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22 Aug, 2013, 06:00 ET 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Focuses on the Next Generation of Rural Westerners

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is turning 30 in 2014 and the nation's greatest celebration of the American West, its people, culture and...


18 Jan, 2013, 06:00 ET The 29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Begins January 28

The 29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering —the nation's greatest celebration of the American West, its people, culture and...


31 Aug, 2012, 06:00 ET Tickets to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering on Sale September 4

29th Annual Event Features Cowboys from Italy The 29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering —the nation's greatest celebration of the...


13 Jan, 2012, 06:00 ET Experience Elko, Nevada, at the 28th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

The 28th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering—the nation's greatest celebration of the American West, its people, culture and...


02 Sep, 2011, 07:00 ET 28th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Features Arts and Culture of American Southwest

Ticket sales begin September 6 for Western Folklife Center members The 28th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering -- the nation's greatest celebration...


04 Jan, 2011, 07:00 ET Even Cowboys Get the Blues at the 27th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Hard work, scarce pay, lonesome nights, heartbreak and death -- common themes of the blues and of the songs, poems and stories of the cowboy....


07 Oct, 2010, 07:00 ET 27th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Features Hungarian Horsemen

The 27th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, will take place January 24-29, 2011, in Elko, Nevada. As part of its ongoing effort to build...


14 Jan, 2010, 06:00 ET Swing to the Music of Grammy Nominee Geno Delafose at the 26th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

The 26th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering welcomes cowboys from the southeast United States to Elko, January 23-30, 2010. Among them will be Geno...