Entertainment

Western Legends Heritage & Music Festival has many great options for Entertainment. Take a look at the list below for many of our entertainment options.

Many event changes have taken place due to COVID-19. Please see the full event update(s) here.

– Live Entertainment –

 

– Rodeo –

Join us for the wildest rodeo in all of Kane County!

See tough and true cowboys continue in their western heritage with Bull Riding, Bare Back Broncs, Saddle Bronc, Barrel Racing, Jr Bulls, Peewee Steers, Mutton Busting, and Team Roping at the end of the night – a fundraiser for a local family in need.

Western Legends Heritage & Music Festival Rodeo will take place Friday, August 14, 2020 7pm at the beautiful  Kaneplex Arena overlooking Jackson Flat Reservoir and the glowing red cliffs of Kanab.

 

– Country Battle USA (8 Bands Competing for $15,000) –

Country Battle USA is a two-day battle of country and western bands competing on Main Street Friday 10am – 6pm & Saturday 9:30am-6pm. There will be 8 bands and $15,000 in prize money- winner takes all. The winner will perform during a street dance finale on Saturday night.

 

– High Noon Longhorn Parade –

Join us for our classic High Noon Longhorn Parade Saturday, August 15 12pm!

– Breakfast & Dinner with the Stars – CANCELLED

Dinner :Thursday, Aug 13, 2020 5pm

Come sit down to dinner and mingle with all of this year’s stars! Hear the stories and find out what Little Hollywood was like. Dinner will be a delicious down home western meal. There will also be a Little Hollywood Plaque Presentation with this year’s Western Legend Honorees. Guaranteed to be a night you will never forget. Dinner with the Stars will be located at beautiful Jacob Hamblin Park, 566 North 100 East.

Breakfast: Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 8am

Breakfast will be classic western-style cowboy breakfast. Guaranteed to be a meal you will never forget. Breakfast with the Stars will take place at Iron Horse Restaurant, 78 E. West Center Street, Kanab.

– Dr. Buck’s Wild Bunch! – CANCELLED

Dr. Buck’s Wild Bunch and cast of Wild West Performers entertain with tricks, stunts, bullwhip cracking, gunfights, story telling, and magic.

This Kanab Favorite has it all! From Wild West Comedy Stunt Shows, featuring “Reel” Hollywood stuntmen, with plenty of Punches and Punch Lines, and of course some fun audience participation! Lee Anderson and his wonder horse Concho, once again brings audiences some enlightening “History Meets Hollywood” information! The Wizard of the West, Mysterioso will amaze and amuse with his unique brand of magic! NEW this year. . . “The Wild Whip Cracker”, with a bullwhip traveling at 750 MPH–it’s bound to be a Wild Show you won’t forget! Plus, as Dr. Buck has been doing for nearly 10 years at Western Legends Roundup–there will likely be a few ‘explosive surprises’!

 

Dr Buck will also host one of many “Movie Tours” during this year’s Western Legends Heritage & Music Festival. See more below!

 

– Mark Staggs “Festus Lives On” – CANCELLED

Mark Staggs Impressionist/Tribute Artist

I live in a world of Celebrity Impersonations where I see Arnold Schwarzenegger working at McDonald’s, Jack Nicholson as checkout lady at Wal-Mart, John Wayne as the announcer at John Wayne Airport and Bill Clinton singing songs about Hillary. I do over 100 impersonations of famous people/celebrities. All of them telling a joke or stories or singing songs like Tommy Lee Jones singing Hotel California.

I did my first impression at the age of five. My first John Wayne impression was in 1967 when I and my buddies watched “The War Wagon” at the bijou. We came out and I did a impersonation of the Duke and they were speechless, their eyes wide open stating that I sounded just like John Wayne in the movie. Well as much as a kid of nine could sound like the Duke.

The impressions started adding up rapidly in high school and then in the Marines. I started writing comedy (because I was funny). Over the past 40 plus years I have performed sporadically until 2015. Then the light came on and I started doing my standup routine as Festus from Gunsmoke, the western TV series. My other impersonations are regarded as excellent but my Festus is regarded as EPIC! And from that point on my Festus comedy show took off. I have been booked all across the U.S.

I perform AWARD WINNING FESTUS LIVES COMEDY SHOW at festivals, private functions, cowboy churches and corporate events. I am an experienced emcee, inspirational speaker, and have preached in churches on occasion. My comedy is extremely clean and I have always been asked to come back. I’ve appeared in Branson, Nashville, and Hollywood. And I have been nominated for numerous other awards.

Some of the other celebs in the Festus comedy show are Jimmy Stewart, Liam Neeson, Forrest Gump, Robert Duvall, DiNero, Pacino, Falk, Eastwood, Bill Cosby, Stallone, Darth Vadar, Chris Walken, Shaq, and many more.

 

 

And Much More!