Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.


The end has come for the monthly Hometown Artists’ Rodeo at the Cove. Ken Little hangs up his bedazzled cowboy shirts and boot scoots his way to a life without manning the monthly talent show (don’t fret though, Little will still be involved with his band Rodeo Ho Ho). On April 8, Ken and the Mark Little Jazz Trio (comprising Lloyd Walsh, Nate Cassie, and Gary Sweeney) will perform one last time at 7 p.m.

The Rodeo has been a fixture at the Cove since November 2006, when Little first wrangled his crew of artists to the stage, creating a contemporary variety show ranging from novelty acts to poetry readings to performance art.

“I have other pressing musical projects that I need to focus on,” Little says, and his fans would agree. With Ken hard at work collaborating with his brother Mark on a CD of original songs written by Ken, and his studio commitments as a sculptor with exhibitions this year in Minnesota and California, he’s got his work cut out for him.

But Little promises that Tuesday’s last performance will be worth attending, calling it a “sort of Greatest Hits of the Hometown Artists’ Rodeo.” The show is also open to past performers. Here’s hoping to catch Hyperbubble and Bunnyphonic back on the stage again for one last hurrah.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 12, 2022

View more issues


Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2022 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation