Tickets for the 2016 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering —January 25 through 30, 2016—are on sale now! Each year, the Western Folklife Center offers several special ticketing programs. Similar offers may be available for the 33rd Gathering, to be held January 30-February 4, 2017.

Early Week Discount for the 32nd Gathering, January 25-30, 2016!

Are you attending an early week workshop? If so, you qualify for a $5 discount to both Monday and Tuesday night shows at 7:00pm in the G Three Bar Theater. Simply call the ticket office with your order and request the early week discount for the shows. This offer is available by telephone order only.

The Ticket Office is open Tuesday-Friday, between 9:00am and 5:00pm Pacific time, toll free 888-880-5885 or 775-738-7508.

Bring a Friend to the 32nd Gathering, January 25-30, 2016!

Are you bringing friends who are new to the Gathering? Do you want to earn a FREE 3-day Deluxe Pass for yourself? Here's how:

  • Bring two friends who are new to the Gathering.
  • Purchase two (2) 3-day Deluxe Passes for your friends.
  • Email or telephone us with their contact information: 775-738-7508 or 888-880-5885 (toll free) Tuesday-Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
  • We confirm your friends are new to the Gathering.
  • We ship one (1) FREE 3-day Deluxe Pass to you!

If you bring four (4) new friends and purchase Deluxe Passes for all of them, you qualify for two (2) FREE 3-day Deluxe Passes!

Gathering the Next Generation at the 32nd Gathering, January 25-30, 2016!

Are you under 35 and coming to the Gathering? A limited number of Day Passes and evening show tickets are available at the discounted price of $20! Anyone between the ages of 15 and 35 is eligible to buy up to two (2) tickets per show as well as up to two (2) Day Passes. Not all shows are discounted, so look for the starred items (*) in our Ticketed Shows list. Tickets are will-call only and all ticket/pass users must show valid proof of age at pickup. When purchasing tickets online, please use discount code NEXTGEN on the checkout form.

Become a member and buy tickets for the 33rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering one month earlier than the general public! Tickets will go on sale for members only the day after Labor Day, 2016.