May 19

MJ Rowles Rodeo 4 Life Set to Rock The Gong With Electrifying Rodeo Entertainment

Wednesday 19 May 2021 1:17pm

MJ Rowles Rodeo 4 Life returns to the Illawarra on Saturday 24th July 2021 at the WIN Entertainment Centre for a night of electrifying rodeo sports entertainment in an action-packed arena spectacular. Starring some of Australia’s toughest bull riding champions and some of Australia’s meanest bulls, Australia’s richest bull ride extravaganza and country music concert is in support of the RPA Transplant Institute.

Adding to the spectacular of the night is a full-length live concert by eight-time Golden Guitar winner and back-to-back CMC Male Artist of the Year, CMAA Male Artist of the Year and CMA Global Artist Award winner Travis Collins, performing some of his greatest hits including Just Another Girl, Sizzle, Country Boy, and Happy.

MJ Rowles Rodeo 4 Life will be a thrilling night of entertainment featuring a star-studded line-up of bull riding daredevil cowboys fighting the odds to stay mounted for the full 8 seconds on the legendary JP Gill and Sons’ mightiest rodeo bulls as they compete for the championship title and a whopping $50,000 in prize money.

The event is a passion project for Producer Doug Vickers OAM, a long-time rodeo man who’s produced many largescale rodeo events across Australia said, “The audience should be prepared for an ‘edge of their seat’ experience when MJ Rowles Rodeo 4 Life rocks the Gong with a thrilling, action-packed night of electrifying live rodeo and country music entertainment.”

While MJ Rowles Rodeo 4 Life will be exhilarating, Australia’s bull riding champions won’t just be bucking for the grand prize when they burst from chutes on powerful bulls in the ride of their lives; they’ll risk all by ‘riding for a greater cause’ – to raise bucks that can save lives through funding organ transplant research at the RPA Transplant Institute (RPATI).

MJ Rowles Rodeo 4 Life producer Doug Vickers is more than a businessman, he’s also a grateful RPA liver transplant recipient who’s doing much more than setting the bar high for Australian rodeo sports entertainment; he’s also increasing awareness of organ donation and funding essential life-saving organ transplant research with 100% of profits dedicated to research conducted at the RPATI.

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) has long been Australia’s pioneers in organ transplant research and surgery having saved thousands of lives from across NSW including giving the gift of life to 109 liver transplant patients and 43 Kidney transplant patients from the Illawarra region.

“MJ Rowles Rodeo 4 Life audiences will be part of something that’s so much more than a night of exciting entertainment - they’ll have the time of their lives while giving seriously ill people time to live,” Mr Vickers said.

Travis Collins, who’s well known for his tireless fundraising efforts by dedicating his talents to causes close to his heart to help others said, “It’s an incredible honour to perform at MJ Rowles Rodeo 4 Life again. While music, song writing, recording and performing is my life, there is something very special about being part of something bigger that has the power to save the lives of many.”


MJ Rowles Rodeo 4 Life

WIN Entertainment Centre

Saturday 24 July 2021 at 7:00pm

Tickets start at $60pp and are on sale now. Book at


Image:  L-R: Hugh Treanor - Bull Rider, Nick Koutalistas - Business Manager at RPA Transplant Institute, Doug Vickers - Rodeo 4 Life Producer, Lord Mayor of Wollongong, Councilor Gordon Bradbury AM, Troy Cross - Bull Rider. Taken Wednesday 19 May at the Media Launch.

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