Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo

      • Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 7:30 PM Add to cal
  • 6:00PM

  • Tickets can be purchased online at, the PNC Arena Box Office, or by phone at 1.800.745.3000.

    Courtesy of WRAL-TV, Kids 12 and under receive 1/2 price tickets on regularly priced seats (excluding $77.00 seats). Must be accompanied by an adult ticket.

    Gold Buckle seats include a free program, rally rag, and meet & greet from 5:45PM-6:00PM in front of the bucking chutes with specialty entertainers and early access to the pre-show event.

  • $20.00, $30.00, $40.00, $77.00 (Gold Buckle seats)
    Ticket prices will increase by $2 on day of show.

    *Ticket prices include local and state sales tax. Tickets purchased to events at PNC Arena are subject to a $4 per ticket facility fee. Additional box office service charges may apply to tickets purchased at the PNC Arena Box Office windows.

  • Groups of 10 or more receive a $5 off per ticket discount  (excludes the $77 seats). For group orders, call 919-861-6218.

  • Lots open at 5:00PM

    Cars and Vans: $20
    Stretch Limo, Bus, Mini-Bus, RV: $40
    Premier Parking: $30 pre-purchase at box office only

  • No Professional Cameras (no detachable lenses), Standard Point-and-Shoot Only | No Video

  • Closed

In 2019, Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo celebrates 40 years of bringing the Ol’ West to cities across the country.

This year marks the first year in history of Professional Rodeo that a “special events tour” such as Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo, has been sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Fans can expect the absolute best of the best among cowboy and livestock competitors to be the “Toughest in the World,” but also for the ultimate  opportunity to compete at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV for the World Champion title.

Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo features three fan-favorite events, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, and the most extreme sport, bull riding. Twelve contestants will compete for the chance to return for a second ride in the thrilling “Winner Take All Showdown Round,” as well as women’s barrel racing.

In 2019, Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo will feature some of the nation’s most talented specialty entertainers. Back by popular demand is Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey. The Rodeo will feature the wild and western cowboy primate atop his Border Collie mount, Boogie, as they round up wild Barbados sheep. Whiplash has entertained crowds at
rodeos and special events across North America and Europe and a beloved highlight of the event. Joining Whiplash are Justin Rumford, Professional Rodeo Clown of the Year, and Roger Mooney, the voice of the Rodeo for over twenty years. In addition, Dusti Dickerson, talented Trick and Roman Rider, brings her high-speed tricks to the Triangle.

Prior to the Rodeo, ticket holders are invited to arrive early for a free pre-show event on the dirt; doors will open at 6 p.m. Enjoy pony rides, meet and greets with cowboys and entertainers, and photo opportunities atop Sonny and Silver Dollar, the live bulls in the bucking chutes and more.

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