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June 7th - Jazz Comes West

Experience classical jazz and a love of cowboy heritage

with a New York posse of America’s leading jazz performers:




  Hassan Shakur Bass
  Jeff Hamilton Drums

    and Special Guest - Frank Vignola Guitar
and a Special Tribute to America’s  Last “Singing Cowboy”

The Bronze Buckaroo –
at 100 Years! Herb Jeffries

Featuring Vocalist Allan Harris
Click Names for Bios 

Listen to these Jazz Greats 

 Alexander   Shakur   Hamilton   Vignola   Harris 

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Lone Ranger Canyon


Saturday  June 7th, 2014

Every June, the magnificent Lone Ranger Canyon, located in the Alabama Hills, is transformed into an “under the stars” venue for hosting the annual Lone Pine – “Concert in the Rocks.” The evening begins with a welcoming reception in the museum for annual members. Following the reception, members and other attendees are transported to the Alabama Hills for a country steak dinner preceding the show. 

When the entertainment starts, the evening sky is displaying early stars and the setting sun’s shadows are long on the canyon-floor as the discreetly hidden lights create unique and mysterious shadows on the canyon walls. Master of Ceremonies  for the evening - Larry Maurice

boot_ImageCocktail reception for Lone Pine Film History Museum Members 4:30

boot_ImageShuttle bus starts at 5.00 from the museum. (members and other attendees)

boot_ImageSit down dinner of Steak plus vegetarian option begins at 6:00

boot_ImagePay bar (wine, beer, sprits)

boot_ImageWater and soft drinks provided

boot_ImageConcert commences at dusk

boot_ImageReturn shuttle around 9:00 pm after the concert ends

per person


Please note; Concert Ticket purchases are FINAL. There are NO refunds

Staying the Night
Check out our Visitor Guide links for 
Local Motels

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History of Lone Ranger Canyon

While details differ, the basic story of the origin of the Lone Ranger is the same in most versions of the franchise. Six Texas Rangers are drawn into a remote canyon and ambushed by a band of outlaws led by Bartholomew "Butch" Cavendish. All are left for dead.

Later, a young Indian named Tonto stumbles on the scene and recognizes the lone survivor, Ranger Reid (whose first name was never given), as the man who had saved his life at some time in the past. He nurses Reid back to health after digging six graves for Reid's comrades, so that Cavendish will think there were no survivors, forgetting that Cavendish thought he had killed seven men in that canyon, including the traitorous scout who led the Rangers into the trap. Among them is Reid's brother, Captain Daniel Reid, who is a Captain of the Texas Rangers. Tonto fashions a black Domino mask using material from Captain Reid's vest to conceal the Lone Ranger's identity. Even after the Cavendish gang is brought to justice, Reid continues to fight for law and order against evil and crime under the guise of the Lone Ranger.

Yes, Kimosabes, that ambush happened in The Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, California, in what is now called Lone Ranger Canyon. Each year, the Lone Pine community and Lone Pine Film History Museum pay tribute to the heritage of the canyon’s history by transforming the dramatic canyon into a magical entertainment venue under the Eastern Sierra stars.


Contact Info

The Museum of Western Film History
701 S. Main Street
Lone Pine, CA 93545