Justin Moore returns
with opener Mike Ryan for DC Days Concert
By Nancy Mooradian/Special to the Globe
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at 3:21 PM Updated
Mar 2, 2018 at 3:21 PM
The United Wireless Arena will be the official host of
the 2018 Dodge City Days Concert Saturday, July 28, as a partnership between
VenuWorks of Dodge City, City of Dodge City, and Dodge City Roundup, Inc.
The decision to move the Dodge City Days Kick-Off Concert
to a different venue marks a big change in the history of Dodge City Days.
The concert has taken place at Dodge City Roundup since
1989 – a change that Dodge City Roundup President, Dr. R.C. Trotter welcomes
“Dodge City Roundup is excited for the move of the Dodge
City Days Kick-off Concert to United Wireless Arena,” Trotter said. “We think
that having the concert in a climate-controlled environment will benefit
“The move also gives our volunteers more time to prepare
the arena for our own rodeo kick-off on the following Tuesday. We look forward
to continue working with the folks at United Wireless Arena to make the concert
The change has also come as a result of strategic
planning in conjunction with several partnerships within the community.
“The city is extremely pleased about the opportunity to
bring the Dodge City Days concert to the United Wireless Arena.” said Dodge
City Mayor Kent Smoll. “We have been collaborating with Roundup Rodeo,
VenuWorks, Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce and Boot Hill Casino and Resort
to make this a great event.
“The city and Roundup began discussions after last year’s
concert about the change in venue and Roundup was very favorable to the idea.
“We are looking forward to kicking off Dodge City Days
with a great artist like Justin Moore and want to encourage everyone to get
their tickets early so they don’t miss out.”
According to United Wireless Arena executive director
Chris Ragland, Justin has seven top 10 singles and was named New Artist of the
Year in 2014.
“Additionally,” said Ragland, “Justin has been nominated
for multiple ACM, ACA, and ACC awards. Bringing an artist of Justin’s caliber
speaks well of our community and our venue.
“To be able to tie Justin’s appearance in with a great
event like Dodge City Days is an added bonus.
“We hope everyone comes out and supports the show – it
will be a great kick off to start an exciting couple of weeks in our city.”
Adding to the changes for the 2018 Dodge City Days
Concert is Radio Station Group, Continuous Country Q97.
“Continuous country Q97 is very excited and honored to be
a part of promoting the Dodge City Days concert once again,” Q97 Media
Consultant Christa Roy said. “We’re back and we’re more than ready to help
kick-off Dodge City Days with Justin Moore at the United Wireless Arena – we
think it’s an excellent partnership and are ecstatic to be involved.”
Boot Hill Casino and Resort general manager, Diane
Giardine added, “We are thrilled to work with United Wireless Arena, the City
of Dodge City, Dodge City Roundup and the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce
to bring Justin Moore to Dodge City for the Dodge City Days concert – Another
great show making Dodge City the top entertainment destination for Southwest
Dodge City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau director Jan
Stevens also added, “Dodge City Days and the opening concert is always one of
the biggest draws to our community every year.
“Justin Moore is a crowd pleaser, and is known for giving
a great show. This is a ‘Don’t Miss’ concert.
“We are excited to see this first-class artist booking in
Dodge. What a great addition to all the other exciting events during Dodge City
“Get your tickets now.”
For more information contact Nancy Mooradian at email@example.com or call the arena at 620-371-7390.