Event Detail

2021 IWMA Convention

Albuquerque, NM

November 10, 2021 - November 14, 2021
Register On-Line for IWMA 2021 !

IWMA 2021 Preliminary Schedule

WEDNESDAY, November 10
10:00 am–8:00 pm                    Member Registration & Ticket Sales
10:00 am-6:00 pm                     Performers CD Check-In
12:00-1:30 pm                           Opening Lunch Celebrating Rex Allen’s 100th Birthday-Speaker: Rex Allen, Jr.
1:45-5:00 pm                            Showcase Performances
Dawn Anita (A Celebration of Her Music featuring KC LaCourse, Ron Christopher, Doug Figgs & Carol Markstrom), LeeLee Robert, Gary Kirkman, Kacey & Jenna Thunborg
12:00-6:00 pm                          Western Wear Consignment Boutique
7:00-10:00 pm                           Swing Dance - Syd Masters & The Swing Riders
Tonight’s Swing Dance is dedicated to the memory of Ray Rutherford

THURSDAY, November 11
8:00 am–7:00 pm                      Member Registration & Ticket Sales
8:00 am-5:00 pm                       Western Wear Consignment Boutique
8:00 am-5:00 pm                       CD Mercantile
8:00 am-5:00 pm                       Vendor Area
8:30 am-5:00 pm                       Professional Development Workshops
Coffee with the
DJs – Totsie Slover
A time for you to get to know the DJs and learn how to present your music for maximum airplay.
20 Ways To Make Sure You Don’t Get Airplay – Marvin O’Dell
Why isn't your album getting more airplay? And why isn't your album rising high on the Top 30 chart? Possibly because you are making sure it doesn't!
Social Media 101: Branding Yourself – Angela Meyer  
This is a completely introductory course of social media. What is Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Fandalism, etc. etc. etc. and how we can use them to grow IWMA/cowboy poetry/western music fans.
Yodeling Workshop – Devon Dawson & Friends
Whether you’re just beginning to yodel or you’re an old hand, this workshop will get you from the basic how to through more advanced techniques.
Me and Billy
Ralph Estes
This one-hour performance tells of the actual story of Billy the Kid, not the fantasy created in the book by Sheriff Pat Garrett - the man who shot him. The show is primarily storytelling, with occasional bursts into song.    
Introduction to Western Swing/Jazz Rhythm Guitar – Grace Clark
Learn the fundamentals that will jump-start you with this exciting and beautiful guitar style. The course materials will allow you to continue learning at home.
10:00 am-4:00 pm                     Showcase Performances
Floyd Beard, John Bergstrom, Alice Black, Almeda Bradshaw, Lori Beth Brooke, Steve Cormier, Pegie Douglas, KG & The Ranger, Greg Khougaz, Glenn Moreland & Washtub Jerry, Terry Nash
5:00-6:30 pm                            IWMA Silent Auction & Reception
6:30-9:00 pm                            IWMA Benefit Dinner & Concert  - With 3 Trails West & The Trailhand Orchestra
9:30 pm                                    IWMA Chapter Jams & Showcases

