Saturday, 29. July 2017, Luray, July 29th & 30th, 2017 “******’s Last Stand” in Luray, VA

“******’S LAST STAND” IS SHAPING UP AS A VERY SPECIAL WEEKEND JULY 29 & 30, 2017

Hey Y’all,

Ben Jones here. I just wanted to catch everybody up on how “******’s Last Stand” is coming along. That’s our big event on July 29th and July 30th, at our new store in Luray, Virginia.

Miss Alma and I have come to think of “Hazzard Nation” as an extended family of good hearted folks from all over America and the World who would have ‘fit right in’ back in Hazzard County. Millions of our friends have simply refused to let “The Dukes of Hazzard” be destroyed by political correctness and anti-family programming. When we came on the air back in January of 1979, the critic for the Los Angeles Times told the world that “This show will not last past the first commercial break.” That was 37 years ago now and we are still going strong. And the reason we are still watched and loved all over the planet is because of our fans, who have been on this ride right along with us. And we look forward to thanking y’all personally at this great event.

John Schneider, Tom Wopat, Catherine Bach, Sonny Shroyer, Rick Hurst, and I will be at this one, along with friends like Don Pedro Colley (Sheriff Little) and Corey Eubanks, the great stuntman who started out with us when he was a teenager. Dorothy Best will be with us to reminisce about the wonderful James Best and her years with the “Dukes”. The Smith Brothers, ace car guys, will be there to do a “ramp to ramp” jump on both afternoons. And we already have about 65 General Lees registered for the Hazzard County Car Show, along with about 30 other Hazzard County cars.

With six months to go, it is shaping up as our biggest and best shows ever.

And there is a family tradition theme going with the entertainment, too. Marty Haggard, Merle’s son, will be with us along with Wilson Fairchild, two great performers that are sons of the legendary Statler Brothers. Dale Jett and Hello Stranger will perform on Sunday. Dale is the grandson of A.P. and Sara Carter of the Original Carter Family. Also on Sunday we’ll have the amazing Bluegrass Brothers, who are as good as it gets when it comes to red hot pickin’.

As you know, we love that good ol’ rock and roll, and it doesn’t get any better than Sonny Burgess and The Legendary Pacers. Sonny and the Band started out at Sun Records in Memphis with Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny Cash, and all the other Rockabilly Kings. And they are still going strong all over the world.

You know how on those t.v. commercials the announcer will say, “But wait, there’s more!!”
Well, there is a lot more: Keith King, the king of BMX, will be with us again, as hopefully will Jerry “The King” Lawler, still the Champ. We’ll have our great Saturday night fireworks show, and a Gospel Sing on Sunday morning. Our pal Lula Roman of “Hee-Haw” will join us for that.

Did I mention that ******’s Garage Band is going to be there and we’ll get it on with the whole cast one more time?

And, oh yes, there will be a large Civil War encampment, with a battle re-enactment, a cavalry skirmish, and the finest of the Civil War bands, the 2nd South Carolina String Band, who were featured in the films “Gettysburg” and “Gods and Generals”. (If you don’t like Rebel Flags, please don’t come!)

*It would be a good idea to book lodging as early as possible, since several motels in Luray are already booked up for that weekend. There are lots of motels, lodges, cabins, and campgrounds in the area, and many more along Interstate 81 within an hour of the event. There are also a number of motels in Front Royal, Va., which is about a half-hour from our show.

Parking will be free, and remember that this is a family event. Uncle Jesse’s rules apply:
No likker, no cussin’ and no fightin’. Bring a blanket or a folding chair and come ready for Summertime down South.

We’ll keep posting as things develop, but I do believe we already have the basics covered for some very very memorable good times in Hazzard.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooters-last-stand-in-luray-va-tickets-30474462939
Here’s the contact info:
******'s Place in the Valley
4768 US 211 West
Luray, Va. 22835
540-843-2515

Our new location is in Page County Virginia, which provides a lot of choices for folks to spend a night or two. There are inns, motels, hotels, bed and breakfast homes, plus campgrounds and cabins in the Blue Ridge Mountains and along the Shenadoah River. And “******’s in the Valley” is less than ten miles from Interstate 81, a major North/South highway and a beautiful ride in and of itself. A list of places to stay accompanies this letter.

