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Buying Tickets to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Tickets to the 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering go on sale to Western Folklife Center members the day after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 9:00am Pacific Time. The general public can buy tickets starting one month later on Thursday, October 5. To become a member, click here, or call 888-880-5885, ext. 222.

There are four ways to purchase tickets when ticket sales begin:

1. Purchase online:

when tickets are available online, we will turn on the button at the left that says National Cowboy Poetry Gathering: Buy Tickets

(NOTE: the image will change, wording will remain the same);

purchase tickets by following the prompts. Online orders receive email confirmation. When available, tickets can be purchased online up to two hours prior to performances; after that, purchase at the Ticket Office. Once sales begin, if a show is sold out, it will not be listed online with those available for purchase. 

2. Call toll-free

between 9:00am and 5:00pm Tuesday - Friday: 888-880-5885, or from outside the U.S., call 775-738-7508 Pacific time.

3. Mail your order form

to the Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad Street, Elko, NV 89801. Mail-in forms are available in the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering brochure, which is mailed in early August, or click here. To receive a brochure, please be sure you are on our mailing list. You may also pick up a brochure up in our Gift Shop at 501 Railroad Street. We discourage mail-in orders because the additional processing time required may result in some shows being unavailable before the order is finalized.

4. Visit the Ticket Office:

before the Gathering begins, the Ticket Office is on the 2nd floor of the Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad Street, open Tuesday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. During the Gathering, the Ticket Office moves to the Elko Convention Center, 700 Moren Way. Hours will be posted. Passes may also be purchased at the Guest Services Desks during the Gathering, at the Western Folklife Center and at the Elko Convention Center. Tickets to performances in the G Three Bar Theater can be purchased at the door one half hour before the show (subject to availability). Tickets can be purchased online at up to two hours prior to performance.

Buying Tickets as a Member

Western Folklife Center members are able to purchase Gathering tickets one month before everyone else! Members are also entitled to free tickets to members'-only shows and other Gathering-related benefits.

Click here to become a member or renew your membership, or call 775-738-7508 ext. 222.

Members can set up an online account with their contact information before the early ticket sales period (September 5-October 5, 2017). We will advise you by email of the date that is available! To set up an account and to purchase tickets online, you must be a current member. We will give all current members a password that they can use to enter the ticketing system between September 5 and October 5. The password will be given to members on a date to be determined, via email. After that date, members can call or email the membership office, at 775-738-7508 ext 222 or for the password. When you purchase tickets, you will need to know your membership level benefits. If you are unsure of your member level or your benefits, contact the membership office.



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