Professional Bull Riders Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour
For the third consecutive year, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour will buck into Memphis, returning to FedExForum on Feb. 12, 2022, at 7 p.m., with the PBR Bluff City Classic. For one night only, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s rankest bovine athletes in the ultimate showdown of man vs. beast in one of the most exciting live sporting events to witness.
Tickets for the Bluff City Classic go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available on ticketmaster.com or the FedExForum Box Office. There will also be an exclusive online presale on Monday, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. for current Memphis Grizzlies MVP Season Ticket Members, recipients of FedExForum Event Alert e-mails and subscribers of Grizzlies e-News.
In 2021, the impact of the Bluff City Classic on a rider’s season was on full display. With multiple riders traveling to Memphis on the bubble of qualifying for the elite Unleash The Beast, Andrew Alvidrez (Seminole, Texas) delivered a perfect 2-for-2 performance inside FedExForum, winning the event and collecting enough world points to once again earn a seeded position on the premier series. Drawing Leroy (Davis Rodeo Ranch) in Round One, Alvidrez electrified the crowd with an 87.5-point ride to tie enter the championship round tied for second on the event leaderboard. After his first bull in the championship round fouled himself coming out of the chutes, Alvidrez was awarded a re-ride aboard Dang It (Davis Rodeo Ranch/Ed & Cindy Fogle). The two danced around the dirt for an 89-point ride to secure the Texan’s walk-off win with the final ride of the night.
The PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour has made two additional appearances in Memphis. Seven-time PBR World Finals qualifier Matt Triplett (Canton, S.D.) won the inaugural PBR Bluff City Classic in 2016, while nine-time World Finals qualifier Fabiano Vieira (Perola, Brazil) topped the field in 2020 in the Volunteer State. The Memphis tour stop will tentatively mark the 11th Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour event of the year, with PBR’s fastest-growing tour first stopping in cities including Portland, Ore.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and North Charleston, S.C.
PBR Elite Seats are available for $175 for avid fans who want an exclusive VIP experience while enjoying the world’s top bull riding circuit. These tickets offer the best seats in the venue, a question-and-answer presentation with some of the top bull riders and stock contractors in the world, $10 concession voucher, souvenir credential and lanyard and post-event photo opportunity from the dirt. For an enhanced PBR experience, fans can purchase add-on PBR Premium Experiences which will include the Elite Experience on Saturday, Feb. 12. The Elite Experience, available for $50, will include a Q&A session with a select group of the league’s top riders, bullfighters and stock contractors, photo opportunity and commemorative credential and lanyard.
For more information, visit fedexforum.com, like FedExForum on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram at @fedexforum. Fans can purchase tickets for all shows on sale to the general public at ticketmaster.com or at FedExForum Box Office. Exclusive FedExForum presales are available to all Memphis Grizzlies MVP Season Ticket Members, Grizzlies and FedExForum e-News subscribers.
About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour:
The PBR’s Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT) began in 2014 as the premier expansion tour for the PBR. The Velocity Tour, the sport’s fastest-growing tour, brings the excitement and top-levels of cowboy and bovine talent that fans have come to expect from the sport to cities across the United States. The PWVT is proudly supported by Pendleton Whisky, Lucas Oil, the United States Border Patrol, Boot Barn, Cody James Boots, Tractor Supply, Nexgrill, Cooper Tires, USCCA, Union Home Mortgage, TicketSmarter, Kubota, TAAT and the South Point Hotel and Casino. Every Velocity Tour event is carried on PBR RIDEPASS on Pluto TV, Channel 720.