3rd Annual Cowboy Music Festival & Western Art Show at Old Tucsonby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Apr. 22, 2013, under Press Releases
3rd ANNUAL COWBOY MUSIC FESTIVAL
& WESTERN ART SHOW AT OLD TUCSON
For Immediate Release
Date: April 15, 2013
Marie Demarais, Marketing Manager
(Tucson, AZ) Casino Del Sol and The Western Music Association AZ Chapter are proud to present an Old Tucson Signature Event, the 3rd Annual Cowboy Music Festival & Western Art Show, on April 27th and 28th. Featuring traditional and original Cowboy music and Cowboy Church on Sunday morning, the event takes place from 10am to
6pm on both days and includes a Western Art Show.
During both days of the festival, Western Music Association luminaries will sing and recite Cowboy poetry on five stages throughout the Old West town. The Cowboy Music Festival & Western Art Show is pleased to showcase Diana Madaras as the 2013 featured artist and her painting “Strummin” as the image for this year’s festival. Along with Ms. Madaras, more than a dozen local artists will showcase and sell their work.
“This is a much anticipated event for Cowboy music lovers of all ages,” said Old Tucson General Manager and CEO Pete Mangelsdorf. “The last two years showcased some amazing talent and we expect nothing less this year. We are very proud of our contribution to preserving this important piece of Southwestern Heritage.” Scheduled musicians include: Rex Allen Jr., The Bill Ganz Western Band, Juni Fisher, Miss Devon & The Outlaw, and more. Details are available at www.TucsonCowboyFestival.org/.
In addition to live musical acts on multiple stages and hand-crafted art on display and for sale, visitors also will enjoy Old Tucson’s trademark stunt shows, living history presentations, historic tours, and rides for the kids. Old Tucson restaurants will be open and serving up signature grub for the entire family. So put on your dancing boots and join us on April 27th and 28th!
This event is included in the Old Tucson general admission price of $16.95 per adult (ages 12 and over) and $10.95 per child (ages 4 to 11). Admission is free for children under 3. Your Old Tucson Season Pass is welcome. Additional discount information is available at www.OldTucson.com/visit-ots/.
Special Saturday Evening Performance: Join the Western Music Association at the Berger Performing Arts Center on the campus of the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind on Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 pm for An Evening of Songs and Stories of the West. The concert benefits Young Life and features special performances by Rex Allen Jr., Juni Fisher, Bill Barwick, Gary McMahan, and the Bill Ganz Western Band. Tickets are $20 per person and are available at OldTucson.com and at the door. Information about Young Life is available at http://www.younglife.org/.
*** SPECIAL PRESS ONLY INVITATION***
Contact Old Tucson by Wednesday, April 24th to arrange an appointment to interview Western Music luminaries or to discuss ideas that fit your goals. Photos of recent Cowboy Music Festivals are included, and more are available upon request.
Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa and Conference Center, located in southwest metropolitan Tucson, Arizona, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe is a federally recognized tribe with more than 17,000 enrolled members. The Tribe owns and operates several enterprises including Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa and Conference Center, Casino of the Sun and Casino Del Sol.
Non-gaming enterprises include the Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater (AVA), a 5,000-seat open-air concert venue; and the Del Sol Marketplace, which includes a gas station, car wash, convenience store and smoke shop. For more information call 1-855-SOL-STAY (765-7829) or visit www.CasinoDelSol.com. Follow Casino Del Sol on Facebook and
The Western Music Association (WMA) is an organization that encourages and supports the preservation, performance and composition of historic traditional and
contemporary music and poetry of The West. For more information, please visit http://www.westernmusic.com, which provides a central focus for western music performers and links to their individual websites.
Old Tucson is Southern Arizona’s premier location and Hollywood’s most famous western movie location and has been immortalized in over 300 feature films and TV Westerns since
1939. For more information about Old Tucson, Where the Spirit of the Old West Comes Alive, please visit our website at www.OldTucson.comor call us at 520-883-0100. Old Tucson is located at 201 S. Kinney Road, Tucson, Arizona 85735.