Cowboy Way Fest

Cowboy Way Fest 2017 Postcard Front
Cowboy Way Fest 2017 Postcard Front

wma_logoBrought to you by the Oklahoma Chapter of the Western Music Association in conjunction with the Friends of the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum!

Welcome to the Cowboy Way Fest 2017 our Annual Festival or Convening (if you prefer) celebrating the Spirit of the Cowboy! Friday May 5, Saturday May 6, and Sunday May 7, 2017. Celebrities, Vendors, Performers (Music, Poetry, & More!), and Chow (even Chuck Wagon Chow)! Please note, all events and vendors are located INDOORS! Only food vendors are outside and there is a covered pavilion under which to eat as well as indoor seating in the Johnston Senior Center.

Friday May 5, 2017 Concert:
Sons of the Pioneers @ 8pm

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Opening for Sons of the Pioneers @ 6pm:
Ain’t Misbehavin’* & A Little Farther Westaintmisbehavin

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Saturday May 6, 2017 Concert:
Rex Allen, Jr. and Les Gilliam @ 8pm

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Opening for Rex Allen, Jr. & Les Gilliam @6:00pm:
Three Generations (Jody Miller)

From left, Robin Brooks, Montana Sullivan, and Jody Miller, pose in Robin's Blanchard home music room. mh
From left, Robin Brooks, Montana Sullivan, and Jody Miller, pose in Robin’s Blanchard home music room. mh

Celebrities Include:

James Drury, “The Virginian”jamesdrury

Ben Bates, “Gunsmoke”

Ben Bates in "Gunsmoke"
Ben Bates in “Gunsmoke”

Bruce Boxleitner, “Gunsmoke” & “Babylon 5”

(at this time Mr. Boxleitner is filming out of Country. We hope he will still be able to attend but it is not guaranteed.)

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Bruce Boxleitner in “Gunsmoke”

Alex Cord, “Airwolf”

Alex Cord of "Airwolf"
Alex Cord of “Airwolf”

Roberta Shore, “The Virginian”

Roberta Shore in "The Virginian"
Roberta Shore in “The Virginian”

Gary Clarke, “The Virginian”

Gary Clarke in "The Virginian"
Gary Clarke in “The Virginian”

Ken Farmer, “Silverado” and Author

Ken Farmer of "Gunsmoke"
Ken Farmer of “Silverado”

Charlie LeSueur, Western Historian and
our Q and A Mediator

Charlie Le Sueur Actor, Author, Q & A Moderator

John Buttram, Pat Buttram’s Nephew

John Buttram, as funny as his Uncle Pat!
John Buttram, as funny as his Uncle Pat!

Julie Ann Ream, relative of Cactus Mack, Glenn Strange, & Rex Allen, Sr. & Jr.

Julie Ann Ream, Cactus Mack's Granddaughter
Julie Ann Ream, Cactus Mack’s Granddaughter

Don “Little Brown Jug” Reynolds, “Red Ryder” — Little Beaver

Don Reynolds of "Red Ryder"
Don Reynolds of “Red Ryder”

James Hoffpauir, Director/Actor

James Hoffpaiur, left with Bob Terry, right
James Hoffpaiur, left with Bob Terry, right

Performers Include: 

Rex Allen, Jr.

Rex Allen, Jr.
Rex Allen, Jr.

Les Gilliam

Les Gilliam, The Oklahoma Balladier
Les Gilliam, The Oklahoma Balladier

Three Generations
(Jody Miller, Robin Brooks, & Montana Sullivan)

Three Generations: From left, Robin Brooks, Montana Sullivan, and Jody Miller, pose in Robin's Blanchard home music room. mh
Three Generations: From left, Robin Brooks, Montana Sullivan, and Jody Miller, pose in Robin’s Blanchard home music room. mh

Devon Dawson with Ain’t Misbehavin’*
(*Hailey Sandoz, Leah Sawyer, & Eric Vasquez)

