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.
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!
Recently, Christy received a call to perform for a very a unique event. She was invited to be a featured performer with the Lasky Productions entry in the Hollywood Christmas Parade. Lasky Productions is participating in the 2014 parade, because this year marks the centennial celebration of the first feature length silent film, produced in Hollywood. It was produced by Jessie L. Lasky, founder of Paramount Pictures.
Christy was one of three featured performers invited to be part of the group. She was accompanied by Anthony De Longis, the entertainment industry’s premier whip coach. His credits include training Harrison Ford for his Indiana Jones role, Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, talent for the “Legnd of Zorro” and Kate Beckinsale in “Underworld”. Will Roberts, “America’s favorite cowboy humorist”, trick roper and gun spinner was the third performer. Christy commented that it was flattering and lots of fun to be trick roping with these two talented entertainers.
We arrived in Hollywood early in the afternoon, so that Christy could rehearse and get ready for the parade. Hollywood Boulevard was an amazing sight, furnished with all the holiday decorations, staging and production equipment for the parade. A huge red carpet covered the entire width of the street for almost an entire block. The scene was all the more interesting with the arrival of the season’s first winter storm. The fact that a parade was staging, did not stop the intermittent cloudbursts of rain that started early in the afternoon and continued throughout that parade. Rehearsals and the parade proceeded, despite the rain (desperately needed in California!).
And the rain came down, and down, and down!
As Christy’s group waited for their turn to move onto the red carpet, the clouds opened to a torrential downpour. She said that all she could do was laugh as her hat and boots filled with water and her red satin shirt soaked with water. She added, “hopefully a once in a lifetime experience, but memorable none-the-less.”
At least they can be a headache for the stuntmen, but they aren’t a headache for us. For whatever the reason, this seems to be the summer of the Wild West. At Lewis Events we provide parties and special events around most any theme, or no theme at all. Pirates, Fifties, Hollywood, International Holiday, Wild West, Sports or just plain pull out the stops, over the top fancy . . . the list goes on. However, this summer we have fielded requests for an abnormally high proportion of western themed events and entertainment. Go figure! Recently we participated in a western themed, company picnic at the beautiful Heritage Park in Santa Fe Springs. The picnic included a variety of elements: Gold panning, cowboy stunt show, Native American dance review, trick roping /bullwhip show, cowboy jail, arts and crafts, tons of great food, photo area, virtual calf roping, face painting and more. Here’s a few noteworthy snapshots from this eclectic western adventure.
In August Christy and Jay were invited to provide the pre-concert entertainment for the “Country in the City” summer concert series in Century City, sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation and KCRW Radio. They performed for three consecutive Saturdays at the beautiful Century Plaza Towers, culminating with the final concert featuring Wynonna Judd and the Noise. The series consisted of country western musicians, so they wanted the pre-show entertainment to fit the western theme. Christy spun her trickropes and cracked the bullwhip, while Jay spun guns and cracked the whip for the crowds that filled the plaza. The pre-show also featured Joel Ward, a fantastic magician that mesmerized the guests with his close up magic illusions.
Jay said that they received quite a bit of attention from show attendees, as guns, whips and lariats are not a common sight in Century City these days. He said that the most difficult part of the entire experience was getting the guns through the security checkpoint.