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Saddle-Up Sunday Starring ‘Riders in the Sky’

Submitted by on April 26, 2012 – 5:45 am15 Comments

Enjoy family friendly activities and a concert from AT&T Performing Arts Center

Tickets are $35 per person and children under 8 are free with adult admission. Purchase tickets online. Use code COWBOY to purchase your tickets for just $15.00! That’s a $20 savings per ticket!

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! Join us for Saddle-Up Sunday starring Riders in the Sky! Buckaroos and Buckarettes will find a corral full of fun and games from the Wild West and enjoy a concert from Riders in the Sky – as seen in Woody’s Roundup from “Toy Story 2.”

Event Info.

Concert starts at 11:00am on Sunday, May 6th at the Annette Strauss Square. You can bring your own food and drinks, including alcoholic beverages (BYOB), to the event. More info. about this.

Activities begin at 10:00am: pony rides, petting zoo, goat milking, face painting, arts and crafts, western carnival games, and more fun surprises!

Would you like to win tickets to Saddle-Up Sunday starring ‘Riders in the Sky?’

 North Texas Kids is giving away multiple family 4 packs! Simply leave a comment below about why you’d like to attend for a chance to win a set of tickets for your family.

Contest ends on Wednesday, May 2nd and the winners will be notified by email. The email used to notify you will be the one you use to leave your comment below.

Congratulations to our contest winners!



Did you know?

For thirty years Riders In the Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!”

In addition to being inducted into the Grand Ol’ Opry, Riders are in the Western Music Association’s Hall of Fame, the Country Music Foundation’s Walkway of Stars, and the Walk of Western Stars along with Gene, Roy, John Wayne and other cowboy legends. No less important than their two Grammy wins, Riders have been the Western Music Association’s “Entertainers Of the Year” six times, and won “Traditional Group of the Year” and “Traditional Album of the Year” multiple times. The Academy of Western Artists has named them “Western Music Group of the Year” twice in 5 years, and the National  Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has bestowed Riders with their Wrangler Award statuette three times. It comes as no surprise then that Billboard magazine’s Jim Bessman counts them as one of “the most significant acts in the history of American music.” Visit the Riders in the Sky website.

For more event info, visit the AT&T Performing Arts Center website (, connect with them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter. You can also find video previews onYou Tube.



  • Alice says:

    I grew up next to my grandfather listening to Gene Autry and watching the Grand Ole Opry. I would love to get a chance to share those memories with my kids and this would be a perfect opportunity.Not to mention they all love Woody’s Round Up from Toy Story. Thanks so much!!!

  • Sherri says:

    Looks Fun and my boys would really enjoy it.

  • jackie says:

    This looks like so much fun. My mom would love to take my children to this. she has MS and is on a fixed income and money is a little tight. this would be something they could all enjoy and make a great memory for them to reflect on

  • Armando Quiroz says:

    Like the name “Riders in the Sky.” I would like to learn more about the group. My son and I would like to go. He is five and he is in a cowboy phase.

  • Susan says:

    I would love to take my kids to see these great gentleman of Western Swing! This is an essential part of our musical history…

  • Brandy Fisher says:

    Our Family of Five would Love to see This GrEaT GrOuP! i know our 3 sons would enjoy this so much:) they absolutely love anything related to Cowboys, Horses etc. <3

  • judy cote says:

    My daughter has seen the commercials for this on pbs and wants to go.. but the ticket prices are well… high. I am dissapointed that this children oriented event seems to be so overpriced. For a family of four, even if both kids are 8 and under will start with $70 just for admittance. Then there’s parking downtown, food, and I’m guessing the pony rides etc are not free. There is a similar event in allen each year where the activities are free and separate from the concert, which makes more sense to me. I hope the event promoters will consider this approach for next time.

  • summer says:

    My husband is always going and doing things the kids and I like. I would love to go as a family and do something he would love. This reminds me of when we were dating and he would pickle me up and he would be listening to western swing or Red Stegall telling a good story. Still makes my heart skip a beat just thinking about it.

  • chau le says:

    Would love to go and see this, how exciting to be able to enjoy for a mothers day gift and birthday.

  • Wanda says:

    I grew up watching these guy! They are such great entertainers! I would love for my Mom, my daughter and I (3 genetations) to be able to go for a wonderful girls day! I know my daughter would love them as much as I do!

  • Kandy Pople says:

    We would love to attend this event. We try to expose our GrandBaby (Kinley 11mo), who lives with is, to as many enriching experiences as possible. He Loves music, and at 11 months is already well traveled, having been on many trips, including, cruises and visits to other countries. I am certain he would love this event asuch as we would! 🙂

  • Tom says:

    I grew up with my Grandmother’s yodeling ‘the Cowboy Way’ like she did as a kid in Missouri. I would like to share that wholesome entertainment with my kids.

  • Gloria Mays says:

    Would love to win the tickets to have a family day of laughter and fun!

  • Clara says:

    I remember seeing and hearing them when I was younger. They were so fun and memorable. I still have their CD. Being a single Grandma and on a fixed budget, I would really like to my family to see them

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