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RENO RODEO 100 YEARS 100 STORIES PRESENTS STORIES FROM RURAL NEVADA

 

RENO, Nev. (July 23, 2018)— The Reno Rodeo 100, a multimedia project that collects and shares stories leading up to the 100-year anniversary of the Reno Rodeo, will be holding its next event on Saturday, July 28 at the Nevada Museum of Art. The event, titled “Stories from Rural Nevada,” will use short documentary films, audio stories with slides, and live storytellers to explore western traditions, notable characters from Reno’s past and present, and how the ranching community came to be what it is today.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for social hour at the chez louie cash bar, with stories beginning at 6 p.m.

“These powerful stories represent the rich history of the Reno Rodeo and Western lifestyle in Northern Nevada,” said Jessi LeMay, producer of Reno Rodeo 100 Years 100 Stories and Creator of The Folk & The Lore. “I believe that when you know your neighbor’s story, not only do you feel more connected to your community, but those stories 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 info@jessilemay.com.

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 with support from Nevada Historical Society and the Nevada Museum of Art, which will host live storytelling events in 2018. Tickets for the July 28 event are $12 for general admission, $8 for Nevada Museum of Art members and $5 for students.  For tickets, visit nevadaart.org/calendar

For more information about the event, visit NevadaArt.org.

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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. The 100th Reno Rodeo is scheduled for June 20-29, 2019. 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 Northern Nevada high school graduates, supports community grants, funds a Reno Rodeo Wish for a child, underwrites the Reno Rodeo Association’s Reading Roundup literacy program helping thousands of at-risk first graders, provides new books to comfort children who must attend family court proceedings, 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.