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Riders in the Sky

Date

Sep 2, 2017
07:30pm – 09:30pm

Location
Hoover Auditorium (map)

Over the holiday weekend, Riders in the Sky will return for their 10th performance in Hoover Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2.

For more than 30 years, Riders in the Sky has been performing renditions of Western songs and various comedic skits. The quartet has appeared in more than 6,100 concerts in all 50 states and 10 countries worldwide.

The group’s members quickly became “America’s Favorite Cowboys” with well-known songs, including “Home on the Range,” “The Yellow Rose of Texas” and “Happy Trails.” Riders in the Sky is the only exclusively Western group to have won two Grammy Awards.

Revitalizing the genre of Western music has always been their purpose. To this day, Riders in the Sky includes all of its original members.

Together, guitarist Ranger Doug, accordionist Joey Miskulin, lead singer Woody Paul and bassist Too Slim have accomplishments in music, movies, television and radio.

Ranger Doug has been called the “Governor of the Great State of Rhythm.” For Riders in the Sky, he also sings lead and baritone vocals.

Miskulin has been nicknamed the “Cow Polka King.” He serves as the group’s album producer.

Woody Paul has been given the name “King of the Cowboy Fiddlers.” He sings both lead and tenor vocals.

Too Slim enjoys playing bass and adding comedy to the group’s performances.

In 1982, Riders in the Sky expanded their undertakings and began work on the radio.

The world of television welcomed Riders in the Sky with their own weekly show on TNN, titled “Tumbleweed Theatre,” from 1983-1987. “Riders in the Sky,” a Saturday morning series on CBS, also featured the cowboy quartet from 1991-1992.

In addition to its own original songs, the group wrote the score for Pixar Animation’s 2002 Academy Award-winning short, “For the Birds.”

Among other animations, the quartet also performed “Woody’s Round Up” in “Toy Story 2,” which led the group to produce an album of the same name. The album was later awarded a Grammy Award in 2001 for Best Musical Album for Children.

Riders in the Sky earned their second Grammy two years later, in the same category, for Monsters, Inc. – Scream Factory Favorites, the album that accompanied Pixar’s award-winning movie.

Since their beginning, Riders in the Sky has continued to “bring good beef to hungry people.”

After the concert concludes, celebrate the end of another Chautauqua summer season with a fireworks show along the lakefront. The fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.


Admission

Purchasing a Daily, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission into Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate ‘ticket’ is not necessary to attend a Hoover show. As always, children age 12 and under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional charge. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at tickets.lakesideohio.com or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing. There are no reserved seats for Hoover shows; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering Hoover Auditorium.

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Admission

Purchasing a Daily, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission into Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate "ticket" is not necessary to attend a Hoover show. As always, children age 12 and under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional charge. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at tickets.lakesideohio.com or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing. There are no reserved seats for Hoover shows; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering Hoover Auditorium.

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