at Melody Ranch ™ Motion Picture Studio
Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27
Thursday, April 17
The City of Santa Clarita is throwing a block party on Main Street in Old Town Newhall. The evening will be filled with Country music, dancing, gourmet food trucks, Western vendors, and the unveiling of the newest stars honoring iconic actors on the Walk of Western Stars. The City of Santa Clarita is grateful for this event’s local sponsor, Mr. Arif Halaby and Total Financial Solutions, Inc.
Thursday, April 24
Western Film Tour – Part 1
Departure from William S. Hart Park
2:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Tickets: $45 (SOLD OUT)
Come along as we explore the rich Western film history of the Santa Clarita Valley with SCV residents and film historians E.J. and Kim Stephens. The tour departs from Newhall’s William S. Hart Park where we head north towards Agua Dulce, passing several filming sites along the way, including Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch. We will then pause to admire the site of the final scene of the entire Silent Era, where Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard walked off down Sierra Highway at the conclusion of Modern Times. The next stop will be at Vasquez Rocks, where hundreds of Westerns have been shot since the dawn of film. We will tour the park’s new interpretive center before heading down to the center of the park, where we will spend time among the majestic monoliths seen so often in motion pictures and on television. Next, we will pass by Mystery Mesa and Box Canyon, one of the most popular film locations in all of Los Angeles County. We will make our final stop at the Tesoro Adobe, the home of Western star Harry Carey, before concluding the tour back at Hart Park. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
Tickets: $20 and on stage seating $25
Cowboy Couture, the Western inspired, big city, cowboy infused premiere fashion event of the year will kick off the 2014 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival. This Country rock and roll fashion show rides into town in the heart of Old Town Newhall. Festivities start at 6:30pm with a reception in The Hydeaway Lounge, The REP’s exclusive full service cocktail bar, with the fashion show starting at 8pm. Western designer fashions, vintage cowboy apparel, and celebrity models make this event a great kick-off to the Festival. Shop for the latest Western wear before and after the show. It’s a great opportunity to outfit yourself for the Cowboy Festival.
For Tickets call: 661-288-0000 or go to www.repeastplayhouse.org
Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Earp
William S. Hart Mansion Living Room
Thursday Night – 7:30 pm
$35.00 – Only 70 Seats
Meet and enjoy the real life Earp relatives as they perform their highly acclaimed, award winning play based on the true life stories of what happened in Tombstone and Wyatt and Josie’s volatile relationship. A rare, historical evening in the surroundings of Cowboy Star William S. Hart’s personal, treasured, Western Collections.
For information on the William S. Hart Mansion go to www.hartmuseum.org
Friday, April 25
Walking Tour of downtown Newhall’s Walk of Western Stars, Wm. S. Hart Park and Hart Mansion Museum
Hart Hall at William S. Hart Park
$25 per person
Enjoy a day in Old Town Newhall and the William S. Hart Park and Museum. Starts with a Main St. guided tour of The Walk of Western Stars with over 80 honorees including such legends as John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, John Ford, and many other western notables. Lunch at Hart Hall is followed with a tour of the silent screen star’s ranch turned County Park, including the 1911 ranch house, dog and horse graveyards, bunk house, and the 1927 western art-filled Spanish Colonial Revival mansion/museum. The afternoon will conclude with a viewing of a Hart classic western silent film. Be sure to wear walking shoes, a hat, and bring your camera!
Californio Fiesta De Rancho Camulos with Dave Stamey
Rancho Camulos Museum
Tickets: $60 (Includes Lunch, Tours and Concert)
Award winning Dave Stamey’s concert at Don Ygnacio del Valle’s estancia highlights your afternoon at Rancho Camulos Museum and National Historic Landmark. one of the last remaining Mexican land grant ranchos in a rural setting. It is. the site that inspired the novel “Ramona” and the filming location for Mary Pickford’s 1910 Ramona. Enjoy a Southwest Vaquero buffet, music, and costumed docent-led tours as you step back in time in Heritage Valley where the history, myth, and romance of old California still linger. All proceeds benefit the non-profit museum’s historical preservation.
For more information on Rancho Camulos go to www.ranchocamulos.org
Western Film Tour – Part 2 (SOLD OUT!)
Departure from William S. Hart Park
2:00 to 5:30 p.m.
