Riders in the Sky: A Tribute to Roy Rogers
WHAT: The popular western group will salute the iconic western movie, music and TV star, Roy Rogers, the undisputed “King of the Cowboys.” The show will include audience favorites, film clips and a salute to Rogers’ sidekick Gabby Hayes.
WHEN: 7:30-10 p.m. Feb. 3.
WHERE: Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. North, Edmonds.
THE FAMED COWBOY: Rogers appeared in more than 100 films, as well as made radio and TV appearances, including “The Roy Rogers Show.” He often appeared with his wife, Dale Evans, his golden palomino horse Trigger and his German shepherd Bullet. The radio version of the show was on the air for nine years, followed by seven years on television. Rogers died at the age of 86 in 1998.
RIDERS IN THE SKY: For 35 years, the group has been performing cowboy songs passed along by Rogers, Gene Autry and Sons of the Pioneers. The cowboy quartet has earned two Grammy Awards and entertained at more than 6,000 performances and TV specials, documentaries and variety shows. The group is comprised of guitarist Ranger Doug, bassist Too Slim, lead singer Woody Paul and accordionist Joey the CowPolka King.
TICKETS: $29-$39, $15 for youth and students.
AUBURN SHOW: If you can’t catch them in Edmonds, the group will be performing at the Auburn Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. Feb. 6. Tickets for that show are $20, $18 for students and seniors. Call 253-931-3043 for tickets, or go to Brown Paper Tickets online.
INFORMATION: 425-275-9595, edmondscenterforthearts.org.
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