Snake, rattle, and rodeo

Published 11:59 pm Friday, March 27, 2009

The Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo will be Sat., April 4, and Sun., April 5, at the Channel-Lee Stadium in Opp.

This year’s headliner entertainers include Jeff Bates, a national county music star who has had hit songs like “One Second Chance.” Nashville newcomer and rodeo veteran Anna Garrott and local group “The Springs” of Enterprise will also perform. Gates will open at Channel-Lee Stadium on Sat., April 4, at 8:30 a.m. and Sun., April 5, at noon.

For more information on the rodeo, call the city of Opp at 493-7840 or visit the rodeo’s Web site at


Saturday, April 4, 2009

8:30 a.m. Gates to Stadium Open

9:00 a.m. Open

10:00 a.m. Official Rodeo Band “Second Wind”

10:30 a.m. Snake Show & Snake Race (1st Heat)

11:00 a.m. Open

11:30 a.m. Official Rodeo Band “Second Wind”

12:00 noon Snake Show & Snake Race (2nd Heat)

12:30 p.m. Open

1:00 p.m. Official Welcome – Introduction of Special Guests

National Anthem – Ms. Hanna Harrison

1:30 p.m. Open-Local Entertainment

2:00 p.m. Snake Show & Snake Race (3rd Heat)

2:30 p.m. Karoke Winners – Four sons & VFW

3:00 p.m. Greasy Pole Climb

3:30 p.m. Snake Show & Snake Race

4:00 p.m. World Champship Buck Dancing Contest — Featuring “Second Wind and Bobby Findedore — Sponsored by Kelley Foods of Elba

4:30 p.m. Introductions and Awards to Snake Hunters

5:00 p.m. Anna Garrott Concert

6:00 p.m. J.B. Roberts Concert

7:00 p.m. Open

8:00 p.m. Country Music Concert Featuring Jeff Bates

Sunday, April 5, 2009

12:00 noon Gates to Stadium Open

12:30 p.m. Local Entertainment

1:00 p.m. Snake Show & Race

1:30 p.m. Open

2:00 p.m. Local Entertainment

2:30 p.m. Open

3:00 p.m. Snake Show

3:30 p.m. J.B. Roberts Concert

4:30 p.m. Closing Rodeo Remarks