Hopeful Singers Compete for Invitation to Sing the National Anthem at the 2017 Reno Rodeo.

RENO, Nev. (April 26, 2017)—The top 12 finalists and last year’s winner will take the stage at the Nugget Casino Resort Celebrity Showroom Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. for the final round of the Reno Rodeo’s third annual “Rodeo Idol” contest.

During the first phase of the competition, contestants submitted videos of them singing the National Anthem. The more than 45 entries submitted were whittled down to 12 semi-finalists who will show Reno why they should be selected by singing at the Celebrity Showroom. Each finalist will perform a song of their choice as well as the National Anthem and a panel of judges will select six singers to perform the National Anthem during the 2017 Reno Rodeo.

With more than $2 million in prize money up for grabs, top professional cowboys and cowgirls will come to town June 15-24, 2017 to compete in the 98th annual Reno Rodeo, known across the country as the “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West.”

Tickets can be purchased online at www.renorodeo.com or in person at the Lawlor Events Center box office. For ticket information only, call 775-784-4444. To order tickets by phone, call 800-325-7328.


About the Reno Rodeo

The Reno Rodeo is a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) sanctioned sporting event, and one of the top five rodeos in North America. Reno Rodeo is a non-profit organization made up of over 500 volunteers. This year’s Reno Rodeo is scheduled for June 15-24, 2017. Competition includes bareback, team roping, saddle bronc, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, women’s barrel racing and bull riding. Like Reno Rodeo on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or for more information on the Reno Rodeo, visit RenoRodeo.com.