Our 2019 Gathering on  November 1st and 2nd was a HUGE success!

We moved to the Grand Valley Event Center to accommodate

our growing family – YOU! Thank you for helping us make this the best year ever!

Presented by the Museums of Western Colorado

Local and National Cowboy Poets and Musicians

Mark your calendars for 2020!

November 6th and 7th, 2020 / 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 5th 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.

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November 6 and 7, 2020

Grand Valley Event Center

2400 Consistory Ct. Grand Junction, CO 81501

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Meet a few of our 2019 Performers


Floyd Beard

Valerie Beard

Nona Kelley Carver

Bill Clark

Peggy Malone

Dale Page

Terry Nash

Dennis Russell 

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Ticketing information will be available as we get closer to event.

Daytime performances are FREE but donations are encouraged.


Under 12 FREE
  • All Performances

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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