Halestorm has announced details of a major North American headline tour. The dates – unveiled earlier today via – begin April 1st at Reading, PA’s Reading Eagle Theatre in the Santander Arena, and will include Huntsville on April 19th. Support throughout the trek comes from special guests Dorothy and the legendary Lita Ford. In addition, the tour will include stops at a number of festivals and summer radio concerts as well as a pair of much anticipated dates alongside the one and only Rob Zombie, slated for May 18th at Bloomington, IL’s Cellular Coliseum and May19th at Saginaw, MI’s First Merit Bank Event Park.

“This is a tour I've wanted to put together for a long time,” said Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale. “Not just a package with every band featuring a girl--that's been done a million times. This tour is a different breed, showcasing loud, powerful female voices. Every frontwoman here holds her own both on and off the stage, and has fought more than her share of the good fight. This isn’t your sister’s woman music fest! I'm honored to have the legendary Lita Ford on this run and welcome newcomers Dorothy who make me so proud of the future of rock. All fans of true rock music—men, women, everyone—need to see this show.”

Widely acknowledged as one of modern hard rock’s most explosive live acts, Halestorm are kicking off 2016 by crossing the Atlantic for an epic European tour. Highlights include the UK’s annual “Carnival of Madness Tour,” alongside fellow hard rock icons Black Stone Cherry and Atlantic Records labelmates Shinedown as well as headline shows in Belgium, Germany, France, Finland, Sweden, and Russia. For ticket information, VIP packages, and details on joining the Official Halestorm Fan Club, please see

Halestorm’s non-stop live schedule sees the iconic hard rock outfit continuing to celebrate the success of their acclaimed new album, “INTO THE WILD LIFE. ” The GRAMMY® Award-winning band’s long awaited third studio collection made a stunning top 5 debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its April 2015 release while also entering Billboard’s “Top Hard Rock Albums” tally at #1 – both marking Halestorm’s highest chart placement to date.

“INTO THE WILD LIFE” – which follows 2012’s blockbuster “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” – is highlighted by the record breaking smashes, “Apocalyptic” and “Amen,” both of which ascended to #1 at rock radio outlets nationwide, as well as the top 5 Active Rock favorite, “I Am The Fire.” Companion videos and much more can be found at Halestorm’s official YouTube channel, HalestormRocks.

“Mayhem” – the latest single from “INTO THE WILD LIFE” – is set to impact rock radio outlets across the country later this month. The track’s electrifying companion video premieres today via LINK TK.

In other news, Halestorm are among the many top artists who have recorded cover versions of Eagles of Death Metal’s “I Love You All The Time” as part of the Sweet Stuff Foundation’s “Play It Forward” campaign to aid victims of last November’s terrorist attacks in Paris. The track is available now on the iTunes Store, Amazon, and Spotify, as well as the official “Play It Forward Store.”

As if all that weren’t enough, Halestorm are making a very special “INTO THE WILD LIFE” leather jacket available to their male and female fans. Presented in collaboration with Affliction Clothing, the autographed, limited edition jackets are available now exclusively via Halestorm’s official webstore.

Recorded in Nashville with GRAMMY®-nominated producer Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Eric Church) at the helm, “INTO THE WILD LIFE” has also received unprecedented critical acclaim. “(The album) is a different beast altogether,” declared veteran rock journalist Jon Wiederhorn at Yahoo! Music, “one that forsakes everything that has worked for Halestorm thus far (slick production, traditional songwriting arrangements, a radio-ready mix of rockers and ballads) and takes a leap into the unknown… The risk of following its instincts has paid off. From the angular, aggressive attack of the metallic ‘Mayhem’ to the plangent piano and aching vocals of the ballad ‘Dear Daughter,’ from the brash, confrontational anthem ‘Sick Individual’ to the offbeat church choir-flavored blues rock of ‘Amen,’ Halestorm has taken conventional radio rock and turned it on its head. Challenging and eclectic, but too catchy to ignore, ‘INTO THE WILD LIFE’ is a spirited and slightly reckless release from a seasoned rock band that has learned the rules only to willfully break them.”

“(Frontwoman Lzzy) Hale's voice is the centerpiece,” applauded the Associated Press, “strong and raging at times, and gravelly and full of emotion at others.” “Hale’s commanding presence gives Halestorm a unique status in hard rock’s relentlessly male world,” wrote the Boston Globe, noting, “The band’s big-tent riffs and surprising detours have a clear appeal beyond that subgenre.” “Tough, sexy and self-confident, (Hale) possesses a set of vocal cords that can soothe one minute and out-roar Metallica frontman James Hetfield the next,” declared Rolling Stone Australia in a four-starred rave, summing up, “If heavy rock really is in the formative stages of a commercial resurgence, ‘INTO THE WILD LIFE’ will be at the forefront.”

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