Tweetsie Railroad Welcomes Riders In the Sky
The Blue Ridge Mountains will come alive with the unique blend of Western harmony and comedy when the group Riders In The Sky saddles up at Tweetsie Railroad, Aug. 2 and 3.
"Their fun-filled performances have enchanted audiences of all ages, and their fans eagerly look forward to their annual appearances at Tweetsie," says a spokesman.
Since 1977, the multi-Grammy award-winning group has captivated audiences of all ages, bringing music rich in American tradition, based on the sounds of legendary cowboy singers such as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Sons of the Pioneers; Ranger Doug, "Idol of American Youth"; Woody Paul, "King of the Cowboy Fiddlers"; Too Slim; and Joey, "The CowPolka King" have refreshing acoustical music and a wide musical repertoire with comedy, delivering entertainment guaranteed to bring pleasure to listeners of all ages and musical preferences.
The quartet will perform two shows daily at noon and 3 p.m. at Tweetsie Railroad. Riders In The Sky will perform songs like "Woody's Roundup," their Grammy-winning song from the soundtrack to the movie, "Toy Story 2," as well as traditional Western favorites and even songs inspired by Tweetsie Railroad.
Riders In The Sky recorded original Tweetsie Railroad-themed music, "Ridin' the Tweetsie Railroad," which was released in 2002.
"After trying your hand as a singing cowboy with Riders In The Sky, experience all the other activities offered at Tweetsie Railroad including the Wild West train adventure, amusement rides, Deer Park zoo, Miner's Mountain and live entertainment for all ages including the famed Diamond Lil's Can-Can Revue in the Tweetsie Palace," says the spokesman.
Tweetsie Railroad is located in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains on U.S. 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Seating for the Riders In The Sky concert is on a first-come, first-seated basis, and is included in Tweetsie Railroad's regular admission prices of $30 for adults and $22 for children ages 3 through 12. Children age 2 and under are free. Print-at-home tickets are available on tweetsie.com.
For more information about Riders In The Sky at Tweetsie Railroad and the park's 2008 season, call 1-877-TWEETSIE or visit www.tweetsie.com.
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