you’re looking for a fantastic way to spend the evening
that includes a great supper and more rib-tickling fun than
you’ve had in a long time, then look no further! Step
back in time to when the west was really wild and re-live
the days of the “American Cowboy” at the Bar-M
Chuckwagon. More than a great meal, the Bar-M Chuckwagon
is a fun, evening, family experience for folks of all types
Set in an “old west” town,
the Bar-M is Moab’s own unique western dinner theater.
A full evening of delightful activities awaits you at the
Bar-M, including games, gunfights, a delicious Cowboy Supper
and a live western stage show featuring the music and comedy
of the “Bar-M Wranglers.”
Just 7 miles north of Moab on Highway 191 you’ll see
the covered wagon with a BAR-M on it. Pick up your tickets
at “Doc’s Medicine Wagon” in the parking
area, then head down the trail to the “Bar-M town.” Don’t
forget to pay your “respects” at Boot Hill along
the way. The ticket booth and grounds open at 6:30 PM. Be
sure to arrive early enough to belly up to the Saloon for
a cold one, pitch a game of horse shoes, rope the steer or
browse through the gift shop full of western souvenirs and
The wild and wacky gunfight re-enactment starts about 7:00.
Around 7:25 everyone enters the large dining hall to get
ready for the Cowboy Supper. The decor includes a dusty saddle
or two and a great deal of other western memorabilia. The
mouth watering Cowboy supper begins at 7:30 and is served
trail style with metal plates and cups. You’ll have
a choice between sliced roast beef in barbecue sauce or barbecued
chicken, baked pinto beans, baked potato, cinnamon applesauce,
buttermilk biscuits and spice cake, with cowboy coffee, lemonade
and iced tea to drink. A vegetarian meal is available with
advance notice. There are always seconds on supper so no
one ever goes away hungry.
After you’ve eaten all the wonderful
cowboy vittles you can, the Bar-M Wranglers take the stage
for an hour to entertain you with old west stories, comedy
and classic cowboy songs like “Cool Water” and “’Ghost
Riders in the Sky.” The Bar-M Wranglers are a professional
4-piece band and are very big on audience participation,
as you’ll see. They have recorded two music CD’s
that are available at the Bar-M. The “Wranglers” have
two new band members this year, a bass guitar player and
a steel guitar player.
Clay Maxam is a returning Bar-M Wrangler this year playing
steel guitar and Dobro. Clay was a Wrangler from 1999 to
2002 and retired to do some traveling with his wife Judy.
Now he’s back for more pickin’ and grinnin’.
Clay is originally from the Portland, Oregon area and has
played music for many years.
OF THE MONTH
From Bar-M Chuckwagon
For best results, make a day
ahead and reheat.
5 C. Pinto Beans
½ lb. Bacon - chopped
1 lg. yellow onion - chopped
1 C. Barbeque sauce
1 T. Salt*
½ T. Chili Powder
½ T. Mustard
beans in a pressure cooker until done or use one
10# can of cooked pinto beans *(do not add salt
if using canned beans). Put beans in a medium size
baking dish. Cook bacon until crisp, drain - saving
grease. Add bacon to beans. Sauté onion
in bacon grease. Add onions, barbeque sauce, salt*,
chili powder, mustard, horseradish, hot sauce, brown
sugar, vinegar, molasses and Worcestershire sauce.
Bake for 2-3 hours at 350 degrees. 15-20 servings.
a resident of Mesquite, Nevada, Clay lends his never-ending
supply of energy and humor to the group, not to mention that
fine steel guitar sound.
Konrad Maurer is the newest Bar-M Wrangler and plays a 5
string bass guitar and sings. Konrad grew up in Nashville,
Tennessee and is a recent graduate from Middle Tennessee
State University with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology.
He played in several music groups in the Nashville area before
moving to Moab. Konrad recently moved here to the red rocks
to enjoy his love of rock climbing.
The other half of The Bar-M Wranglers are your hosts and
owners of the Bar-M Chuckwagon, Alan Brown and Valerie Hunt
Brown. You’ll discover over the course of the evening
that their passion for the business and their terrific musical
talents are a magical combination that makes the Bar-M so
Originally from Utah, Valerie performed with many Salt Lake
City based bands before moving to Nashville in 1983 to pursue
her career in music. Valerie toured with singer/piano player
Terri Gibbs and was a recording artist on MCA Records with
the music/comedy trio “’Ethel & the Shameless
Hussies.” Valerie has toured extensively throughout
the U.S. and Canada. She sings, yodels, and plays acoustic
guitar and mandolin.
Alan grew up in central Illinois and started singing at age
5. He performed and toured with many music groups during
high school and college. He studied music for a while at
Berklee College of music in Boston. In 1978/79, Alan toured
throughout the U. S., Canada and Europe with the internationally
famous group “Up With People.” Alan played music
for several years in the New York City area and Atlantic
City before moving to Nashville to pursue song writing. On
the Bar-M “Bunk House Stage’” Alan sings,
yodels, plays electric and acoustic guitar, harmonica and
Valerie and Alan met and married in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 1992, Alan and Valerie moved from Nashville to Moab and
bought the Bar-M Chuckwagon. They chose Valerie’s home
state of Utah to raise their two sons, Wyatt and Garrett,
and continue their life’s work as entertainers.
The Bar-M Chuckwagon’s season runs April through October.
Dates and times vary with the season, please call for schedule.
There is year-round availability for special events. The
Bar-M operates rain or shine to serve you or your group in
a big, c1imate-controlled, indoor facility. Large groups
are always welcome! Visit the website at www.barmchuckwagon.com.
Admission price includes dinner, live western show, games,
gunfights, and gratuity: $23.95 for adults, $11.98 for children
four to ten years old. Kids three and under are free. Make
sure to call ahead for reservations so you don’t miss
out on all the fun! Call 259-BAR-M (2276) to make your reservations
today and tell them you read about the Bar-M in “Moab
THE BAR-M IS LOCATED 7 MILES NORTH OF MOAB ON HWY 191 - LOOK
FOR THE COVERED WAGON WITH “BAR-M” ON IT. Call
435-259-2276 or 1-800-214-2085 for reservations.