11th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium

October 24 – 27, 2013

ADMISSION

Adults – $10
Seniors (65 and over) – $8
Students – $7
Children 12 & Under – $3
Booth Museum Members – FREE
Active Military with I.D. – FREE
Concert, Golf Tournament, and School Programs are additional fee. Please call 770-387-1300 for more information.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

9:00 am: NEW: Featured Artist Golf Tournament - Woodland Hills Golf Club
This four person team scramble is $100 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, range balls, cart, box lunch, and soft drinks. Each team is guaranteed to play one hole with featured artist Theodore Waddell and Booth Museum executive director Seth Hopkins. At 9:00 am registration begins and the range will open. A shotgun start time is set for 10:00 am. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams, longest drive, closest to the pin, and winner of the putting contest following the tournament. Register today by calling 770-387-1300.

 

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9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Passport to the West - School Program
Bring your students to Booth Museum for an unforgettable Western experience. History comes alive for students with demonstrations of pottery making, blacksmithing, chair caning, spinning, beading, chuck wagon cooking, flint knapping, and life at a trading post. Living history performers, Jim Sawgrass and Little Big Mountain, will present programs on Native American culture. This program is appropriate for grades 2 – 12. Admission is $5 for students; $3 for adults; teachers are free. Call 770-387-3849 to schedule your school group.

For more information on Passport to the West, click here.
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Waddell4:30 pm: Gallery Walk and Exhibit Reception - Special and Temporary Exhibition Galleries
Members and Guests are invited to view two art exhibitions, Today’s West! Contemporary Art from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and My West: The Art of Theodore Waddell. A gallery walk with Waddell will begin at 4:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served in the Cafe beginning at 5:30 pm.

7:00 pm: Featured Artist Evening Lecture - Booth Theatre
Theodore Waddell will discuss his artistic career and current exhibit at the Museum. Following his presentation, Waddell will be available to sign the official poster of the 11th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium in the Booth Store.

Friday, October 25, 2013

11th Annual Western Art History Symposium

All presentations will be held in the Booth Theatre, lasting approximately 45 minutes, with time for questions following each session.

10:30 am: Why I Love Western Art, The Booth and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West!!

Honorable Senator Alan K. Simpson
Three Term Republican Senator from Wyoming
Most people know Al Simpson for his 30 year political career that included 10 years as Republican Whip in the US Senate.  He had a much longer run on the board of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, serving over 40 years; 13 of those as chairman.  Simpson will describe how his deep love for art and history grew, and how the Center has developed over the years.

11:30 am:  Advance Work: Art and Advertising in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West

Michelle Anne Delaney
Director, Consortium for Understanding the American Experience, Smithsonian Institution
The lasting visual culture of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, including posters, programs, newspaper articles, trade cards, buttons, and even games, remains a vast resource for study into the specialized arts of photography and printing in the era of mass entertainment in America.

12:30 pm:  Lunch Break (Booth Ballroom)

Lunch buffet: soups, salads, sandwiches, BBQ, desserts, and drinks = $10.00 + tax

2:00 pm:  Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Stephanie Heydt
Margaret and Terry Stent Curator of American Art, High Museum of Art
Go West! features paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs, frontier firearms and objects from Native American cultures that showcase the exploration and settlement of the American West. Through these objects, the exhibition highlights the ways visual images and stories of explorers and legendary western celebrities continue to inform American identity and character today.

3:00 pm:  Today’s West! Contemporary Art from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Mindy Besaw
John S. Bugas Curator, Whitney Western Art Museum, Buffalo Bill Center of the West
The artistic responses to the vastness, scenic beauty, wildlife, and varied peoples of the American West created between 1830 and 1930 leave a daunting legacy for today’s Western artists to deal with.  Today’s West! features 60 contemporary masterworks tracing the artistic developments that have occurred in Western art over the past 50 years and are continuing to evolve before our eyes.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

8:00 am: Boot Kickin’ Harvest Hustle 5K Run benefiting the Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter. Call 770-607-0610 to register.

10:00 am – 6:30 pm: Cowboy Festival, Children’s Activities and Western Marketplace on the grounds of the Museum
Sample the wares of vendors ranging from Western art to collectibles. Enjoy entertainment throughout the day on two stages, including Western music, fast draw competitions, performances of the Re-enactment of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and demonstrations of traditional Native American dances by the Big Mountain Family. Plus, living history encampments with demonstrations of pioneer skills from bygone days. The Kids Corner of the Festival and Symposium will feature a variety of free activities for children. They can paint the “yard art” ponies, do some calf roping and have their face painted. There will also be pony rides available for a small charge.

