30th Annual California Rodeo Salinas, July 16, 2017



From the organizers:

30th Annual California Rodeo Salinas
Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering
Sunday, July 16, 2017 ~ Sherwood Hall ~ Salinas
Doors Open at 1:00 pm
Open Mic – 2:00
Show Starts at 2:30


It’s our 30th celebration and hope you can attend. We have wine tasting and a BBQ prior to the show along with a silent auction offering a wide variety of treasures to bid on and a live dessert auction during intermission.

As you know this entertainment forum began around the campfires and in the bunkhouses of the Old West and we are proud to keep this great American tradition alive. We are pleased to bring great American Music and Storytelling to this year’s event as well as performances from Youth Orchestra Salinas (YoSal) and the winners of our kid’s poetry contest as a portion of our proceeds go to the Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries. Entertainers include:

Master of Ceremonies, Clem Albertoni, South County’s poet laureate and funny man.

Los Vaqueros Hunting Club Traveling Band, a local country and western band that was born of campfire smoke, camaraderie, a love of tales and songs where creativity is not hindered by fact or truth. Featuring close friends, Randy Handley, Terry Handley, Rich Casey and Roger Hill.

We welcome Cowboy Poet, Humorist and Storyteller Chris Isaacs from Eagar, Arizona. Chris has been nominated for the Western Heritage Award by the Cowboy Hall of Fame and the winner of the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Excellence by the Academy of Western Artists.

Dave Stamey is back! He is the newest member of the Western Music Association Hall of Fame and has been awarded the 2016 Male Vocalist of the Year, 2016 Songwriter of the Year, and his 11th CD, Western Stories, was just awarded 2016 Album of the Year. Joining Dave on stage is the lovely Annie Lydon on harmony vocals.

Reserved tables are being offered at the Diamond level, first come first served closest to the stage. Regular tickets can be purchased online at carodeo.com or by contacting Clem Albertoni at (831) 678-3297 or Lydia Miranda at (831) 320-5939. Individual tickets are $30.00 in advance or $35.00 at the door. Wine Tasting and BBQ tickets may be purchased at the event for $10.00 each. We look forward to seeing you there.