Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Kick up your heels for Band Fest

Sawtooth Rangers keep the party going

Express Staff Writer

Muzzie Braun, a Wood River Valley favorite performer, will be a special guest at the Band Fest at the Hailey Rodeo Arena Photo by

The Hailey Rodeo Arena is getting lots of play this summer thanks to the event planning of the Sawtooth Rangers. This weekend the Sawtooth Rangers have organized another benefit, Band Fest, for construction of the Hailey Rodeo Park.

"We want to support our hometown rodeo and make it a special place to be," said special event coordinator Kelly Heuett.

Band Fest will take place Saturday, June 12, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The day will include a lineup of several Wood River bands, including Hoodwink, Up A Creek, Old Death Whisper, Live Nudes, No Cheap Horses and Str8up. Ernie Sites, Piers Lamb, Bruce Innes and Andrew Alburger will also take the stage.

A special appearance by Muzzie Braun will be the highlight of the day from 6-7 p.m. Braun's influence on music in the Wood River Valley goes back several decades. As a leader of a family of musicians including the bands Reckless Kelly and Micky and The Motorcars, Braun is also a founder of the Braun Brothers Reunion show in Challis every summer.

Admission is $10 and children under 12 are $5. No coolers are permitted in the arena. Food concessions and a beer-and-wine garden will be available. Lawn chairs will be allowed for ringside seating. In addition, the day's events will include a raffle.

The Band Fest will take place rain or shine.

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