FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2010
Contact: Darcy Minter, 775.340.4240
Ian Tyson to Perform Benefit Concert for
the Western Folklife CenterOutdoor Show at Reds Ranch
Followed by Western Dance
Elko, Nevada—The legendary singer-songwriter Ian Tyson is coming to Lamoille, Nevada, for a very special outdoor concert benefiting the Western Folklife Center. The concert is Saturday, September 4, and will be held outside at the beautiful Reds Ranch in Lamoille. Tyson's performance will be followed by a western dance with Mountain Home, Idaho's Jeff Palmer Band, a regular favorite at the Silver State Stampede.
The "doors" will open at 6:00 pm, the concert begins at 7:00 pm, and the dance begins at 8:30 pm. Food and drink will be available for sale. Lawn seating is $25 per ticket (please, no lawn chairs) and can be purchased online at www.westernfolklife.org, by calling 775-738-7508 or toll free 888-880-5885, or at the Western Folklife Center Gift Shop, 501 Railroad Street. All proceeds will benefit the Western Folklife Center. Directions to Reds Ranch can be found at www.redsranchnv.com.
Ian Tyson is celebrating five decades of performance in 2010 and continues to keep his loyal fans in awe with songs that range from his classics—"Four Strong Winds," "Someday Soon," and "Navajo Rug,"—to his newest works, which he continues to write with inspired vigor. Ian Tyson is one of a kind...authentic and durable. In the tough world of show business where an artist can consider himself lucky to have one hit and a few good years, Ian Tyson has had two distinctly brilliant careers. Spanning five decades, Tyson has forged a trail of musical innovation. Starting with the legendary folk duo of Ian and Sylvia in the '60s, the trail has culminated with the seminal Cowboyography collection reaching platinum status in the mid '90s. Ian Tyson is the recipient of The Order of Canada and has been inducted into five industry Halls of Fame. He has garnered three Honorary Doctorates and received numerous citations and awards from every corner of the entertainment industry.
Ian Tyson has performed at Elko's National Cowboy Poetry Gathering nearly every year for the last 26. His Elko performances always sell out early, so this is a chance to see him perform in an intimate and beautiful setting without the Gathering crowds. Don't miss this very special concert with a western music legend. For more information, visit www.westernfolklife.org.
The mission of the Western Folklife Center is to enhance the vitality of American life through the experience, understanding, and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the American West.
Special thanks to Ian Tyson for donating his performance to benefit the Western Folklife Center. This benefit performance is also supported by Reds Ranch, Blach Distributing, Great Basin Beverage and Maggie Creek Ranch.