A Rare Occasion

Jul 5, 2022
4:15 PM
Bob Saul
R.W. Hampton, Waddie Mitchell, and Brenn Hill at a ranch house performance.

Cowboy poetry gatherings, a mixture of spoken-word poetry and western music, usually feature a variety of performers in one-to-three-day events. read more

Poetry, Music, and Storytelling at the 36th Annual Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering May 28-29

May 26, 2022
11:16 AM
Marie Odermann
Dakota Cowboy Poet founder, Bill Lowman

The 36th Annual Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering will be held this weekend, May 28-29, in Medora, North Dakota, at the Medora Community Center. read more

Dancing, Barbecue, and More at the Best Little Cowboy Gathering in Texas

Mar 12, 2022
9:05 AM
Best Little Cowboy Gathering in Texas
Jason Roberts performing Thursday, March 10

The Best Little Cowboy Gathering in Texas continues today in La Grange, at the Fayette County Fairgrounds, approximately 65 miles southeast of Austin. read more

Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous Comes to Logan This Weekend

Mar 11, 2022
2:34 PM
Canadian singer/songwriter Eli Barsi will appear

The Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous will hold their 12th annual event this weekend at a new venue, the Cache County Event Center. read more

Music, Poetry, and Smiles at Lone Star Gathering

Feb 19, 2022
3:02 PM
Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Full house at Sul Ross State University

The classrooms, hallways, and auditorium of Sul Ross State University were alive with cowboy hats, guitars, banjos, chords, and rhymes Feb. 18-19, as the Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering convened on campus. read more

Miles City Cowboy Poetry Gathering Scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 27

Feb 11, 2022
4:49 PM
Range Riders Museum
Exhibit at the Range Riders Museum

The Miles City Cowboy Poetry Gathering, an annual fundraiser for the Range Riders Museum, will be held on Sunday, Feb. 27 on the grounds of the museum in Miles City, Montana. read more

Texas Hill Country Cowboy Gathering Called ''A Perfect Day''

Oct 25, 2021
9:27 AM
Kay Nowell
Joel Nelson, Randy Rieman, and Lloyd Wright

The Texas Hill Country Cowboy Gathering held the pandemic version of their regular gathering on October 23 with a one-day event at the Bella Vita Ranch in Hye, Texas. read more

Western Folklife Center Cancels National Cowboy Poetry Gathering for January 2022

Oct 21, 2021
4:07 PM
Jessica Brandi Lifland
Crowds at the 2019 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

On Oct. 21, the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada announced the cancellation of the upcoming 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, planned for Jan. 24-29, 2022. read more

Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow

Oct 21, 2021
4:01 PM
Scott Slusher
Wagon in the Fort Worth Stockyards

Held in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards each October, the 2021 Gathering will take place Oct. 22-24. This is the 30th anniversary Gathering, and includes musicians, poets, a children's poetry contest for multiple age groups, a cowboy trappings and trade show, a wagon train, a chuckwagon cookoff competition, ranch rodeo and roping events, a youth fiddle contest, a cattle dog challenge, a cowboy gospel concert, and multiple performances by Red Steagall and the Boys in the Bunkhouse with Bobby Flores, Jake Hooker, and Jason Roberts. read more

Western Slope Cowboy Gathering Scheduled for Nov. 5-6

Oct 21, 2021
3:51 PM
Courtesy Western Slope Cowboy Poetry Gathering
The Cowboy Way trio, featuring Jim Jones, Doug Figgs, and Mariam Funke

The Western Slope Cowboy Gathering (WSCG) was founded in 2016 by three Grand Junction, Colorado, local performers (Terry Nash, Peggy Malone, and Nona Kelley Carver), when the former Grand Junction Cowboy Poetry Gathering was at risk of fading away. Each year, the Gathering features twelve to fourteen performers, with a cadre of regulars and a few new ones each year. It's held in Grand Junction the first weekend of November, in partnership with the Museums of Western Colorado, and enjoys a huge turnout of fans and supporters. This year's dates are Nov. 5-6. read more

Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Alpine Announces Forty Performers for February 2022

Sep 13, 2021
6:20 PM
Photo by John Moore
Cathedral Mountain, near Alpine, Texas

Over forty cowboy poets and musicians will perform at the 2022 Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering Feb. 18-19 in Alpine, Texas. Tickets to the Gathering will go on sale this fall. Sign up now for the "Cowboy 9" discount ($9 off your first ticket) and to be notified when tickets go on sale to the general public. Or become a member for early access. read more

2021 Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering August 12-14

May 17, 2021
1:35 PM
Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering
Hear poetry and music.

Prescott's 34th Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering is scheduled for August 12 - 14, 2021 at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Drive, Prescott, Arizona. read more

Scenic Railroads and Great Music: 2021 Cowboy Train

May 14, 2021
2:58 PM
Roots on the Rails/Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Cowboy music and vintage steam on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

Two museums, three vintage train rides, and six private concerts over seven nights and eight days: that's the 2021 Cowboy Train, from Roots on the Rails. The tour will travel from Denver to Santa Fe this fall, using buses and historic trains to piece together a railroad/history/art/music adventure. read more