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Published: 08/20/2012
Michael Henningsen Media & Communications Director EXPO New Mexico office: 505-222-9704 cell: 505-803-6355

2012 Overall State Fair Tingley Line-up Best in Decades!

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – With seven star performers lined up for the 2012 New Mexico State Fair Rodeo-Concerts. Plus all the rough and tumble action of the International Indian Finals Rodeo and Full-contact jousting courtesy of rising television stars the Knights of Mayhem all to be held in Tingley Coliseum during the 2012 New Mexico State Fair, this action in the coliseum this year will be unprecedented.

“We’re pulling out all the stops this year,” said State Fair General Manager Mourning. “There’s of course the PRCA Rodeo-Concert series, which once again features a hand-picked roster of some of music’s most celebrated entertainers - from raw country talent to bona fide classic rock superstars, plus PRCA rodeo at bargain prices. But that’s far from all there is to do at Tingley this year,” he said. We’re kicking off this year’s State Fair with the International Indian Finals Rodeo, an event that brings the top Native American Cowboys and horsewomen in North America together under our roof for three days of top-notch rodeo action. And, on Thursday, September 13, ‘Lynette’ asked for it, and we’re bringing it: The Knights of Mayhem will roar into Tingley with their brand of full-contact jousting for two shows that day. It will be like nothing New Mexico audiences have ever seen before … for realz,” laughed Mourning.

  • Knights of Mayhem Jousting
    Thursday, September 13, 7:00 p.m.
    Tickets: $25
  • International Indian Finals Rodeo
    September 14-16
    Friday: 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday: 12:30 & 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday: 12:30 p.m.
    Tickets: $18-25 (including Gate Admission to the Fair if purchased by August 31)
  • 2012 State Fair PRCA Rodeo and Tingley Concert Performers

    Tuesday, September 18, 7:00 p.m.
    PRCA Rodeo w/Poco & Firefall $19, $28 & $39 &

    Wednesday, September 19 @7:00 p.m.
    PRCA Rodeo w/Marty Stuart $19, $28 & $39

    Thursday, September, 20 @7:00 p.m.
    PRCA Rodeo w/Jake Owen $19, $28 & $39

    Friday, September 21 @7:00 p.m.
    PRCA Rodeo w/Eddie Money $19, $28 & $39

    Saturday, September 22 @7:00 p.m.
    PRCA Rodeo w/Jerrod Niemann $19, $28 & $39

    Sunday, September 23 @2:00 p.m.
    PRCA Rodeo w/Michael Jackson Tribute Laser Spectacular $19, $28 & $39

This year's Rodeo-Concert Series at Tingley includes six performances of action-packed, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)-sanctioned rodeo coupled withsix great concerts, which adds up to the best dollar-for-dollar entertainment value in New Mexico.

Tickets for all Rodeo-Concerts are on sale now at, all Ticketmaster outlets and at the Tingley Coliseum Box Office located at the west side of Tingley Coliseum. All rodeo-concert events begin at 7 p.m. except the PRCA Rodeo/Michael Jackson Laser Spectacular, which begins at 2 p.m.

In keeping with The New Mexico State Fair’s long history of family-friendly pricing, this year’s rodeo-concert series are still the best deals in town for premier entertainment. Rodeo-concert series tickets are priced at $19 bench, $28 chairback and $39 box.

International Indian Finals Rodeo and Tingley PRCA Rodeo-Concert tickets purchased by Friday, August 31 will include gate admission to the Fair.

The 2012 New Mexico State Fair runs Wednesday, September 12th through Sunday, September 23rd. For More information, visit

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