The staff of the Santa Fe Trail Center invites the public to a unique musical presentation on Saturday, January 29th at 7 p.m. in the Center’s auditorium. Jeff Davidson and the Trail Rider’s Band will entertain us as we start 2011 by commemorating 150 years of statehood. This is a FREE program.
Jeff Davidson and the Trail Riders Band tell the story of the western United States in the 19th century, with a particular focus on Kansas. Mixing songs, factual stories, and humor they highlight the triumphs and trials of pioneers as they traveled west. The stories are of the Santa Fe and Oregon trails, the farming settler, the Pony Express, the Civil War, the building of the railroads and the great Texas-to-Kansas cattle drives of the late 1860’s through mid 1880’s.
Jeff Davidson is a native of Kansas and began his entertainment career as a square dance caller. He has been the entertainer for the Flinthills Overland Wagon Train since 1985. Trail Riders band members Tony and Travis Cassity are a father-son duo who round out the sound providing bass, lead guitar, banjo or mandolin, and harmony vocals.
A reception with cake and punch will follow the concert. Bring a friend and plan to attend this birthday party for Kansas. After all, 150 years is something to celebrate!
The Santa Fe Trail Center is located 2 miles west of Larned on Hwy K- 156. Operating hours are Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed Mondays from Labor Day to Memorial Day. For more information regarding this program, the museum, or how to become an Historical Society member call 620-285-2054.