Ticketed Shows for the Gathering

Traditionally, these are the hottest performances at the Gathering, and showcase a combination of cowboy poets and western bands that you won't see together during the day with your Pass. Some artists only perform on ticketed shows. For more information about tickets, click here.  For scheduled workshops for 2015, click here; for special discussions and panels, click here. As always, performers are linked in each show listed here. Take a peek at how the full daily schedule appeared for the 30th Gathering.

Coming soon: * Denotes special ticket offer for people under 35 years of age.

Please Note: The Elko Convention Center Auditorium has tiered pricing for some performances, with the first 11 rows of seating priced at $35.00 each. There's not a bad seat in the house at this intimate venue!

Quick Links to the three busiest days:  
  Thursday, January 29      Friday, January 30      Saturday, January 31

Monday, January 26

An Evening In Baja
G Three Bar Theater
7:00-8:30pm
$20
We kick off the 31st Gathering by welcoming our special guests from Baja California Sur. The evening promises to be rich with historic and contemporary music and stories that are favorites at gatherings in the beautiful and remote ranch country of this Mexican peninsula. Musicians and their instruments often travel miles a-muleback to entertain for area dances and social gatherings. Come meet and welcome some of those hardworking cowboys and traveling musicians.

Tuesday, January 27

Wit & Wisdom From The Range
G Three Bar Theater
7:00pm -8:30pm
$20
John Dofflemyer, Joel Nelson and Randy Rieman are not just consummate cowboys who share words drawn from a deep place. Each also epitomizes that quiet gravity, gentleness of spirit, good humor and enduring dedication to the land that is what being a cowboy really means.

Wednesday, January 28

How The West Was Swung
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
7:00-8:300pm
$35/$30
Warm up with an evening of whimsy and western swing! Sourdough Slim and Robert Armstrong show where vaudeville meets trail dust with blue yodels, vintage jazz and western classics on a dizzying array of period instruments. Joey McKenzie's new band, The Western Flyers, will have you dancing in the aisles to sultry jazz favorites and electrifying fiddle tunes.

Thursday, January 29

Keynote Address with Gary Nabhan
9:45-11:00am
Free with 3-Day Deluxe Pass or Day Pass
Ethnobotanist, nature writer and food activist Gary Nabhan has a unique perspective of the intersection of human culture and agriculture. His ability to fuse deep scholarly research with respect for traditional ways of knowing offers a welcome sense of hopefulness for rural America. Sponsored by Nevada Humanities, in partnership with Great Basin College.

Western Folklife Center Members' Show #1
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
1:00-2:15pm
$40/Free to members with ticket
Join true buckaroos Ross Knox, Waddie Mitchell and Kent Rollins for yarns, rhymes and tall tales from the cow camp.

Dinner Theater: The Rose of Roscrea - A Ballad Of The West
Great Basin College Theater
$4:30pm Cocktails - 5:00pm Dinner - 6:30-8:30pm Show
$60 (includes dinner)
Tom Russell presents sketches from his new folk opera on the West - the story of an Irish boy who comes to America in the latter half of the 19th century and sings up the Last Frontier. Special guests include former Texas Tornado member Augie Meyers, GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters, virtuosic pianist Barry Walsh, spectacular guitarist Thad Beckman and the irresistible Sourdough Slim.

Troubadour Of The Trail
G Three Bar Theater
6:30-8:00pm
$35
America's cowboy troubadour and GRAMMY®-nominated singer-guitarist Don Edwards presents an intimate evening of old-time and original cowboy gems.

Humor On The High Plains
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
6:30-8:00pm
$35/$30
Folks from the north know that laughter is a great way to stay warm. Join DW Groethe, Yvonne Hollenbeck, Rodney Nelson and Ed Peekeekoot for an evening of chuckles and belly laughs to keep you toasty all night long.

Let 'Er Buck
G Three Bar Theater
8:30-10:00pm
$35
Take a Magical Mystery ride with old friends and new voices. Poets Paul Zarzyski and Shadd Piehl and singer-songwriter Charis Thorsell team up to share their love for rodeo arenas and western words. Join them for a wild ride!

Pouring It Kinda Strong
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
8:30-10:00pm
$35/$30
Get a strong dose of cowboy rebelliousness and rock with two genre-busting acts. Mike Beck's California-infused sound combines real cowboy experience with a unique blend of western, rock and Americana, while Corb Lund & The Hurtin' Albertans bring a honky-tonk punk sensibility to their tales of the modern West.

Friday, January 30

Western Folklife Center Members' Show #2
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
11:00m-12:15pm
$40/Free to members with ticket
It can't be anything but infectious fun with award-winning songsmiths and yodeling sensations, Eli Barsi and Gary McMahan.

Cowboy Songsters
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
1:00-2:30pm
$35/$30
Cowboy songsters Don Edwards, Andy Hedges and Glenn Ohrlin give voice to the stories of cowboy life through timeless songs of hard work and humor, disaster and romance.

