Bridging the 49th at the 35th 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 Markus. 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
Meet the artists: OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, November 24,
11:00 am to 4:00 pm - Read more.

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Featured Video

Catch Sid Marty at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering's "Bridging the 49th" evening show on Saturday, February 2, 2019, and more! In this video, Sid performs his original song, Other People's Cattle--with David Wilkie accompanying--from the 27th Gathering session titled "Off the Page," a daytime session in the Convention Center's Turquoise Room.

Featured Audio

Happy Thanksgiving! The Western Folklife Center gives thanks to all cowboy poets and National Cowboy Poetry Gathering staff and volunteers. This November 2008 episode of our Ranch Rhymes podcast features poems from folklorist Dr. Jim Griffith – a tribute to one of the many who bring you the sound of the Gathering – and cowboy poetry from Doris Daley, Rodney Nelson (left in the photo, above) ̶ poking fun at the late Pat Richardson, (on the right) ̶ and Wallace McRae. This podcast and accompanying photograph were drawn from the Western Folklife Center's archival audio material.

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