The Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering 32nd Annual Event brings the best in authentic Cowboy Poetry and Music to the stage once again at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. The annual gathering is held on August 8,9,10 with the finest group of reciters and singers. You can catch many of the performances during day sessions or the night performances. If you've ever wondered what it takes to be a cowboy, then come hear the stories about the colorful culture and strong heritage that make up the meaning of the true American Cowboy!
The Autry brings together the stories of all peoples of the American West, connecting the past with the present to inspire our shared future. The Autry is the home of the IWMA California Chapter meetings and jams.
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Preserving and celebrating the arts and life of rural communities and the real working West.
The Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering found its beginning in the vision of one man, John Shaver. While serving with the Sierra Vista, AZ Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vista Arts and Humanities Committee, John joined others to look for an event that would foster an interest in Western Heritage as well as promote the community and increase tourism. In the spring of 1992, he brought a proposal to the City to sponsor a Cowboy Gathering. He gathered a team of dedicated volunteers and proceeded to produce the first Gathering, which was held at Apache Pointe Ranch in February 1993.
He brought Bud Strom on board and together, they made a superb team. They eventually moved the Gathering to the Buena Performing Arts Center after experimenting with Apache Pointe Ranch, the Ft. Huachuca Recreation Center, Cochise Community College and the University of Arizona - Sierra Vista. Together, John and Bud brought the magic of Cowboy Poetry and Music to our community and made it a fashionable commodity. It was an art form that captured the history of the west, the life, legend and lore of the cowboy, and the hurts, joys, and downright humorous stuff of cowboy life.
John and Bud’s vision added school participation. The Gathering became the vehicle for introducing Western Heritage as part of the Arizona Curriculum into our Cochise County Schools and teaching the children not only the history but also the techniques for writing cowboy poetry. Children from grade three through high school submitted their poems each year and on behalf of the over 9,000 students who discovered something about themselves through poetry, on behalf of the parents, and on behalf of this most grateful community, we dedicate this history to Mr. John Shaver, Co-Chair Emeritus, Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering.
The Rockin’ Double C-G (CCG), better known as the Colorado Cowboy Gathering, is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization. Our mission is to keep the culture of the American West thriving by inviting the best western singers, cowboy poets, and storytellers to our events, primarily the annual Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering (CCPG) that is held every year during the 3rd weekend in January.
Our School Outreach program features the music and poetry of award-winning local, national and international artists who are in Golden during the weeks prior to and following the “Gathering”. Our artists share their songs, poems and stories with area students in schools around the Front Range of Colorado.
Cowtown Opry, a 501c3 non profit, IRS approved organization located in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, is dedicated to preserving, promoting and performing Texas heritage music.
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