Looking to celebrate America this 4th of July weekend?  What's more American than bulls broncs, and babes!  It's rodeo time in Galena.  It's a small drive to big rodeo action.

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The Freedom Reins Shenandoah Pro Rodeo will be held on Saturday, July 3rd – Sunday, July 4th, 2021 in Galena, Illinois. This Galena rodeo is held at Shenandoah Riding Center and hosted by Three Hills Rodeo.

This popular event ends with a firework spectacular each evening!! Don’t miss it!

Shenandoah Riding Center Galena, Illinois
  • Saturday: 7:00pm
  • Sunday: 7:00pm

Gates open at 5:00pm.  Hillside seating. Bring blankets and lawn chairs.
Fireworks follow each performance.

Tickets are available at Shenandoahridingcenter.com.  Buy them in advance and save.

  • General: $15.00
  • Children 12 & under: $12.00
  • Children 4 and under: Free
  • Bull Riding
  • Calf Roping
  • Cowgirl's Barrel Racing
  • Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Steer Wrestling
  • Team Roping
  • Tie Down Roping
  • IPRA

5 Hottest Country Tours of Summer 2021

There’s a lot to consider when making a list of the hottest tours of summer 2021, including star power, opening acts, venues and set lists. Add to that concerns and cautions as the country begins to emerge from a pandemic and that no one has seen live music in 14 months. It’s quite likely you’re craving live music like a drug that’s just out of reach ... or you’re scared shirtless to surround yourself with 10,000 fans indoors. 

All the emotions about reengaging with the live country music community are valid. While at first it seemed September would be start-up month, several tours on this Hot List begin in July and August at outdoor venues across America. The No. 3 tour and No. 1 tour on our list are mostly indoors, but both are banking on increased safety that comes from a majority of the population having the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Once those lights go down, all of these worries will be carried away by the buzz in the air (and maybe, from your cup). Find five total professionals on this list of Hot Summer Tours, each bringing a total stage show, plus several in-demand opening acts with a proven track record of live entertainment at the highest level. There’s no fat on any of these country tours — if you stick to the tailgate through an opener’s set, you’ll truly be missing something special. 

As always, let us know who you can’t wait to see on tour in 2021 via Twitter or email

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