17th Annual Western Legends Roundup August 27-29, 2015
Each year during Western Legends Round-up, the streets of Kanab are transformed back to a time where visitors and locals alike can enjoy events and activities that foster love and appreciation for the Old West. This authentic Western experience began 17 years ago as a vision of three local men. Their dream was to honor Kanab and Kane County’s rich western legacy by keeping alive the pioneer heritage and spirit of our ancestors. From those small beginnings, but without losing sight of that original purpose, the Western Legends Round-up has grown over the last 17 years into one of southern Utah’s biggest events. The Western Legends Round-up is always a star-studded event. This year our visiting movie stars include Bruce Boxleitner (How The West Was Won), Barry Corbin (Lonesome Dove), Clint Walker (Cheyenne), Roberta Shore (The Virginian), Darby Hinton (Daniel Boone) and many more! All three evenings of the Western Legends Round-up will feature an exciting musical event. The headlining act on Thursday evening will be The Sons of The Pioneers. The Sons of the Pioneers have accumulated more honors and awards than anyone in Western music. They are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. On Friday night we are proud to present a tribute concert to music legends Patsy Cline and Marty Robbins. The Saturday night concert artist is Suzy Bogguss. Suzy is one of the key artists that defined the golden days of ‘90s country music. She has had many Top 10 singles and her album “Aces” was certified platinum. The Western Legends Round-up also features the notoriety of Kanab as “Utah’s Little Hollywood.” Kanab holds a unique place in Utah’s history because beginning in the 1920’s Hollywood fell in love with the dramatic landscape and people of the region. Over the years many films were produced in the area. It was through these films that the entire world was introduced to the American West. To honor that heritage during the Round-up, there will be a film festival showing western movies filmed in Kanab. There are also bus tours of classic western movie sets and film lectures. Other festival activities include the Western Art Street Fair and Festival Food Courts. The street fair provides an excellent opportunity for you to learn about the arts and culture of the region. There will be items for purchase so you can take a little of the West home with you. During the street fair, there will also be two stages providing continuous cultural music, dancing, entertainment and cowboy poetry. Other exciting activities include Dr. Buck’s Wild West Comedy & Stunt Show, pie eating contest, covered wagon rides, classic tractor pull, antique farm equipment working displays, celebrity panels and more! We are pleased to bring back the Western Legends Wagon Train during August 24-27. This experience is like stepping back in time, traveling by covered wagon down the same trails that the Utah pioneers did while settling the region. These are the same trails that John Wayne and others also trekked in the great western movies. From the wagon seat you can see some of southern Utah’s most beautiful scenery and experience the real ‘Old West.’ To enhance your adventure, there will be entertainment provided by Saddle Strings, Kenny Hall, Doug Keller, Paul Bliss and others. For more information about the Wagon Train and the Western Legends Round-up, please visit our website. Many of our ticketed events sell out fast, so be sure to visit www.westernlegendsroundup.com to view a full list of activities and purchase your tickets as soon as possible!