Press Release

The bulls of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) are headed back to Springfield for the eleventh consecutive year and ready to take on the toughest athletes in western sports September 13-15 at Missouri State University’s JQH Arena for the PBR Unleash the Beast PFIWestern.com Invitational.

To officially start the milestone weekend, Springfield Mayor Ken McClure will be on-hand Thursday at 11 a.m. to present a proclamation as one of the PBR’s bucking bulls hits the scales to weigh-in against Branson’s New South from the Grand Country Music Hall.

The season long PBR Celebrate America initiative is a vow and promise from the organization to support local charitable causes, honor community heroes and inspire youth across the nation like those at the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch. Following the weigh-in, PBR will present the Boys Ranch with a surprise donation.

The bull riding action begins at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, and 4:45 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets for this three-day event can be purchased JQH Arena Box Office, PFI Western Store, Missouri State Tix or by calling (417) 836-7678 or PFI Western Store at (417) 889-2668.