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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, where we are posting Breaking News.

Join us in welcoming the legendary Ian Tyson to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko on Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2, 2019!

WIEGAND GALLERY TEMPORARILY CLOSED

We’re preparing a new exhibition!

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

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

Featured Video

In cowboy poetry or music, Brigid Reedy's repertoire reflects her love of the American West. Here she performs a Wylie Gustafson song, "mmm..Montana" at the 2016 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Look for her in Elko with father John Reedy (accompanying in this video) and brother Johnny at our 35th Gathering, January 28-February 2, 2019.

Featured Audio

One of the shows coming up at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is “Laugh Kills Lonesome” on Friday, February 1, 2019. One of the artists in that show is DW Groethe. You may hear live “The Coffee Song!” It’s featured here in a November 2007 episode of our Ranch Rhymes podcast. The podcast program and all accompanying photographs were drawn from the Western Folklife Center's archival audio material.

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