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Thursday, May 23rd

VIP Meet & Greet: 5:30 p.m. – Concert: 7:15 p.m.

Chayce Beckham is one of the most buzzed about newcomers in country music today, having won over millions of hearts while competing on Season 19 of American Idol. From the first audition, superstar Katy Perry highlighted how Chayce’s gravely vocals sound like “the heart of America.” Armed with a determination to make something of himself and the unwavering support of his family, Chayce auditioned for the competition show after undergoing a particularly difficult year to ultimately become the first-ever show winner to claim the title with an original song—kickstarting his journey to fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming a singer, songwriter and entertainer.

Following his first time onstage after performing in his fifth-grade talent show, the southern Californian began teaching himself guitar—eventually finding his way into a Reggae band (while earning his wages at a construction equipment rental company). Influenced by artists such as Chris Stapleton, Tyler Childers, and Kolton Moore & The Clever Few, and knowing that country music was where his heart called home, Chayce turned to Instagram as a creative outlet for his more intimate songs, sharing his original material.

With his family, his hometown of Apple Valley and now America behind him, the mellow 24-year-old with the alluring rasp recently released his debut song, “23.” The song is a semi-autobiographical account of his struggles with alcohol and of the lows it can take a person. After its May release, the song quickly earned the top spot on both the iTunes Country and all genre charts. Now signed to 19 Recordings in partnership with BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records and finding his home in Nashville, Chayce is ready to dig into new music and share his signature sound with his legions of fans.

Justin Lawrence & the Double Average Band
May 25th Dance

Justin is a PRCA Saddle Bronc Rider and Country Music singer from a family known for showing in the Reined Cow Horse Association. Participating in High School Rodeo, he showed cutting horses, steer wrestled, calf roped, team roped and rode broncs. At rodeos he often was asked to play his guitar while sitting around the trailers in the evening. He started playing gigs at age 18 and was greatly encouraged by the sounds of musicians like Clayton Andrade, Sons of the San Joaquin and Kevin Willard. He has headlined PRCA concerts, played at breweries and wineries around California as well as events at Cal Poly, Fresno State and Boot Barn events. He’s opened for entertainers such as Joe Nichols and is working with Producer Joe Costa, (“Tonight we Ride”) on new songs he’ll be releasing in the future.

We’re excited to have Justin return to Bishop where he competed as a High School Rodeo athlete in the California State High School Rodeo Finals in Saddle bronc riding taking the Championship title in 2010!

CHARRO ON THE ROAD

Main Arena Shows on Friday May 24th
 and both Saturday Shows May 25th

Tomas, a native of Mexico City, was introduced at an early age to his family heritage and tradition of “La Charreria” which is a skill performed through the generations only by the Mexican Charro. Charros take extreme pride in their highly developed horsemanship and roping abilities. Tomas, third generation Charro, has devoted his life to sharing Mexico’s National Sport La Charreria with the World and along with his family they travels all over the country all year long performing and showcasing his Hispanic Heritage and keeping alive the Western legacy.

A lifetime of preparation, performances and competition continue to require total self-discipline, patience and commitment by Tomas to training and mastering the artistry of La Charreria. Incorporating a display of refined horsemanship while demonstrating maguey rope artistry in his performances bring audiences to their feet applauding in appreciation of his skills. Tomas devotes countless hours to his horses who with their athletic ability and intelligence willingly execute maneuvers when asked by their friend. It is a rare and honorable experience to witness these partnership performances.

Tomas has performed throughout Europe, Canada, Brazil, the U.S. and Mexico. He has appeared on Broadway in New York City and toured the U.S. with the Will Rogers Follies, an acclaimed 6 Tony Awards-winning musical.

He was a featured performer for two years at Disney’s Wild West Show in Paris, France plus the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show touring Holland and Germany. Tomas has performed numerous times for Mexico’s Presidents along with guest performances at the U.S. White House and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

In 1998 Tomas made his debut in the pro rodeo world as a Specialty act performing at the Super Bowl of rodeo the Wrangler National Rodeo in Las Vegas and for 26 years now he became a “Staples of the NFR” wowing rodeo fans with his artistic roping skill along with his incredible horses.

Lately Tomas has been part of the production and performing the US National tour with the legendary Aguilar family and Show Jaripeo Sin Fronteras.

Tomas became a proud US citizen in 2013 and resides in Stephenville, Texas. He continues to share his legacy with audiences at rodeos, stock shows, horse shows and equine events internationally.

His awards are many including the 4X PRCA Specialty Act of the Year and most recently he won the TV talent show the ‘Go Big Show’ season 1 featured on TBS channel. He also got honored to receive la Espuela de Oro «the golden spur» one of the highest distinction by the Mexican and US Charrería Association recognizing his career and for being a voice and Ambassador of his tradition and Mexican National Sport.

Tomas Garcilazo’s proficiency as a skilled horseman and rope artist defines him as one of the finest Charros presenting La Charreria today.

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