Seminole Tribe of Florida Celebrates Big Cypress Seminole Reservation’s 119th Anniversary

The Seminole Tribe of Florida will celebrate Big Cypress Seminole Reservation’s 119th anniversary, Saturday, January 10, at the Junior Cypress Rodeo Grounds.

This year’s celebration will feature a concert by country music superstars Gary Allan and Montgomery Gentry beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Big Cypress Seminole Reservation 119th anniversary celebration kicks-off at 11 a.m. with a grand entry by Seminole Tribe of Florida leaders and royalty. Beginning at 11:45 a.m., the fair will feature Central Plains Dancers followed by a critter and alligator show. There will also be carnival rides, along with food and craft vendors. Food vendors will be available throughout the day.

Tickets for the festivities and concert (at $54 per person) are currently on sale at and at They will also be on sale at the Junior Cypress Rodeo Grounds the day of the event. Parking is $5.


Kentucky natives Montgomery Gentry (Eddie and Troy) will be the first to take the Junior Cypress Rodeo Grounds concert stage at 6:30 p.m. The duo first burst on to the national scene in 1999 with the defiant “Hillbilly Shoes” and they have since gone on to sell millions of albums, while continually playing sold out shows and scoring numerous awards.

Montgomery Gentry has 14 top-10 singles to their credit, including five number ones – “Something To Be Proud Of,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll With Me.”

Additionally, they were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2009 and were acknowledged by the Academy of Country Music as the 2010 winners of the Humanitarian Award.

Allan, with the allure of being a modern day outlaw, will follow Montgomery Gentry on stage at 8 p.m. His signature blend of rugged vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances has won over legions of fans.

He has sold over seven million albums, been certified platinum and gold five times in a row and has topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart with a trio of back-to-back albums.

Allan’s latest album, SET YOU FREE, topped both the Billboard Country Albums Chart and the Billboard 200 (Pop Chart).

Over the years, he has recorded five number one hits and nearly a dozen top-10 hits. He’s sold out venues as a headliner from coast to coast and appeared on numerous TV shows such as The Tonight Show, Live with Kelly and Michael and Jimmy Kimmel Live. And, he has landed on the covers of Country Weekly, Pollstar and People Magazine.

Directions to Junior Cypress Rodeo Grounds at Big Cypress Seminole Reservation:

Located midway between Fort Lauderdale and Naples off I-75 (Alligator Alley). Take I-75 to exit 49, then drive north 16 miles.

 Information courtesy of Seminole Tribe of Florida – Billie Swamp Safari