January 17-19:  Mark and Rex Rideout are featured performers for the 30th annual Colorado Cowboy Gathering, Golden, Colorado.  More info here.


​June 16:  Fiddles, Vittles, and Vino, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, Colorado Springs.  More info here.


July 17-20:  Mark and Rex Rideout will be speaking, performing, and signing books at FreedomFest, Las Vegas, Nevada.  Register now to get the best convention rates.

Watch a scene from the Jesse James episode here.

2016 Events



April 7Wild West History Association Mini-Roundup in Lincoln, New Mexico.  Naturally, the focus of this one-day event was Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett.

















​​April 21:  Performed nineteenth-century music with Vance Gardner at Spring on the Farm, Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site. 


​April 28​:  National Automobile Museum History Symposium, Reno, Nevada.


July 29​:  Fiddles, Vittles & Vino, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, Colorado Springs.


September 4​:  Release date for the graphic novel adaptation of Mark's multiple award-winning Shot All To Hell, wonderfully interpreted by artist Nate Olson and colorist Nic Chapuis.  Published by Insight Comics and distributed by Simon & Schuster.  Ordering info here


​September 6-8:  Mark signed copies of Shot All To Hell with artist Nate Olson at the annual Defeat of Jesse James Days, Northfield, Minnesota.


​September 9:  Mark signed copies of Shot All To Hell at the Jesse James Birthplace Museum from 2-4 PM.


October 20​:  "Billy the Kid in Story and Song."  Pueblo City-County Library District.

​June 11: Mark is one of the "talking heads" in the epic eight-part docuseries The American West, produced by Robert Redford and airing on AMC.

2019 Events

Mark has the cover story of the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of National Geographic History​.

2018 Events

May 23: HarperCollins released the trade paperback edition of the multiple award-winning Rough Riders.  Order your copy here.  


August 16: Mark and his son Vance performed at the American Museum of Western Art, Denver.


October 7:  Mark and Vance performed at the popular Rock Ledge Ranch Harvest Festival, Colorado Springs.


October 14: Private event, Paonia, Colorado, with Rex Rideout.

2017 Events


July 1: The 118th anniversary of the Battle of San Juan Heights.  Read Mark's article on how the battle put TR on the fast track to the presidency at The Daily Beast.

Aug. 10: ​American Museum of Western Art, Denver, Colorado.

Sept. 24:Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival, Douglas County Library, Castle Rock, Colorado.


October 1: Mark performed old-time music with his son, Vance, at the annual Harvest Festival, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, Colorado Springs.


October 14: Memphis University School, Memphis, Tennessee.


December 17: Mark and Vance performed holiday songs and old-time fiddle and banjo tunes at Rock Ledge Ranch for its annual Holiday Evening