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Yee-Haw! Riders in the Sky Gallops Into the CCPA on Sat., May 18, 8:00 PM

CERRITOS, CA – It’s gonna be a Wild West of a time when Riders in the Sky giddies up to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) for a fun-filled, family-friendly show on Saturday, May 18, 8:00 PM. Lasso your tickets now, starting at just $25!

Saddle up for a high-spirited, action-packed Western swing filled with original songs and slapstick comedy with RIDERS IN THE SKY. The Grammy-winning ensemble has been called one of “the most significant acts in the history of American music” by Billboard magazine.

Formed in the ’70s, Riders in the Sky has yipped and yodeled its way into American hearts with its wacky humor and Western wit. Often decked out in colorful Western wear, the cowboys are guitarist “Ranger Doug” (Doug Green), bassist “Too Slim” (Fred LaBour), singer “Woody Paul” (Paul Chrisman), and accordionist “Joey” (Joey Miskulin). The group got its start in 1977 in a Nashville nightclub. Its 1988 album, Riders Radio Theater, led to a segment on National Public Radio, where the cowboys had already attracted fans with its performances on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion program.

Featured on Country Music Foundation’s Walkway of Stars, Riders in the Sky was inducted into the Grand Ol’ Opry and named “Entertainer of the Year” seven times by the Western Music Association. The Academy of Western Artists twice named the quartet “Western Music Group of the Year,” and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has honored the band multiple times with its Wrangler Award.

Celebrated for Toy Story 2’s Woody’s Roundup, which won the Grammy for “Best Musical Album for Children,” Riders in the Sky also penned the score for Pixar Animation’s Oscar-winning short For the Birds. The band roped in its second Grammy for Monsters Inc. Scream Factory Favorites. In 2007, the cowboy quartet released Public Cowboy #1: A Centennial Salute to the Music of Gene Autry to wide acclaim.

For tickets or more information, call (562) 467-8818 or go to

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