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. Members, please see details below.
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 above that says National Cowboy Poetry Gathering: Buy Tickets; purchase tickets by following the prompts. Online orders receive email confirmation. Once sales begin, if a show is sold out, it will not be listed online with those available for purchase. During the Gathering, when available, tickets can be purchased online up to two hours prior to performances; after that, purchase at the Ticket Office.
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, Elko, Nevada: 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 westernfolklife.org up to two hours prior to performance.
Buying Tickets as a Member
Western Folklife Center members in current standing (deadline to join or renew your membership is Friday, September 1, 2017) are able to purchase Gathering tickets starting at 9:00am Pacific Daylight Time on Tuesday, Sepgember 5, 2017; one month before everyone else! Members are also entitled to free tickets to members'-only shows and other Gathering-related benefits:
Members pre-sale Deluxe Pass discount! From September 5 - October 4, members' price for a 3-day Deluxe Pass is $60; this price increases to $80 on October 5. New this year, for Members only!
For the 34th Gathering, Western Folklife Center Members can purchase premium seating in the G3Bar Theater for several shows: pre-seating gives members early access opportunity to sit in their favorite location for a premium price of $75. This is a limited offer. Check the Ticket Order form in the middle of the Gathering Brochure for designated shows.
Click here to become a member or renew your membership, or call 775-738-7508 ext. 222.
Current members can set up an online account with their contact information before the early ticket sales period (September 5-October 4, 2017). We will advise you by email of the date that the system is available, giving all current members a password to use in entering the ticketing system between September 5 and October 5. After the email goes out (date to be determined) members can call or email the membership office, at 775-738-7508 ext 222 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
To receive an additional brochure, please give us a call, drop us an email or pick up another in our Gift Shop at 501 Railroad Street.
Banner image: Jessica Brandi Lifland