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Buying Tickets to the 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Tickets to the 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering are now on sale. Read more about Deluxe and Day Passes, special Ticketed Shows and Workshops, and available discounts and special offers.

There are four ways to purchase tickets:

1. Purchase online, click on poster image at left:

Online orders receive email confirmation. 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, purchases can be made at the Ticket Desk.  

2. Call toll-free:

between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday - 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 out 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.

To receive a brochure, please give us a call at 888-880-5885 or 775-738-7508, drop us an email at, or pick up another in our Gift Shop at 501 Railroad Street.

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 Monday-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, subject to availability.

Buying Tickets as a Member

Western Folklife Center members in current standing purchase Gathering tickets starting at 9:00am Pacific Daylight Time on Tuesday, September 5, 2017; one month before everyone else!

Remember, your membership gets you a deep discount on a 3-Day Deluxe Pass. Members – be sure to purchase your discounted Deluxe Pass during the Members’ pre-sale period, as well as your free tickets to members'-only shows and other Gathering-related benefits:

New this year, for Members only: members' pre-sale Deluxe Pass discount! From September 5 - October 4 the price for a 3-day Deluxe Pass was $60. The price is now $80.

For the 34th Gathering, Western Folklife Center Members can purchase premium seating in the G Three Bar (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. If you are unsure of your member level or your benefits, contact the membership office at 775-738-7508 ext 222 or for the password.

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