Cowboy Festival: Music, Food and Thrills of the Old West Top the Lineup for 20th Anniversary

Santa Clarita, Calif. - A legendary Southern California movie studio ranch and more than 15 acts will entertain thousands on four different stages at the Cowboy Festival commencing on Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Melody Ranch ™ Motion Pictures Studio.

Celebrating its 20th year, the Santa Clarita-produced festival presented by Logix Federal Credit Union is the perfect Southern California destination to enjoy an authentic throwback experience to the days of the Old West. The Cowboy Festival delivers a weekend full of Western music, Cowboy poetry, trick ropers, gunslingers, living history exhibits, authentic Cowboy treats like the famous Dutch oven cobbler, Western designer fashions, and more.

Western legends featured in the 2013 lineup include Riders in the Sky, Baxter Black, Hot Club Cowtown, Sons of the San Joaquin, Don Edwards, The Saddle Cats, Ginny Mac and Sourdough Slim. Guests will also have an exclusive opportunity to walk the streets of the historic Melody Ranch ™ Motion Picture Studio, which was formerly owned by Gene Autry. The Ranch has served as the backdrop for hundreds of Western films and television shows since 1915, including HBO’s Deadwood, The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke, and Quentin Tarantino's academy award-winning film, Django Unchained.

Tickets are available on the Cowboy Festival site and include free parking. Adult one-day passes are $20.00 and $10.00 for children 12 and under. 

For a complete performer lineup and schedule of events, visit CowboyFestival.org or call the Box Office at (661) 250-3735.

Heather Sumagaysay

Communications Specialist

hsumagaysay@santa-clarita.com

(661) 255-4385

The city of Santa Clarita is the third largest city in Los Angeles County with approximately 203,000 residents and the twenty-fourth largest city in the state of California. Located about 20 minutes from Burbank Bob Hope Airport, Santa Clarita is recognized as one of the “best places to live” by CNN Money magazine; "LA County's Most Business Friendly City" by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation; and the sixth safest city in the United States by the FBI. It is one of Los Angeles County's leading business communities with more than 6,000 companies. Learn more about the city of Santa Clarita at Santa-Clarita.com .

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The city of Santa Clarita is the third largest city in Los Angeles County with approximately 200,000 residents and the twenty-fourth largest city in the state of California. Located about 20 minutes from Burbank Bob Hope Airport, Santa Clarita is recognized as one of the “best places to live” by CNN Money magazine; "LA County's Most Business Friendly City" by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation; and the sixth safest city in the United States by the FBI. It is one of Los Angeles County's leading business communities with more than 6,000 companies. Learn more about the city of Santa Clarita at Santa-Clarita.com.

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20th Anniversary Cowboy Festival at Melody Ranch on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, 2013.
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More than 15 acts on four live stages, Western music and poetry, trick ropers, gunslingers, living history exhibits, Western designer fashion, authentic Cowboy treats like the famous Dutch oven cobbler, and more.
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Walk the streets of the Melody Ranch ™ Motion Picture Studio, which was formerly owned by Gene Autry. The Ranch has served as the backdrop for hundreds of Western films and television shows since 1915, including HBO’s Deadwood, The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke, and Quentin Tarantino's academy award-winning film, Django Unchained.
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Western legends featured in the 2013 lineup include Riders in the Sky, Baxter Black, Hot Club Cowtown, Sons of the San Joaquin, Don Edwards, The Saddle Cats, Ginny Mac and Sourdough Slim.
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Tickets: Adults $20 and Kids $10 (12 and under)
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Recently awarded the “2013 Best Cowboy Music Gathering” by True West Magazine,.
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“Each year the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival attracts more than 10,000 visitors from all over the world. This one-of-a-kind event delivers a weekend full of show-stopping music and poetry, tasty treats, and Western attractions that visitors of all ages will enjoy.
Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar