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Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo

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Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo - 1:00 p.m.
Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo - 1:00 p.m.
Sept 18, 2021 | 1:00 PM
$20 - $65
Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo - 8:00 p.m.
Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo - 8:00 p.m.
Sept 18, 2021 | 8:00 PM
$20 - $65


Alliant Energy PowerHouse - 319-398-5211
1:00 p.m.
Free pre-show: 11:30 - 12:30
Showtime: 1:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.
Free Party Zone: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Showtime: 8:00 p.m.

Matinee only.

Evening show only.
$2.00 beers

  • Free program
  • Meet & Greet with Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey
  • Meet & Greet with trick rider Dusti Dickenson
  • Early access to pre-show - matinee only.

  • Clear purses/bags are allowed. Non-clear bags prohibited.
  • Face coverings required at all times, unless actively eating or drinking.


EVENT UPDATE | The World’s Toughest Rodeo, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 8th at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 18th. Tickets for the original date will be honored for the new date. Please contact the ticket office by Friday, May 14th with questions.

Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo

FINALLY, Its Rodeo Time CEDAR RAPIDS… the Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo returns to Alliant Energy Powerhouse on May 8 with two big shows. Saddle up for fun and bring the whole family to the all-new matinee performance at 1 PM or Saturday Night Live at 8 PM. It is a MUST GO SHOW and we truly are bigger and better than ever. Fans can expect the absolute best of the best in cowboy and animal athletes competing to be the “TOUGHEST in the WORLD”, sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. This action-packed event will qualify winners to ride in the “million dollar” American rodeo in Dallas, as well as the ultimate opportunity to compete at the NATIONAL FINALS RODEO in Las Vegas, NV for the WORLD CHAMPION title! There’s a lot at stake for the cowboys and they are “in it to win it”. We are proud to be PRORODEO!

The sidewalk ends and the wild west begins at the CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo featuring the 3 fan favorite events, Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, and most extreme sport, Bull Riding.12 contestants compete for the ultimate chance to come back for the winner takes all Showdown Round! Some of the nation’s fastest cowgirls on their very own animal athletes will compete against the clock in the Women’s Barrel Racing.

CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo is bringing the best in specialty entertainment to Cedar Rapids. Roger Mooney, National Finals Rodeo announcer will return to Cedar Rapids. Dusti Dickerson, trick rider extraordinaire will thrill fans with gymnastics on horseback… or three horses! Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey, a family favorite, will be in the house aboard Boogie, his Border Collie steed, rounding up his herd of Barbados sheep in Whiplash fashion. It’s a star-studded lineup guarantee to thrill.


To ensure the health and well-being of employees and guests, we have implemented new policies and procedures based on best practices in our industry and in compliance with State and County public health recommendations. READ MORE

In order to help protect our guests and staff, face coverings will be required for all ticket holders and staff. Face covering may be removed when actively eating or drinking, but must be worn at all other times. View the venue face mask policy here.

For events that require bag checks, bags must be clear. This will allow our staff to see the contents without touching your belongings.

If you are sick or have been in direct contact with someone who has been sick, please stay home.
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