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Mule Days: "The Documentary"

Mule Days on the Big Screen; film premiere set

The Mammoth Times

Mules have not exactly been red-carpet material, but that may change next week when “Mule Days: The Documentary” premiers in Bishop during the annual hee-haw weekend. Filmed and edited over the course of four years, the project is a labor of love from a group of young Los Angeles filmmakers, said Director Joseph Peeler.

He and his crew began filming Bishop’s annual Memorial Day celebration in 2008 and returned subsequent years to shoot additional footage. The movie is entirely self-financed, he said.
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Be sure to checkout a showing, all funds raised will be re-invested into the film.

When: 3 Showings

  • Saturday, May 26 - Immediately following the Mule Days Parade (12pm-ish)
  • Sunday, May 27 - 11:30am and 2:00pm

Where: Bishop Twin Theaters
Donation: $5
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Mule Days: Schedule (Tuesday - Thursday)

Tuesday, May 22

8:00am - Main Arena
Side-Saddle English Pleasure , Amateur English Pleasure , Amateur Hunter Hack , Green English Pleasure , Green Hunter Hack , English Pleasure , Hunter Hack , Donkey Pleasure - English
Cost: FREE
1:00pm - Main Arena
Amateur Pleasure Driving, Pleasure Driving  , Drive & Ride , Gambler’s Choice - Single Mule, Timed Obstacles - Single Mule , Donkey Pleasure Driving - Single
Cost: FREE

Wednesday, May 23
8:00am  - Main Arena
Amateur Hunters, Green Warm-Up Hunters, Green Working Hunters, Green Jumpers Warm-Up Hunters, Working Hunters - Fences, Jumpers, Hidden Creek Jumper Classic
Cost: FREE

10:00am - East Arena
Western Dressage, Basic 2, Primary 2, Primary 4
Cost: FREE

5:30pm - Charles Brown Auditorium
Opening Night Supper w/Dave Stamey  
Cost: $30

Thursday, May 24
Cost: 8am - $13, 1pm - $13 (children under 10 free w/ paid adult)

6:00am - East Arena
Dressage Training Level 1 - Test 2 Dressage Training Level 1 - Test 3 Dressage Level 1 - Test 1

7:00am- Main Arena
Hitch Class - 2 Mules Youth Driving

7:00am West Track
Green Gambler’s Choice Trail Gambler’s Choice Trail

2:00pm - East Arena
Jack Halter, Donkey Halter, Get Of Sire, Model Pack Mule Halter, Mule Team Halter

8:00pm Mike Booth Arena
Concert - Uncle Kracker
Cost: $42 Grandstand, $37 Bleacher

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for tickets on the official Mule Days website.

Mule Days: Jeffrey James & The Wanted Gang in concert!

 Jeffrey James & The Wanted Gang in concert!

With two scheduled appearances, Jeffrey James & The Wanted Gang are back to bring their heart-thumping, toe-tapping music to Bishop Mule Days.

This band covers all the bases with a little country, a little rock n' roll and just the right touch of rockabilly. The group will open for concert headliner Uncle Kracker on Thursday, May 24, 8 p.m., and then two nights later headline the Saturday Night Dance. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Saturday with tickets on sale at the door or in advance.

Front man Jeffrey James has long paid his dues in the music industry with a career that took him from rocking as part of opening acts for Guns N' Roses, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane's Addiction. Later as his career progressed, James found himself playing in opening acts for such country legends as Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, Shania Twain, Clint Black and former Mule Days concert headliners Chris Le Doux and Neil McCoy. Vocally, Jeffrey cites many inspirations including Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, Elvis Presley and The Beatles.

Thurday Night (5/24) - Uncle Kracker Concert
Time: 8:00 pm
$42 Reserve, $37 Unassigned Bleacher Seats
Click here for tickets on the official Mule Days website.

Saturday Night (5/26) - Saturday Night Dance featuring Jeffrey James & The Wanted Gang

Time: Doors Open at 8:30pm
Cost: $8.00 (Adults Only)
Click here for tickets on the official Mule Days website.

Mule Days: Educational Clinics to be offered to mule enthusiasts

 Mule Days sponsor Pfizer Educational Animal Health Clinics

“Caring for the Older Equine”
Dr. Tom Lenz will present this free clinic. Light refreshments will be served.
When: Thursday, May 24 (3 p.m.)
Where: Charles Brown Auditorium.

Jerry Tindell - Mule Clinics and Demonstrations Daily

Weekday - Two sessions per day

  • Wed., May 23 - Fri., May 25 (11 a.m. and 5 p.m.)

Weekend - One session per day

  • Saturday, May 26 (5 p.m.)
  • Sunday. May 27th (11 a.m.)

Where: Mule Days Round Pen, adjacent to the Admin. Office Eastside

A special presentation
When: Friday, May 25th ( 2 p.m.)
Where: Charles Brown Auditorium.

Private sessions and evaluations are available with Jerry by calling (760) 703-5974 – ask for Patty – or by stopping by the Round Pen and speaking with Jerry.
Click here for the official Mule Days website for more.

Mule Days: Got Your Uncle Kracker tickets yet?

When: Thursday, May 24th(8 p.m.)
Where: Mike Boothe Memorial Arena at the Tri-County Fairgrounds
Concert tickets: $42 for Rsvd. Grandstand, $37 for General Admission

Uncle Kracker - Good to be me ft. Kid Rock

Mule Days: Uncle Kracker to Headline the 2012 Mule Days Concert

Uncle Kracker to headline 2012 Bishop Mule Days concert
He grew up in the shadow of Motown, graced some of the nation’s largest arenas with Kenny Chesney and Kid Rock, and is days away from releasing his newest album.

The Bishop Mule Days Celebration is pleased to announce Uncle Kracker will headline the 2012 Mule Days concert.

When: Thursday, May 24th(8 p.m.)
Where: Mike Boothe Memorial Arena at the Tri-County Fairgrounds
Concert tickets: $42 for Rsvd. Grandstand, $37 for General Admission

The concert is presented by Justin Boots and Tony Lama Boots, and is co-sponsored by KIBS, 100.7 FM. With a style frequently described as the perfect nexus of country and soul, the 37-year-old singer/songwriter had a busy year in 2011, spending most of it on the road performing at stadiums and arenas in nearly every major U.S. market with Chesney, along with a number of headlining shows of his own.

And yet, Uncle Kracker, known to his parents as Matt Shafer, still found time to write and record much of his as-yet-untitled forthcoming album. The first taste of the new music is My Hometown – a track produced by country legend Keith Stegall (Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson, George Jones), who also produced Uncle Kracker’s previous release, 2010’s Happy Hour – The South River Road Sessions. Happy Hour – The South River Road Sessions featured the hit singles Smile and Good To Be Me. After enjoying tremendous success on the pop radio charts, Smile crossed over to become Uncle Kracker’s first solo Top 5 hit on country radio, and proved to be one of 2010’s biggest country songs with single sales exceeding two million. Good To Be Me – a track produced by and featuring guest vocals from longtime friend/songwriting partner Kid Rock – also became a staple on country radio playlists nationwide.

Despite his relatively recent breakthrough solo success in country music, Uncle Kracker is actually no stranger to the audience, scoring a No. 1 hit with When The Sun Goes Down, his collaboration with Chesney. He also co-wrote Kid Rock's multi-format smash hit, All Summer Long – which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard country charts. “I’ve always had a genuine passion for country. I think that audiences appreciate that, and that’s why they’re giving me a chance,” Uncle Kracker explains.

“Country music was one of the types of music I grew up with, so elements of it naturally come out in my songwriting. Listening to a lot of my songs – all the way back to Follow Me – I feel like I’ve been making country music for years.” For more information about Uncle Kracker, visit

Existing ticketholders will need to exchange the Terri Clark tickets for Uncle Kracker tickets, and that the office will begin the process of mailing them out as soon as possible. Actual Uncle Kracker tickets will be available for purchase Monday.
(760) 872-4263.

For more information about Bishop Mule Days, visit, or call (760) 872-4263.

Mule Days: Terri Clark cancels, a new headliners will be announced in the next few days!

The Bishop Mule Days Celebration regrets to announce that its 2012 concert headliner, Terri Clark, has cancelled her May 24th appearance.

“It’s our understanding Ms. Clark cancelled four West Coast appearances in May, including ours, due to scheduling conflicts,” Barbara Laughon, Bishop Mule Days spokesman, said. “While naturally this is a disappointment, we are in talks with another nationally-recognized vocalist who is willing to step in at this late date.”

Laughon said Mule Days will announce the new headliner within the next few days. Ticketholders are encouraged to wait for further instruction once the new headliner is confirmed.

Please contact the Mule Days office at (760) 872-4263 for additional details.

Mule Days: Tickets go on sale today! Feb. 1

Click here for the official Mule Days website for tickets and info!