IT'S RODEO NIGHT! And we've got so much going on! From the semi-finals of the Cow Palace Burger Challenge, to special guests from the Grand National Rodeo at the Cow Palace to Country Singer Toree McGee, this night will be a true country lover's evening! Read more below!
Our rodeo themed night will start with the semi-finals of our Cow Palace Burger Eating Challenge. The evening also double as the opening night party for the Grand National Livestock Expo, Horse Show, and Rodeo which takes place from October 14-15, and 21-22. Miss Grand National Rodeo, and mustang trainer extraordinaire, Bobby Kerr, will be at 7 Mile House for a meet and greet; and a country music band will be providing live entertainment. Brisbane Mayor Pro Tem, Lori Liu, will be presenting the Cow Palace with a 75 year proclamation at 6:30pm.
The five winners of the Cow Palace Burger Challenge will then compete in the finals taking place the following weekend, on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, at 6pm. The finalists will be challenged on stage at the Grand National Livestock Expo’s Western Marketplace. Both events are free to attend. The winner will be crowned Cow Palave Burger King and will receive 1 year supply if Cow Palace Burgers!
For more information about the Cow Palace Burger eating challenge rules and event details, visitwww.7milehouse.com/cowpalaceburgerking. For more information about the Cow Palace and The Grand National Rodeo visit www.cowpalace.com.
ABOUT TOREE MCGEE...
Nashville recording artist and Antioch native Toree McGee’s musical style embodies elements of her influences, ranging from the soulful country sounds of The Judds and LeAnn Rimes, to the rock of Guns N’ Roses and Aerosmith, and especially the engrossing vocals of Janis Joplin.
McGee was raised in Antioch, where her aunt and grandmother owned a bar and restaurant called the Red Caboose. The place was known for its karaoke nights. At five years old, McGee was a fixture on the stage, belting out songs for diners and bargoers. At seven years old, she began singing lessons, which continued for 10 years. After graduating high school, she started playing with live bands and has kept it up as a career.
The singer and songwriter recorded her first extended play CD in Nashville in December. She was able to record with musicians from bands that play with Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Thompson Square, among others. She wrote a few tracks herself, while others were written by some up and coming songwriters in Nashville. One is a cover of her favorite Fleetwood Mac song, “Silver Springs.” A single she wrote herself is “Amen.”
“It’s not a religious tune, but it’s a really fun upbeat summer song. It reminds me of being out on the water in the heat of summer,” she said.
McGee enjoys putting on energetic shows with a lot of audience interaction. She encourages singing along and likes to head out into the crowd with her wireless microphone to dance with people and even have them sing a few words into her mic. A guitarist and keyboardist have solo battles onstage, fighting back and forth for control of the melodies.