Presented by the Museums of Western Colorado

Featuring Local & National Cowboy Poetry & Music

November 3rd – 4th, 2017 / Grand Junction, CO

Cowboy Gathering Preview Night

Join us for a special sneak preview of the Western Slope Cowboy Gathering featuring local talent!

October 20th at 7pm

at the KAFM Radio Room

Only $10 – Concessions Available

Contact Info


November 3rd & 4th, 2017

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.

Friday November 3rd-FREE



  • 1p to 1:50p Susie Knight, Terry Nash, Randy Huston, Peggy Malone, Al Albrethson
  • 2p to 2:50p Brooksie, Slim Mcwilliams, Annie Hughes, Great Western Heritage Show
  • 3p to 3:50p Open Mic – Host: Dennis Russell
  • 4p to 5p Floyd Beard, Valerie Beard, Dennis Russell, Nona Kelley Carver, Kristyn Harris

  • 6p Reception – Public, performers, volunteers

Friday November 3rd-$10




7p to 9p Host: Terry Nash

  • Peggy Malone
  • Al Albrethson
  • Dennis Russell
  • 15 Minute Intermission – Door Prizes
  • Great Western Heritage Show
  • Slim McWilliams
  • Floyd Beard

Saturday November 4th-FREE



  • 10a to 10:50a Floyd Beard, Valerie Beard, Slim McWilliams
  • 11a to 11:50 Dennis Russel, Nona Kelley Carver, Great Western Heritage Show, Annie Hughes
  • 12p to 12:50p Randy Houston, Al Albrethson, Peggy Malone
  • 1p to 1:50p Terry Nash, Brooksie, Kristyn Harris, Nona Kelley Carver
  • 2p to 2:50p Open Mic – Host: Valerie Beard
  • 3p to 3:50p Susie Knight, Annie Hughes, Kristyn Harris, Valerie Beard
  • 4p to 5p Brooksie, Floyd Beard, Slim McWilliams, Dennis Russell

Saturday November 4th-$10




7p to 9p Host: Floyd Beard

  • Randy Houston
  • Nona Kelley Carver
  • Susie Knight
  • 15 Minute Intermission – Door Prizes
  • Terry Nash
  • Brooksie
  • Kristyn Harris

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

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


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