|I am Robert Lanthier, president of the Reel Cowboys, and the producer/director of our annual Silver Spur Award show. It makes me sad to tell you fine folks this sad news. Because of everything going on right now with COVID-19 and the economy, The Reel Cowboys have no choice but to cancel this year's show (slated for September 25th, 2020).
The Reel Cowboys and I have serious concerns regarding the health of the guests and celebrities who have supported our show in past years. Many of them fall into the “at risk” age group, and a few of them have underlying health issues that could also put them in danger. I admire these people and would never want to do a show without them or put them in any jeopardy.
Here in California, the Governor and Legislature have decided to continue taking steps to protect its citizens by mandatory wearing of masks, social distancing, and closure of businesses until a cure can be found; the chances are that this will continue past October, 2020.
I know many of the fine folks who work hard to make this show possible and successful. They need to be protected as well. The work it takes to put the Silver Spur Award show is demanding and it is something that takes lots of planning. I don't want to put this burden on them on top of everything else they are already dealing with.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has made this show a fun, exciting, and rewarding experience. I promise we will be back in 2021. After 22 amazing years, with each show bigger and better, I am confident you will definitely enjoy next year’s show.
If you have any questions about this cancelation or upcoming shows, you or your friends can feel free to contact us.
Thank you to all who have supported us in the past. I appreciate you more than you could ever know.
Save the Date for the 2021 show (September 17th).