Mt. Isa Mines Rodeo opens third arena!

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On Sunday May 7, Road to Rodeo Mount Isa will take over the famous Buchanan Park Events Complex with action all afternoon and into the night, and a Rodeo Rock concert headlined by legendary Australian artist and Cold Chisel member Ian Moss plus Shannon Noll and Mount Isa favourite, Luke Geiger!

Natalie Flecker, CEO of Isa Rodeo Limited said it was an important year for the city of Mount Isa.

“This Road to Rodeo event is being staged especially in Mount Isa in 2023 by Isa Rodeo Limited in partnership with the Mount Isa City Council, to celebrate the city’s centennial. For 64 of these years, the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo has been an integral part of the city’s growth and identity and we can’t wait to celebrate this special event with the Mount Isa community,” she said.

Rodeo events will include Bull Ride, Saddle Bronc Ride, Bareback Bronc Ride, Team Roping, Barrel Race, Steer Wrestling, Rope & Tie, Breakaway Roping and Poddy Calf events as well as the crowd favourite, the Op Shop Barrel Race! Nominations for all events will open closer to the event date.

Mount Isa Mayor Danielle Slade said, “This rodeo is for the Mount Isa community and to continue our 100-year celebrations. Mount Isa City Council is proud to support this year’s Road to Rodeo event, which will complement the Back to the Isa Reunion Dinner and will guarantee a fantastic weekend of festivities and rodeo action for everyone involved. The inaugural Road to Rodeo held in Longreach last year was very popular, and it is a brilliant addition to the events being held as part of Mount Isa’s centenary year this year.”

Respected as one of Australia’s most iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound, not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, and will feel at home at Mount Isa given he too comes from the Australian Outback (Alice Springs). Whether fronting his own band and driving his own successful solo career or as a member of one of our greatest bands, Cold Chisel, the multiple award winner’s place in the Australian music psyche is assured.

Australia’s favourite son in Shannon Noll, better known as Nollsie, has seven top 10 albums, including two multi-platinum #1 ARIA albums, 17 platinum and three gold accreditations, and boasts a reputation as the only Australian male artist in national chart history to have ever achieved 10 consecutive top 10 singles. Not bad for a boy from Condobolin!

Luke Geiger’s passion for Country music, his incredible storytelling and his non-stop, hi energy performances – and his love of touring – have made him a Mount Isa favourite. He is the perfect artist for Road to Rodeo Mount Isa in May, given one of his latest singles is the story of a champion Bull Rider.

Anne Williams, Manager – Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) AT Mount Isa Mines said, “Mount Isa Mines are thrilled to partner with Isa Rodeo Limited and the Mount Isa City Council to host Road to Rodeo Mount Isa. This rodeo represents a powerful opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate our towns rich history.”

Road to Rodeo is an event series from Isa Rodeo Limited, the producers of the legendary Mount Isa Mines Rodeo and the Mount Isa Mines Indigenous Rodeo Championships. This series of events brings a taste of the legendary Mount Isa Mines Rodeo experience into Queenslander’s own backyards featuring the signature ingredients of this iconic event, including thrilling rodeo action and live Rodeo Rock.

WHEN: Sunday 7th May 2023

WHERE: Buchanan Park Events Complex

Ticket Prices: $25 per person, with 17 years and under FREE

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