Concert with Ned LeDoux
VIP Meet & Greet: 5:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:15 p.m.
Mule Days is thrilled to welcome Ned LeDoux! Ned is making his first-time visit to the Bishop area and fans couldn’t be more excited. According to Ned, “I’m writing my own story and if people take a liking to it, that’s wonderful. As long as I’m writing from the heart, and writing about what I know, I can definitely listen back to it and be proud.” Ned’s music transcends mere entertainment and celebrates a life that many aspire to, but few actually get to live. Like his father Chris, who played Mule Days Concert in 1999, Ned’s music is as expansive as the western sky he was raised under and celebrates the ranch lifestyle that is such an integral part of his heritage. There’s an authenticity to his songs that brings our Nation’s beloved western culture to life.
LeDoux is respected for his high-energy live shows that mix his western roots with the rock & roll influences he acquired in his youth. He’s been an opener for such acts as Toby Keith, Aaron Watson and Garth Brooks. Don’t miss the chance to see him live and in person in the Charles Brown Auditorium.
Justin Lawrence & the Double Average Band
May 25th Concert opening for Ned LeDoux
May 27th after the Mule Show Saturday night Dance
Justin is a PRCA Saddle Bronc Rider and Country Music singer from a family known for showing in the Reined Cow Horse Association. Participating in High School Rodeo, he showed cutting horses, steer wrestled, calf roped, team roped and rode broncs. At rodeos he often was asked to play his guitar while sitting around the trailers in the evening. He started playing gigs at age 18 and was greatly encouraged by the sounds of musicians like Clayton Andrade, Sons of the San Joaquin and Kevin Willard. He has headlined PRCA concerts, played at breweries and wineries around California as well as events at Cal Poly, Fresno State and Boot Barn events. He’s opened for entertainers such as Joe Nichols and is working with Producer Joe Costa, (“Tonight we Ride”) on new songs he’ll be releasing in the future.
We’re excited to have Justin return to Bishop where he competed as a High School Rodeo athlete in the California State High School Rodeo Finals in Saddle bronc riding taking the Championship title in 2010!
RIDER AND BETHANY
Mule Shows in the Mike Boothe Memorial Arena
Friday night, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday Evening, Sunday Afternoon
Our main arena Shows, held in the Mike Boothe Memorial arena are known to be crowd-pleasers that thrill and excite our crowds. This year we are especially excited to welcome Rider Keisner and Bethany Iles to the arena. Named as the 2020 PRCA “Act of the Year” Bethany and Rider will entertain our guests with show-stopping trick riding and Will Rodgers-style trick roping!
Rider was given a trip roping kit for Christmas when he was 9 and has mastered every trick in the book. Performing in professional rodeos by the time he was 11, Rider will thrill the audience with trick roping, gun spinning and whip cracking! At age 28 he’s already been a 2 time World Champion All Around Western Performer, 4 time World Champion Trick Roper and 2 time World Champion Gun Spinner.
Bethany started trick riding at just 9 years of age. By 10 she and her sisters began performing in rodeos across the Midwest in the balance defying craft of trick riding and roman riding. By 18, Bethany pursued trick riding full time, earning her PRCA card and joining forces with Rider. The 2 have competed together on the NBC Sparten Ultimate Team Challenge and TBS’ Go Big Show.
Don’t miss Rider and Bethany in stunning feats of athleticism and fun!