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. Remember, some shows do sell out early so Western Folklife Center membership is truly a benefit!
Tickets may be purchased online or at the Western Folklife Center, as well during the Gathering. 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 - joining before Friday, August 30, 2019 will grant you access to members’ only online purchasing of 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering tickets between September 3 and October 2.
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 (within the U.S.), or from outside the U.S., call 775-738-7508 Pacific time.
3. Mail the order form in the brochure (estimated to be available mid-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. Please note that on mail-in orders, 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! Be sure your membership is up to date by purchasing or renewing no later than Friday, August 30, 2020.
Remember, your membership gets you a discount on a 3-Day Deluxe Pass. Be sure to purchase your discounted Deluxe Pass for $60 during the Members' pre-sale period, September 3-October 2, 2019. On October 3, all Deluxe Passes are $80.
At the Gathering, your membership pin is not necessary for access to Gathering shows and events, where a ticket or Deluxe/Day Pass is required.
NOTE: Prices listed herein may be subject to change.
Banner image: Jessica Brandi Lifland