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1891 - Actor Buck Jones, a Placerita and Vasquez "regular," born in Indiana [story]


[KHTS] – Just in time for the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, Old Town Newhall will host a “Rockin’ Rodeo”-themedSENSES block party, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday.

'Rockin' Rodeo' SENSES To Kick Off Santa Clarita Cowboy FestivalGuests will enjoy food trucks, mechanical bull rides and live music by country band Highway Starr at the free event.

SENSES is part of Thursdays at Newall, Santa Clarita’s arts and entertainment program on Main Street. Themed block parties are planned for the third Thursday of the month through spring and summer.

As the local kick-off for the Cowboy Festival, the Rodeo will also feature bronze tiles for Charles Bronson and Steve McQueen, to be added to the Walk of Western Stars.

The Cowboy Festival itself will be open on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio.

A wide range of singers, performers and historical reenactments are lined up for this event, in addition to western inspired food vendors, book and gift shops, family-fun activities and several special events that explore the western film heritage in Santa Clarita.

Performers at the festival will include gunslinger Joey Dillon, the Sons of San Joaquin, cowboy poet Paul Zarzyskithe New Buffalo Soldiers and many more.

The city also recently released the official map for the Cowboy Festival, with performance stages and vendor booths labeled.

View and print the map, here.

For more information about other upcoming Thursdays at Newhall events, including the Farmers Market and the monthly Art Slam, click here.

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