Days of '47

Don't miss any of the exciting action when the annual Days of '47 Rodeo bucks into EnergySolutions Arena July 19-20, 22-24!

SALT LAKE CITY (March 27, 2013) – Miller Sports Properties and The Days of ’47 Inc. today announced their intention to make EnergySolutions Arena the proud home of The Days of ’47 Rodeo, bringing the five-day event to downtown Salt Lake City this summer. Some of the nation’s top professional cowboys and cowgirls will compete from July 19-20 and 22-24. All performances start at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for The Days of ’47 Rodeo are on sale at the EnergySolutions Arena box office and Smith’s Tix. Individual and group sales are available. Purchase tickets online at or call (801) 355-SEAT.

“We are honored to host this premier event and celebrate the heritage of Utah with The Days of ’47 Rodeo,” said Steve Miller, chief operating officer of Miller Sports Properties. “Historically, downtown Salt Lake City has been the location of The Days of ’47 Rodeo, and we appreciate the opportunity to host it once again. Holding one of the country’s top-ranked rodeos in our arena further solidifies our commitment to this city and proves the importance of sport as quality entertainment in our community.”

Tonight during the Utah Jazz-Phoenix Suns basketball game, an impressive group of past and present Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) world champions and national finalists will be featured on the court to commemorate the return of The Days of ’47 Rodeo to EnergySolutions Arena.

The participants are: Lewis Feild (Elk Ridge), 1985-87 world all-around champion, 1985-86 NFR bareback riding champion; Chad Bedell (Steamboat Springs, Colo.), 1996 world steer wrestling champion; Lan La Jeunesse (Morgan), 1991-2001 world bareback champion represented by his son, Kyle; Wesley Silcox (Santaguin), 2007 world bull riding champion; Cody Wright (Milford), 2008 and 2010 world saddle bronc riding champion and 2012 NFR 3rd place saddle bronc riding; Caleb Bennett (Morgan), 2012 NFR 7th place bareback riding; Jesse Wright (Milford), 2012 NFR saddle bronc champion; Jake Wright (Milford), 2012 world 6th place saddle bronc riding, 2012 NFR 11th place saddle bronc riding; Tag Elliott (Thatcher), 2012 world 13th place bull riding, 2012 NFR 11th place bull riding; Jessy Davis (Power, Montana), 2012 world 8th place bareback riding, 2012 NFR 6th place bareback riding; Kellie Tolbert (Hooper), 2012 NFR 10th place barrel racing represented by Vicky Fowers; and Chanae Shiner (Roosevelt), 2012 Miss Rodeo America.

“I look forward to a great relationship with the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies,” said Craig Peterson of The Days of ’47 Inc. “It will be a significant partnership not only for the rodeo in this great venue but also for the athletes and stock who will compete here. Coming back to EnergySolutions Arena is like coming home.”

Kem Gardner of The Days of ’47 Rodeo said, “This will be an opportunity to move forward in the effort to make this rodeo one of the ‘must stop’ locations on the PRCA circuit and a ‘must see’ event for Utahns who want to experience great rodeo in a venue that provides a family atmosphere and is suitable for all residents.”

Utah’s heritage and pioneer legacy has been celebrated with many activities since 1849 -- two years after the first pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley. A rodeo has been part of the celebration for nearly 100 years. Today the occasion is marked by 11 events annually, beginning with a royalty pageant in April and culminating with one of the nation’s oldest parades and the final evening of the rodeo competition on July 24.

This summer, ten gallon hats and more than one hundred tons of dirt along with bucking broncs, fast horses and eagle-eyed ropers will compete at EnergySolutions Arena in the classic events such as bareback and saddle bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, steer wrestling and tie-down roping. Diamond G Contractors will feature award-winning rodeo stock with more than $200,000 in prize money at stake.

TICKETS $39.50 $24.50 $17.50 $12.50 Get 2 upper bowl tickets for just $18 on July 19th only!