Ahead of the 2023 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Finals, the organization today announced that prior to Round 1 on Friday, May 5, ticket holders will be treated to a concert by three-time GRAMMY Award winner David Lee Garza y los Musicales.
The PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Finals will be held May 5-6 at American Bank Center Arena, again uniting with the iconic Buccaneer Days celebration. The season-ending event will feature 45 of the world’s best bull riders vying for the title of PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Finals event champion, the coveted honor of PBR Velocity Tour Champion, and a combined $150,000 event purse. Additionally, five athletes who distinguish themselves at the Velocity Finals will qualify to ride at the PBR World Finals in Fort Worth, Texas, May 12-21.
Throughout the 2023 season of PBR’s premier expansion tour, established stars of the sport, and emerging newcomers, are competing across 27 events spanning coast-to-coast of the United States, vying for their chance to compete at the year-end Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Finals.
Prior to competition getting underway inside American Bank Center on Friday, May 5, the festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. CT with the PBR Cinco de Mayo Pre-Show featuring David Lee Garza y los Musicales, presented by Telemundo.
After more than 30 years in the business, David Lee Garza y Los Musicales have generated hit after hit with a combination of easily danceable melodies and an earthy roots music blend of Country, Tex-Mex and straight up Tejano.
Garza continues to maintain a loyal following with his combination of progressive Conjunto and distinctive Tejano music formulas along with a unique, readily recognized accordion style. He has collaborated with other Tejano music-recording Grammy Award-winning artists such as: Little Joe y La Familia, Jimmy Gonzales, La Firma, Bobby Pulido, Joel Guzman, Joe Posada, and Americana favorite artists including Kevin Fowler, Cory Morrow, T Graham Brown, Johnny Rodriguez and Johnny Bush.
Born and raised in Poteet, Texas, Garza began playing the accordion with his father Tony and formed a local circuit group known as David Lee y Su Conjunto. The Musicales are truly a family dynasty: David handles the accordion and second vocals, his brother Richard, plays bass guitar, brother Adam handles the drums, Ricardo Rios is on saxophone, Billy O’Rourke on bajo sexto and vocals, Daniel Fernandez on keyboards, and John Cruz on electric guitar, with Cezar Martinez handling Lead Vocals.
The band has been the only Tejano group to have spun off several benchmark careers for some of the most talented and influential vocalists/artists in the industry today, including Ramiro “Ram” Herrera, Emilio Navaira, Oscar G, Jay Perez, Marcos Orozco, Mark Ledesma and Ben Ozuna.
The bull riding action for the 2023 PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Finals, presented by Coastal Bend Chevy Dealers, begins at 7:30 p.m. CST on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 at American Bank Center Arena.
To attend the PBR Cinco de Mayo Pre-Show featuring David Lee Garza y los Musicales, presented by Telemundo, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on May 5, fans must purchase a ticket to the Velocity Tour Finals.
Tickets for the 2023 PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Finals are on sale now, and start at $15, taxes and fees not included. Tickets can be purchased online at PBR.com and Ticketmaster.com, at the American Bank Center Arena Box Office, or by calling PBR customer service at 1-800-732-1727.
About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour:
The PBR’s Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT) began in 2014 as the premier expansion tour for the PBR. The Velocity Tour, the sport’s fastest-growing tour, brings the excitement and top-levels of cowboy and bovine talent that fans have come to expect from the sport to cities across the United States. The PWVT is proudly supported by Pendleton Whisky, Boot Barn, Cooper Tires, Rank 45, South Point Hotel & Casino, TAAT, Tractor Supply, Union Home Mortgage, the United States Border Patrol, and Zip Recruiter. Every Velocity Tour event is carried on PBR RidePass on Pluto TV, PBR’s flagship digital network.