34th Gathering Poets & Musicians

Western Folklife Center Happenings

Moving Rural Verse is on DVD

Gathering Tickets on
sale September 5

Photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland.

Photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland.

34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering tickets go on sale to Western Folklife Center members on September 5, 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.

Super Summer Sale in the Gift Shop

Super Summer Sale at the Western Folklife Center Gift Shop: come in and save on children's items; CDs and DVDs; books on cooking, Nevada and the West; gifts of glassware, handbags, pottery; National Cowboy Poetry Gathering posters; Western art and much more!

The new Moving Rural Verse - DVD is available in the Gift Shop. Visit us at 501 Railroad Street, Elko, or call 775-738-7508, extension 234 (Toll Free at 1-888-880-5885) to order.

Western Mercantile Seeking Vendors

Photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland

Photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland

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

Featured Video

This short video is a poetic look at the time-honored tradition of harvesting hay. Haiku by Sam Boies, voiceover by Teema Boies, directed by Robin Boies. Filmed in 2002 for the Western Folklife Center's Ranch Communications program.

Featured Audio

Congratulations to our friend Ian Tyson - a featured artist of the Canada 150 celebration. We look back to an earlier year in this segment of our radio series What's in a Song (20014-2012), where Tyson tell the story of writing his classic folk song "Four Strong Winds."  

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