Since the 1920’s, over 200 pictures have been made right here in our backyard–earning Kanab the nickname of “Little Hollywood”! Practically every studio in Hollywood has used our local color, canyons, Western Atmosphere and unique scenery in the filming of classic Western stories. This year Western Legends celebrates its 20th year of Music, Poetry, and Western Heritage. There will be Movie Stars, Tours, Concerts, and tons of Western Fun!
*Have an adventure of a lifetime on the 2018 Historic Wagon Train Trek!
We’ll trek through 60-miles of some of the most iconic Western scenery anywhere–through the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument! In celebration of Western Legends Round-Up’s 20th year, we will be hosting an authentic four-day, three-night Historic Wagon Train Trek through some of the most beautiful backcountry in America!
*If you love the old western movies, come enjoy the “Little Hollywood’s All-Star Round-Up”
Every year Western Lengends Round-up celebrates Western Movie History with a FILM FESTIVAL. This years’ theme: “REMEMBERING GUNSMOKE”
*Bring your BBQ skills and win $10,000 at the “Western Legends Round-UP BBQ Cook-Off!
The Western Legends Round-up BBQ Cookoff will pit passionate, upper-level grilling enthusiasts for a $10,000 purse and $1,000 People’s Choice prize. The 2018 Western Legends Round-Up will bring a KCBS Sanctioned “Masters Series” Barbeque Competition to Kanab. These professional, upper-level competitions determine who will progress to receiving an invitation to compete in the ‘American Royale’ and the ‘Jack Daniels World Championship’. The Master Series Sanctioned contestants will be required to cook four types of meat: chicken, pork ribs, pork butt and brisket. Each meat will be judged on taste, appearance, and texture.
*Back by popular demand…”Always Patsy Cline” at the charming Redstone Theatre
Last year, Kanab’s charming Redstone Theater was born, launching with a professional production of the hit musical, Always… Patsy Cline. After a successful initial run (which received an average of 5/5 stars from over 100 reviews) the team has reassembled and is bringing Patsy and the band back together for a second season.Always Patsy Cline tells the true story of the legendary singer (played by Lyndsey Wulfenstein) through the eyes of her admiring and hilarious friend Louise Seger (Mariah Wheeler). The play features 30 of Cline’s most popular musical selections, accompanied by a sizzling six-piece band. Musicians include Kortney Stirland (keyboard), Russell Wulfenstein (fiddle and acoustic guitar), Josh Baird (electric guitar), Jack Allen (Bass), Jason Zurech (drums), and Dan Monnett (pedal steel). Together, the ensemble presents an incredible breadth of musical experience with players having performed in over 20 countries and throughout much of the United States. Dan Monnett famously had the amazing experience of playing with the original man in black, Johnny Cash himself.
For more information about the events, visit the link below to see the Western Legends Event List