We have MOOVED!!

In order to accommodate the larger crowd we have been experiencing, we hope you’ll join us this year at the Grand Valley Event Center inside the Masonic Lodge just off of 1st Street find a map below!

Presented by the Museums of Western Colorado

Local & National Cowboy Poets & Musicians

November 1st & 2nd, 2019 / Grand Junction, CO


The Western Slope Cowboy Gathering was initiated in 2015 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.


In its 4th 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. 


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

Up Coming Events!

KAFM Radio Room – Mini Gathering

The Western Slope Cowboy Poets invite fans to attend a sneak preview of their upcoming Cowboy Poetry Gathering “A View to the West: An Evening of Cowboy Poetry and Music” hosted at the KAFM Radio Room on Friday, October 19 at 7 p.m.

This is going to be more fun than puttin’ socks on a rooster

says Terry Nash, Cowboy Poet and founding member of the Western Slope Cowboy Gathering

All Radio Room performers have Colorado roots including:

  • Terry Nash, a top-five finalist for the Western Music Association Male Cowboy Poet of the Year for the past four years.
  • Peggy Malone, 2016 Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Female Vocalist of the Year & Entertainer of the Year (2013),
  • Mesa Rancher Nona Kelley Carver who refers to her poetry as “fiction with a few facts thrown in.”
  • And Bill Clark, Western Slope cowboy poet-singer and songwriter.

Bill Clark is true to his cowboy roots in the life he leads and songs he writes

says Museums Executive Director Dr. Peter Booth.

Tickets are $10 for adults, free for children 12 years and younger, and doors open at 6:30p.m. The Radio Room is located at 1310 Ute Avenue in Grand Junction.

Contact Info

1-970-242-0971 mperry@westcomuseum.org

November 1st & 2nd, 2019

Grand Valley Event Center

2400 Consistory Ct. Grand Junction, CO 81501

Gathering Begins In








Meet a few of our 2019 Performers

While our 2019 Schedule has not been released yet, we are proud to tell you we have confirmed the following artists:

  • Jean Prescott
  • Gary Prescott
  • Valerie Beard
  • Floyd Beard
  • Dale Burson
  • ‘Pickin’ Peggy Malone
  • Nona Kelly Carver
  • Al Albrethsen
  • Dale Page
  • Rod Taylor
  • Rocky Sullivan
  • Dennis Russell 
  • Terry Nash
  • Jerry “Brooksie” Brooks

Buy Tickets

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


Under 12 FREE
  • All Performances

Would you like to perform during one of our open mic sessions or volunteer?

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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.


Grand Valley Event Center

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