LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 2, 2017) — Emerging country artist Walker Montgomery will perform on the first night of the Kentucky Horse Park’s Bluegrass Rockin’ Rodeo in the Alltech Arena on Friday, Nov. 17.
Walker, 18, is an up-and-coming musician from Nicholasville, Ky. His love of music comes naturally; he is the son of multi-platinum selling country music star, John Michael Montgomery, and nephew of Eddie Montgomery of the band Montgomery Gentry.
In addition to his family musical influences, Walker is inspired by a wide variety of musicians ranging from Randy Travis to Frank Sinatra to Luke Bryan. Walker performs locally around the Lexington, Ky. area, as well as fairs and festivals throughout the Bluegrass State. Most recently, he was featured in Acoustic Jam 2016 in Lexington and Louisville along with 11 other country recording artists.
Walker is the first performer at the Kentucky Horse Park’s inaugural Bluegrass Rockin’ Rodeo, which will host a second show on Nov. 18. A performer for that evening will be announced at a later date. Gates open both nights at 6 p.m., with the rodeo competition starting at 7 p.m. Walker will perform at the conclusion of the rodeo.
The event is part of the International Pro Rodeo Association and serves as the IPRA National All-Region Finals. Prior to enjoying Walker’s music performance, attendees will have the opportunity to cheer on 90 of the best cowboys and cowgirls in the country as they compete in bareback and saddle broncs, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping, cowgirl breakaway roping and bull riding.
Guests will also be able to indulge in Kentucky Proud food, craft beer and bourbon.
“We are thrilled to welcome the talented Walker Montgomery to the Kentucky Horse Park for our Bluegrass Rockin’ Rodeo,” said Laura Prewitt, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park. “We know he will do a fantastic job of entertaining our rodeo guests and giving them a taste of true Kentucky music.”
Tickets for the rodeo, which include music performances, are $20 each day or $30 for both days and are available online at www.kyhorsepark.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate.