Jim Sánchez/ Conexión San Ángelo

SAN ANGELO – A new way to purchase tickets online, a car show and a wine tent, dubbed Rodeo Uncorked, were three new additions that were announced at this morning’s San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo’s 10 a.m. presser. SASS&R Executive Director, Justin Jonas, and his colleagues held the press conference in the River View Room of the San Angelo Visitor Center.

Jonas stated that there was now an option for people who didn’t want to stand in line to purchase tickets at the box office of the Foster Communications Coliseum.

“You can now go online and click your seat which is something we have never been able to do.” “You can click for tickets for the performance that you are interested in attending,” said Jonas.

Left-to-right: SASS&R staff: Tom Thompson, Brittni Casey, Justin Jonas, Kermit Wendland, Mason McGuire, Brenda Orozco and Linda Rhodes.

A second new addition to the Show, Rodeo Uncorked, will have a wine tent that is climate controlled for socializing with local wineries. “Basically, we want to create an environment where wineries can come in with kiosks to be able to put their wine out for people to taste, to sell, to promote their wineries,” said Kevin Collins. The ultimate goal is for people to come out can enjoy a wine festival type of atmosphere” 

The third new addition is SASS&R’s first venture in sponsoring a car show. Conexión interviewed Raymond Garcia, commercial sales manager for Auto Zone, who will be the coordinator for this year’s first annual event. “Pre-registration for this year’s first SASS&R Car Show is set for Super Bowl Sunday, February 4 at 9 a.m. followed by the event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.” said Garcia. 

A panel of judges will evaluate the contestant’s vehicles, ranging from classic cars to Volkswagens, lifted trucks, sport trucks, mini trucks, low riders, hot rods, motorcycles, etc. The top 15 winners will receive plaque awards.

The 86th Annual SASS&R is set to open on Friday, February 2 with the first performance at 7:30 p.m. 

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