Monterey, CA (PressExposure) August 27, 2014 -- Save the date! On Monday, September 8, 2014, the Courtside Bistro at Chamisal Tennis and Fitness Club and The Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival are presenting a very special evening performance with multi-award-winning American Western music singer/songwriter Brenn Hill.
Since winning the Western Music Association Crescendo Award in 2001, Hill has developed a significant career as a performer and songwriter, and was named the 2004 Academy of Western Artists Male Vocalist of the Year. Hill has developed an extensive loyal fan base and has gained a significant reputation for his authentic contribution to country and cowboy music.
At a Glance:
When: Monday, September 8, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
What: The Courtside Bistro at Chamisal Tennis and Fitness Club and The Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival will hold a special evening with Brenn Hill. There is a no host bar and event menu available. This evening performance is a benefit concert for the 16th Annual Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival and Cowboy Art & Western Marketplace at the Monterey Conference Center, One Portola Plaza in Downtown Monterey from Friday through Sunday, November 21, 22 and 23, 2014.
Where: The Courtside Bistro at Chamisal Tennis and Fitness Club, 185 Robley Road off Laureles Grade in Corral de Tierra, CA (Take Highway 68 from Monterey or Salinas to Corral de Tierra).
Cost: $10 donation at the door to support the Monterey Cowboy Festival's Cowboys in the Schools Program.
Information: Ed Bonilla at 831-484-6000.
About Brenn Hill:
Singer/Songwriter Brenn Hill doesn't just sing about the American West, he reveals its heart to anyone who will take the time to listen. His most recent CD, "Ode To Selway" was released in 2013 is a collection of music that honors the great Selway Wilderness and beyond. Featuring twelve all-new, all-original songs and a cover of legendary Ian Tyson's "Fifty Years Ago," Ode To Selway marks another milestone for an artist that continues to pay homage to life and love in the Rocky Mountain West.
Born into a 6th generation of a family anchored to the West and raised in Utah, Brenn and his music revisit the many stories that come from the land with a fresh, contemporary and personal twist. Home for the Hill's is Hooper, a rural community in Northern Utah where Brenn resides with his wife, three children and a cavvy of horses.
Like other award-winning recording artists, Brenn is committed to his music and the making of every album is a milestone. For each and every CD release in his fast-moving career, the title list is a key to a wealth of personal experiences and images.
Brenn explains, "The foremost inspiration for my songs is people. My friends, my foes, my heroes - they are all sources of great inspiration for writing. I am fortunate to be a part of a genre and lifestyle that is people-oriented. I am able to call my fans my friends and vice-versa. They're full of rich life experiences and character that inspires me to dig deeper and deeper as a songwriter."
About The Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival:
The Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival is a popular annual event for all ages. It celebrates Monterey's contribution to our western heritage with cowboy poetry, music and a first class Cowboy Art & Western Marketplace. The festival brings together people from all over the United States and Canada to enjoy and learn more about the "cowboy way of life," including its culturally diverse history, including the Vaqueros and Californios and the Mexican and Spanish traditions, plus its current values and cowboy culture.
The Festival's outstanding 2014 performer line-up includes multi-award-winning performers - the best of the best: Juni Fisher, Dave Stamey, Cow Bop and many others to be announced. Tickets are now on sale at montereycowboy.org.
The festival has many shows scheduled over the three days plus a fabulous Cowboy Happy Hour with Meet and Greets with some of the performers on Friday night. There is also a Late Night Jam Session on Friday night, a Saturday Night Dance with a Best Dressed Cowboy and Cowgirl Contest, the Cowboy Art & Western Marketplace, a Vaquero Breakfast, Silent Auction and adult Open Mic. There is a special Sunday morning Cowboy Church, which benefits The Salvation Army and features many of the top performers of the weekend.
There are different performance sessions throughout the weekend that fits everyone's schedule and interests, with a great mix of cowboy music and poetry. Come out and celebrate the "Cowboy Way of Life" in a comfortable indoor setting in beautiful downtown Monterey!
About the Cowboy Art & Western Marketplace:
The Cowboy Art & Western Marketplace features over two dozen artisans that offer an array of interesting items for Christmas gifts and collectors, including outstanding Western art, photography and books, clothing, (hats, jewelry, handmade boots, belts, purses, jackets, etc.), custom and antique saddles, Navajo blankets and much more.
About the Cowboys in the Schools Program:
The Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival also coordinates the popular "Cowboys in the Schools Program" with a special educational event that will be held at the Carmel Valley Trail and Saddle Club on September 25, 2014 for hundreds of visiting schoolchildren. During the school year, volunteers work with local educators to introduce the concept of Cowboy Culture and the influence of the vaquero to a diverse group of elementary school students. This "Cowboy Way of Life" program helps to teach youth self-esteem, ethics, values, writing, art and history. Young people also participate in the "Open Mic" event during the festival weekend. Monterey County has a long historic cowboy tradition that is celebrated at the Festival events.
Sponsors are now being sought to underwrite the costs of the Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival.
For more information about the Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival, to become a valued sponsor, or a volunteer, visit the website at montereycowboy.org.