Supporting the Arts in the Big Horn Basin

We hold a variety of activities, from musicians to plays, movies to Zumba. We'd like to see you at the BCAC!

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Jalan Crossland to Perform

Jalan Crossland to Perform @ BCAC

Guitarist, Banjoist, Singer of Americana from Tensleep.  

Nov. 4, 2017  @ 7 p.m. 

Tickets: Adults $15 Children 12 & Under $5 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Programs Coming to BCAC
Look for more details on this blog.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Heaven Bound 7-8:30 p.m.  Country Gospel Music.  Free & Open to the Public.  Donations to BCAC Welcome!

Saturday, Sept. 30 -  Truce Bundy 7 p.m.  Sponsored by The Shack.

Friday, October 13  Soup & Cookies Membership Appreciation 5-7 p.m.  Non-Members $5 per person & $25 for Immediate Family

Saturday, October 21 - 4 Shillings Short 7 p.m. Sponsored by The Shack.

Friday, October 27 - SPOOKtacular Stories 6:30-7:30 Halloween Stories told by local children.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - Jalan Crossland - Guitarist, Banjoist, Singer of Americana from Tensleep.  7 p.m.  Adults $15 Children 12 & Under $5
Heaven Bound at BCAC This Saturday, September 23 @ 7 p.m. 
Heaven Bound, a group of six local Country Gospel Musicians, will be in concert at the Basin City Arts Center Saturday, September 23 at 7 p.m.  The concert in free and open to the public with donations to the BCAC appreciated.  Musicians include Ashley Dern, Alesha Dern, Don Weeks, Doris Todd, Dave Todd and Carole Blakeman. The band does Country Gospel, Old Country, and Bluegrass Music.  Some of their newer songs include Surely Goodness and Mercy Follow written by Alesha Dern and performed by Ashley and Alesha Dern, Redemption, Never Grow Old, Satan’s Jeweled Crown, and Cryin’ Holy.  About the band Carole says, “We have tons of fun with our music and practices, and enjoy bringing ‘musical happiness’ to others.  We share a great love of Country Gospel Music within the band.  There is lots of variety with duets, trios, various small groups and solos within the band group.  Some songs are instrumental while others are vocals.  Instruments include 2  12-string guitars, 2   6-string guitars, bass guitar, mandolin, and accordion in many and varied combinations.”
Heaven Bound organized in June 2009 when the choir director at Basin First Baptist suggested that the community needed some small musical groups for the summer.  He asked Carole to put together a Country Gospel Group and the “rest is history”!!  They have played for the Big Horn County Fair each summer since 2009, Shell Community Church, Presbyterian Gospel Music Round-up in 2015, the 2010 Greybull All-School Reunion, Wyoming Festival in Thermopolis, First Baptist Church in Buffalo, WY, Bonnie Bluejacket Nursing Home, and the Basin Bike Rodeo.   They play many other gigs as they are asked.  Each member brings in new songs; then they decide how they want it to sound and work toward that end.  Practice is one evening each week most of the year taking time off around Christmas.  Adding new songs each year, Heaven Bound has a huge repertoire of music from which to draw. 
For more information contact Carmen Olson at 568-2944.  The BCAC is a nonprofit organization developing and supporting the arts in the Big Horn Basin.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

Wanted "Storyweavers"

Basin City Arts Center, along with the support of Wyoming Arts Council’s Art Education Grant is sponsoring a fun-filled storytelling workshop for children in grades 4-12. During this 3 day workshop, each participant will learn and perfect a story to tell.  The workshop will be a combination of games and activities that explore the techniques of the storyteller.

The workshop will be held August 15-17 from 10:00 - 12:00 each day.  A storytelling showcase will be held on August 17th,  from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Basin City Arts Center, for the storytellers who choose to share their story with an audience.

Shelly King from Basin will spearhead this program. She has been a professional storyteller since she retired 6 years ago. 

Because of the supplies needed, participants must sign up by August 14th.   Please call Shelly King @ 568-9313 or email her at , if your child or children will be participating. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summer Youth Activities
Basin City Arts Center

June 2, 2017

During the summer the Basin City Arts Center will be hosting youth activities on Friday Evenings.  The First Friday is June 2, featuring a Youth Dance with lessons.  All Youth Activities are free of charge and open to all high school students from freshmen through senior.  Each activity will begin at 7:00 and end by 10:00, but the doors will close at 8:00 so be on time.  Once you enter the building please be aware that if you leave you cannot get back in after the doors are closed.
Come fill your Friday Nights with safe, fun activities, and be sure to bring a friend!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Dan Miller's Cowboy Revue Ticket Prices

Please note that the Ticket prices for this performance are $15 for people 13 and older and $5 for children 12 and under.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue

Saturday May 6 @7:00P.M.

