National Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Yes, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is turning 35! We invite everyone to join us in marking this milestone as we reminisce, re-gather, remember our roots and refine our roots. From special guests to "vintage" videos of favorite Gathering moments, we'll look backward to gain insight to move forward. We'll revisit past successes, acknowledge the continuity that informs change, and honor each other and where we came from...all with one eye toward the future. We like to think that 35 years brings maturity, but don't worry, 35 is still young enough to know how to celebrate! And, we plan to do this shindig up in style.
COMING SOON: Information on featured participants; our special "ticketed shows" - featuring the hottest performances of the Gathering; and workshops - gearmaking, cooking, dancing and more - for the 2019 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering!
Tickets for the 2019 Gathering go on sale to Western Folklife Center members the day after Labor Day, September 4, 2018, and to the general public one month later. Read more.
2018 Gathering Highlights, January 29-February 3, 2018
A sample of shows, discussions and workshops that you might expect at the next National Cowboy Poetry Gathering!
34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Playlist
Banner photo by Charlie Ekburg