Originally Published: February 21, 2016 1:03 p.m.
PRESCOTT – The summer of 2016 will mark the 129th annual Prescott Frontier Days “World’s Oldest Rodeo,” which will run from June 28 through July 4 at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Drive.
In addition to eight Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) performances, the yearly rodeo parade will be conducted in downtown Prescott at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 2.
This year’s grand marshal is country/western music icon Tanya Tucker. During her career, Tucker has received nine Grammy nominations, as well as numerous awards from the Country Music Association (CMA), Country Music Television (CMT) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM). Tucker is also a member of the Texas Music Hall of Fame and is listed as one of CMT’s 40 greatest women of country music. In addition to the rodeo and its parade, Frontier Days’ annual rodeo dance will return to the BMO Harris bank parking lot on the corner of Sheldon and Montezuma streets in downtown Prescott.
The dance will be held during the evenings of Thursday, June 30, through Saturday, July 2. June 30 is family night, so folks are encouraged to bring all of their loved ones. Tickets for the dance cost $5 per person and may be bought at the door.
What follows is a schedule for the 2016 Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo’s performances and its accompanying special events.