They grabbed their boots, dusted off the Stetsons and cranked up the country tunes, because the wild west once again came alive! Lewis Events was invited for another year to be part of Brea Bonanza Days in charming downtown . The streets were barricaded and the masses decended upon a festival packed full of live entertainment, delicious delicacies, and mesmerizing activities.
There were multiple days of country music headliners on the main stage. Line dancing kept the guests on their feet. Gold panning, dream catcher art, games, pony rides and feeding live animals kept everyone busy till after the sun set in the west.
Way up north in Susanville in Lassen County, yes we go there too. The Lassen County School Distrct brought all their 4th grade students (and there was a ton) to the Lassen County Fairgrounds for a California history program and activity day. Busses traveled from all over the widespread county, filled with enthusiastic youth ready to experience the old west.
Lewis Events was invited to bring California history to life for the unique experience. So we packed up the truck and made the long trip. Exciting activities included gold panning, rope making, candle making, butter churning, old west games, virtual calf roping, trick roping, jump rope contests, branding, dancing, and dress-up photos.
To acommodate the large crowd, activities were spread throughout the fairground’s facilities. See you next year Susanville!
After two busy days of shows and activities, we took a road trip across the mountains and down the coast of California.
We did go west . . . almost all the way to Malibu. Set in the heart of the historic Paramount movie ranch, we rolled up our sleeves and created a western experience for the employees and guests of a westside advertising agency.
To bring the wild west alive at Paramount, Lewis Events brought mouth watering BBQ cuisine, an exciting and bustling saloon casino, trick roping, cattle drive pony rides, foot stomping entertainment, strike it rich gold panning, atmosphere characters, virtual calf roping, unique western theme decor and a real live thundering stagecoach.
The original Paramount studios rach provided the perfect setting for a great old west special event. Both indoor and outdoor areas were used for the variety of event activities, dining, entertainment and socializing. This amazing location has been used for an almost endless list of movies and productions including Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and most recently Carnivale.
And yes, we did ride the stage into the sunset.
The 2017 Tornament of Roses Parade was held this year on January 2nd and it was a beautiful day for a parade! Christy rode again this year making it her 12th ride down Colorado Boulevard with the Spirit of the West Riders. The group is famous for bringing the old west alive with authentic and reproduction wardrobe, saddles and tack. Here is a photo tour of the amazing experience.
The crowds eagerly anticipate the parade on Colorado Boulevard.
The pre-parade staging area also known as the “pit”.
A flyover by the steath bomber officially begins the parade.
And finally the Spirit of the West Riders.
The relaxing walk after the 5+ mile parade to the post parade area.
Laurie in her self-made costume.
Christy and Jake.
Emily brushing out Jake.
See you next year!
For the second year, Lewis Events was asked to bring entertainment to LA Live for “Round Up at LA Live”. This year we brought in trick roping and a western style magician. Always tons of people, a myriad of activities, bright downtown lights, fantastic food and endless energy. An honor to be part of this spectacular event!
Here’s the press release from LA Live:
LOS ANGELES (August 3, 2016) L.A. LIVE and Go Country will team up for the second year to host ‘Round Up,’ the ultimate country-themed block party, at L.A. LIVE on Friday, August 26 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free and open to the public, L.A. LIVE will bring the country to the city of Los Angeles for the perfect summer night out. Activities will include mechanical bull rides, live musical performances, line dancing, country-themed shopping vendors, street performers, rodeo ropers, games, live muralists and more.
Country music performances at the Round Up Getdown Stage will feature Redneck Rodeo, Honey Country, Daniel Bonte, Stephen Wesley in addition to line dancing instruction by Kristal Lynn Konzen and performances by the LA Wranglers, Rodeo Crew and award-winning trick roper, Cowgirl Christy Lewis. DJ Greggory Place with Gone Country Promotions will spin country hits all night long. Vendors to include Shay Candles, Soap Seas, Hollywood & Twine, Goat and Kettle, Succulent Heaven and more, in addition to western-themed street art created live on site by muralists, James Wilde XO, PhobikGod and MDMN.
Emily and Christy as the featured entertainment at a horse rescue non-profit fundraiser in Colorado.
This summer trick roper Christy took center stage at the Morongo Side Show and joined a group of unique and talented entertainers for a thrilling command performance. She appeared multiple times with a variety of acts including a knife thrower, fire eater, magician, stilt walker, and jugglers. Another unique and interesting experience to add to the books.Trick roper
We have performed in a variety of unique venues and locations . . . . boats, casinos, gazebos suspended 40′ high, television, concerts, stunt scenes, parades, movie studios, celebrity homes, conventions, haunted attractions, cargo containers, commercials, amusement parks and the list goes on. Add another to the list. . . Recently we had the opportunity to perform in a stunningly beautiful location in the southern end of the High Sierras for a re-enactment group.
The greenest stage and dance floor we’ve ever seen, and no power outlets among the trees. So we brought in a generator, sound and some basic lighting. No need for a backdrop! We began with a variety of western games and activities that included trickroping, virtual calf roping, rope making, cow milking, and butter churning.
Then we fired up the generator and the show and dancing began.
Christy and Melinda started with a western style trickroping showcase. Jay got into the act with the bullwhip. As the evening progressed the crowd got to their feet with some line and square dancing. We could have gone all night!
The lighting turned out much better than we anticipated! . . . thanks to the High Sierra sky.
Warm Summer Night + Superb Talent + Beautiful Sunset + Tons of People =
LA Live Summer in the City
Lewis Events was invited to bring together some unique talent to add to this exciting event. The crowds were immense and enthusiastic. The food delectable. The entertainment . . . mesmerizing. The activities engaging.
Trick roping is something not often seen in the heart of LA!
Not too many banjos either.
Trick roper Christy Lewis will be performing Friday July 24th at LA Live in downtown LA. Christy will be one of the featured performers, spinning her trick rope and cracking the bullwhip in the heart of downtown. The event known as Roundup LA is part of the weekend series of events taking place at LA Live. Visit this link for more information on this unique event.
We’ll see you there!