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Sons of the Pioneers to perform in Alexandria

Their performance is the final concert of the Central Lakes Concert Association's 2021-22 season.

Five members of the Sons of the Pioneers, all wearing cowboy hats and kerchiefs.
Sons of The Pioneers

The Sons of the Pioneers will bring their nostalgic, upbeat and at times haunting songs about the American West to Alexandria when they perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12.

Brought to town by the Central Lakes Concert Association, they will perform at the Tastefully Simple Performing Arts Center at Alexandria Area High School. Admission is by season ticket only. Their concert wraps up the association's 2021-22 concert season.

The Sons of the Pioneers are known as the original “singing cowboy” band, founded in 1934 by Roy Rogers, Bob Nolan and Time Spencer. They were a mainstay of western movies and appeared on television singly and as a group. In 1979, the Smithsonian Institution designated the group as a "National Treasure."

The band has remained together continuously since its founding, rotating a total of some 46 members over the many years.

The current group includes Roy’s son Dusty Rogers, as well as Tommy Nallie, Ken Lattimore, John Fullerton, Paul Elliott, and Chuck Ervin. They'll perform classic numbers like "Cimarron," "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," and "Ghost Riders in the Sky," as well as "Happy Trails" and "Cool Water."

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For ticket or membership information, contact Kathi Haug at 320-815-8979 or visit www.centrallakesconcerts.com .

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