Bill had retired from the corporate world and wanted to create a country-western family atmosphere where people could go to get away from the city and experience a little down-home ambience. He was able to do that by continuing the legacy started by Jim Rutlader at Rutlader’s Outpost on the old Highway 69 in Louisburg Kansas. He admits that he works more hours than he did in his corporate job, but has loved that he could create his own destiny.
Bill and Brenda help others create their own destiny as well at the Miller Creek Theater, including local musicians. Beginning in the second week of March through the second week in December, the Miller Creek Theater hosts Country Western acts from Branson, Missouri, and Nashville, Tennessee as well as musicians from the greater Kansas City area. Upcoming shows include local favorite Tony Juarez as well as Nashville’s T. Graham Brown. With an open theater that seats 600, the venue is an important piece of the Miami County, Kansas landscape and economy.
The Middle Creek Band is the house entertainment and there is always promise of a good foot-stompin’ time, as they play at every show. For a schedule of upcoming shows you can visit their webpage at www.middlecreektheater.com.
Concerts are every Saturday evening at 7:30 during the open season. Rutlader’s Outpost and RV Park is open year round. Bill and Brenda are great supporters of the community and have always been willing to help us here at 4 D Acres and anyone else in the community. We (Mike and Dee) have really enjoyed the shows that we have seen at the Middle Creek Theater.