Musical Performances by Leading Recording Artists All Day, Round-the-Clock, on Three Stages Beginning at 10:15 am!
Live music is a huge aspect to the overall entertainment line-up of the inimitable, immersive, description-defying, high-camp and whimsical Mark Twain Wild West Fest,and this year the producers have spared no expense in acquiring leading national and regional acts to grace all three stages.
The Mark Twain Wild West Fest will feature three stages of continuous music all day with all of the bands rotating through all three stages over the course of the 7-hour festival, so you’re sure not to miss a note.
The Black Irish Band, who just released their 25th CD, “Give us All Yer Whiskey (Songs of Hard-rock miners & Hard-luck sailors),” hail from the historic Gold Rush Country of America. For over 25-years, they have combined influences of Celtic, Spanish, and Italian delivering an incomparably exciting, original, progressive, and upbeat acoustic folk music sound that is, not only, as timeless as the rugged landscape of the west, but captures the spirit of the immigrants of this land; the men and women who tamed the Wild West.
For more info http://www.blackirish.com
Ernie Sites, all the way from Idaho, is a guitar strumming, singer/songwriter and performing western cowboy poet; a trick roper, bull rider, rodeo clown, bareback rider, and roper extraordinaire. Western author, Corinne J. Brown, dubbed Ernie “the urban cowboy troubadour.”
For more info: http://www.erniesites.com
The Old West Trio, celebrating over 20 years of performing Western-themed music from classic Sons of the Pioneers and Gene Autry tunes to contemporary Americana masterpieces, are the recipients of the 2011 Western Duo/Group of the Year and a nominee for 2014 Western Duo/Group of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists.
For more info: http://oldwesttrio.com
The Sierra Mountain Band, who have performed everywhere from Branson to Angels Camp, will deliver a mix of country and western favorites, high-energy bluegrass, soulful mountain ballads, cowboy classics and toe-tapping fiddle and banjo tunes.
For more info: http://www.sierramountainband.com
Sourdough Slim, the Last of the Vaudeville Cowboys, is a stage veteran from The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering to The Lincoln Center’s Roots of American Music Festival and the Carnegie Hall Folk Festival. Cowboy Magazine calls Sourdough Slim, “An accordion playing, yodeling, tongue-in-cheek, cowboy-dressed entertainer deluxe.”
For more info: http://www.sourdoughslim.com
In addition, two Honky Tonk Piano players, CanCan girls and roving musicians will perform throughout the day. In all, the Mark Twain Wild West Fest will be a cornucopia of non-stop music and entertainment from start to finish.
Other featured performers include magicians, comedians, jugglers; gun-slinging cowboys and outlaws and shoot-out reenactments, as well as villains and damsels in distress; gold miners, their encampment and gold panning demonstrations; a flapjack breakfast; over 80 street vendors of all descriptions including arts and crafts, and a custom car show.
Admission and parking are FREE all day.