Live Western Music and Cowboy Poetry

On June 25th, ESLT has a lot going on! This year we are combining two of our most popular events: The Art for Conservation Show and our Mammoth Extravaganza. First, we will host an exclusive Opening Reception for our annual Art for Conservation Show at the Minaret Village Shopping Center. Following the reception, Mammoth Mountain will again sponsor ESLT’s annual Extravaganza dinner, this year with a Western twist. To learn more about this exciting event and buy tickets, click here.

Bridgeport Horses, photo by Rick Kattleman

One of the attractions that we are looking forward to the most is the entertainment! Jon and Betsey Elliot, Ken Gardener, and Jan Hunewill will entertain us with rousing Western music and unique cowboy poetry. Come celebrate our local Eastern Sierra ranching culture and help make possible the conservation of the lands that support it!

Jon and Betsy Elliott

Jon and Betsy Elliott, a husband and wife team enjoy playing, singing and writing Western Music. They live and work on the Hunewill Ranch that has been in Betsy’s family since 1861. The Elliott’s have been performing at events for a few years and play a mix of traditional, contemporary and original music.

Ken Gardner

Ken Gardner has fallen off a horse, been kicked and bitten by horses, wrangled dudes, been in a western movie, milked cows, drunk milk with flies in it, slept with wet dogs, and rolled quirlies. His interest in western poetry is lifelong. He has taught western poetry classes, has written western poems for 15 years, and has published three books.

Jan Hunewill

Jan Hunewill, with her husband Stan and their family own and run Hunewill Ranch. The Hunewill Ranch was founded in 1861 by Napoleon Bonaparte Hunewill and his wife Esther. LeNore and Stanley Hunewill started the Hunewill Guest Ranch in the 1930’s. The ranch is home to 1200 head of cattle, 190 horses, as well as an assortment of llamas, goats, and sheep.

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