2015 Echoes of the Trail in Fort Scott, Kansas

Del Shields, Johnny Kendrick and sons the Branchy Boys


Attend 2015 Echoes of the Trail for only $20 for both Friday and Saturday or $12 for either day per person. Echoes tickets are on sale now at Country Cupboard in Fort Scott and may be purchased at the door.

Friday evening, JUNE 19 at 7 p.m. on the FSCC Round Room Stage in Bailey Hall (the Academic Bldg. across from the Fine Arts Center): Enter on the South side of the building to hear Del Shields and Johnny Kendrick with his sons, The Branchy Boys!

If you haven’t heard these wonderful entertainers, you have missed a real treat. Del Shields is the co-host of the RFD-TV show, “Best of America by Horseback,” and as well as being a real cowboy, horse trainer, farrier, and trail boss, he is a great music composer, singer, and yodeler! Johnny Kendrick is one of our founders, and wrote the unforgettable theme song for us, “Echoes of the Trail.” He and his sons sing in perfect harmony, and make for some wonderful entertainment.

After the show, enjoy chuck wagon cobbler by the campfire as cowboys sing and tell tales on the open microphone! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets!

Saturday JUNE 20 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.in the FSCC Round Room in Bailey Hall: Hear Gerry Allen, Harold Carpenter, Richard Dunlap, D. J. Fry, C. W. Harris, Ken Lorton, Ron Ratliff, Francine Robison, Cliff Sexton, Royce Smithey, Bill White, and Jake White perform on the Round Room stage.

You are invited to enter a home baked fruit pie in our annual contest, and the three winning pies will be auctioned Saturday evening. During the day, the other pies will be sliced and sold, with the proceeds going to our local 4-H, along with the pie auction monies! Click on the Pie Contest button above for a printable copy of the contest rules and the entry form.

At noon, enjoy a chuck wagon lunch outdoors on the south side of Bailey Hall, cooked by Denny and Donna Williams and sidekicks Jimmy and Louise Campbell. The free will offering will help pay the chuck wagon expenses.

All day, you can feast your eyes on leather work, western art, deer hide braiding, bead work, and much more in the halls leading to the Round Room. Also, there will be an array of western items on display, waiting for your bid in the Silent Auction! The winning bidders will be announced during Saturday evening’s show, and you can pick up your treasures after the show.

At 5 p.m., there will be a break for dinner on your own, and the evening show will start at 7 p.m. Johnny Kendrick and Arnold Schofield will open the show after a welcome from the new FSCC president, Alysia Johnston! A variety of our cowboy singers and poets will put on another fantastic show!

Also Saturday night, we will present a token of our appreciation to Gary Hawk for his painting "Echoes of the Trail," of which he gave us the first 10 prints snd continues to donate $15 from every print sold of his marvelous painting.