Andy Devine Festival ~ This week

Published by The Bee News

September 22, 2019

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Kingman, AZ – The Andy Devine Days Festival is Kingman’s largest street festival each year. The Festival schedule includes a parade, vendors, live entertainment, car show, human strength tractor pull contest, rock climbing wall, large water slides, euro bungee stations, mechanical bull rides, kiddie obstacle course, art show, and much more! It continues to be very different from any other event hosted in Kingman! The Fest will take place in Historic Downtown Kingman along the Beale Street Corridor.

A big question that many people ask who aren’t from the area is “Who is Andy Devine?”. Andy Devine was born in Flagstaff, Arizona on October 7, 1905. He grew up in Kingman, Arizona, where his family moved when he was one year old. His father was Thomas Devine Jr., born in 1869 in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Andy’s grandfather Thomas Devine Sr. was born in 1842 in County Tipperary, Ireland, and immigrated to the United States in 1852. Andy’s mother was Amy Ward, a granddaughter of Commander James H. Ward, the first officer of the United States Navy killed during the Civil War. Devine was a Republican. He attended St. Mary and St. Benedict’s College and Northern Arizona State Teacher’s College (now Northern Arizona University) and was a football player at Santa Clara University.[3][4] He also played semiprofessional football[4] under the pseudonym Jeremiah Schwartz. His football experience led to his first sizable film role in The Spirit of Notre Dame in 1931.He was an American character actor known for his distinctive raspy, crackly voice and roles in Western films. He is probably best remembered for his role as Cookie, the sidekick of Roy Rogers in 10 feature films. He also appeared alongside John Wayne in films like Stagecoach (1939), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and How the West Was Won (both 1962). He is also remembered as Jingles on the TV series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok from 1951 to 1958, as Danny McGuire in A Star Is Born (1937) and as the voice of Friar Tuck in the Disney Animation film Robin Hood (1973).*

Entertainment

The Andy Devine Days Festival is proud to announce the 2019 Entertainment line-up! In collaboration with Spotted Frog Productions, this year we are highlighting:
– 2016 American Idol contestant Elvie Shane
– Nashville songwriter Kyle Coulahan of Given Music
Publishing
– Nashville Universe Awards nominee Duo of the Year for two years in a row Carvin Walls
– & our very own country/rock/blues sensationalist Briana Payne!
Come on out to Kingman’s largest Street Festival and our first ever Country Music Festival September 27 & 28!


Events

Friday, September 27, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Live Music from Briana Payne Band, Elvie Shane, Kyle Coulahan and Carvin Walls
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Fun Zone Activities
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Fun Zone Activities


Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Andy Devine Days Parade
12:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Car Show
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Live Music from Briana Payne Band, Elvie Shane, Kyle Coulahan and Carvin Walls
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tractor Pull Competition

 

*Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Devine

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