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Buy Tickets

BuyING Tickets FOR the
36th Gathering, January 27 - February 1, 2020

Membership sales begin September 3, 2019, and tickets to workshops, special evening shows and day/deluxe passes go on sale to the general public one month later, on October 3, 2019. Tickets may be purchased online or at the Western Folklife Center, as well during the Gathering. Remember, some shows do sell out early so Western Folklife Center membership is truly a benefit! (Once ticket sales begin, all sold out shows and workshops will not appear on the Sales List.) Read more below about becoming a member of the Western Folklife Center and join now.

NOTE: Prices listed herein may be subject to change.

There are several ways to purchase tickets:

1. Purchase online

Use the "Purchase tickets" button on this website and follow the prompts. All ticketed shows that are not sold out can be purchased online up to two hours prior to the show. IF A SHOW DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE LIST, THAT SHOW IS SOLD OUT.

2. Call toll-free when ticket sales open

Members can begin purchasing tickets at 9:00am PDT time Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Ticket sales open to the general public one month later, Thursday, October 3, 2019. Once ticket sales begin, you may call us between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday - Friday: 888-880-5885, or from outside the U.S., call 775-738-7508 PDT.

3. Mail the order form in the brochure (estimated to be out in early August 2019)

To: Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad Street, Elko, NV 89801.

To receive a brochure with its mail-in form, please be sure you are on our mailing list. 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

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.

Buying Tickets as a Member

Western Folklife Center members in current standing purchase Gathering tickets starting at 9:00am PDT on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. That's one month before everyone else!

Remember, your membership gets you a discount on a 3-Day Deluxe Pass. Be sure to purchase your discounted Deluxe Pass during the Members' pre-sale period.

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, call or write us at




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