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The BLUE CANYON GANG has entertained at a wide variety of functions

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1st Annual Kit Carson Mountan Men Wagon Train and

Days of 49 Celebration - Sept. 2014

The Kit Carson Mountain Men Wagon Train with a caravan of horse-drawn covered wagons, journied through Amador County ending in Jackson for a celebration of California's pioneer heritage with street shootouts performed by the Blue Canyon Gang.  Click here to view a 20 minute history video and here to view a 7 minute wagon train parade down Main Street in Jackon, CA along with street entertainment.

Click photo below to go to the 2015 and 2017 Kit Carson Wagon Trains & Days of 49 celebrations

 Mark Twain Wild West Festival

The setting for this repeat celebration of life on the wild frontier was Angels Camp’s charming historic downtown district which still looks as it did during Samuel Clemens’ time.  Mark Twain was re-telling tall tales, jugglers, magicians, strolling singers, sassy saloon girls and the Blue Canyon Gang performed street shootouts with their unique brand of humor.

Kids enjoyed some old time family entertainment in the Gold Rush Village Kids’ zone, tried Wild West games, enjoyed costume contests, historic treats, and a petting zoo.

Main Street was filled with old west style bands, yummy food and drinks, craft booths, beer and wine.

Previous activities included a Mark Twain trivia scavenger hunt in which all participants won prizes and  everything ranging from pie eating contests to a frog toss game, face painting, an old west carriage, a gold mining rock crusher, a branding station and Henry Angell’s Trading Post – a tent trading post just like the one that the Angels Camp founder started in 1849.  A fun day for everyone! 

 

Heidrick Agricultural Museum

Woodland, CA - November 13, 2015

The Blue Canyon Gang were guest performers for the Heidrick Museum's Sneak Preview of a new Exhibit "Agriculture after the Gold Rush".  The new Exhibit features a backdrop that dramatizes the agricultural artifacts, transportation and machinery of the era during and following the Gold Rush in California.

The Heidrick Museum is grateful for the contributions of Fashion Stables (John Queirolo), the builder of the backdrop, the Blue Canyon Gang for entertainment during the preview and the museum's Tuesday Crew for their efforts with the Exhibit's development. 

The building backdrop was also featured at the 2015 California State Fair County Exhibit, which won several awards.     Click here to go to the Heidrick Museum page.  Click gang photo below to go to the 2015 California State Fair page which featured the building backdrop.

 

Parades

Whatever the event or holiday, the Blue Canyon Gang is always a welcomed and popular participant in seasonal parades

Below: Annual Santa Parade around the State Capitol.  Click phoio to go to album of other parades

 

 

The Stanford Mansion, Sacramento

The Stanford Mansion in Sacramento was the site for a reception honoring the foreign Consul Generals to the State of California.  The event, hosted by Charlotte Schultz, Chief of Protocol for the state, was attended by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, his wife Maria Shriver and foreign dignitaries from 110 countries.  As guests walked into the mansion's main entrance, they were greeted and welcomed by former California Governor Leland Stanford and his wife Jane.   Stanford, one of the 'Big Four', joined his railroad business partners Charles Crocker, Mark Hopkins and Collis Huntington as they mingled with guests in the garden.

Below L to R: Leland Stanford, Charlotte Schultz, Mark Hopkins, Jane Stanford, Charles Crocker and Collis Huntington

 

Black Bart Hold-Up Days

The BCG were invited guest performers at the Black Bart Hold-Up Days celebration in Sutter Creek, CA.  Streets were blocked to motorized traffic while onlookers were entertained with reenactments and shootouts.

To see more photos of Black Bart Hold-Up Days, click on the photo below

 

Fundraising Events and Banquets

The Gang participates in fundraising events of all types.  BCG Members help support the sale of raffle tickets, mingle with and entertain guests, distribute literature, guide guests to designated areas and much more.  Ask how the Gang's 'Jail & Bail' can help your organization's fundraiser.

Below: After a quick trial and being found guilty of a minor offense by the judge, an event participant waits to be bailed out.

 

Galt Sesquicentennial Celebration

  

To see more of the Galt Sesquicentennial, click on the photo below

 

The California History Museum, Sacramento 

The BCG added color to a western themed reception for tour operators from around the state.  The area's rich historical heritage and unique attractions were showcased to promote Sacramento as a featured travel destination.  Gang members mingled with guests at a saloon bar,  jail (complete with a shotgun-toting Sheriff), gold rush era gambling games and layouts and a gold panning demonstration.   Later, a bar room disagreement led guests outside to witness a gunfight in the streets.

Below: The Sheriff waits with his deputies