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30th Annual Gathering


2017 dates
August 10,11, and 12, 2017

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Again we've gathered up a great bunch of poets and singers who have been with us through the past 29 years and some new ones for this annual gathering. We think they are the finest group of reciters and singers available! We'll give them seven venues to perform in for two days and three nights, open our doors to the greatest audience in existence, and turn everyone loose to enjoy each other as they experience our event. More than 50 performers will bring their cowboy poetry and music to the stage and venues to share their heritage, and the culture of the American Cowboy.

2016 Raffle Winners!

Saddle • Van Odegaard
Guitar • Marina Davis
Giclee • Wendy Pitha

Thursday, August 10
Dave Stamey

Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. He was voted six times Entertainer of the Year and Male Performer of the year, and five times Songwriter of the Year by the Western Music Association. He also received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists. He’s delighted audiences in twenty-three states and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by an angry horse.

Friday, August 11
Trinity Seely

Living on a working cattle ranch in Montana with her husband and kids has given Trinity a deep perspective and appreciation into a lifestyle that some say is a bygone era. She has received numerous awards and nominations including True West’s favorite western artists and recently her third release, Cowboy’s Wage, was archived into the Cowboy Hall of fame museum. She embraces the oral traditions of cowboy life and offers stories to audiences everywhere her life as a cowgirl and ranch wife.

Saturday, August 12
Don Edwards

Don Edwards is a Grammy Nominated Artist, historian, author, songwriter, musicologist, actor, accomplished guitarist, yodeler extraordinaire and multiple award winning recording artist. He has won eight Wrangler Awards from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, including the prestigious Chester A Reynolds Founders Award. He’s also won the Western Music Associations Male Performer of the Year five times and Album of the Year twice. Don was nominated for a Grammy for High Lonesome Cowboy. Two of his anthologies, Saddle Songs and Songs of the Cowboy were placed in The Library of Congress. He currently lives with his wife Kathy and Smoky the Wonder Dog on their ranch near Hico, Republic of Texas.

Tickets_graphicTickets Available June 5

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Featuring Dave Stamey on Thursday night, Trinity Seely on Friday and Don Edwards on Saturday. Tickets are available at the door, but we advise ordering in advance.
Meet and learn from many of the visiting poets and musicians at our free daytime sessions at seven different venues throughout the Yavapai College Campus. It's a great way to experience more about the heritage and culture of these fine group of people! 
Have "coffee with the cowboys" on Saturday at 8am.



2017 Poster

Each year the Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering committee chooses artwork to feature on our posters, brochures, program and web-site.  It also becomes the “theme” for our poets and musicians as they attend the Gathering. 

This year's poster artist is George Molnar and the title of the art is "Long Way Home."

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