Presented by the Museums of Western Colorado

Featuring Local & National Cowboy Poetry & Music

November 2nd & 3rd, 2018 / Grand Junction, CO

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November 2nd & 3rd, 2018

Museum of the West 462 Ute Ave (5th & Ute) & Whitman Educational Center 248 S. Fourth Street (4th & Ute)

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About The Event

Local & National Cowboy Poets & Musicians

Cowboy poetry grew from a time when, after a day of work, cowboys would gather around the campfire to occupy and entertain one another with tall tales and folk songs. This form of poetry grew out of a tradition of extemporaneous composition carried on by workers on cattle drives and ranches.

Cowboy poetry continues to be written and celebrated today through events like the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering held every year in Elko, Nevada. Including “roundups” dedicated to cowboy poetry, as well as Cowboy Poetry week which is celebrated each April throughout the United States and Canada.

The Western Slope Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering is being made possible in part thanks to the support of the Museums of Western Colorado.

Meet Our Performers

The Western Slope Cowboy Gathering was initiated by Terry Nash, Peggy Malone, Nona Kelley Carver, and the Museums of Western Colorado for the celebration and sharing of modern and classic Cowboy Poetry and Music.  Currently in its 2nd year, the gathering hosts a wide range of top local and national Cowboy Poets and Western Singers, and presents two days and nights of good family fun, featuring great cowboy entertainment at the Museum of the West and the Whitman Educational center.

We take pride on gathering some of the BEST local and national cowboy poets and musicians for your listening pleasure right here in Downtown Grand Junction, Colorado.

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Better hurry! Last years tickets sold out. Daytime performances are FREE but donations are encouraged.


Under 12 FREE
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462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501, USA 1-970-242-0971


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