PERDIDO KEY, Fla., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cowboys will ride into Perdido Key, Fla. and the iconic Flora-Bama Sept. 14th for "Bulls on the Beach," a high-energy, beachfront show featuring professional bull riders including the stars of Country Music Television's "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Southern Nights," and the National Geographic Channel's new reality show, "Dukes of Cattle." An 1,800-seat outdoor arena will ensure prime viewing of the 8 p.m. event, although event co-producer Jerry Byrd says: "We'll sell you the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge," when it comes to this adrenaline-filled, rock-and-roll rodeo.
Cody Harris, a Gulf Coast native who has appeared on CMTs reality shows "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Southern Nights," and National Geographic's new reality show "Dukes of Cattle," is co-producing the event with Byrd, a bull-riding event producer and former rodeo clown, and Bill Patterson. Tickets for the show, which is sponsored by Jim Beam, Flora-Bama, Perdido Key Chamber & Visitors Center and Coast 360, are available online for $25 ($10 for ages 17 and under) at www.FloraBama.com or at the gate.
Bull riding amateurs will have their chance to compete Friday evening, Sept. 13, when Flora-Bama hosts a Mechanical Bull Riding Bikini Contest starting at 8 p.m., followed by public mechanical bull riding all night long. Try it for $5 per person with a signed waiver.
17401 Perdido Key Drive (on the Florida-Alabama state line)
Perdido Key, Fla.
Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
Mechanical Bull Riding Bikini Contest
Public Mechanical Bull Riding
Tickets: $5 + signed waiver to ride
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013
Bulls on the Beach
$25 adults/$10 for ages 17 and under
ABOUT PERDIDO KEY, FLA.
Located on a narrow strip of sugar-white beach, Perdido Key is nestled between Pensacola, Fla. and Orange Beach, Ala. No more than a few hundred yards wide in most places, the key stretches some 16 miles. "Perdido" translates to "lost," a gift from the Spanish conquistadors who explored the area in the 17th century. True to its name, the key encompasses some of the most secluded and pristine beaches on the Gulf Coast. Nearly 60 percent of the island is situated in national or state parks and will remain forever "lost" to overdevelopment. For more information visit: www.VisitPerdido.com.