Since the “Dukes of Hazzard” is America’s favorite family show and this is a family event, there will be no alcoholic beverages sold at this festival.
Miss Alma and I will do all we can to make this the premiere family festival in the United States during 2017. It will be down-home fun in the Hazzard County tradition. Owners of Hazzard County cars (Generals, Police Cars, Daisy Jeeps, etc.) will be entitled to two free tickets by registering below on eventbrite.

Miltary Families and Veterans will be eligble for $5 Discount on "******'s Last Stand" Tickets at the gate with ID.
Have Qts? Contact us at info@cootersplace.com

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooters-last-stand-in-luray-va-tickets-30474462939

Hotel Accomendations: http://luraypage.chambermaster.com/list/ql/accommodations-hotel-motel-inn-4

Campgrounds: http://luraypage.chambermaster.com/list/ql/accommodations-cabin-2

Bed & Breakfast: http://luraypage.chambermaster.com/list/ql/accommodations-bed-breakfast-3

Cabins & Country Homes: http://luraypage.chambermaster.com/list/ql/accommodations-cabin-2

Schedule of Events for ******'s Last Stand:

SATURDAY JULY 29TH
(Times are subject to change)

7-8 AM – General Lee’s & Hazzard County Car Show participants to be in place

9 AM – Gates open

10 AM – Music begins: Country, Country Rock, & Rockabilly

10 AM – Autograph sessions begin with cast of Dukes of Hazzard (Tom Wopat will not arrive until 2 PM)

12-5 PM – Mayberry Deputy visits

4 PM – Autograph sessions end

5 PM – Whole cast on stage

6 PM – The Jump of the General Lee

6:30 PM – Event ends

9 PM – ******’s in the Valley closes



There will be the following activities throughout the day:

· Wrestling

· BMX Bike Stunts

· Civil War Re-enactment

· Civil War Camp

· Children’s Play Zone

· Duke’s Trivia Contest

· Ava’s Children’s Car Lot

· 30 Food and Merchandize Vendors

· Visits from Batman and Captain America



SUNDAY, JULY 30TH
(Times are subject to change)

7-8:30 AM – General Lee’s & Hazzard County Car Show participants to be in place

9 AM – Gates open

10 AM – Cast Autograph Sessions Begin

10 AM – Music Begins: Gospel / Bluegrass

4 PM – Autograph Sessions End

5 PM – Cast on stage

6 PM – Jump of the General Lee

7 PM – ******’s Last Stand is over

******’s in the Valley will be open until everyone goes home


There will be the following activities throughout the day:

· Wrestling

· BMX Bike Stunts

· Civil War Re-enactment

· Civil War Camp

· Children’s Play Zone

· Duke’s Trivia Contest

· Ava’s Children’s Car Lot

· 30 Food and Merchandize Vendors

· Visits from Batman and Captain America


"******'s Last Stand" MUSIC SCHEDULE:
(Times are subject to change)

Saturday
12:30pm Hindsight

1:15pm. The Battle of Hazzard County

2:00pm Sonny Burgess & Legendary Pacers

3:00pm Marty Haggard

4:00 pm Wilson Fairchild

5:00pm ******'s Garage Band
" Dukes of Hazzard Cast"

Sunday
9:00am Lisa Meadows & Faithful Praise

11:00am Page County Ramblers

12:00pm. Nathan Stanley

1:00pm Losse Strings

1:30pm. South Carolina String Band

2:00pm The Bluegrass Brothers

3:00pm Dale Jett and Hello Strangers

4:00pm Jesse Mcreynolds & The Virginia Boys

5:00pm. Ben "******" Jones with ******'s Garage Band

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