Announcing the Featured Artists of the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering!

Western Folklife Center Happenings

The 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is just weeks away! Buy your tickets now and read more here, as updates are frequent.

Announcing the 2019 Poster, featuring the photography of Kurt Marcus. Click image above, to view the brochure!

Wiegand Gallery  ExhibitIONs-western folklife center

501 Railroad Street
Elko, Nevada
Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:30pm
Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm

 Stitching ArtContemporary Quilts and More
September 21-December 8, 2018


Featured Video

Intro photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland.

"Les Flammes d'Enfer" - - or as Geno Delafose says, "Pray for me and save my soul from hell," introducing this song at the 2010 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, as he and French Rockin' Boogie swing into "The Women From Hell." Geno and the band are back for our 35th Gathering! Catch them in the Western Jukebox on January 30, 2019, and dance the night away on Friday (February 1)…then close the Gathering with a flourish at the Midnight Dance late Saturday (February 2) - - and don’t forget the Zydeco & Cajun dance lessons on Friday afternoon!

Featured Audio

Learn how DW Groethe crafts a song in this past Western Folklife Center radio episode of What's in a Song, that aired on NPR in February 2012. "I'm living the dream:" just hearing the phrase is probably enough to make most of us roll our eyes and groan. Yet Montana songwriter DW Groethe knows and wrote a song in honor of someone who, years ago, managed to do just that: his dentist! Listen to more of What’s in a Song.

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