Saturday, July 29, 2017
Experience the fast-paced 90-minute Cody's Wild West extravaganza during this year's Buffalo Bill Days in Golden, Colorado. Experience it with the whole family! This year's Grand Opening includes a Civil War era cannon, military flag detail, a live American eagle from HawkQuest, bagpipers and drum corps, horsemen and the great showman himself, William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody!!
For the first time performing in Cody's Wild West, Blizzard and Boo! Riding a long-horn is one thing, but riding, shooting and performing on one is another! Don't miss this. Plus, we're super-excited that returning to sing our national anthem, the extraordinary, Hazel Miller! She is not just a great singer; "She is a force of nature!" quotes the Rocky Mountain News. Her voice has been called "stunning, moving and powerful." Hazel has been a sought after performer in Colorado for the past 30 years. Don't be late for this special moment.
Returning to the arena, our Mexican dancers, performing traditional dance in their colorful outfits; amazing ground and aerial sharpshooting by Little Sure Shot, Annie Oakley; traditional dances and songs by our Native Americans with a beautiful prayer performed by Iron Tail; roper-extraordinaire Craig Ingram with his wife, Audrey, performing amazing tricks with the lasso as The Cowboy And The Lady! In addition, the 79th Highlanders bagpipe and drum corps straight out of The Civil War plus the Celtic dancers. "Cody Saves The Day" in a blazing gunfight in the show's finale. Providing the live music from the late 1800's during the show, Cody's Wild West house band, The Capitol City Brass Band.
Cody's Wild West is excited to announce a new act for 2017! Blizzard and Boo.
"Blizzard" is a 10 year old, registered Texas Longhorn that weighs in at 2300 pounds and "Boo" is his handler, weighing in at, 110 petite pounds of pure heart. Blizzards' devotion and Boos' smile are unrelenting, bringing joy and astonishment to all audiences. Witness the pair as they perform a variety of skits and skills, including but not limited to mounted shooting, pole bending and barrel courses, along with Blizzard's signature pedestal mount and full honor bow. The intense unspoken bond between Blizzard and Boo is one to be witnessed with your own eyes as Blizzard continuously expresses his affection and sometimes protection of Boo, while responding to simple voice commands. You may even witness a mid-performance gunslinger showdown if Boo's nemesis should appear. Don't miss this new and unique performance during Cody's Wild West.
In the spirit of the original traveling "show" that brought the Wild West to the world, Monarch Productions reflects that rugged American spirit and originality. Western performers from around our state give the show a definite Colorado "air."
Cody's Wild West will take place 12:30PM Saturday, July 29, 2017, following the conclusion of the "Best of the West" parade, in west Lions Park ball fields on 10th St, east of Illinois, a short walk from the parade viewing area. All acts subject to change. Produced for Buffalo Bill Days by Monarch Productions