A Contemporary Expression of Cowboy Life and Culture
GOLDEN, CO – Proudly celebrating 28 years of cowboy heritage at this year’s Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering Thursday, January 19 through Sunday, January 22, 2017.
This year’s expanded four-day roundup includes three evening performances, two full-days of popular theme sessions, and a Sunday matinee.
For over a quarter century the Gathering has celebrated the cowboy life and culture. Come enjoy this year’s all-star cast of award-winning cowboy poets and musicians from the American West, Canada and Australia.
A weekend that captures the true spirit and lifestyle of the Cowboy heritage through poetry, song and verse.
The tradition continues this year in, Where The West Lives — Golden Colorado at the American Mountaineering Center — plenty of free parking with easy access.
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Listen to this BARN Media EXCLUSIVE interview with Liz Masterson, “Songbird of the Sage” about the upcoming event…
The Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering celebrates it’s 28th Anniversary in 2017 and with it carries on a quarter century of cowboy heritage, traditions and entertainment. Cowboy poetry is a form of poetry which grew out of the traditions of workers on cattle drives and ranches. After a long day in the saddle, cowboys would gather around a campfire and entertain one another with tall tales and folk songs… and so goes the story called Cowboy Poetry.
This year’s event features a blockbuster line up of headlining performers:
▪ Floyd Beard
▪ Jon Chandler
▪ D.W. Groethe
▪ Kristyn Harris
▪ Susie Knight
▪ Liz Mastersnon
▪ Mark Gardner & Rex Rideout
▪ Yampa Valley Boys
▪ Doris Daley
▪ Richard Elloyan & Steve Wade
▪ Carol Heuchan
▪ Yvonne Hollenbeck
▪ Gary McMahan
▪ Al “Doc” Mehl
▪ Pop Wagner
▪ Skip Gorman
▪ Jill Jones & Friends
▪ Rod Nelson
▪ Flying W Wranglers
During the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, cowboy poets, western singers and old fashioned yodelers bring to life the joys and hardships of the old west. Audiences can take a break from the fast-paced, high-tech world and relive the life of the true cowboy. First timers and old hands will be entertained and inspired by our cowboy and cowgirl poets and musicians. Their poems, songs and witticisms about how life was and still is on farms, ranches and the range, bridge the past with the present. There will be some familiar faces and some of the best poets and singers we have ever herded into one corral!
Since family life is an important part of the ranching culture, we have also added plenty of programming for families with little buckaroos. Our Daytime Themed Sessions and SundayMatinee are a perfect event for the entire family – hear songs and stories of ranchers, cattle drives, life in the Outback of Australia and the love of the land. These Theme Sessions include Women of the West, Today’s Cowboy, Multi-cultural Roots, Cowboy and Western Humor, Cowboy Classics and many more.
FIVE GREAT EVENTS – ONE GREAT WEEKEND:
American Mountaineering Center
710 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401
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Tickets for evening performances and themed session matinees sell out quickly. For more event information or to purchase tickets, call 888-718-4253 (888-71-TICKETS) or visit us online at ColoradoCowboyGathering.com.
28 years ago this “campfire” tradition was brought to the stage and has allowed all to join in the music, poetry and nostalgia ever since.