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TRAILS ® WEST! August 19 — 21 Your guide to St. Joseph’s biggest summertime party in Civic Center Park


Celebrating the past in a brand new way


years ago, at the start of the American Civil War, our nation entered into a period of change. And now a century and a half later, change is also coming to the grounds of Trails West! as organizers prepare for a new and improved festival. It’s time to commemorate the “Civil War-Divided Loyalties” with Trails West! 2011 in St. Joseph Aug. 19-21. Trails West! is the same, and different, for 2011. The 19th year will continue to have long-time favorites like great food, excellent art and top-notch entertainment, but they’re making a few changes to shake things up a bit. This year, instead of isolating each art form in a different part of the park, each aspect (fine art, crafts and children’s art) will be integrated into several different “villages.” “This gives patrons a chance to sample parts of Trails West! they may never have experienced simply because they weren’t able to move around the park,” says festival Chair Scott Johnson. The names for the villages are “South Paw Paw Village,” “East Rockhouse Village” and “West Fort Smith,” and they will include everything from metal flying pigs to fine jewelry, paintings, photographs, sculptures, leather, wood working, perfumes, apparel and varieties of delicious food. In addition to the evolving atmosphere, the festival itself will be a commemoration of St. Joseph’s involvement in the American Civil War. “Our 2011 Trails West! theme commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, with living history exhibits by re-enactors from both the

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Bailey Rich, 11, sorts through the craft tables at Trails West! while her sister and other kids make freeform crafts as the sun goes down.

FESTIVAL HOURS 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 | 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 | noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. Admission to the festival granted with a 2011 souvenir button or 2011 Trails West! T-shirt. Buttons, good for all three days of the festival, are $6 in advance and $8 at the festival gates. All festival guests over the age of 12 will need a button for admission. Trails West! T-shirts must be purchased in advance and can be worn to the festival instead of purchasing a button. More information about this year’s festival is posted at north and the south. We’ll even get a chance to see and hear what a skirmish was like all those years ago,” Johnson says. This year the festival will showcase the history of the Civil War by hosting encampments, reenactments, Civil War poets and storytellers, artifact displays, Civil War-era music, a costume parade and an Abe and Mary Lincoln dress-up contest. The Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln look-alike contest begins on the Family Stage Saturday at

10:30 a.m. Those interested in participating should register for the contest at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Family Stage. There are two different judging categories: children up to 16, and 17 and above. Trails West! also is bringing the past to life with a look at both the Confederate and Union troops. Civil War re-enactments and encampments will demonstrate the differences between the armies. The re-enactors perform on the hillside on both Saturday and Sunday. Civil War poet

Jerry Schleicher brings to life his original poetry inspired by the war that split our nation at noon Saturday on the Family Stage. The Saint Joseph Symphony Civil War Band performs on the City Stage at 1:30 p.m. and on the Family Stage at 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Civil War musicians Cathy Barton and Dave Para will share folk music from long ago. Their performance begins at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon on the Family Stage. To add to this year’s excitement, the Remington Nature Center of St. Joseph will present a program on the Civil War in Missouri, complete with authentic Civil War artifacts. The program begins at 12:15 p.m. Sunday on the Family Stage. A brand new addition to the festival is the creation of the Trails West! Bistro. This new tent will feature a “Wine 101” session on Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m., and wine pairings with food samples from several St. Joseph caterers and restaurants from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The tent will remain open to festival attendees until 8 p.m. on Saturday evening to accommodate wine tasting. Wine, cheese and food samples are a ticket each, or five tickets for a full glass of wine. It simply wouldn’t be Trails West! without a tempting assortment of festival food like barbecue, funnel cakes, ice cream, kettle corn, roasted nuts, Philly cheesesteaks, tenderloins, hamburgers, Philly nachos, Reubens, deep-fried Twinkies, old-fashioned root beer and 50-plus flavors of shaved ice, among many other items. Carriage rides by Duncan Carriages will return to the festival this year. Ride pick-up and drop -off is at the northeast entrance of the festival grounds. Rides are $6 for adults and $4 for kids. “There’s nowhere else in the Midwest offering this caliber of entertainment at this price,” says Teresa Fankhauser, executive director, of the Allied Arts Council. “We’re very fortunate in St. Joseph to have the kind of community support that makes the festival one of the best entertainment options all year. Having the history of the Civil War as a theme adds an extra element.”

