NO BULL: Manager of the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen’s Club Col Green has a few words to the mechanical bull ahead of the club’s pre-PBR event.
NO BULL: Manager of the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen’s Club Col Green has a few words to the mechanical bull ahead of the club’s pre-PBR event.

Country night of fun will get you in the bullriding mood

WANNABE cowboys can take their bruises along to the Professional Bull Riding (PBR) event at Grafton later this month if they get along to a country night of fun at the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club.

The club's general manager Col Green has jumped onto the PBR bandwagon, organising a mechanical bucking bull, the Alan Jackson Tribute Band and a chance to meet PBR cowboys the night before the main event on Saturday, March 28.

Mr Green said the Friday night of fun would get people in the mood for the fun of a rodeo.

"After the first 45-minute set from the band, we will have about 30 minutes of mechanical bull riding, then another 45 minutes from the band," he said.

"There will be another 30 minutes of bull riding after the band packs up."

Mr Green said there had been some discussions on getting the cowboys to ride the mechanical bull, but this would be unlikely.

"The main problem is danger of injury," he said.

"They don't want the worry of one of the riders injuring himself the night before a chance to win some big money at the bull ride."

However, the PBR stars will be there to mingle with the crowds and sign autographs.

"These guys are real rock stars on the PBR circuit," Mr Green said.

Mr Green said the band, from the Gold Coast, performs the music of Alan Jackson, a legendary country performer who has sold 60 million albums around the world.

TICKETS

 Adult premium ringside $40

 Children 4-16 premium ringside $20

 Family premium ringside (2A+2C) $100

 General admission adult $30

 General admission children $15

 General admission family $75.

Tickets are available from The Daily Examiner office at 55 Fitzroy St or head online to http://www.eventopia.co.



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