Basin City Arts Center 

Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue Annual Fundraiser for the  Basin City Arts Center is on Saturday, May 6 at 7 p.m.  Tickets at the door are $15 per person and $5 for children 12 and under. The Basin City Arts Center is a nonprofit organization developing and supporting the arts in the Big Horn Basin.  For more information call 568-9346.

Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue has spent thirteen seasons as the best musical entertainment in Buffalo Bill’s Cody Country! Drawing from his Nashville days, Dan and his “Empty Saddles Band” play musical styles ranging from cowboy and Americana to bluegrass and gospel at their summer show in Cody. They are the featured performers at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West from mid-May through the beginning of October. More than 120,000 visitors—from 65 countries around the world—have enjoyed their summer show as part of their Wyoming vacation.

Led by Nashville television personality Dan Miller, the group also features on the fiddle and mandolin Dan's daughter Hannah, a student at Northwest College in Powell; and bass player Wendy Corr, who spends her daytime hours covering the Bighorn Basin as the news director at the Big Horn Radio Network. 

Long before Dan was hosting television shows like PBR Bull Riding, American Magazine and Due West. he was playing the showrooms of Nevada with The Dan Miller Band.  While working on a dairy farm in Indiana he dreamed of movies, music and the entertainment industry.  After attending college on a football scholarship he headed to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams.  In L.A. Dan studied acting, worked in radio and television, and performed in clubs.  Those jobs led to the stages of Reno, Tahoe, and Las Vegas and a touring schedule that took him from Alaska to Florida. 

When he moved to Nashville to pursue a recording career, he found more opportunities existed for him there in television commercials and voice overwork.  Over the next 15 years he hosted a variety of television shows including the Cable ACE award winning Top Card and conventions for national corporations.

Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue Annual Fundraiser for the  Basin City Arts Center is on Saturday, May 6 at 7 p.m.  Tickets at the door are $15 per person. The Basin City Arts Center is a nonprofit organization developing and supporting the arts in the Big Horn Basin.  For more information call 568-9346.

Monday, March 20, 2017

High Country Cowboys in Concert

Basin City Arts Center

April 1, 2017  @7:00

Western Harmony and Yodeling Fun! 

The singing cowboy trio from Red Lodge Montana, The High Country Cowboys, takes listeners back to a time when country/western music was real. They evoke silver screen cowboys like Roy Rogers, Western harmony groups like Sons of the Pioneers, and country music icons like Marty Robbins.  Hear their western harmony and yodeling fun at the Basin City Arts Center Saturday, April 1 at 7 p.m. 

Born and raised in Montana where the cowboy spirit is still alive, the three brothers, John, Joe, and Marty have found a desire to revive all the aspects of Traditional Western Music, that were born to it, in its heyday. The High Country Cowboys, members of the Western Music Association, have released several albums.  In 2015, their lead singer Marty, was awarded as the WMA’s Yodeler of the Year. In 2016, they were nominated for the WMA Crescendo Award, and their  album “Songs of the High Country Cowboys” is in the Final 5 nominees for the 2016 WMA Western Album of the Year.

With their two guitars, (made by bass player Joe), and three part western harmony, their traditional sound continues to gain a wider audience. Since their start at the local Pollard Hotel in 2014, they have performed at numerous fundraisers, fairs, outdoor concerts and Theaters. You may also see them perform the National Anthem from horseback at different Rodeo events. In April of 2016, they debuted at the Alberta Bair Theater in Billings MT, before a crowd of 500.  Later that year they played for a crowd of 2000 at St. Johns Summer Concert Series, also in Billings. While many folks believe that this is something that they’ve been striving for all their lives, any one of the boys will tell you that their music career has been something that they never dreamed of doing! “It is more like something that came about accidentally!”