g Trails West! is an arts festival celebrating the unique cultural heritage of St. Joseph. A program of the Allied Arts Council, the festival is coordinated by a volunteer steering committee and receives financial assistance from the St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of St. Joseph and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. 2 Trails West!® August 2011

Stage schedule 2011


City Stage

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Family Stage g 5:30 p.m. — J-Boyz g 6:45 p.m. — Jason Riley’s Funky Folk

Main Stage g 8:30 p.m. — Los Lonely Boys SATURDAY, AUG. 20

City Stage g 11:30 a.m. — Nathan Jones, St. Joe’s Got Talent Winner g 12:15 p.m. — Fresh Cut Grass g 1:30 p.m. — The Saint Joseph Symphony Civil War Band g 2:45 p.m. — Jeff Hudson, guitarist g 4 p.m. — The Garrett Nordstrom Situation g 5:30 p.m. — Making Movies

Family stage g 10:15 a.m. — Abe Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln look-alike contest g 11:15 a.m. — Robert Ford, stories of Abe Lincoln in St. Joseph g Noon — Jerry Schleicher, cowboy Hhumorist Civil War poet g 1 p.m. — Cathy Barton and Dave Para, Civil War storytellers g 2:15 p.m. — Tumbling Weeds, Stone Lion Puppets g 3:30 p.m. — The Saint Joseph Symphony Civil War Band g 4:45 p.m. — BJ Talley, magic and hypnosis g 6 p.m. — Dance and acrobatic spectacular, Darcee’s School of Dance

Main Stage g 8:30 p.m. — Fabulous Thunderbirds SUNDAY, AUG. 21

City Stage g 12:30 p.m. — Jeff Hudson, guitarist g 1:30 p.m. — Fresh Cut Grass g 2:45 p.m. Jason Riley’s Funky Folk g 4 p.m. — Licious Brothers

Family Stage g 1 p.m. — RiverSong g 2:15 p.m. — “An Itsy Bitsy Spider Who Changed the World,” Martin City Jr., the children’s division of the Martin City Melodrama g 3:30 p.m. — BJ Talley, magic and hypnosis g 4:45 p.m. — “An Itsy Bitsy Spider Who Changed the World,” Martin City Jr., the children’s division of the Martin City Melodrama

Main Stage g 6 p.m. — The Band Perry with special guest True North


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Main Stage

Ready to rock In addition to changing the layout of the festival, the Main Stage entertainment also is undergoing a renovation of sorts. FRIDAY NIGHT will feature the Tex-Mex rock band, Los Lonely Boys. After proving itself as one of the most stunning and wonderful musical success stories of the last decade, Los Lonely Boys is now carving out its legend with its fourth studio album, “Rockpango.� Los Lonely Boys embodies the great stylistic moments of an American band when it performs at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at Trails West!. http://loslonelyboys. com/rockpango/track/. SATURDAY MORNING, get ready to shake off those funnel cakes and hot dogs with Amy’s Zumba at 10:30 a.m. at the Main

The Fabulous Thunderbirds | Saturday | 8:30 p.m. Stage area. To get in and shake it all off, bring a canned good item for the Second Harvest, and get your button for only $5 between 9:30 and 11 a.m. if you don’t already have one. SATURDAY NIGHT, the legendary blues/ rock band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds takes the stage. For more than 30 years, this band has been the quintessential American band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound produced hits such as “Tuff Enuff� and “Wrap It Up.�

Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation. The current Thunderbirds lineup features Jay Moeller on drums, Johnny Moeller and Mike Keller on guitars and Randy Bermudes on bass. “The thing about the T-Birds is that we can play both blues festivals and rock venues,� Wilson comments. “We’re a diversified band now and everybody’s on the same page.� The Thunderbirds kick off the show at 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 20. www.fabulousthun SUNDAY EVENING, opening for The Band Perry is True North, a local group tearing up the music scene with its modern country, Americana or roots rock songs. The six-member band pays homage to it’s Midwestern roots, but also gives a nod to the rock artists the members grew up listening to. True North continues to deliver in stellar fashion with its fourth album, “Dimestore Hemingway.� The songs suggest at least some of the members are beginning


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Los Lonely Boys | Friday | 8:30 p.m. to feel the years slipping by; hope tempered with fatigue. True North is sure to please the crowd with their take on American music. The Band Perry, named ACM’s Top New Artist and the New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year will take the stage following True North. Comprised of siblings Kimberly Perry, Neil Perry and Reid Perry, the group broke into the Top 20 at Country Radio with its first single, “Hip To My Heart,� which was

followed by “If I Die Young,� a Platinumcertified No. 1 hit. �You Lie,� the band’s current single, is the fastest-climbing to date. The Band Perry garnered a Grammy nomination; an early ACM award, as well as an invitation by the American Music Awards to attend as presenters. The Band Perry starts at 6 p.m. Aug. 21, following special guests True North. http://the bandperry. com;

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Silver Sponsors GRAY

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Joyce Rochambeau & RenĂŠ McCrary Commitee Members

Bronze Sponsors KCP& L Altec Industries Hillyard Companies First Bank of Missouri Mercantile Bank

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1. Family Stage 2. Handicapped Parking 3. Food Vendors 4. 7up! Pop 5. Food/Beverage Tickets 6. Button Booths 7. Picnic Areas 8. Fresco Dining 9. Baby Changing Station 10. Portable Toilets 11. Shuttle 12. West Forth Smith 13. Bud Light Mobile Bar 14. Union Encampment 15. South Paw Paw Village 16. Trails West!® Bistro 17. Police 18. First Aid 19. Re-enactors 20. Main Stage 21. Headliners Merchandise 22. Trails West!® Merchandise 23. Handicapped Seating 24. Children’s Art 25. East Rockhouse Village 26. Carriage Rides 27. Dining Tent 28. Beer Garden 29. City Stage

























Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War August 19-21, 2011 Trails West!® Shuttle Service FREE WITH TRAILS WEST!® BUTTON

To help with traffic flow Trails West!® will offer shuttle service to and from the City parking garages and lots during peak times. The service is free. (See Downtown St. Joseph parking map to the left.) The shuttle runs every half hour. The shuttle drop off point at the festival is 10th and Frederick.

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City Stage

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Listen up During the Civil War, everyone needed that opportunity to listen to the music and watch the entertainment that surrounded them. On the City and Family stages, the lineup includes many different types of entertainment from blues, to rock, to hypnosis and dance. Entertainment on the City and Family stages includes several new acts as well. Entertainment Co-Chair Allison Stewart says, “We’re very excited to host so many musicians from our area. We have tons of fun groups this year with lots of variety and something for everyone.” The lineup on the City Stage includes The Licious Brothers who pride themselves on being fun, spontaneous, and incredibly entertaining; Blue 88,

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Emmy nominated singer/songwriter;

The Saint Joseph Symphony Civil War Band; Garrett Nordstrom Situation,

a funk and alt-R&B band; the AfroCuban rhythms of Making Movies; Nathan Jones, St. Joe’s Got Talent winner; and local folk group, Fresh

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Family Stage On the Family Stage, visitors can see Stone Lion Puppets; Martin City Jr. performing “An Itsy Bitsy Spider Who Changed the World;� the magic and hypnosis of BJ Talley; various Civil War storytellers, poets and artifact collections; an acrobatic and dance show by Darcee’s School of Dance; local favorites The JBoyz; and the women’s acapella group, RiverSong.