Ain't Misbehavin' Swing Band: from left, Leah Sawyer, Hailey Sandoz, Kristyn Harris, and Eric Vasquez
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Swing Band: from left, Leah Sawyer, Hailey Sandoz, Kristyn Harris, and Eric Vasquez
Devon Dawson, "Jessie" of "Toy Story II"
Devon Dawson, “Jessie” of “Toy Story II”

Steve Mitchell, Gene Autry Look/Sound-a-like

Steve Mitchell, as "Gene Autry"
Steve Mitchell, as “Gene Autry”

Call of the West (Jeanne & Jerome)

Call of the West, Jeanne & Jerome
Call of the West, Jeanne & Jerome

Billy Holcomb

BIlly Holcomb
BIlly Holcomb

Glenn Parks

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Les Gilliam (left) Glenn Parks (right)

Gary Pratt

Gary S. Pratt, performer & poet
Gary S. Pratt, performer & poet

Billy Payne

Billy Payne
Billy Payne

Kristyn Harris

Kristyn Harris
Kristyn Harris

Steeldust (The Poindexter Brothers & Friends)

Steeldust
Steeldust

A Little Farther West (Robert & Susie Case)

A Little Farther West, Susie & Robert Maxwell Case
A Little Farther West, Susie & Robert Maxwell Case

KG & The Ranger

KG & The Ranger (Karen Gogolick & Rick Roltgen)

 

Francine Roark Robison

Francine Roark Robison
Francine Roark Robison, Oklahoma Poet Laureate

Susie Knight

Susie Knight, performer, poet
Susie Knight, performer, poet

Robert Doudell

"Gabby Hayes" aka Robert Doudell
“Gabby Hayes” aka Robert Doudell

Alan Bye

Alan Bye as "Gabby Hayes"
Alan Bye as “Gabby Hayes”

A Class Act Tap Revue

A Class Act Tap Revue, dancers
A Class Act Tap Revue, dancers

Starz of Texas Baton Twirlers

Starz of Texas Baton Twirlers
Starz of Texas Baton Twirlers

Bob Terry, Actor/Performer and
our Master of Ceremonies

Bob Terry, Our Master of Ceremonies
Bob Terry, Our Master of Ceremonies

Updates to our Celebrities and Performers Lists are done every couple of weeks so please keep checking back! Our Facebook Page, Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum will always have the most up to the moment information.

Vendors List for the Tumbleweed Hall (aka gymnasium) will be available beginning mid-February and updated every couple of weeks.

Movies & TV Shows to be shown in the Johnston Senior Center are being determined and will be posted as things are firmed up.

Food – All meals and snacks will be available (for a fee of course) in the Pavillion prepared by a real live Chuck Wagon Cookie! Additional food purchases will be available by the Johnston Senior Center. 

CHANGES as of 1/12/17:
-Friday May 5, Fest will open 9am instead of 1pm
-For Courtyard @ Marriott Reservations—Please LEAVE a Message when calling the Marriott. Someone will call back to take your reservation!

Links for our Flyer, Schedule, Registration Packet, and Site/Parking Map are here. (Simply click on the color-highlighted item you wish to see or download. Updated frequently). Our Official Hotels & RV Parks are listed CLICK HERE with addresses and telephone numbers. Please let them know you are attending the Cowboy Way Fest 2017 when calling to get our special event rates. For Vendor Packets, click on “Vendor Registration” in the drop down menu above. Sponsors and Advertisers use the drop down menu to select “Ads & Sponsors”.

Attendance costs: Advanced registration is $25 per day plus $25 for each evening concert ($125 total for all; $250/couple).

After April 29, 2017, registration costs $35 per day plus $35 per concert ($175 total for all; $350/couple).

We have tried to keep the costs as low as possible so there are no discounts off of these prices. Thanks for understanding!

 

Any issues with these links or questions, please email us at GeneAutryOklahomaMuseum@gmail.com with as much information as possible including a telephone number in case we have any questions ourselves.

You are always welcome to send a text to Leslei Fisher, Executive Director, 580.768.5559 (you may also call but text response will be quicker).