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Grand Canyon to Host Cowboy Entertainer Dave Stamey and the Alternative Break Citizenship School


Grand Canyon, Ariz. – On Tuesday, July 28 at 7 pm, Grand Canyon National Park, in concert with the Alternative Break Citizenship School (ABCS), will host award-winning western singer and songwriter Dave Stamey at Shrine of the Ages in Grand Canyon Village. This concert is free and open to the public.

Dave Stamey, a former cowboy, mule packer, and dude wrangler, now delights audiences as one of the most popular western entertainers working today. Grand Canyon National Park will host Stamey for a public concert and as a way to say thank you to the ABCS participants for their week of hard work and active citizenship at Grand Canyon.

From July 26th to July 30th, participants in the ABCS will work alongside Grand Canyon National Park’s wildland fire crew. This training is designed for student leaders from various universities who will facilitate hundreds of alternative breaks across the country. Alternative breaks provide students with an opportunity to work with communities and agencies in a week-long service and immersion program.

Some of the projects alternative breakers have worked on at Grand Canyon National Park include removing invasive plants, preparing archaeological sites for future prescribed wildland fires, and maintaining hiking trails. During spring of 2015, 82 students from eight colleges and universities spent time supporting the wildland fire crew at Grand Canyon.

Dave Stamey will reward the hard work of the ABCS participants with this free concert and Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to join in the fun. For more information about the Alternative Break Citizenship School and other volunteer opportunities at Grand Canyon, contact Grand Canyon National Park’s Volunteer Resource Program Coordinator, Todd Nelson, at 928-638-7307.


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