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Cowboy entertainer to ride into Markleeville

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Hold onto your hats – Gary McMahan is coming to town!

This world-class cowboy entertainer is slated to perform in Markleeville on June 5 at 7:30 p.m. McMahan will take the stage with his fast-paced blend of cowboy poetry, song, yodeling, story-telling and gut-busting humor.

Known for his award-winning songs, captivating stories and champion yodeling, McMahan keeps his shows cracking with wit, wisdom and Western humor.

A featured performed and master of ceremonies at the famed National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elk, McMahan says his poetry “isn’t the stuff you hated in high school.” On the contrary, his simple style embodies what many believe to be the heart of the new West.

McMahan comes by his cowboy heritage naturally. He’s ridden, wrangled and roped all over the West, all the while collecting reflections on life. Those reflections, interwoven with a rare creative talent, make this cowboy a master entertainer.

In 1992, McMahan won the prestigious Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame for the most outstanding original song of the year. In addition to several acclaimed albums of his own, McMahan’s songs have been sung and recorded by some of the biggest names in the business, including Ian Tyson, Chris Ledoux and Riders in the Sky.

McMahan’s world-class yodeling won him the Western Music Association’s coveted National Champion Yodeler title. Add to all these talents an uproarious sense of humor and you have an evening of unrivaled Western entertainment for the whole family.

Join Gary McMahan for this one night appearance at Turtle Rock Park Community Building on Highway 89, just two miles north of Markleeville.

A western barbecue dinner of chicken, burgers, potato salad and dessert requires advance reservation by May 27.

Ticket prices for the barbecue and show are $15 for adults, $10 for children 14 and younger and free for children 3 and under. For the show only, the tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children.

For more information and ticket and dinner reservations, call (530) 694-2787.