Festivals & Events:
"The Last Ride: A Story of Hank Williams"
The Sheridan Arts Foundation and the Wild West Fest presents a sneak peak screening of the independent film, "The Last Ride: A Story of Hank Williams" depicting the last days of the country music legend who passed away in 1953. Support the Wild West Fest and see this movie before it debuts in theaters around the nation later this summer. The film will screen on Saturday, June 9 at the historic Sheridan Opera House with screenings at 4 and 7 p.m. The movie is rated PG-13. “The Last Ride” documents Hank William, the pioneer of country music, at the end of his short-lived life. Williams pioneered and pretty much invented what we know today as country music. At the peak of his career he was acknowledged to be the greatest singer-songwriter in American history, and he was still in his 20s when he passed away. After a meteoric rise to record and radio super-stardom in the late 1940s, Williams had made a train wreck of his life. Drugs, alcohol and a hair-trigger temper had ended two marriages, ruined a host of friendships and made the tortured genius a virtual untouchable in the music business. "The Last Ride" is inspired by the mysterious final days of this music legend's life. Click the above link to buy tickets. The doors open at 3:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m.