Once you’ve secure tickets to see Gwen (or Lindsey Stirling) … 1. Smack in da Middle This is the fifth year for the local bike polo tournament. Three … two … one … polo. 2. Clovis Rodeo Supporting cowboys and… Read more »
Aside from the Clovis Rodeo … 1. Witness and Rebirth: An Armenian Journey Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, or whatever the American government is calling it. 2. Earth Day There will be a clean-energy car show. With… Read more »
This past week, like usual, I interacted with some interesting interview subjects: a world-famous violinist. A local director. A 1,600 pound bull. Yes, my life isn’t all just chamber music concerts, art openings and theater reviews. For our coverage of… Read more »
Looks like y’all were at the Rodeo last night, which means you need something to do with the rest of the weekend. Lucky for you there are choices. And how. 1. Smack in Da Middle Another fringe sport takes hold… Read more »
If there is a local event that’s run longer or has more cultural history than the Clovis Rodeo, I can’t call it. The annual event, which kicks off on Thursday and runs through Sunday, celebrates its 100th year. We have… Read more »
We already got a Kenny Chesney concert announcement this week, now comes two — yes TWO — notable country acts coming to the Clovis Rodeo in April. Rising duo Love & Theft will perform April 25 (a Thursday night) and… Read more »
1. HELP MICHAEL KEENEY
Local music vet Michael Keeney was injured pretty bad in March in a skateboarding accident. He had a compound fracture and broke his leg in two places. Ouch! Tonight, the local music scene is chipping in to raise money for him with a big genre-jumping show at Fulton 55. Good cause aside, that’s a lot of good local music. Add the cause, and that’s a good way to spend $10. [Tickets]
Tonight’s a big concert night, with two names you probably recognize in town:
MIRANDA LAMBERT: Country star Miranda Lambert is at Save Mart Center, playing her first headlining show there. She previously opened for Brad Paisley there in 2010. But, of course, things have been swell for Lambert since then and now she’s ready for Fresno’s biggest stage. Tickets and more info here.
DAVID COOK: It’s the opening of the Clovis Rodeo today, and that will prove to divide the loyalty of the good ol’ boys and girls. So with Lambert at Save Mart Center, the rodeo did something new and booked a pop concert. With “American Idol” champ David Cook. Tickets include rodeo admission and are available here. Just a note: The rodeo’s country concert is Friday with Justin Moore, who — fun fact alert — was the other opening act when Lambert opened for Paisley in 2010.
ELSEWHERE: If you wanna go the indie route, I suggest checking out the eclectic sounds of Bright Light Social Hour at Fulton 55. They’re a Southern rock/indie rock hybrid. Kinda different and funky. Fresno Famous has a feature on the band. Tickets here.
“American Idol” winner David Cook is coming back to the Valley, but he’s not playing where you might expect.
Cook, it was announced today, will perform at the annual Clovis Rodeo.
Now the rodeo is doing something that it hasn’t done in recent memory — adding a pop concert. Cook will perform April 26, which is the rodeo’s first night. The music starts after that night’s rodeo, which features the PBR riders. Tickets are available now, cost $22 and include rodeo admission.