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August 16, 2012
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Country music festival benefits Nevada Horse Park

Nevada Horse Park presents the Rockin' Country Music Festival on Aug. 31 as part two of their Wild West Fest Summer Series.

Sponsored by the Carson Valley Inn, the concert will be in the casino's Valley Ball Room at 7 p.m.

"We are pleased to present three amazing bands who bring a variety of music talent and styles that will be sure to please all country music enthusiasts," said Denise Beronio, executive director of Nevada Horse Park.

The evening will begin with Krista Jenkins and Natalie Nielson with All Hat No Cattle.

Next on the venue is country recording artist Lacy J. Dalton who's signature song "16th Avenue" was voted one of Country's Top 100 Songs ever by Billboard Magazine.

"Lacy grew up back east and after residing in California and Nashville she now calls Virginia City home where much of her time is devoted to protecting, preserving and managing wild horses in Western Nevada," Beronio said. "As President of Let 'Em Run Foundation, Lacy is pleased to work with Nevada Horse Park in finding a permanent preserve for our beautiful wild horses of the West." Rounding out the evening's entertainment are David John and the Comstock Cowboys who have entertained folks locally for years and were named Nevada's No. 1 western band by Gov. Kenny Guinn.

A meet and greet is 5 to 5:45 p.m. with Lacy J. Dalton and David John and the Comstock Cowboys in the Mark Twain themed "Picon" Lounge and Bar on the lower level of Carson Valley Inn. There will be a variety of silent auction items for bidding, open to the public from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Tickets are $40 (limited) for the meet and greet, or $35 for the concert only. Nevada Horse Park is also holding a raffle for a Foundation-bred paint horse, a 2010 filly sired by Doc's Eternal Magic out of Rebel's Run for Glory and donated by Brad and Jan Koskovich. All proceeds from the concert, silent auction and raffle will go to Nevada Horse Park, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who will use the proceeds to acquire land and begin the development of Nevada Horse Park here in Carson Valley.

Tickets can be purchased at Ruby Rose Cowgirl Clothes, 1455 Highway 395 in Gardnerville and Lone Tree Gallery, 1598 Esmeralda Avenue in Minden or by calling 781-9644.

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The Record Courier Updated Aug 16, 2012 04:12PM Published Aug 16, 2012 03:58PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.