Wranglers and rednecks at Community Concert Hall

A big weekend is coming at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College with back-to-back holiday shows from the Bar D Wranglers and the 3 Redneck Tenors, Dec. 13 and 14, respectively.

Durango’s much-beloved cowboy crooners come off the Bar-D and step on to the stage at the Community Concert Hall for the Bar-D Wranglers Christmas Jubilee Dec. 13, at 7 p.m.

Founded by Cy Scarborough in 1969, the Bar-D Wranglers offer their own unique style of Western music, cowboy poetry and humor. The Christmas Jubilee is a warmhearted and fun-filled show that will inspire the entire family to remember the true meaning of the holidays.

Known for summer entertainment at the Bar-D Chuckwagon, The Wranglers are now touring the country in the off-season, including live performances at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. In addition to Scarborough, the Wranglers are Gary Cook (guitar), Levi Mullen (guitar) Matt Palmer (fiddle) and Joel Racheff (upright bass, mandolin, guitar, banjo).

On Sunday, Dec. 14, think Larry the Cable Guy meets Luciano Pavarotti as the 3 Redneck Tenors offer up their Christmas “SPEC-TAC-YULE-AR” — a fun-filled show with down home laughs and Big City music.

The musical performance, in the spirit of popular shows such as “Greater Tuna,” features the classically trained, opera singing cousins Billy Bob, Billy Joe and Billy Billee. They’re said to mix NASCAR with Beethoven and lite beer with Puccini.

The tenors’ Christmas “SPEC-TAC-YULE-AR” features holiday songs as never previously heard, arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler. The set list is infused with vitality, energy and passion, and includes classics such as “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “O Holy Night.” But the boys also have some fun with “Santa Baby,” “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” and “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” along with additional surprises.

Visit www.3rednecktenors.com/video.htm to witness the comedy and vocal virtuosity of the tenors.

Tickets for the Bar D Wranglers are $15 for Orchestra/Balcony and $20 for Plaza, with the 3 Redneck Tenors, $25 for Orchestra/Balcony and $30 for Plaza.

Reserve tickets for both shows on the Web at www.durangoconcerts.com or by calling 247-7657. All sales final.

Showtime on both nights is 7 p.m., with doors to the Concert Hall and concessions, serving beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, opening at 6 p.m.

The Community Concert Hall is located in the growing arts complex of Fort Lewis College. It operates through a partnership with the college, a state-supported, independent institution of higher education, as well as the city of Durango, and with financial and in-kind contributions from generous members of the community.

Photo courtesy Indiana Reed
The Bar D Wranglers, the region’s much-beloved cowboy crooners, step on to the stage at the Community Concert Hall in Durango Dec. 13 for the Bar-D Wranglers Christmas Jubilee.