Ticket Information for the Gathering

Join us for the 32nd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering,
January 25 through 30, 2016
When it's time, you'll click here to Purchase Tickets.When and How to Purchase Tickets

Tickets will go on sale to Western Folklife Center members at 9:00am Pacific time on September 8, 2015, and to the general public one month later. The blue button at the left will be used to purchase tickets online.  Remember, if you are a part of our Stakeholder program, you will also need to be a Western Folklife Center Member to take part in early ticket sales.
To purchase online as a Western Folklife Center member, we request that you please check on or renew your membership before September 4, 2015 to ensure the process goes smoothly.  Click here or call our membership office at 888-880-5885 ext. 222 (toll free).

Members purchase tickets one month earlier than the general public!
The ticketing button is activated the week prior to ticket sales. Members can begin purchasing tickets for the Gathering beginning at 9:00 am Pacific time September 8, 2015, using special log in information that will be provided to them by the Western Folklife Center. Members can sign in and set up billing information prior to purchasing  to make the process a bit quicker, or wait until the day and put the information in prior to beginning to purchase tickets. Remember, there is an inner scroll bar on the ticketing page.

Ordering by Telephone
Of course, members may also call in to order at 888-880-5885 (toll free) or 775-738-7508 (in Elko or outside the U.S.). The Ticket Office will be open Tuesday - Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm Pacific time.

To take advantage of certain discount offers for the Gathering that may be offered, orders will need to be made by telephone. All orders placed online or over the telephone will receive an immediate confirmation number with verification of seating assignments, if applicable.
Ordering by Mail
There is an order form in the brochure that can be mailed to the Western Folklife Center. Mail-in orders are discouraged because the additional processing time required for mail orders may result in some shows being unavailable before the order is finalized. Click here for examples of special offers that may be available.

How Many Tickets Members May Purchase
Membership level benefits may be reviewed here. Members, please check your membership renewal date - if you want to renew, upgrade or purchase a membership, please do so prior to September 4, 2015 - -  prior to ticket sales opening day - - in order to have your information processed in time. If you are telephoning your order in, you can renew or purchase a new membership at the time of purchasing tickets.

Read More about buying tickets as a Member.
Learn about Special Offers
Read all about Ticketed Shows, Deluxe Passes and Day Passes.