Supported by the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission and the Nevada Historical Society
RENO, Nev. (January 15, 2018) — Looking ahead to its centennial celebration in 2019, the Reno Rodeo is honoring it’s past by collecting and sharing stories depicting the rich history of the Reno Rodeo through a multi-media project called the Reno Rodeo 100 Years 100 Stories.
The third installment in the Reno Rodeo 100 series will be Friday, Jan. 26 at Hidden Valley Country Club in Reno. Enjoy a night of cocktails, dinner and a show with short documentary films, audio stories with slides and live storytellers.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and storytelling at 6:30 p.m.
“The more I dig up stories from the history of Reno Rodeo, the more evident it is to me that Reno is who she is, in large part, because of this annual event,” said Jessi LeMay, producer of Reno Rodeo 100 Years 100 Stories and creator of The Folk & The Lore, a live storytelling event hosted by Nevada Museum of Art. “For residents old and new, I think it is worth hearing these stories. It is my belief and the guiding principle of what I do, that when you know your neighbor’s story you are more connected to your community, and those stories will become part of your own lore.”
Community members can help keep the legacy alive by sharing stories about rodeo, ranching and the cowboy way of life in Northern Nevada. Stories can be submitted by calling the hotline at 775-525-1088 with a three-minute story synopsis and contact info, or email [email protected].
The Reno Rodeo 100 project is a community partnership between the Reno Rodeo Association and the Reno Rodeo Foundation. Funding, in part, provided by the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission. Tickets for the Jan. 26 event are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance at the Reno Rodeo Office, located at 1350 N. Wells Avenue.
For more information about the Jan. 26 100 Years 100 Stories event, send an email to [email protected].
About the Reno Rodeo
The Reno Rodeo is a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) sanctioned sporting event, and one of the top five rodeos in North America. Reno Rodeo is a non-profit organization made up of over 1000 volunteers. This year’s Reno Rodeo is scheduled for June 15-24, 2017. Competition includes bareback, team roping, saddle bronc, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, women’s barrel racing and bull riding. Like Reno Rodeo on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or for more information on the Reno Rodeo, visit www.renorodeo.com.
Reno Rodeo Foundation
The Reno Rodeo Foundation was incorporated in 1986 and is a non-profit 501(c)3. In addition to the annual Denim Drive that helps clothe neglected and abused foster children 365 days a year, the organization provides scholarships to eligible Nevada high school graduates, they support community grants, underwrites the Reno Rodeo Reading Roundup literacy program helping thousands of at-risk first graders, builds community partnerships and serves as the anchor for large capital projects to improve the lives of children. Like Reno Rodeo Foundation on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or for more information, please visit RenoRodeoFoundation.org.