International Western Music Association

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Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering

The Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering 35th Event brings the best in authentic Cowboy Poetry and Music to the stage once again at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center at Prescott, Arizona. The gathering is held on August 10, 11,12 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!

Arizona Folklore Preserve

The story of the Arizona Folklore Preserve is the story of a dream-come-true for Mr. Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer. Dolan wanted a place where the songs and stories celebrating Arizona and our western heritage and culture could be performed and preserved.

Originally Dolan thought this center should be located in Fountain Hills, near Phoenix. However in 1990 he and his former wife Rose visited southeastern Arizona’s Huachuca Mountains. They fell in love with this beautiful area, rich in history and folklore, and subsequently bought 15 acres in Ramsey Canyon...

Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous

The Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous is a three - day event rich in the culture of western and agricultural heritage. It is a reunion of western musicians, cowboy poets, and artisans. Our mission is to provide an atmosphere of high quality cultural entertainment and educational activities to enrich individuals, families & schools. Most activities are offered free to the public of all ages. Nationally known professional western entertainers will be featured in ticketed concerts on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Western craftsmen and artisans will display and sell their works. We provide educational outreach programs during the week prior to the event. Usually, there are contests and activities for children and adults, workshops, dutch oven dinners, etc.   Families are invited to revive forgotten dance steps like the fox-trot, two-step and waltz at our ‘Cowboy Family Dance’.

CD Baby

CD Baby has helped over 150,000 artists sell over $65 million in physical CDs, digital downloads, and live sales since 1998. Members of the Western Music Association will receive a $10 discount off the setup fee of $35. Your CD will be available to over 2400 traditional retail CD stores in the USA. Please visit for more information.

Colorado Cowboy 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

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.

Disc Makers

Free Guide & Discount from Disc Makers

IWMA members are eligible to receive an exclusive 5% discount on any Disc Makers product or service. In addition all WMA member receive a free copy of Disc Makers’ 44-page Home Studio Handbook. Receive your Discount Code and Download Your Guide Here. 

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering

The Gathering is a five-day exciting, fun-filled event held the first week of October with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our stage, performing classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches.  Our School Outreach program features the music and poetry of award-winning local, national and international performers who are Durango during the week of the Gathering. Our artists share their songs, poems and stories with students in area schools.  We also host a poetry and art contest for the students.  Winners recite their poetry during the Gathering and artwork is displayed throughout Durango during the Gathering.

As a non-profit,  The Durango Cowboy Gathering strives to bring together people from all walks of life, and all ages, to celebrate and preserve the history, culture and traditions of the American west.

Happy Trails Foundation

The Happy Trails Children’s Foundation built the Cooper Home in Apple Valley, CA, the long-time home of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, King of the Cowboys and Queen of the West, to provide a safe haven for children-at-risk who have been severely abused and/or neglected. Today, the Cooper Home serves as a long-term residential care and treatment center for severely abused boys. The Cooper Home is licensed for 44 beds and unfortunately stays full most of the time. We need your help and support at this critical time in the lives of these children who were so important to Roy and Dale. The Happy Trails Children’s Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We invite you to visit our website often:


Juab Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Two full days of original Cowboy Music and Poetry performed by some of the best in the industry.

Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous

Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Western Music Rendezvous is a 4-day cultural festival, dedicated to celebrating and preserving the history, heritage, and values of the cowboy lifestyle. Held every August in Lewistown, Montana, about 100 cowboy poets, western musicians, and artists, from all over the United States and Canada, convene to share their talents.

Highlights include 60+ hours of cowboy poetry and western music, a Thursday night dinner and showcase of performers, a Friday night Jam ‘n Dance, a Saturday night headliner concert, and Sunday morning Cowboy Church. A Western Art & Gear Show featuring artists and western wares is included.

OutWest Shop

Are you passionate about the American West? So are we! We are Jim and Bobbi Jean Bell, Purveyors of Fine Western Goods. With you in mind, we scout for unique and distinctive apparel, accessories, home décor, and general merchandise that are a reflection of Western and Equestrian lifestyle. Need something special for an event, photo shoot, or performance? Representing brands like Rockmount Ranch Wear, The Scully Leather Co., American West Handbags, Bullhide Hats snd more we've got you covered! Offering shipping sea-to-sea, coast-to-coat and door-to-door OutWest Shop delivers right to you, no matter where you hang your hat.
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Salado Cowboy Poetry Gathering

In 2019, while lamenting the closing of the Alpine gathering, our event was born.Over craft beers at Barrow Brewery, folks sitting nearby thought it was a good idea. Luckily, Linda Griffith offered to help.

Linda Is a talented web designer and advertising guru and lucky for me, now a good friend. She has volunteered her services for four years. Our board of directors include Roberta Seigrist of Hammond, Louisiana, my son, Steven Duewall of Seabrook, Linda and myse!f.

I had no idea how to start. The Salado tourism director suggested I contact Don Cadden, a past president of the Alpine gathering. And, the rest is history.

In our third year, we just about break even. Heritage Country  Church and Event  Center is our home location but we support the village by having free mini concerts along Main Street the day of the concerts.

This gathering is the first full weekend in May.  The webpage is and the latest information on Facebook. Tickets are sold at

Our goal is to bring together a group of poets and musicians who are doing their part to preserve the culture and heritage of the American West and provide an opportunity to share their talent.

We are just getting started so you may be surprised at the national, award winning cowboys and cowgirls that cross our stage.  Please come visit us in Salado, Texas. Our village is on Interstate 35 about 50 miles north of Austin. If you need more information just write me at saladocowboypoetry

Stampede Saloon and Eatery

STAMPEDE SALOON & EATERY is located on I-25 forty-five miles north of Cheyenne in Chugwater, WY. Open 11 AM until 9 PM Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11 AM until Midnight Fridays & Saturdays & Noon until 2:30 on Sundays. Acoustic jam sessions begin at 6 PM every Thursday with live entertainment on stage beginning at 7 PM Fridays & Saturdays. Great comfort type food is offered in a family atmosphere along with your favorite beverages.

The dance floor is available to all ages including children in diapers.