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Bulls, Bands & Barrels Announces 2024 Finals Dates & Location 

BIRMINGHAM, AL – June 5, 2024 – The Bulls, Bands and Barrels (BBB) debut nationwide tour will wrap in August with 2024 BBB Finals when it brings its championship weekend to Cowtown Coliseum, also featuring Josh Meloy and Sam Barberm, on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24.  Fans can expect an even higher level […]

The 2023 Finals – A Race for the Finish Line

As the sun sets on another exhilarating run for the Bulls, Bands, and Barrels (BBB) Tour, all eyes are on The Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria, LA for the grand culmination of the 2023 Finals. This electrifying event, renowned for its fusion of heart-pounding bull riding, barrel racing, live music, and an atmosphere that rivals […]

A protector of bull riders: This is Knox Dunn

Knox Dunn has been around bulls since he was a kid and he knew he was going to rodeo, he just didn’t know what kind at first. After spending his early life in Montgomery, Alabama, he moved permanently to Zachary, Louisiana where his grandparents had a farm. There they raised bucking and fighting bulls. “When […]

BBB Partners with US Air Force

Bulls, Bands, & Barrels is proud to be partnering up again this year with the United States Air Force at the Gonzales, Louisiana show on March 14th, 2020. The Gonzales recruitment office will have a booth set up off to the side at the event to speak with the public about benefits and opportunities that […]

2020 Bulls, Bands, & Barrels Tour Returns to Lexington

For Immediate Release Lexington, KY. – The Bulls, Bands, & Barrels (BBB) tour kicked off its 2020 tour with a return to Kentucky. Fans of all ages gathered together on Saturday, February 8th at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena to bear witness to an action-packed evening of bull riding, barrel racing, freestyle bullfighting and […]

Partner Spotlight: GATR Coolers

GATR Coolers, based in Thibodaux, Louisiana is a brand specializing in durable coolers, ice chests, & drinkware. They are also heavily involved in corporate branding, by placing company’s logos or brands on their products for custom orders. Just like an alligator, their coolers and drinkware are tough & durable. GATR Coolers is continuing to grow […]

From drawing the short straw to bull fighting full-time, this is Jimmy Essary.


Sometimes to find something you love to do, you have got to just get your feet wet. That’s what Jimmy Essary has done throughout his life. Jimmy grew up on a small farm in Sommerville, TN. He and his brother grew up doing Junior Rodeos, with Jimmy participating in calf-roping and team roping. When his […]