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!
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.
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
AdultsWhat A Deal!
- + Friday and Saturday Evening Performances
ChildrenUnder 12 FREE
- All Performances
Would you like to perform during one of our open mic sessions or volunteer?
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