The High Country Cowboys show starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 1.  Tickets are Adults $10 and  Ages 12 & under $5.  The Basin City Arts Center is a nonprofit organization developing and supporting the arts in the Big Horn Basin.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Ignite the Basin

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:00

Ten  5  minute talks with slides

Basin City Arts Center

Chili Dinner
Doors open at 5:30, with Chili dinner until 6:30.
Cost $5.00/person;  $20.00 for family
children 5 and under free

Ignite program begins at 7:00 and is free to public (donations accepted)

2017 Presenters

Linda Close (Greybull) "View from a 50 lb  Bag"
Connie Werbelow (Emblem) " GMO, Friend or Foe"
Mae Smith (Greybull): Range  Lands  Around the World
Dusty Smith (Greybull): Building Custom  Saddle  Trees
Lisa Kunkel (Greybull): Photography: tips and tricks

Dakota Russell (Powell): "Road to Heart Mountain"
Heather Hair (Hyattville): "Yoga, It's Not What You  Think"
John Tate (Basin): "Great Britain"
Dave Kirby (Basin):  Pool and Gym,  can  they be saved?
John Kunkel (Greybull): "The Last Great Race"

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Ignite the Basin

 3rd Annual Ignite the Basin

March 24, 2017

At the Basin City Arts Center 7:00

Chili Dinner beginning at 5:30

We are still looking for people who have a passion about a topic and would like to present a five minute talk with slides.  If interested, call Shelly King @ 307-568-9313

IGNITE events are happening in over 100 cities worldwide organized by volunteers. Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions using a specific format. The Ignite event holds the motto: “ Enlighten us, but make it quick!”  Anyone can throw an Ignite event.  The presentations are meant to “ ignite” the audience on a subject  whereby awareness, thought, and action are generated on the subjects presented.  At an Ignite event, each speaker has a time limit of five minutes, and must use 10 -20 slides with each slide advancing automatically after 15+ seconds. This forces speakers to maintain a rapid pace. 

Check for more details and a list of presenters in a two weeks.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Free Concert Saturday, January 28 with Mason Werbelow & Cynthia Triplett

Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country, and Gospel music will stream from the Basin City Arts Center when Mason Werbelow and Cynthia Triplett perform a free community concert on Saturday, January 28 at 7 p.m.  

Mason Werbelow is a 16 year old Greybull High School student who has been taking guitar lessons for 8 years.  He enjoys playing many genres and plays piano, bass guitar, and percussion for Greybull High School’s jazz band and the rest of the music department.  Mason currently takes lessons from Jeff Troxel and has participated in the Northwest College Guitar Ensembles for the past two years.  He has participated in many music summer camps, performances, and ensembles.  Along with his musical activities, Mason is an honor roll student and plays soccer for Worland Warriors.  Mason future plans are to go to college to become an engineer.

Cynthia Triplett has been singing since before the dawn of time and has been performing for audiences since she was in high school.  She has been entertaining people of all age groups with favorite oldies, country and Christian music.  Cynthia is an award-winning professional elementary teacher.  She enjoys coaching volleyball and has coached track.  Cynthia is currently enjoying her new adventures selling Monat professional hair care products and SeneGence skin care and makeup.

Join Mason and Cynthia for this free hour-long community concert at the Basin City Arts Center Saturday, January 28 at 7 p.m.  Donations appreciated!  The BCAC is a nonprofit organization developing and promoting the arts in the Big Horn Basin.

Missoula Children’s Theatre “Aladdin" Audition Monday, January 30

The audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of ’Aladdin’ will be Monday, January 30 from 4-6 p.m. at the Basin City Arts Center.

There are roles for students from Big Horn County School District No. 4 and No. 1 in grades kindergarten through 12th.  This is a group audition and no advance preparation is necessary.  Rehearsals will be conducted every day throughout the week.  The performances will be on Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4.  All those in the cast must be available for all scheduled rehearsals and performances.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre is a non-profit organization based in Missoula, Montana.  The residency is make possible by the Basin City Arts Center with donations from local businesses and supported in part by a grant from the Sykes Foundation.  The Basin City Arts Center located at 117 S. 4th Street is a nonprofit organization supporting and developing the arts in the Big Horn Basin.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Missoula Children's Theater Auditions

Students in grades K-12 

When: Monday, Jan. 30, at 4 PM, at the Basin City Arts Center

Don't miss the two 2 performances

Friday, Feb. 3, at 7PM  &
Saturday, Feb. 4, at 2 PM

At the  Basin City Arts Center

Cost: Adults: $5.00
12th  grade and under: $1.00

Sponsored in part by local businesses and a Sykes Grant