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Ticket Information

Ticket Information

Western Folklife Center Members start purchasing tickets at 9:00 am PDT on September 3, and tickets are opened to the general public one month later on October 3, 2019. During the membership-only sales period, the 3-day or “deluxe” pass is discounted and members also receive free tickets to a Members’ Only show - depending upon membership level- among other benefits. We invite you to become a member and join now.

NOTE: Prices listed on our website may be subject to change.

There are two kinds of shows and sessions at the Gathering: “Ticketed” and “Non-Ticketed.”

Ticketed Shows

Ticketed performances are curated and feature a combination of poets, bands, singer-songwriters, and storytellers that you won’t see on the non-ticketed shows. These are often the hottest performances at the Gathering and are primarily evening shows. These shows require purchase of individual tickets.

There is one evening ticketed show Monday through Wednesday, also known as "early week." See our special discount for Monday and Tuesday night shows, offered to those purchasing workshop tickets.

Daytime Non-Ticketed Shows and Sessions
(admission with the purchase of a pass)

Non-ticketed shows and events take place during the day Thursday through Saturday. To attend, all you'll need is either a 3-Day Deluxe Pass or a Single Day Pass. With over 90 performances, storytelling sessions, films, talks, and more to choose from, you're sure to make good use of your Pass. 

We anticipate the full schedule of daytime, non-ticketed events will be posted in mid-January in the "Shows & Events" section of this website, and will also be available as an app at at that time. Stay up-to-date on the full schedule as it unfolds by following us on Facebook.



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About Passes
A 3-Day Deluxe Pass or Single Day Pass gives you access to the 90+ non-ticketed shows and events that take place Thursday through Saturday, which include:

 • Intimate poetry, music, and storytelling events

• The keynote address

• Film screenings

• Open mic sessions of music and poetry

3-Day Deluxe Passes
The 3-Day Deluxe Pass is $60 for Western Folklife Center members when purchasing it from September 3-October 2; the price is $80 for all beginning October 3. The Deluxe Pass comes with a commemorative pin and a Gathering program book.

Single Day Passes
A Day Pass ($30) provides admission for one day only to all non-ticketed daytime shows and events, Thursday-Saturday. The Single Day Pass comes with a Gathering program book.


Members, please note:
Membership benefits in the Western Folklife Center
include a membership pin. Benefits also include
early ticket purchasing to the Gathering,
a  discount on the 3-day Deluxe Pass during the members' only pre-sale period, and a special Members' Show
(based on membership level).
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.