Calendar of Events

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Cowboy Swing!
Cleburne, Texas

June 17, 2023

A fun evening of award winning Western Music & Poetry. Ticket price includes entrance to the Chisholm Trail Museum.

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IWMA Colorado Chapter Talent Roundup
Florissant, CO

June 24, 2023

For information, contact Susie Knight 303-495-4869.

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Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering
Encampment, Wyoming

July 14, 2023
July 16, 2023

The Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering includes open mic music and poetry; a campfire jam session; a free Western entertainment roundup on Saturday afternoon; an all-star poetry and...

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Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering
Prescott, Arizona

August 10, 2023
August 13, 2023

Thirty two years of celebrating the cowboy-way at this year’s Colorado Cowboy Gathering! This year's event features a show stopping line-up of headlining performers.

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Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music
Lewistown, Montana

August 10, 2023
August 13, 2023

Hope your 2023 summer plans include attending the 38th MT Cowboy Poetry Gathering.  Located in the middle of Montana, Lewistown is everything Western....  surrounded...

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Play Music on the Porch Day

August 26, 2023

Musicians from around the world will come together on August 26, 2023 to celebrate the 10th annual “Play Music on the Porch Day”. The event, which started as a simple i...

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Michael Hearne's Big Barn Dance
Taos, New Mexico

September 7, 2023
September 9, 2023

We are very happy to present Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Music Festival this coming September in beautiful Taos, NM. We’re bringing the best of Americana, Country, ...

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San Angelo Cowboy Gathering
San Angelo, Texas

September 8, 2023
September 9, 2023

A Gathering to celebrate the cowboy way of life and western swing music, all to benefit a local nonprofit in San Angelo, Texas each year!

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Walnut Valley Festival
Winfield, Kansas

September 13, 2023
September 17, 2023

The Walnut Valley Association was formed in 1972, with its sole purpose to produce the Walnut Valley National Guitar Flat-Picking Championships Festival, also known as the Flat-Pic...

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Caroline Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering
Caroline, Alberta

September 15, 2023
September 16, 2023

BRAND NEW COWBOY POETRY GATHERING - we're pleased to announce this new party.They've gathered a lot of the old guard so this will be a great homecoming of sorts. For those ...

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Lost N Lava Cowboy Gathering
Shoshone, Idaho

September 15, 2023
September 16, 2023

The Lost N Lava Cowboy Gathering is an annual celebration of the ranching and rural West. Through poetry, music and stories, ranch people express the beauty and challenge...

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Kansas Cowboy Heritage Festival
Fredonia, Kansas

September 27, 2023
September 30, 2023

The first annual Kansas Cowboy Heritage Festival will be held in cojunction with the Wilson County Old Iron Club Days. We are looking for chuckwagons, artists, cowboy poets and ...

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Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Durango, Colorado

September 28, 2023
October 1, 2023

The Gathering is an exciting, fun-filled event with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our intimate stage at ...

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Winnsboro Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering
Winnsboro, Texas

September 30, 2023

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Waxahachie Chautauqua Cowboy Poet Gathering
Waxahachie, Texas

September 30, 2023

Fun for the Whole Family! Longhorn Stampede around Ellis County Courthouse Cowboy Poets Western Music Open Mic Chuckwagon Meals Frontier Women's Wardrobe Presentation Bi...

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Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Western Art & Gear Show
Lakeview, Oregon

October 13, 2023
October 14, 2023

This year's performers are Dave Stamey, Kathy Moss, Duane Nelson, Jim Crotts, Joni Harms and Tom Swearingen.

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Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering
Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas

October 27, 2023
October 29, 2023

The Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering offers activities that will keep you busy all weekend long. Don't miss all the excitement. The Cowboy Trapping & Trade Show and Chuck Wago...

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Western Slope Cowboy Gathering
Grand Junction, Colorado

November 3, 2023
November 4, 2023

The Western Slope Cowboy Gathering was initiated by Terry Nash, Peggy Malone, Nona Kelley Carver and the Museums of Western Colorado in 2016, for the celebration and sharing of mod...

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2023 IWMA Convention
Albuquerque, New Mexico

November 8, 2023
November 12, 2023

IWMA 2023 Convention Schedule (updated 5/30/23) November 8-12  -  Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town Make Hotel Reservations Today! WEDNESDAY, November 8 10:00 am&ndas...

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Cowpoke Fall Gathering
Loomis, California

November 9, 2023
November 11, 2023

The mission of the Cowpoke Foundation is to preserve and promote the American cowboy heritage. Our premier event is the Cowpoke Fall Gathering where cowboy poetry, music and storyt...

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Colorado Cowboy Gathering
Golden, Colorado

January 11, 2024
January 14, 2024

Thirty one years of celebrating the cowboy-way at this year’s Colorado Cowboy Gathering! This year's event features a show stopping line-up of headlining performers.

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National Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Elko, Nevada

January 29, 2024
February 3, 2024

It all began as a time and place where western ranchers and cowboys could gather to share poems about their lives working cattle. Three decades later, the Gathering encompasses wes...

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Juab Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering
Nephi, Utah

March 22, 2024
March 23, 2024

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