Save the Date!
Next Cowboy Way event is scheduled for May 4, 5, & 6, 2018!
James Drury, “The Virginian”
LQ Jones, Roberta Shore, Gary Clarke, Sara Lane, Clu Gulagar, Diane Roter, and Don Quine for a “Virginian Reunion”! Ben Bates, Alex Cord,Ken Farmer, and Dean Smith, from “Gunsmoke”; as well as Charlie Le Sueur, John Buttram, Julie Ann Ream, and Don “Little Brown Jug” Reynolds. It’s an all star cast!
(The first weekend in May). Mark your calendars and check back here to see the current list of performers, celebrities, and concerts! Note all appearances are posted in good faith–health and work schedules permitting.
Brought to you by the Oklahoma Chapter of the Western Music Association in conjunction with the Friends of the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum! Also see our Facebook Group “GAOKM Cowboy Way” for up to the minute information on the Cowboy Way event. Post who you want to see at our next Cowboy Way!
Cowboy Way Fest 2017
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
Opening for Sons of the Pioneers @ 6pm:
Ain’t Misbehavin’* & A Little Farther West
Saturday May 6, 2017 Concert:
Rex Allen, Jr. and Les Gilliam @ 8pm
Opening for Rex Allen, Jr. & Les Gilliam @6:00pm:
Three Generations (Jody Miller)
CONFIRMED: James Drury, “The Virginian”
Ben Bates, “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.)
Alex Cord, “Airwolf”
Roberta Shore, “The Virginian”
Gary Clarke, “The Virginian”
Ken Farmer, “Silverado” and Author
Charlie LeSueur, Western Historian and
our Q and A Mediator
John Buttram, Pat Buttram’s Nephew
Julie Ann Ream, relative of Cactus Mack, Glenn Strange, & Rex Allen, Sr. & Jr.
Don “Little Brown Jug” Reynolds, “Red Ryder” — Little Beaver
James Hoffpauir, Director/Actor
Rex Allen, Jr.
(Jody Miller, Robin Brooks, & Montana Sullivan)
Devon Dawson with Ain’t Misbehavin’*
(*Hailey Sandoz, Leah Sawyer, & Eric Vasquez)
Steve Mitchell, Gene Autry Look/Sound-a-like
Call of the West (Jeanne & Jerome)
Steeldust (The Poindexter Brothers & Friends)
A Little Farther West (Robert & Susie Case)
KG & The Ranger
Francine Roark Robison
A Class Act Tap Revue
Starz of Texas Baton Twirlers
Bob Terry, Actor/Performer and
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. Due to necessary licensing this may be a last minute posting.
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.
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CHANGES as of 1/12/17:
-Friday May 5, Fest will open 9am instead of 1pm
-Make Checks payable to “Cowboy Way Fest”
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).
Postmarked After April 29, 2017, registration costs $35 per day plus $35 per concert ($175 total for all; $350/couple). Note: registrations mailed on 4/28 or later may or may not arrive before the event!
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).