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February 28, 2014

Bronc-busters, gut-busters and just-plain busters to perform

ENID, Okla. — Comedians, rodeo and MMA are coming to Enid this spring, according to an announcement made Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

Global Spectrum's Keller Taylor, General Manager of Enid Event Center and Convention Hall, said Nobodies of Comedy, Extreme Rodeo Challenge and Battlegrounds MMA will perform in April and May.

Nobodies of Comedy

Nobodies of Comedy, a touring talent showcase of young comedians, will be at Convention Hall Grand Ballroom at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Tickets go on sale on at 10 a.m. Tuesday and are$50, with a limited number of $100 VIP tickets available. The ticket includes a gourmet dinner and cash bar. VIP patrons will be right on the stage.

Touring since 2002, the show features “the funniest comics you’ve never heard of.” The show is produced by Michael Mills of Mills Entertainment, who hand-picks the up-and-coming comedians from across the country.  “The result," Mills said, “is an incredible night of hilarious comedy.”

Nobodies of Comedy alumni have gone on to success, according to a press release from Taylor, including Josh Blue, a winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and Christian Finnegan, a commentator on VH1’s "Best Week Ever."

2014 Extreme Rodeo Challenge

The 2014 Extreme Rodeo Challenge, presented by Global Spectrum and Wild West Rodeo, comes to Enid Event Center May 2-3.

After a successful 2013 Enid PBR Challenge, the bulls will return for a team format rodeo.

The Challenge includes bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, free style bullfighting and bull riding. Tickets start at $10 and go on sale Friday

“We are excited to present another dirt event in the very dynamic and flexible Enid Event Center,” Taylor said. “The opportunity to partner with Wild West Rodeo and bring another great event to Enid was an easy choice, especially following the great support during the 2013 Enid PBR Challenge.  The team format and new content is going to be fun for the entire family!”

Battlegrounds MMA

BGMMA 4 will be at Enid Event Center May 17. Tickets are $37, $47, $62 and $77 and also go on sale Friday.

A limited number of $50 passes for a meet-and-greet with a special guest and Battlegrounds MMA members and food and two drink tickets are available. The meet and greet event will be during Convention Hall pre-fights and can be purchased at any price level.   

Led by Oklahoma State wresting phenom, National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee and three time Olympian and Gold Medal winner Kenny Monday, BattleGrounds MMA delivers an action-packed night of mixed martial arts fights with high-energy production.

Fourteen pro and amateur matches will feature fighters from Enid and the surrounding area, including Enid native and professional fighter Dylan Smith in the main event.

“We are excited to announce an ongoing partnership with Battlegrounds MMA in bringing BGMMA 4 to Enid Event Center …” Taylor said. “Bringing in an exciting athletic event such as BGMMA 4 continues to showcase the quality and diverse set of world-class entertainment options Global Spectrum is committed to bringing to Enid and North Central Oklahoma.”

Tickets for any of the events can be purchased by calling 855.TIX.ENID, at EnidEventCenter.com or at administration offices of Enid Event Center and Convention Hall, located on the second floor of Convention Hall, 301 S. Independence.

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