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Western Legends Roundup! Bigger and better for 2014
Reserve the third week of August on your calendars and get ready for what promises to be a bigger, better Western Legends Round-Up.
“Western Legends Roundup is going to be different this year,” according to Brent Chamberlain, the new Executive Director. “We have listened to the suggestions of many from the community, and we are working to implement as many of these suggestions as possible.”
New for 2014 will be more interactive activities for children and families, including a Little Buckaroo Roundup, additional cowboy poetry venues, unique working displays and workshops, cowboy church, an authentic old west wagon train, and once again, the longhorn cattle leading the high noon parade.
The headliner evening entertainers include Sons of the Pioneers, Waddie Mitchell, and Lynn Anderson. Many more musicians and poets will perform during the evening performances, and during the daytime at the Crescent Moon, Old Barn, and other areas in addition to the usual outdoor stages. These performances begin on Thursday this year, a day earlier than in the past. And as always, everyone will have an opportunity to mingle with stars such as Clint Walker, James Drury, and Robert Fuller, just to name a few.
As a special thank you to members of Kanab and the surrounding communities, local discounts to the performances and events will be offered this year. These discounted tickets will only be available through participating local businesses. A list of businesses and ticket sale dates will be available soon at the Kane County Office of Tourism 435-644-5033, the Western Legends office 435-644-3444 or at www.westernlegendsroundup.com.
Kanab, known by many as “Utah’s Little Hollywood”, has created many cowboy heroes and great western legends. Keeping this western tradition alive is the goal of the Western Legends Round-up. Each year thousands of people come to Kanab for this unique event, which has become one of the signature western festivals in America. From cowboy music and poetry to action shooting, western street fair to the classic TV and movie stars, and much more - the executive committee is busy making sure this year will be better than ever.
“It takes the whole community getting involved to pull off an event like this,” said Chamberlain. “We really appreciate the countless hours that groups and individuals have volunteered in past years. If you would like to be involved this year please contact the volunteer center 435-644-3696 and let them know you want to help with Western Legends. We are forming committee’s for different projects and need volunteers as soon as possible.”
The wagon train pulls out August 18, and festivities in Kanab will be August 21-24. Put on your cowboy hat and boots, kick up your heals and join in the celebration!