The Brauns and Bertsolaria at the
34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Western Folklife Center Happenings

VISIT THE WIEGAND GALLERY's NEW EXHIBITS

Gathering Tickets on
sale September 5

Photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland.

Photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland.

34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering tickets are now on sale to Western Folklife Center members, with a discounted price for the 3-day deluxe pass (only $60 until October 5, $80 after that date) and, as always, the free members' show. Become a member! Public sales begin October 5. Join us for the Gathering, January 29-February 3, 2018.

Western Mercantile Seeking Vendors

The Western Folklife Center is now accepting vendor applications for the 2018 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Western Mercantile. Read more and apply.

Abacus, 2005 by Dennis Parks and John Fahnestock

Abacus, 2005 by Dennis Parks and John Fahnestock

Now exhibiting: “Land, Language and Clay,” works by Tuscarora artists Dennis and Ben Parks; “Way Out West: Images of the American Ranch,” photographs from the Farm Security Administration, 1936-1943; our continuing “From the Western Folklife Center Collection,” handcrafted work of master artisans throughout the West as represented in our permanent collection of contemporary gear; and more, at 510 Railroad Street, Elko.

Featured Video

See Mike Beck at the 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering on Friday, February 2, 2018! In this video from our 31st Gathering, Mike Beck sings an original song written from the horse's point of view, "Don't Hurt My Heart." View Ticketed Shows of the 34th Gathering. Tickets on sale to Western Folklife Center members now.

Featured Audio

Mike Beck's song "Amanda Come Home" was featured in our What's In A Song radio series on NPR in September of 2006. Mike talks about getting to know a young soldier as she was preparing for her mission in Iraq. Mike will appear atthe 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Friday, February 2, 2018.

Click here to buy tickets to the 34th Gathering starting September 5th.

Click here to buy tickets to the 34th Gathering starting September 5th.

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