FRIDAY, November 12
7:30 am–6:00 pm                      Member Registration & Ticket Sales
8:00 am-6:00 pm                       Western Wear Consignment Boutique
8:00 am-6:00 pm                      CD Mercantile OPEN - Reopens after the Western Opry
8 :00 am–6:00 pm                     Vendor Area Open
8:00 am-9:30 am                       IWMA Chapter Officers Roundtable
8:30 am-4:00 pm                       IWMA Youth Chapter Meeting & Workshop
9:45 am-1:45 pm                       Campfire Stage
A Cowboys Legacy/Evie Gutierrez, Vic Anderson, Troy Bateson, Cisco Jim, Grace Clark & Swingitude, Ray Delgado, Eddy Harrison, Tom Hawk, KC LaCourse, Stan Mahler, Dean Marten, AK Moss, Claudia Nygaard, Francine Roark Robison, Lindy Simmons, jj steele, Annie Tezuka, Bob Thomas, Scott Tonelson
2:15 pm-5:00 pm                       Development Stage
Sherl Cederburg, Ed Meyer, Miska Paget, Cooper Blakeney, Ted Hunt, Brian Warner
10:00 am – 5:00 pm                  Showcase Performances
3 Trails West, Terry Brown, Jon Chandler with Ernie Martinez, Ron Christopher, Patty Clayton, Miss Devon & The Outlaw, Steve Jones, Jo Lynne Kirkwood, Mary Kaye, Dan McCorison, Syd Masters, Mark Munzert, Claudia Nygaard, Dennis Russell, Hailey Sandoz
1:00-2:00 pm                            Beginning Rhythm Guitar Workshop - Ernie Martinez
2:00-3:00 pm                            Advanced Rhythm Guitar Workshop - Ernie Martinez
3:00-4:00 pm                            The Ukulele & Western Swing - Judy Muldawer
7:00-9:00 pm                            IWMA Friday Night Western Opry  - Hosted by: Roger & Leo Eilts
3 Trails West, Valerie Beard, Aspen Black, Miss Devon & The Outlaw, Belinda Gail, Kristyn Harris, KG & The Ranger, Greg Khougaz, Susie Knight, Ernie Martinez, Dan McCorison, Angela Meyer, Glenn Moreland & Washtub Jerry, Jeneve Rose Mitchell, A.K. Moss, Barbara Nelson, Claudia Nygaard, LeeLee Robert, Hailey Sandoz, Tom Swearingen, Scott T, K.R. Wood, Joyce Woodson
9:30 pm                                    IWMA Chapter Jams & Showcases

SATURDAY, November 13
7:00-8:30 am                             Veterans Appreciation Breakfast  - Hosted by: Jerry Hall
A Cowboys Legacy, Troy Bateson, Floyd Beard, Cooper Blakeney, Sherl Cederburg, Bill Clark, Grace Clark, Patty Clayton, Kristyn Harris, Greg Khougaz, Miska Paget, Hailey Sandoz, Annie Tezuka
8:45-9:45 am                             IWMA Membership Meeting
10:00 am-5:00 pm                     Western Wear Consignment Boutique
10:00 am-5:00 pm                    CD Mercantile  - will reopen after Awards Show
10:00 am- 6:00 pm                    Registration & Ticket Sales
10:00 am-5:00 pm                     Vendor Area
10:00 am-11:30 am                   IWMA Poetry Contest
11:45 am-12:45 pm                   IWMA Youth Chapter Showcase
1:00-5:00 pm                            Performer Showcases
Kerry Grombacher, Kristyn Harris, Susie Knight, Rex Rideout, Joyce Woodson, Ramblin’ Rangers
1:00-1:45 pm                            Harmony Contest
3:00-5:00 pm                            Team Penning
Songwriting teams will write songs on a specific theme given to them two months before the Convention and will present them today. New songs and lots of fun!
6:30-7:00 pm                            Awards Pre-Show
7:00-10:00 pm                          IWMA Awards Show
10:00 pm                                  IWMA Chapter Jams & Showcases

SUNDAY, November 14
7:00 am-12:00 noon                  Western Wear Consignment Boutique
9:00 am-12:00 noon                 CD Mercantile
9:00 am-12:00 noon                 Vendor Area
9:00-11:00 am                           Sunday Morning Gospel Concert  - Hosted by Belinda Gail
Vic Anderson, Jeneve Rose Mitchell, John Clayton Read

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Call the hotel at 866-505-7829. To receive the group rate of $130 per night, request a room within the "International Western Music Association” block of rooms or use the Block Code 21IWMA. You may also register online using the special IWMA website:
https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=63151&Chain=17123&arrive=11/9/2021&depart=11/10/2021&adult=1&child=0&group=21IWMA
NOTE: Reservation cut-off date is October 19th, 2021. After this date, any remaining rooms within the block will be on a space available basis.