Remembering the Original Lazy B
Historically, visitors vacationing in Estes Park enjoyed a visit to the Lazy B Chuck Wagon Supper and Show. The original Lazy B opened in the early 1960s, attracted between 750-1200 guests each night during the summer season and operated successfully for over 40 years. Since the doors closed in 2005, countless visitors have been disappointed upon discovering that their favorite Estes event no longer exists. Many Estes Park residents have fond memories of either attending the show or working at The Lazy B.
Chuck Wagon Suppers and Western Stage shows enjoyed huge popularity throughout the 1960s and 70s as a result of the massive numbers of people who grew up delighted by Westerns and the “singing cowboy” tradition of Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Smiley Burnett, Rex Allen and Tex Ritter. Sharing the music of such legends as Bob Wills and the original Sons of the Pioneers, the shows continue to engage audiences of all ages with humor and traditional Western “cowboy” music, which tells the stories of the life of the cowboy and is not to be confused with Country Music. Today’s Western Shows offer a lively, refreshing and nostalgic source of family entertainment, with food, music and core values that reflect our Western Heritage.