The 34th Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo Rides Through Southern California with a Health and Wellnes

The 2018 nationally renowned Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo (BPIR) rides into the City of Industry Saturday, July 21st /6:30pm and Sunday, July 22nd 2018 at 3:30pm at the Industry Hills Expo Center located at 16200 Temple Ave, City of Industry, CA
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FONTANA, Calif. - June 26, 2018 - PRLog -- Southern Californians will enjoy African American cowboys, cowgirls and youngsters choke dust and cheer for hard riding competitors as they battle to be named the best after a season of competition; spectators, competitors. Attendees from all communities of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties can expect their favorite competitors during thrilling Calf Ropin', exhilarating Bareback Ridin', Bull Doggin, Ladies Barrel Racin', Junior Barrel Racin', Ladies Steer Undecoratin', and gripping Bull Ridin. It's ALWAYS a great weekend of high family entertainment and scrumptious food!

New to the BPIR is a free Healthy Pavilion where guests can receive free health screenings, health education,and participate in a family fitness competition.

The 34th BPIR continues on to keep the legacy of its' founder Lu Vason alive with the same professional, family oriented and always exciting entertainment. It is the longest running African American Family Event other than the Ebony Fashion Fair that toured for 50 years. Lu Vason passed away at the age of 76 on May 17, 2015. Actors, Glynn Turman, James Pickens, Jr., Oba Babatune and Reginald T. Dorsey return as the Official Grand Marshall's for the year's rodeo. In addition, live performances are being scheduled. The BPIR is accepting requests for singers and performers . While there is no pay, performers receive tickets, a meal and awesome grass root community exposure. For those seeking to reach the urban trenches, this is perfect. Send video links and social sites to:

Sponsors for the 2018 BPIR include Andy's Seasonings, MLK, Jr. Community Hospital, KJLH Radio Free, UPSCALE Magazine, Blue Shield of California, Glory Foods, and KRPR Media.

Additional opportunities are available for sponsors, vendors, flyer distribution and branding partners.

Please send requests to:

Media and Talent are invited. Please send requests to Entertainment Publicist KimiRhochelle of KRPR Media ( for approvals to the following:


TICKETS: Tickets are available online or through various ticket outlets. The price range are from $20- $35.

Group rates are also available contact Los Angeles, CA Rodeo Coordinator Margo Wade LaDrew: 310.674.6700

To purchase online, please visit

Ticket Outlets Group Sales -
Wade Events * Inglewood * 310.674.6700
Inglewood Tickets * Inglewood * 310.671.6400
Black Voice News * Riverside * 951.682.6070
Zahra's Books & Things * Inglewood * 310.330.1300
Industry Hills Expo Center * City of Industry * 626.330.0324
Shades of Afrika * Long Beach * 562.4362210
Shades of Afrika * Corona * 951.285.7888
Ms. B's M&M Soul Food * Inglewood * 310-412-2800
Venni Mac's M&M Soul Food * Carson * 310.324.5317
Postal Annex * Carson * 310.538.8285
Hot & Cool Café *Leimert Park 408.706.8525

ABOUT BILL PICKETT: Known as the "Dusky Demon," Bill Pickett (1870-1932) was the best-known African American rodeo performer of all time. He invented the rodeo sport of bulldogging—now known as steer wrestling—and entertained millions of people around the world, showcasing his bronco-and bull-riding and roping skills in Wild West shows, circuses, and world's fairs. The professional cowboy and rodeo champion was small in stature but he was a larger-than-life Western legend in his own time. His rodeo career spanned more than 40 years. In 1989, he was inducted into the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), and in 1996, Bill Pickett was the first rodeo athlete inducted into the Black Cowboy Walk of Fame in Denver, Colorado. Retired since 1916, Pickett died in April 1932 following a roping accident. His funeral was one of the largest ever held in Oklahoma. He was buried high on a hill at White Eagle Monument, where the Cherokee Strip Cowboy Association set up a limestone marker in his memory. According to Frank Billings, Colonel Zack Miller of the 101 Ranch called him "the greatest sweat-and-dirt cowhand that ever lived." "Bill Pickett Memorial Scholarship Fund," a non-profit entity Tax ID #84-1064797

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