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National Cowboy Poetry Gathering – Elko

January 24, 2022 - January 29, 2022

Announcing the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

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 tribe is now a nation of Western poets, musicians, artisans and storytellers, sharing their creativity across the country, telling their stories of hard work, heartbreak and hilarity, and what it means to make your way in the rangeland West. The 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering will take place in Elko, Nevada, Jan. 24-29, 2022! We will be “Keeping the West Wild,” inviting western poets, songwriters, artists, artisans, and land stewards to bring new and old stories to light as they endeavor to create a West that hosts healthy and hospitable landscapes and agriculture-based communities. More details will be available soon about the artist lineup and schedule, so stay tuned.

And in the meantime, consider joining the Western Folklife Center as a member. This allows you early access to purchase 2022 Gathering tickets beginning Oct. 25, 2021, plus you can also watch our virtual event from this past January as well as full shows from the 2020 Gathering.