Dinner Theater: The Rose of Roscrea - A Ballad Of The West
Great Basin College Theater
$4:30pm Cocktails - 5:00pm Dinner - 6:30-8:30pm Show
$60 (includes dinner)
Tom Russell presents sketches from his new folk opera on the West - the story of an Irish boy who comes to America in the latter half of the 19th century and sings up the Last Frontier. Special guests include former Texas Tornado member Augie Meyers, GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters, virtuosic pianist Barry Walsh, spectacular guitarist Thad Beckman and the irresistible Sourdough Slim.

Writing From The Home Place
G Three Bar Theater
6:30-8:00pm
$35
Join some of the rural West's finest writers for an evening of original poetry, prose and story, with John Dofflemyer, Linda M. Hasselstrom, Wally McRae and Paul Zarzyski.

Riding High And Living Free
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
6:30-8:00pm
$35/$30
Legendary Canadian cowboy Ian Tyson brings his gift of songwriting and performance to an evening of some of the most beloved modern cowboy songs.

Gentle On The Reins
G Three Bar Theater
8:30-10:00pm
$35
Gathering favorite Mike Beck and newcomers Chuck Hawthorne and Caitlyn Taussig strum guitar and heartstrings with modern tales of love, loss and keeping a gentle touch on the reins.

Year Of The Horse
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
8:30-10:00pm
$35/$30
As the Chinese "Year of the Horse" comes to a close, we celebrate with a show of much-loved poems, songs and tales of revered ranch horses, fine rides and famous wrecks by respected horsemen and horsewomen, Don Edwards, Carol Heuchan, Joel Nelson, Randy Rieman, Gail Steiger, Henry Real Bird and Sandy Seaton Sallee.

Friday Night Dance
9:30pm-Midnight
$20
There won't be much daylight between you and your sweetie when Wylie & The Wild West are playing infectious yodel-studded swing, two-step and waltz tunes. Want to wow 'em with your dance floor prowess? Try the waltz and two-step dance workshop!

Saturday, January 31

Family Roundup
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
10:30-11:30am
$13 general/ $4 ages 17 and under
Enjoy visiting two fascinating cultures in one hour in this special family show! Australian bush poet and entertainer Carol Heuchan shares her experiences in the "land do

Saturday Special With Baxter Black
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
1:00-2:15pm
Tickets awarded by lottery, with purchase of Deluxe Pass
between September 2 and November 30, 2014

Cowboy poet, humorist and former large animal veterinarian Baxter Black comes in from "out there" long enough to share his wit and left-handed observations with the Elko crowd.

Ranch Family Show
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
3:00-4:15pm
$30/Free to ranch families with ticket
Hailing from the ranch country of Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming, Chuck Milner, Brenn Hill and Andy Nelson round up some of their favorite songs, stories and poems to share with the whole family.

Hot Strings And Smokin' Keys
G Three Bar Theater
6:30-8:00pm
$35
Bring something cool to sip - this show will be sizzling! When kings of the keyboards Dave Bourne and Sourdough Slim meet masters of the strings Ed Peekeekoot and Cowboy Celtic, it's guaranteed to be an instrumental extravaganza!

An Evening With the Squire:
The Poetry Of S. Omar Barker
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
6:30-8:00pm
$35/$30
Enjoy an evening of humorous tales, cow country commentary, and celebration of the ranch family through the words of Squire Omar Barker, the "Poet Lariat of New Mexico." Featuring Jerry Brooks, Thatch Elmer, DW Groethe, Andy Hedges, Ross Knox, Deanna Dickinson McCall, Gary McMahan, Waddie Mitchell, Andy Nelson, Joel Nelson, Rodney Nelson, Vess Quinlan, Brigid Reedy, Randy Rieman and Gail Steiger.

Somewhere In The Rubies
G Three Bar Theater
8:30-10:00pm
$35
Legendary Canadian cowboy-singer-songwriter Ian Tyson brings "all the good 'uns" to this intimate performance.

Yodel To The Moon
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
8:30-10:00pm
$35/$30
Between Canadian songster Eli Barsi's special western roots blend and Wylie & The Wild West's rock-and-yodel groove, we're hoping the stage is big enough for this much yodeling, sterling musicianship, and love for open vistas and prairie skies.

Saturday Night Dance
9:30pm - Midnight
$20
Forget about sitting down when The Western Flyers perform their special blend of classic western swing, hot jazz standards, toe-tapping cowboy songs and electrifying old-time fiddle tunes. Need to tune up your toes? Sign up for one of our dance workshops!

Midnight Dance
G Three Bar Theater
12:00-2:00am
$20
The Gathering ain't over until you've dusted off your boots and danced late into the night to Corb Lund & The Hurtin' Albertans.



Drop by and check out one of the top essay writing with high expert authors. | online pcm pharmacy | american pharmacy | pharmacy no prescription rx | online pharmacy next day delivery | buy viagra 400mg

Link to Cybercast

 

See photos from prior Gatherings in our Photo Gallery.

Watch Gathering Moments on Film, short and casual "guerrilla" videos from prior Gatherings.

Return to the Western Folklife Center Home Page

Find us on FacebookTweet us on TwitterWatch us on YouTubeRead our Blog

Visit the Nevada 150 website
An official event of the Nevada
sesquicentennial 
1864 - 2014