Big Ol' has seen a lot of changes since it's been up and running. Originally formed as a vaudeville act in the 1930s, the group focused on juggling and acrobatics. Once the war ended and television became all the rage, the boys turned their attention to commercial jingles. After their musical director, Herbie Saddlehorn, died in a mysterious tractor fire in 1964 the surviving members decided to form a dance band. Shovel-ready and loaded with a stable of original music they made their mark on the now infamous "Bacon Circuit" of Southern Canada in the 70s. Cher once described their sound as, "a big ol' rock laying in a country field."
WITH LAURIE SARGENT
Food truck: Rancho Picante Bison Hut
Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets are $5 and available at the door.