Big Horn Music Festival Cancelled Due to Schedule Conflict with Longmire Days
Written by Andrew-Rossi on January 8, 2019
Folk and bluegrass musicians who have gathered in Buffalo for the last fifteen years for the Big Horn Mountain Festival in July are faced with disappointment this year.
A scheduling conflict with another hugely popular annual gathering means that the music must be put on hold. Longmire Days, which celebrates the television show based on books written by Wyoming author Craig Johnson, has been scheduled for the weekend of July 18th through the 21st this year to accommodate the actors’ schedules.
Although the television show aired its last season on Netflix in November of 2017, the show remains popular with an extensive fan base. The celebration was developed by the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce several years ago, and due to the popularity of the television show, each year fans from all over the country descend on Buffalo, which is the inspiration for the fictional town of Durant, the setting for Johnson’s books.
According to an article in the Northern Wyoming Daily News, a spokesperson for the Music Festival committee said that having the two events on the same weekend impacted ticket sales, and also made it impossible for participants and music fans to find accommodations.
The article went on to say that the committee had considered moving the event or the date, but ultimately decided that the options were not worth the risk to sponsors and volunteers, who number in the hundreds.
According to the Longmire Days Webpage, seven actors have committed to be in attendance at this year’s celebration. Two of the actors, Robert Taylor and Adam Bartley, appeared in the Cody Stampede Parade in 2017.