Award-winning western performer R. W. Hampton will be in concert at the Fort Wallace Museum during the annual expo September 9 and 10. Living history presentations will focus on the theme, “Communication on the Smoky Hill Trail,” with Friday designated as education day for area students and Saturday’s activities open to the public at no charge. A chuckwagon dinner precedes the concert on Saturday evening.
Since releasing his first album in 1984, Hampton has achieved commercial and critical success with awards from the Western Music Association, the Academy of Western Artists, and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. He and his wife, Lisa, ranch at Cimarron, New Mexico.
Hampton is also a veteran actor and has appeared in several movies including The Tracker with Kris Kristofferson and three Kenny Rogers films-- Wild Horses, The Gambler III, and a documentary of the American cowboy.
He is one of the stars of The Contested Plains, the docudrama from Fall River Productions that tells the story of the German Family, attacked by a raiding party in Logan County in 1874. Hampton portrays Gen. Nelson Miles who leads the rescue efforts to recover the captive girls. The film premieres in Oakley at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center on September 11 and Hampton will attend the event.
Tickets for the concert and chuckwagon dinner are $20 each, with a combination ticket price of $30 and may be purchased at the Fort Wallace Museum or by contacting the museum at 785-891-3564 or email@example.com.
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