2018 Western Folklife Center Concert Series Begins with Rick and Donna Nestler

Western Folklife Center Happenings


Cowboy Poets, Musicians and Storytellers:
Apply to perform for the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering here.


Visit the WIEGAND GALLERY and current EXHIBITions

Let's Dance! returns to twice monthly event schedule


Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 6:00-9:00pm, Western Folklife Center's G Three Bar Theater
Join us at 501 Railroad Street, Elko, for a fun evening at Let's Dance! every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month: the evening begins with dance lessons at 6:00pm, with open dancing at 7:00pm. Read more on our  Event Calendar.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Southwind


Popular local Elko band Southwind continues its annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration in the Western Folklife Center's historic Pioneer Saloon from 6:00- 8:30pm.  Toe-tapping Celtic and Americana tunes, food and libations - - and there's always room to dance!

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 10am-5:30pm
Saturday, 10am-5pm
Admission: $5.00 Adults ~ Students/Seniors $3.00~ $1.00 Children age 6-12;  Members Free-
  with $3.00 for each adult guest.
Free admission to all ~  first Saturday of every month.

Basque Aspen Art of the Sierra Nevada - Opening March 9, 2018

Images of Basques and Buckaroos
in the Ranching West

January - September 2018

Bertsolaritza, Basque
Improvised Poetry

January - September 2018

Read more about these and more amazing exhibitions at the Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad Street, Elko.

Featured Video

Cowboy troubador and Gathering favorite, Dave Stamey, sings his song "Two Day Country" at the 25th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in 2009. This video and others are available in our YouTube "National Cowboy Poetry Gathering" playlist.

Featured Audio

From our Ranch Rhymes podcast archive, here is singer/songwriter Stephanie Davis and her original song,
"Crocus in the Snow," recorded in May 2006 in a concert at the Western Folklife Center.

Events Calendar