On the second part of our Western film tour, SCV residents and film historians E.J. and Kim Stephens will guide us to several sites near the Santa Clarita Valley, including Corriganville and Iverson Ranch. The tour will depart from Newhall’s William S. Hart Park. We will proceed southwest to Simi Valley, where we will spend much of our tour exploring the park that was once the site of Corriganville, the filming location and amusement park once owned by cowboy star Ray “Crash” Corrigan. Next, we will travel through the Santa Susana Pass, the site of countless Westerns, pausing at “Lone Ranger Rock” at the former site of Iverson Ranch, a spot familiar to millions of Western fans worldwide. We will pass by the Garden of the Gods, an area that was once a popular filming location for everyone from John Wayne to Buster Keaton. Nearby is the Southern Pacific railroad, a frequent filming spot for silent comedians like Harold Lloyd, and the site of Spahn Ranch, once a hideout for the Manson Family. Along the way, E.J. and Kim will point out locations that were important to residents of the Old West, including the Butterfield Stage Coach trail and the Santa Susana train station. The tour concludes back at Hart Park. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
“Growing Up With Roy Rogers And Dale Evans”
Leonard Maltin With Cheryl Rogers Barnett
William S. Hart Living Room
Friday Night – 7:30 pm
$50.00 – Only 70 seats
Cheryl Rogers Barnett, daughter of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans and Leonard Maltin, America’s foremost Film Historian are teaming up for an exclusive, one night only, in depth look at what it was like to grow up with the King of the Cowboys as her parents. Leonard knows his movies better than anyone and together with Cheryl; they will be sharing stories, family home movies, long lost rare career footage, audience Q & A and much more. This nostalgic, fun-filled evening will take place in the warm, intimate living room of Cowboy Star William S. Hart, surrounded by his incredible collection of western art.
Melody Ranch Movie Night
Presented by Total Financial Solutions
Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio
Enjoy an intimate western style dinner under the stars, exclusive shopping on Melody Ranch’s Main Street and experience a once in a lifetime viewing of the classic film The Magnificent Seven starring Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and many others at Melody Ranch. Seating is limited and only ticket holders will be admitted to Melody Ranch. Guests can park at our Cowboy Festival Shuttle Site and ride the Shuttle to Melody Ranch for the dinner. The City of Santa Clarita is grateful for this event’s local sponsor, Mr. Arif Halaby and Total Financial Solutions, Inc.
Saturday April, 26 & Sunday April, 27
Behind the Scenes Tour of Melody Ranch (SOLD OUT)
Depart from Melody Ranch shuttle site
8:30 a.m. (Saturday or Sunday)
Take a walking tour of Melody Ranch with local historian E. J. Stephens and his wife Kim. Hear tales of building the Ranch, learn about the Ranch’s film history, and visit Melody Ranch Motion Picture Museum. Please remember: This is a walking tour that covers a wide area of Melody Ranch. Limited to 60 participants. Includes daily admission to the Festival.
Off-site Evening Event – Saturday, April 26
Cowboy Cabaret with Cow Bop and The Lucky Stars
Repertory East Playhouse
24266 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
This is a show you won’t want to miss! Spend an evening of unbridled musical fun with Cow Bop and The Lucky Stars as they jam the night away. This small, intimate theater will put you up close and personal with the best Western Swing musicians in the country. (No Host Bar)
Belinda Gail & Jon Chandler (Alone / Together)
William S. Hart Mansion Living Room
Saturday Night – 8:00 pm
Tickets: $70.00 – Only 70 Seats
Belinda Gail, “America’s Western Sweetheart” is one of western music’s most awarded and sought after female artists. Her sweet, warm, upbeat musical styling’s run the gamut of traditional to contemporary western music, from soulful ballads to toe-tappin’ originals! With her new cd, Belinda brings some of her best songs to date. She is sure to show you how to do it “The Cowgirl Way”. Bet you won’t stop smilin’!
Jon Chandler, the “Voice of the Colorado Rockies”, chronicles America’s heartland in a way that defies comparison. He is widely regarded as one of the country’s best western authors and singer/songwriters. With his rich, rugged voice, he shares trail tales and the spirit of a passing way of life. It has been said that Jon paints with story and song the way Charlie Russell did with brush and canvas. A rare treat.
Off-site Morning Event – Sunday, April 27
Tickets: Admission Free
For Information Call: 661-268-8863