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Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival News

| Community, Entertainment | March 14, 2019

New Shows Added to Cowboy Festival

The 26th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by California Resources Corporation, is announcing two new events benefiting the Friends of Hart Park that will occur during the weekend festivities.

On Friday, April 12, join the Friends of Hart Park for an evening of western swing music and dance, with returning Cowboy Festival performers Cow Bop. This group is known for mixing swingin’ grooves, thrilling riffs, sweet and hot vocals, western sensibilities and tons of fun for an electric performance. The band’s collective experience crosses the spectrum of American music – from the hottest jazz and the coolest swing to the most down-home honky-tonk. The Cowboy Dance, held at Hart Hall inside William S. Hart Park, begins at 7:00 p.m. with dance lessons starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, and beer and wine will be available for purchase.

On Saturday, April 13, don’t miss an evening of music with National Cash, a tribute to Johnny Cash. National Cash expertly escorts the audience on a trip down memory lane through Johnny Cash’s musical repertoire, intertwining local stories and historical anecdotes with music. Johnny’s bad-boy reputation will be brought to life, giving fans a taste of his time spent in the Ojai Valley. This is the perfect show for Johnny Cash fans new and old. National Cash’s Johnny Cash Tribute is truly a show not to be missed. The concert, held on the Mane Stage inside William S. Hart Park, begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, and beer and wine will be available for purchase.

For more details on these shows and the entire 2019 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, including performers, schedules and pricing for other special events, visit CowboyFestival.org.

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Festival Challenges Local Businesses and Organizations to be the ‘Best in the West’

Calling all Santa Clarita businesses and organizations! The 26th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is looking for one local group that can mount up and show it has what it takes to be the head honcho in the all-new Best in the West display challenge.

The Best in the West challenge encourages businesses and organizations to get into the competitive spirit, and celebrate Santa Clarita’s rich western heritage leading up to the Cowboy Festival on April 13 and 14 at William S. Hart Park in Newhall. Participating groups will be tasked with decorating their store front in the spirit of the wild, wild west.

Groups can register for this friendly competition by clicking the Best in the West link at the top of the official Cowboy Festival website, cowboyfestival.org. Once registered, businesses and organizations can then begin decorating their store front, shop or display window.

The deadline to enter the Best in the West challenge is Friday, April 5. Judges will visit each participating location the week of April 8, and one entry will win four VIP passes to the Cowboy Festival. The winner will also be awarded the Best in the West trophy onstage at the SENSES Cowboy Roundup, the official after-party of the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, on Thursday, April 18.

For more information about the Best in the West display challenge, email cowboy@santa-clarita.com or visit cowboyfestival.org.

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