All roads lead to Mount Isa to buck and roll in May

Tyler Murphy, 12, Ashley Murphy, 10, Tommy Murphy, 8 and Dallas Murphy, 5 are excited about the Road to Rodeo 2024. Picture: CONTRIBUTED.

Buckles and boots, bulls and broncs, rockers and riders all return to Mount Isa in May for Road to Rodeo 2024.

Mark the diary for Saturday 11 May and grab a hat because Road to Rodeo Mount Isa returns and promises a little of the buckle bling, broncs, bulls and big rides of the famed Mount Isa Mines Rodeo.

To be staged at the famous Buchanan Park Events Complex, Road to Rodeo Mount Isa 2024 will feature a Rodeo Rock concert, which Jetty Road and Route 33 will headline, alongside rising country star Brooke Schubert and local band Pacific Groove.

Isa Rodeo Limited CEO Natalie Flecker said Road to Rodeo was an important event for the local community.

“We introduced Road to Rodeo in 2022 and, in its third year, it has become an important event for the Queensland outback, for all our riders and competitors and for fans and families.“

Ms Flecker said as part of Isa Rodeo’s commitment to supporting and growing young indigenous rodeo competitors, the second Isa Rodeo School Clinic would be held the day before on 10 May in Buchanan Park Arena.

Legendary cowboy Darren Brandenburg will lead this, along with famed Isa Rodeo leadership team members Steve Hilton and Darryl Chong.

Mount Isa mayor Danielle Slade said, from its inception in 2022, Road to Rodeo had become an important prelude to the revered Mount Isa Mines Rodeo in August.

“With immense pride, the Mount Isa City Council embraces the opportunity to continue to champion both of these extraordinary events. We commend Isa Rodeo for bringing the thrilling Road to Rodeo to our cherished community again in 2024.

“As the exhilarating rodeo action, electrifying live entertainment and contagious joy unfold, it makes the perfect event for Mount Isa to host again, in the year that our iconic mine, Mount Isa Mines, celebrates turning 100.“

Zinc Assets Australia chief operating officer Sam Strohmayr said this year Mount Isa Mines marked 100 years of operation and 65 years of partnership with the iconic Isa Rodeo.

“Through decades of strong partnerships and collaboration with the people of Mount Isa, we have invested in education, health, environment, Indigenous and community development programs.

“One of the most enduring is our partnership with the Isa Rodeo, host of Road to Rodeo, the Indigenous Rodeo Championships and the famed Mount Isa Mines Rodeo each year in our community.“

Nominations for the full rodeo program open on 15 April, with Natalie Flecker calling on past riders and debut riders to mark the date in their diary.


* Road to Rodeo Mount Isa – Saturday 11 May 2024.

* Mount Isa Mines Indigenous Rodeo Championships – Thursday 8 August 2024.

* Mount Isa Mines Rodeo – Thursday 8 August to Sunday 11 August 2024.

Ticket Prices:

* Adults $30 + booking fee. Seventeen years and under FREE.

* Gold coin donation on entry goes to Mount Isa & North West Qld Breast Cancer Support Group.

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