Colorado Prairie Music Festival Wraps Up on Aug. 10 with Ned LeDoux & Randall King
HUGO, Colo. (July 19, 2019) — Country musicians Ned LeDoux and Randall King will conclude the third annual Colorado Prairie Music Festival in style on Aug. 10 in Hugo, Colorado. Get a taste of Colorado’s Eastern Plains while taking in this boot stompin’ concert that wraps up the 124th annual Lincoln County Fair & Rodeo in style.
Lincoln County Fair & Rodeo – Small-Town Americana
Make a day (or several) of it with free admission to the Lincoln County Fair & Rodeo, Aug. 5 to 10, full of fun activities for all ages, small-town style. Before the concert on Aug. 10, expect bounce houses, obstacle courses, food booths, unique vendors, horse races and two performances of the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) Rodeo displaying the talent and bravery of some of the state’s finest cowboys and cowgirls. Plus, there is a morning parade, VFW and Shriners Band concert at noon, and the always entertaining mutton bustin.
Colorado Prairie Music Festival – Ned LeDoux & Randall King
Stick around on Aug. 10 for authentic country music from two of the best in the industry, Ned LeDoux and Randall King, starting at 7 p.m. Their songs and sounds are traditional but are blazing a trail through the new country scene. Tickets are just $30, and kids 12 and under are admitted for $5.
Headliner Ned LeDoux, son of the late rodeo and country music icon Chris LeDoux, is keeping the cowboy in country, playing many of his dad’s hits and pumping energy into the genre with his own songwriting. Growing up on a ranch in Wyoming and becoming a drummer in his dad Chris’ band Western Underground in 1998 at age 21, Ned knew from an early age that music would be his focus, no back-up plan needed.
When Chris dad passed away in 2005, Ned continued to tour with his father’s band to keep the musical spirit of Chris LeDoux alive. This drove him to pick up the guitar and try his hand at some of his dad’s songs. When the other band members heard Ned’s voice, he found himself front and center singing at shows. Since then, Ned has been steadily touring, headlining concerts, opening for acts like Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, Aaron Watson and Brother’s Osborne and releasing his first full-length album, Sagebrush, in 2017.
Humble beginnings, a cultivated work ethic and the influences of classic country legends are at the core of opening act Randall King, a singer-songwriter from the plains of west Texas. Many of King’s songs are written and inspired by his deep southern heritage and family roots, and his music reflects honesty, conviction and authenticity.
There is free camping available at Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Hugo (15 miles southeast of Limon off Interstate 70), location of all the happenings, and a variety of other lodging options in the area. The concert will take place at the brand new covered Livestock Barn. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.coloradoprairiemusicfest.com.
Colorado Prairie Music Festival is a program of the Colorado Prairie Arts and Music Council, a new nonprofit organization in Lincoln County that has a mission of promoting and enhancing the arts in rural communities in Lincoln County and eastern Colorado. Follow the festival on Facebook and Instagram.
For information on where to eat, stay and play in Lincoln County, visit www.seelincolncounty.com.