Its latest announcement (which came this morning) is the standard mix of country, classic hip-hop and teen-age pop rock and includes Dierks Bentley, Snoop Dogg and R5.
Bentley is a Grand Ole Opry inductee who’s had 11 chart-topping singles and an equal number of Grammy nominations. He plays Oct. 3. Tickets are $43 to $48.
In a career that has spanned close to two decades, Snoop Dogg has been on the forefront of both hip-hop (his debut album “Doggystyle” was a Billboard chart-topper and sold more than 800,000 in the first week) and popular culture. Snoog Dogg plays Oct. 8. Tickets are $33-$38.
R5 is a family band (brothers Riker Lynch, Rocky Lynch, Ross Lynch and sister Rydel Lynch plus friend Ellington Ratliff) that signed to Hollywood Records in 2010. It’s debut album “Louder,” was released last year. The band plays the early show Oct. 11. Tickets are $18-$23.
The Friday night concerts at the rodeo have long been a tradition, but you might recall last year, the rodeo added a Thursday night show. The first one, was a 180-degree turn, going pop with “American Idol” winner David Cook. This time, the rodeo is back in its country comfort zone.
Both concerts start after that night’s rodeo. Tickets are available now, costing $20-$30 per show, or $50 for both. Tickets also include admission to the rodeo. Get tickets at clovisrodeo.com. For you buy-in-person types, get the tickets at the rodeo grounds starting March 5.
So I interviewed Taylor Hicks. You can read it here. He’s playing at Chukchansi tonight — and tickets are still available. Question: After reading the Q & A, do you feel sorry for the guy? Or does he just seem kinda out there?