Special Ticket Offers

Tickets for the 2016 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering —January 25 through 30, 2016—go on sale to Western Folklife Center members only in September 2015, and to the general public one month later.Each year, the Western Folklife Center offers several special ticketing programs. Following is a list of those available at the 2015 Gathering: this information will be updated for the 2016 Gathering.

Become a member and take early advantage of these offers!

Early Week Discount for the 31st Gathering!

Are you attending an early week workshop? If so, you qualify for a $5 discount to both Monday and Tuesday night shows at 7pm 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: call between 9:00am and 5:00pm Pacific time, toll free 888-880-5885 or 775-738-7508.

Bring a Friend to the 31st Gathering!

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:

  • Plan to 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) or 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 31st Gathering!

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.