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Children’s Activities

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Each village will feature its own collection of children’s activities. Kids, accompanied by adults, can spend time painting, panning for river gems, receiving airbrush tattoos and face paintings, building craft projects sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement or experiencing the activity and movement tent. There also will be various “make it and take it� projects available.


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Food and Drink Prepare yourself for all of the funnel cakes, hot dogs and fresh-squeezed lemonade you can eat and drink. This year there are several new additions to the collection of vendors. If it’s as hot as it has been recently, you’ll want to stop by Big Dave’s Italian Ice for that perfect hand-dipped Italian ice. Chartroose Caboose will be offering Philly cheesesteaks, steak fries, combo meals and many other options. Echo City Concessions is joining the festival this year with curly fries, deep-fried Twinkies and other delicious treats. Holtsclaws Mobile Sales, a St. Joseph local, offers chicken tenders and chili cheese fries. K&C Concessions has that perfect walking taco salad for those who prefer to have a meal while they walk around. If you would rather have a pork tenderloin sandwich, Lewis Concessions can help you in that area. To top off that perfect festival food, stop by Snowflakes Shaved Ice to have your choice from 50-plus flavors of shaved ice, or Pucker Powder candy straws you make yourself.



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There also are many other options to choose from, including jumbo turkey legs, cotton candy, chocolate-covered frozen cheesecakes, pineapple freezes, everyone’s favorite funnel cakes, corndogs, blooming onions, pizza, Gyros, nuts, bottled root beer, and kettle corn. Of course you’ll need something to wash down all of that food. Stop by one of our pop tents sponsored by 7Up, or the Budweiser Mobile Bar, the Beer Garden or the Bistro to solve that problem.

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What you need to know for Trails West! 2011 Buttons, T-shirts and souvenirs Trails West! has provided affordable family entertainment for 18 years. The purchase of a Trails West! button is required for admission. Buttons may be purchased in advance for $6 or for $8 at any one of the five festival gates. Children 12 and younger are free when accompanied by an adult. Trails West! Buttons are available at the following locations: gAAA, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Allied Arts Council office, American Family Insurance, Athletic & Rehabilitation Center, Apple Market, Bank Midwest, Beauty First, Bender’s, Citizens Bank & Trust, City of St. Joseph, Clara’s Fashions, Commerce Bank, Cornett Automotive, CVS, Dillon Company, Fast Gas Convenience Stores (all locations), First Bank of Missouri, Fredrick Inn, Goetz Credit Union, Heartland Regional MediBank, UMB Bank, US Bank, and Walcal Center, Hy-Vee in Maryville, Hy-Vee greens (all locations). in St. Joseph, Institute for Industrial and gAmerican Family Insurance Agents sellApplied Life Sciences, Lanham Music, ing buttons include: M & I Bank, Mercantile Bank, Midwest Lee Butler, 2721 Pembroke Lane Federal Savings, Nestle Purina, New Matt Thrasher, 301 Illinois Ave. York Life Insurance Company, Nodaway Rick Hopp, 910 N. Belt Highway Valley Bank, North American Savings Rod Sampson, 704 S. Woodbine Road Bank, Norty’s Bar & Grill, Performing Arts Scott Wineinger, 1805 Oakridge Circle Association, Record Wearhouse, RollStephen Lorenz, 1109 N. 26th St. ing Hills Library- St. Joe and Savannah Tom Lemmon, 2524 St. Joseph Ave. branches, Speedy’s (all locations), St. Joseph Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, St. gState Farm Insurance Agents selling buttons: Joseph Visitor’s Center, St. Joseph Metro Chamber, St. Joseph News-Press, St. JoNick Koeteman, 2407 N. Woodbine, Ste D Greg Pierpoint, 3120 Karnes, Suite J seph Public Library, St. Joseph Teachers John Trotter, 3032 Frederick Ave. Credit Union, State Farm, Suddenlink, Will Woods, 2921 N. Belt Highway, Suite M1 The Spec Shoppe, Triumph Foods, Troy

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gT-SHIRTS range in price from $16 to $22.50, depending on style and size. T-shirts will be available at the Allied Arts Council office, 118 S. Ninth, Hy-Vee and South Belt Apple Market. Because the festival is held regardless of weather conditions, there are no refunds on buttons or T-shirts. Souvenir T-shirts are available on the festival grounds during the weekend. In addition to T-shirts, the merchandise tent will have Trails West! blankets, Union and Confederate hats, glow sticks, flashing bracelets and necklaces for sale. gFor more information, call the Allied Arts Council (816) 233-0231 or (800) 216-7080

Festival shuttle, directions and parking

45,000 festivalgoers and to provide a comfortable experience for everyone, the festival is asking for cooperation with the following: gPets and animals are not allowed in the festival. gDue to obvious hazards, glass, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters and bicycles are prohibited. gPlease do not bring food or drink on to the grounds — food vendors on the grounds offer a wide variety of tasty options. If you wish to bring your own food, a picnic area is available for your use on the grounds of the Pony Express Monument between Frederick Avenue and Francis Street.

gBlankets and chairs must be removed each evening of the festival. Following each night’s closing act, festival staff The festival is located at Civic Center remove all blankets, chairs, etc., from the Park, adjacent to City Hall, 1100 Frederick park. These items are turned in to the lost Ave. Downtown St. Joseph has several and found located in the merchandise free parking garages and parking lots. The tent. garage closest to the festival is at Ninth and Felix streets. A map of parking locations gJust a tip—BRING YOUR BAG CHAIRS! can be found at Seating is limited, and there are so many West/Trails-West-Parkingbig.pdf. different venues to see, you’ll want the To help with traffic flow, Trails West! will mobility that having your own chair will offer shuttle service to and from the city bring. parking garages and lots during peak times on Aug. 21. The shuttle runs every half hour, gWhen packing for the festival, drop trash and the drop-off point at the festival is in your own trash bag, and help us to Frederick and 10th streets. Shuttle service leave the festival grounds in great shape. hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Please don’t drop trash on the ground or in our neighbors’ streets.

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gSeating at the festival is NOT reserved. Be aware that arriving early for the headline entertainment doesn’t guarantee


a front-row seat. Also, note that most audience members prefer to stand during the concert. gAll guests who purchase alcohol must wear a festival-supplied wristband. gCans or bottles may not be brought into the park. gCity ordinances prohibit guests from leaving the park (or any liquor-bythe-drink establishment) with an open container of alcohol.

Guest services and handicap access Our goal is to provide access to all our guests for all of Trails West! Here are some of the ways we work to make your visit enjoyable. gAll entrances are handicapped accessible except for the entrance on Edmond. gHandicapped parking is located in the City Hall parking lot near the 12th and Jules entrance, in the parking lot near the 12th and Francis entrance and on Francis between Ninth and 10th streets near the

10th and Francis entrance. gLarge-print and Braille festival schedules are available at the merchandise tent free of charge. gAmerican Sign Language interpreters will be available Friday night for the Los Lonely Boys performance. On Sunday interpreters, will be on the City Stage, Family Stage and Main Stage beginning at 2:30 p.m.

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gFirst Aid is located on the southwest portion of the grounds. gADA accessible portable restrooms are located in each of the two “porta-potty� locations. gGrace Evangelical Church will provide a baby changing and nursing tent next to the South Paw Paw Village. gA picnic area has been established for guests wishing to bring a picnic lunch. The green space at the Pony Express statue at 10th and Frederick will have picnic tables set up for your use.

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