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Manitou hosts Legendary Sons of the Pioneers

Left, Bruce Hoffman, John Fullerton, Tommy Nallie, Ken Lattimore and Roy “Dusty” Rogers Jr.

Left, Bruce Hoffman, John Fullerton, Tommy Nallie, Ken Lattimore and Roy “Dusty” Rogers Jr.

MANITOU - 

The internationally renowned Sons of the Pioneers will bring their highly-acclaimed show of Country Western music to the Manitou Opera House on Saturday, June 16, 2018. 
The Sons of the Pioneers are synonymous with legend in the arena of Cowboy Music.  For decades, this premiere western singing group has musically painted unforgettable images and stories of horses, cattle, cowboys, canyons and prairies. Their original songs such as “Tumbling Tumble Weeds”, “Cool Water”, and “Ghost Riders in the Sky” are classics entwined into the lore and mystique of the North American West. The Pioneers are known around the world for their classic repertoire sung in three and four-part harmonies. 
Founded by Roy Rogers, Sr. and Canadian-born Bob Nolan and Tim Spencer, the original group garnered national and international fans through appearances in nearly 100 Western films during the 30s, 40s, and 50s.The Sons of the Pioneers have accumulated more coveted honors and awards than any other group in Western music.  The group has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Western Music Association Hall of Fame and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, among others.  The Smithsonian Institute named them as “National Treasures”.
The current group’s configuration is part of a continuous and uninterrupted 84-year existence, including notably Roy Rogers Jr. (Dusty), Tommy Nallie, Ken Lattimore, John Fullerton, and Bruce Hoffman.
When not performing their regular theatre concert season in Branson Missouri, The Pioneers have been invited to perform on PBS, at Nashville’s Grand Ol’ Opry, and at numerous theatres and festivals across the continent.
The Manitou concert is a fundraiser to defray the costs of the recent Manitou Opera House Accessibility Project, and to that end, the Foundation is being joined in their efforts by the generous sponsorship of Farmery Brewery, Comte Industries Ltd., Greenvalley Equipment, Lode Line Mfg. Inc., Northfork Ranch Supplies, Killarney Auction Mart Ltd., and Brunn’s Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners.
The concert begins at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 7pm.  Reserved seating for this memorable show will ensure that early ticket buyers get their choice of seats in advance.  Regular tickets are $40, while $60 buys a VIP ticket; this includes priority seating, as well as a 45-minute pre-show meet and greet and refreshments with the band.
In the spirit of all things Western, the hosting Manitou Opera House Foundation is also offering an “All-U-Can-Eat” Texas Chili supper along with a cash bar before the show at the Manitou Arena, from 5:00 – 7:00pm.  Tickets for the meal are $15 or $13 for concert ticket holders.   All tickets are available by calling 204.242.2701 or 204.242.4287.