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Shakespeare Ranch Summer Social & Rodeo


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Fun & Fundraising: Summer Social & Rodeo

Read about the event, or if you believe a picture is worth a thousand words... watch the video by noted photographer Jeff Mitchum.

Each July, Keep Memory Alive hosts its annual Shakespeare Ranch Summer Social and Rodeo featuring a weekend of fun and fundraising.  The fun begins with a rootin’ tootin’ rodeo on Friday, and ends with a gourmet dinner with celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse and private performance by headliner entertainment on Saturday.  Proceeds from the events support the work of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in its research into degenerative brain disorders and the pursuit of enhanced treatments.

Dating back to the early 1940’s, the Glenbrook Rodeo was an annual highlight until it was discontinued in 1965. Larry and Camille Ruvo, along with the McGill family, resurrected the rodeo in 2000, featuring bull riding, bronco riding, ribbon roping, and barrel racing. In addition to the rodeo, there are carnival games and a silent auction featuring an incredible variety of luxury gifts ranging from jewelry and travel packages to sports memorabilia.

The festivities continue with world-renowned restaurateur Emeril Lagasse taking over the kitchen to prepare an extraordinary dinner at Shakespeare Ranch.  The evening also features a top-notch private performance by a surprise A-list entertainer. Past headliners have included Robin Williams, Jay Leno, Lionel Richie, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Kenny Loggins and the band America.

Check out this great video highlight reel of the event provided courtesy of Jeff Mitchum Galleries. We hope you can join us for a fun filled weekend of first-rate cuisine, entertainment and accommodations!

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