Bulls on the Beach has evolved into a popular event for both rodeo enthusiasts and country music lovers. Each year, people flock to the Orange Beach/Gulf Shores area to witness this truly unique sporting event. The beach is transformed into a rodeo area where cowboys compete for fame and fortune, and after the dust clears, the event features some of country’s biggest names.

Country music artist Sammy Kershaw will headline the Flora-Bama’s “Bulls on the Beach” professional bull riding event Sept. 11-13.

Country music artist Sammy Kershaw will headline the Flora-Bama’s “Bulls on the Beach” professional bull riding event Sept. 11-13.

This year’s Bulls on the Beach will be held on Sept. 11-13 at The Flora-Bama. On Fri., Sept. 12, country superstar Sammy Kershaw will entertain the crowd with his repertoire of hit songs.

Kershaw has had 25 singles break through the top 40 on Billboard’s “Hot Country” chart including, “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “Third Rate Romance,” “Vidalia” and “Queen of My Double-Wide Trailer.” In addition to the crowd favorites, Kershaw will also be performing cuts from his latest album, “Do You Know Me: A Tribute to George Jones.”

Tickets are on sale now with general admission set at $25, $15 for ages 11-17 and 10 and under for free. On-stage seating is available for $100 and includes admission to the Sammy Kershaw show with a table on stage and a complimentary bar. Tickets can be purchased at The Flora-Bama and through their website.

Andy’s Music holds food drive

When Guitar Center came to Mobile, local music stores took a major hit. However, Andy’s Music was able to survive this economic impact. Andy’s Music is now giving back to the community with a food drive to benefit the Bay Area Food Bank with their “Drumming Out Hunger” program. This will be a chance for the public to benefit a worthy cause and win a custom, one-of-a-kind Alabama or Auburn Mapex drum-set (valued at $2,000) in the process.

To register to win one of these drum-sets, those interested should donate five nonperishable items to Drumming Out Hunger, and there are several ways to donate. First, the nonperishable items can be submitted at Andy’s Music (1412 Hillcrest Road). On Saturday, Sept. 20, the public can “Stuff the Truck” at the Schillinger Road Wal-Mart. Funds can be donated at the Bay Area Food Bank’s website. On Saturday, Nov. 15, donations can be dropped a Moe’s BBQ in LoDa from 6-9 p.m. Stereo Dogs will also be providing musical entertainment.

The drawing for the drum set will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22. The drum sets can be viewed on Andy’s Music’s website (www.andysmusic.com).