FRIDAY AUGUST 30, 2019
- 4:45pm: Iron County’s Got Talent, Child Auditions
- 5:15pm: Gunfight
- 5:30pm: Color Country Cloggers
SATURDAY AUGUST 31, 2019
- 10:00am: Beautiful Baby Contest
- 10:45am: Iron County’s Got Talent, Adults to follow
- 12:00pm: In Cahoots/Johnson Creek
- 12:30pm: Miss Iron County
- 1:00pm: Paiute Tribal Youth Performers
- 1:55pm: Gunfight
- 2:00pm: Washburn Family Bluegrass Band
- 3:00pm: The 8eez
- 5:00pm: Gunfight
- 5:05pm: Iron County’s Got Talent, Finals
- 5:30pm: Bill Smith Poetry
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2019
- 12:00pm: Clique
- 2:15pm: In Cahoots/Johnson Creek
- 2:55pm: Gunfight
- 3:00pm: Cinderella Pageant
- 3:30pm: 4-H Talent Show
- 4:00pm: Hi Jinx
Paiute Tribal Youth Performers – The Paiute Tribal Youth Performers are a group of Native American boys and girls ages 3 years to 18 years old. The performances are culturally based on Tribal traditions and include various Pow Wow dances, Hand Drum Songs, and Native American Flute music. These Native American traditions have been passed down through generations for hundreds of years. The presentations from these young performers is full of reverie – colorful, musical, and full of rhythm and dance. Their performance provides just a small piece of the beautiful culture of Native America.
Washburn Family Bluegrass Band – Paul (41) grew up playing bluegrass music with his family, and had the dream of passing on the love of
bluegrass to his kids. As each child got old enough to learn to play an instrument Paul began teaching them. Will (16) plays guitar, Nate (13) plays banjo, and Jake (11) plays the fiddle. It was apparent that to be a band they needed a bass player, so Paul began teaching Emily (41) the bass. Once we had the whole band put together, we began playing at a local restaurants and farmers markets throughout the area. People were surprised and excited to see a family playing together. The exposure we got from these shows allowed us to start playing at different events. We have started to get busier as a band and the boys enjoy deciding which shows we will play. Some of our recent shows include the Utah Shakespeare Festival Green Show, the Cedar City Livestock Festival, the Logandale Bluegrass Festival in NV, Christmas at the Homestead, and we participated in the Cedar City Utah Temple Cultural Celebration, and the Bannock County Bluegrass Festival in Idaho. We have played for a wide variety of audiences and received very positive responses. People are excited to come and talk with us afterwards and have many questions about how we are able to make a family band work. Visit us on Facebook!
The 8eez – The 8eez band from Cedar City includes Tamara Reber (vocals), Stan Szczesny (guitar), Lindsay Szczesny (keyboard), Jordan Sanders (bass), and Carylee Zwang (drums). This group has been performing together since 2017. They play for community events, weddings, dances, and private parties. They have performed throughout Southern Utah and Nevada. Each member of the band has a deep musical background originating from their youngest years. Tamara performs regularly with local theatrical groups in Cedar City. She teaches vocal performance to students of all ages. Stan studied jazz guitar at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and is currently finishing his doctorate in literature. His wife Lindsay is primarily a violinist and teaches violin locally and viola lessons at SUU. Jordan earned his vocal performance degree from SUU studying under Carol Ann Modesitt. Carylee has a Music Education degree in percussion and currently serves as an assistant conductor for the Orchestra of Southern Utah. Together, they love to pick 80’s classics that resonate with their audiences!
In Cahoots – From Heber City to New York City, from Jackson Hole to Germany, In Cahoots has entertained audiences with their brand of cowboy tunes and tales for more years than they care to remember!
Pickin’ and grinnin’ through an acoustic dose of old standards like Ghost Riders in the Sky, mixed with a healthy helping of their own originals like “The Marshal & the Outlaw” and “When I Rode for Buffalo Bill”, In Cahoots (Lannie ‘The Marshal’ Scopes and Craig ‘Creek’ Johnson) will give you some of the best cowboy entertainment you’ve ever stomped your foot to. So tug on your Tony Lamas, cinch down your Stetson, and get ready to ride with In Cahoots!
In their workaday world, Craig and Lannie provide cowboy-themed corporate training and team building with their company Hired Guns LLC.
Iron County’s Got Talent – Jared Wilcken and Gary Taylor do a great job keeping everyone straight and on schedule. Jared and Gary are each very musical in their own right and bring life and fun to the contest.
You can come and see these fine men in action in the entertainment tent.
Johnson Creek – Waking up every day to a panoramic view of the Wasatch Mountain range rubs off on the old cowboy and the Americana music of Johnson Creek. Their tight vocal harmonies, accompanied by Craig’s guitar and Lenora’s fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, and banjo—and even the psaltery—will have you stomping your feet and singing along in spite of yourself. Come join the fun!
Cinderella Scholarship Program – Founded in 1976, it is the largest youth development program of its kind. Young girls learn how to interview, present themselves onstage, perform in front of an audience, dress for different social events, and have good sportsmanship. It helps give the girls poise and confidence to accomplish great things in their lives. The Cinderella Scholarship Program is for girls ages 0-26. For more information, visit www.utahcinderella.com or email the Iron County director at [email protected].
Color Country Cloggers – The Color Country Cloggers have been a favorite at the Iron Country Fair for many years. They are local kids ranging in age from 5 to 20. The group has lessons in Parowan, Cedar City, and Beaver. They have won many awards and are Western National Champions. The Cloggers are excited to be a part of the entertainment at the Iron County Fair and hope to see you at their performance to help kick off the fair.
The Color Country Cloggers are accepting new students for the new clogging season. You can register online at www.colorcountrycloggers.com. The Color Country Cloggers are under the direction of Debbie Johnson and Heather Mineer.
4H Talent Show – 4-H is more than just cows and cookin’! Come enjoy the talents of youth representing all ages and many 4-H project areas. Youth may perform in any category such as variety, instrumental, vocal and piano. It’s a new group every year. 4-h.org
Bill Smith – Bill was born in Marlow, Oklahoma, and raised in Exeter, California. He drove line truck for Wells Cargo Inc. out of Reno, Nevada for 23 years. Blessed with three good wives and three beautiful children, he owned and operated three successful restaurants – two in Idaho and one in Las Vegas. His passion is to write and recite poetry, and he performs at the annual Cowboy Poetry Festival in Elko regularly. Bill loves cribbage, and is thankful for good friends and good family.