Western Folklife Center Presents Mike Beck: Acoustic

Mike Beck at the 2019 Gathering, photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland.

Mike Beck at the 2019 Gathering, photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland.

On July 18, 2019, acclaimed contemporary cowboy singer/songwriter Mike Beck returns to Elko and the Western Folklife Center stage for a one-night concert of acoustic music and stories. Add even more fun to your evening before the concert with a free guided walking tour of our downtown Elko storefront exhibition, Portraits of the Gathering!

Start the evening out with a walking tour of the storefront exhibition, Portraits of the Gathering, at 5:30 pm. Meet our tour guide in front of the Western Folklife Center, then visit a fraction of the many portraits available for viewing (more tours coming up), enjoy the portraits and poetry - and use your mobile device to access a QR code to listen to the poem, performed by the artist, and learn more about each artist.

The late Elko County ranchers Jack Walther  Portrait  and Irene Walther art, featured at Blohm's Jewelers in downtown Elko, Nevada. Photo by Meg Glaser.

The late Elko County ranchers Jack Walther Portrait and Irene Walther art, featured at Blohm's Jewelers in downtown Elko, Nevada. Photo by Meg Glaser.

The Pioneer Saloon doors open at 6:00 pm, serving refreshing beverages and offering delicious snacks provided by The Star Hotel. While you're here, enjoy a walk through our Wiegand Gallery exhibitions, more great photography of early Gathering artists in Portraits of the Gathering and the amazing work featured in I’ve Got Spurs. The doors to the G Three Bar Theater open at 6:30 pm.

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Tickets to the concert are $15 general, $10 for students, seniors and Western Folklife Center members, and $5 for kids – available now at the Western Folklife Center Gift Shop or at the door on July 18.

Known for his guitar wizardry and acclaimed Western songwriting, Mike’s mellow sound combines real cowboy experience with a unique blend of Western, rock and Americana styles.

"An accomplished guitarist and distinguished songwriter,
he writes some of today's most transcendent, relevant songs about the West."
– Margo Metegrano, Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry

The songs, "Don't Tell Me" and "Patrick" are both included on Mike Beck's "Feel" album (2010), available in the Western Folklife Center Gift Shop.

This event is made possible thanks to support from: