The Coppertown Clown, Bert Davis, returns to Sisters as the specialty act this weekend. Davis comes with a pack of dogs, his ‘Muttley Crew,’ to blow the minds of rodeo fans with his great comedy and unbelievable dog tricks.
This is the only animal act to make it to a third round of America’s Got Talent, suggesting the broad base of fans this group has developed.
Davis, The Coppertown Clown, and his “Muttley Crew” are standard bearers of entertainment in the world of rodeo. With his dog, Kelsey, Davis was the first comedy act to perform at National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. They have been invited back twice, and have won the International Contracts Act Showcase Dress Act Competition four times.
The Crew knows how to keep a crowd gasping and laughing at the same time with tricks that the best of dog owners and trainers would not even imagine. All ten dogs in the act are rescue dogs that were adopted by Davis’ wife, Frannie, and trained by Davis. The dogs were featured in a National Geographic documentary in 2002, and have appeared in numerous television specials. His career has taken Davis and the dogs to forty-one states, most of Canada, Australia and ten Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Circuit Finals.
In his last appearance at Sisters in 2001, Davis entertained the elementary school children with a few of his dogs, becoming the most popular rodeo act to ever visit Sisters school children.
True to the bane of performers and musicians world wide, the hilarious clown and courageous bullfighter is always upstaged by his dogs. Davis doesn’t mind, he says, because he still hears the roar and laughter of the crowd.
Sisters Rodeo has five performances on June 6 and June 8-10.
For tickets and information, call the ticket hotline at 541-549-0121 or
1-800-827-7522, or visit the ticket office, 220 West Cascade Street in Sisters. For information, www.sistersrodeo.com