Entertainment Schedule

Festival Stage (small stage near food court)

10:00 am: Olde Time Medicine Show with Doc Johnson
10:30 am: The Lone Ranger Creed with the Lone Ranger and Tonto
11:00 am: Live Music: April Wehunt
11:30 am: Live Music: Fish and Picks
12:30 pm: Reel West with Jim Dunham
1:00 pm: Olde Time Medicine Show with Doc Johnson
1:30 pm: Children’s Parade*
2:00 pm: Live Music: Luther’s Mountain Bluegrass Band
3:00 pm: The Lone Ranger Creed with the Lone Ranger and Tonto
3:30 pm: Cowboy Music and Poetry with Tom Kerlin and Jim Dorsett
4:00 pm: Olde Time Medicine Show with Doc Johnson

Wild West Stage (on festival grounds)

10:00 am: Code of the West with Hopalong Cassidy
10:30 am: Trick and Fancy Roping with Bruce Brannen
11:00 am: Re-enactment: Gunfight at the OK Corral
11:30 am: Reel West with Jim Dunham
12:00 pm: East Meets West: Native American Life and Culture
1:00 pm: Re-enactment: Gunfight at the OK Corral
1:30 pm: Cowboy Music and Poetry with Tom Kerlin and Jim Dorsett
2:00 pm: Traditional Native American Dancing
3:00 pm: Re-enactment: Gun Fight at the OK Corral
3:30 pm: Trick and Fancy Roping with Bruce Brannen
4:00 pm: Traditional Native American Dancing

*Join us for our Children’s Parade! We want to see all children ages 2-12 dressed in their best Cowboy Festival attire. All participants are asked to gather by Cowpoke Corner 30 minutes before the Children’s Parade is set to begin. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed!

7:00 pm: Featured Entertainer John Anderson in Concert at the Grand TheatreJA publicity image
Booth Western Art Museum is proud to welcome country-western superstar John Anderson as Featured Entertainer for the 11th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium. On Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the historic Grand Theatre, the Grammy Award winning Anderson will perform an intimate acoustic concert presented by South 107.

The story of John Anderson spans over 35 years, 22 studio albums, and more than 50 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including six Number Ones: “Wild and Blue“, “Swingin‘”, “Black Sheep“, “Straight Tequila Night“, “Seminole Wind”, and “Money in the Bank“. In 1983 “Swingin’” won the Country Music Association “Single of the Year” while Anderson went on to win the CMA’s Horizon Award. In 1994 the Academy of Country Music honored him with their “Career Achievement Award.” Other awards include a Grammy Award in 1996 for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album as part of the compilation on Amazing Grace: A Country Salute To Gospel. The same year, he received the CMA “Album of the Year” as part of Common Threads: The Songs of the Eagles. He has also received numerous nominations for Grammies, ACM’s and CMA’s and has several gold and platinum album certifications.

Tickets for Booth Museum members are $25 and tickets for the general public are $30. To learn more or to purchase tickets, call 770-387-1300 or stop by the front desk at the Museum.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

11:00 am: Cowboy Church
A non-denominational service featuring cowboy prayers and Western spiritual music.

Noon to 5:00 pm: Cowboy Festival, Children’s Activities, and Western Marketplace on the grounds of the Museum.

Entertainment Schedule

Festival Stage (small stage near food court)

12:00 pm: Olde Time Medicine Show with Doc Johnson
12:30 pm: Live Music: Old Mill Road Band
1:30 pm: The Lone Ranger Creed with the Lone Ranger and Tonto
2:00 pm: Children’s Parade *
2:30 pm: Live Music: Old Mill Road Band
3:30 pm: Olde Time Medicine Show with Doc Johnson

Wild West Stage (on festival grounds)

11:00 am: Cowboy Church with Jim Dunham
12:00 pm: Trick and Fancy Roping with Bruce Brannen
12:30 pm: Traditional Native American Dancing
1:30 pm: So You Want to be a Hero: America’s Riproaring Tall Tales with Cathy Kaemmerlen
2:30 pm: Code of the West with Hopalong Cassidy
3:00 pm: Re-enactment: Gunfight at the OK Corral
3:30 pm: Traditional Native American Dancing

*Join us for our Children’s Parade! We want to see all children ages 2-12 dressed in their best Cowboy Festival attire. All participants are asked to gather by Cowpoke Corner 30 minutes before the Children’s Parade is set to begin. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed!

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