A Western Winter’s Eve

WWEThe Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum and the Center for the Arts are presenting A Western Winter’s Eve – Music, Dance & Film “Coach Style” at the Center for the Arts on Friday, March 14th from 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

A diverse group of local businesses and individuals are sponsoring this fun evening of food, live music, film, disco and dance. Tickets are on sale now for $15 at the Center for the Arts Box Office and online at http://www.jhcenterforthearts.org/calendar/event/a-western-winter-s-eve

“The community support for this event has been outstanding. Everyone is excited to celebrate Jackson Hole’s colorful history through the lens of the iconic Stagecoach Bar,” said Martha Bancroft, the Center’s director.

Leading sponsors at the “Bar Owner Level” include Three Creek Golf Club and an anonymous donor. “Band Member Level” sponsors include Cabin & Co, Ward + Blake Architects, Lynn and Foster Friess, Lori and Laurent Roux, and Wells Fargo. “DJ Level Sponsors” include Dembergh Construction, First Interstate Bank, JenTen Productions, Mangy Moose, Spring Creek Ranch, The Stagecoach Bar, Wilson Formal, and Wyoming Humanities Council. The Wyoming Arts Council generously provided grant funding with a match provided by Agnes Bourne Studio and an anonymous donor.


The evening’s schedule:

  • 6 – 7:30 pm | Lobby
    Two-step to The Stagecoach Band Live in the Lobby with dance instruction by Dancers’ Workshop.
    Enjoy a display of winter-themed photographs from the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum’s Collection.
    Genevieve Catering will have delicious food available for purchase.
  • 7:30 – 8:30 pm | Center Theater
    See The ‘Coach Film: The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads on the BIG SCREEN plus a new JenTen short “The Town Hill: Ski Tales from a Straight Shooter.”
    What goes hand-in-hand with a movie…you’ll find out.
  • 8:30 – 10:30 pm | On Center Stage
    Disco on stage with The Spartan from WYOBASS
    “What better way to celebrate our history and the upcoming broadcast of the ‘Coach film on public television stations nationwide than sharing an eclectic evening of fun for all ages,” said Jennifer Tennican, who produced the film for the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum (JHHSM) and is now a Board Member. “We’re encouraging folks to arrive at 6 pm to make the most of the evening, starting with live music by the Coach band. Feel free to dress up – western, disco, western-disco – all attires are welcome.”

“This will be the last chance to see the ‘Coach film on the big screen,” Tennican says. “Plus, it’s a rare opportunity to soak in the vibe of the Stagecoach’s legendary Sunday Night ‘church’ and Disco Night on the same night.”

As part of “A Western Winter’s Eve” the JHHSM will be running a membership special, selling The ‘Coach DVD and poster, and having a raffle.  Proceeds from these activities help support the organization’s mission of enriching lives by connecting people to place.  To find out more about the JHHSM, please visit https://jacksonholehistory.org/

Come make a night of it and celebrate our history and our own locally-produced award-winning film going national. American Public Television will be distributing the documentary to public television stations throughout the country starting this spring. Creating this film was a community effort with over 200 individuals, foundations and businesses supporting the JHHSM’s project through tax-deductible donations.

A Western Winter’s Eve will feature live music by the Stagecoach Band in the Center’s theater lobby, food by Cafe Genevieve, dance instruction by Dancers’ Workshop, a screening of the Coach film and disco dancing with a DJ on stage after the film.

“First you can try out your two-step and then, after the film, move on to the hustle. We’re planning a fun, music-filled night celebrating this milestone for the Stagecoach Film and the town of Jackson,” said Martha Bancroft, the Center’s director.

“I kept hearing from folks that they missed seeing the film on the big screen, so it seemed like a great idea to have one last screening this winter in honor of the recent news about national public television distribution. The last time we showed the film at the Center it was a sell out. We hope to do the same again. We have assigned seating this time, so folks can enjoy the music, dancing, food and socializing in the lobby before heading into the theater. No need to rush for a seat,” said Jennifer Tennican, the film’s producer.