Tickets are still available for purchase online for the 31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, up to 2 hours prior to an event, just use the blue button at the left, or call 888-880-5885. Please note: if a particular show or workshop is not on the list, that event is sold out.
We are sorry to announce that we are not able to broadcast the 31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering this year. We'll be blogging and posting lots of photographs and stories on social media—just use the tags below—and you can visit our YouTube channel for all the great videos of past Gatherings.
#elkocowboypoetry (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube)
@westernfolklife (Twitter handle)
We hope to bring the broadcast back next year in high definition—please consider making a contribution to support the 32nd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering broadcast, and thanks for watching and listening over the years!
The irrepressible Rick Crowder—aka Sourdough Slim—will put a smile on your face and set your toes to tappin' in several shows next week at the 31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, including How the West Was Swung with Robert Amstrong and Joey McKenzie, Katie Glassman and Gavin Kelso of The Western Flyers on Wednesday night, January 28.
Help us bring vaqueros from Baja California Sur, Mexico, to the 31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering! Your contribution will help deepen understanding between advocates of ranching and rural life on both sides of the border. Donate Now. The American cowboy and the Baja California vaquero share common roots which will be explored throughout the week of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and in our Wiegand Gallery exhibition. Read more.