Presenting Texas Songster
Andy Hedges on May 4th
Western Folklife Center Happenings
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.
JAM ON! at the Western Folklife Center
Popular local Elko band Southwind facilitates a montly musical jam session in the Pioneer Saloon every second Wednesday of the month. Jam On! is from 6:00- 8:00pm for all musicians, beginner to intermediate; and all music lovers! Bring your favorite instrument and songs and join the fun.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 10am-5:30pm
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
This exhibition features part of the Jean Moore Earl and Phillip I. Earl collection of Basque aspen wax-on-muslin rubbings, capturing the early 1900s artwork of sheepherders in the Sierra Nevada. Special Reception, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, on June 28: Free
Join collector and curator Jean Earl for an illustrated tour of the discovery of these "Mountain Picassos."
Read more about this and more amazing exhibitions at the Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad Street, Elko.
Remembering a close friend of the Western Folklife Center, the late Colen H. Sweeten Jr., who recited his own poetry at the very first Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko in 1985, and for many more years thereafter. This 2007 episode of our Ranch Rhymes podcast features Colen reciting two of his classic poems, "Why Do Coyotes Howl at Night?" and "Dream Ranch."