Tickets For The Evening Performances Are Now Available!

36th Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering!


August 8-10th, 2024


Cowboy Music, Poetry and Stories


Performing Arts Center

A Marvelous Venue in Prescott, Arizona!


An original oil painting on Linen 38” X 48” including Gallery Frame titled Tall Tales by a Prescott, Arizona artist, Steve Atkinson.  This sale benefits ACPG, a 501c3 organization.   The fair market value is $12,000.00.  All reasonable offers will be considered.  For more information contact

We’re gathering up a great bunch of singers, poets and story tellers who have been with us through the past years and some new ones for this western gathering . We believe they are the finest group of western music and poetry talent available! We’ll give them five 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 40 cowboy poets & musicians will bring their cowboy poetry and music to the stage and venues to share their heritage, and the culture of the American Cowboy. Please join us for the Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering this year and every year! Click on the video to see more about our Gathering.

2023 Raffle Winners

Kathleen Kelly
of New York

Peter Tomsen
of Prescott, AZ

Buckle & Watson Hat
Mike Boitnott
of Williamson Valley, AZ


Dave Stamey

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Dave Stamey

ORANGE COVE, CA - Dave Stamey has made it his life's work to celebrate the rural American west. He has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler—and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers. Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called him “the Charlie Russell of Western Music.” Western Horseman Magazine has declared his “Vaquero Song” to be one of the greatest Western songs of all time. True West Magazine named him Best Living Western Solo Musician four years in a row. Seven times he has been voted Entertainer of the Year, seven times Male Performer of the Year and five times Songwriter of the Year by the International Western Music Association; and he has received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists. He’s delighted audiences in twenty-three states, finding that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses. In November of 2016 Stamey was inducted into the Western Music Hall of Fame.


Mike Dunn

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Mike Dunn

SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ - Mike Dunn takes pride in an Arizona heritage dating back to the 1800s, especially those memories centered along the east side of the Whetstone Mountains where much of his grandad’s ranch, the Rail “A” brand, remains in the family to this day. There he learned firsthand what cowboy life was like as he worked the ranch of which he is now part owner. His book Somewhere Between Earth and Heaven contains much of his original poetry wherein he reflects on his own experiences and those of others as tribute to the ranch family. The Academy of Western Artist named the book a recipient of the Will Rogers Medallion Award shortly after publication. Mike enjoys creating and sharing rhythmic stories—stories of the joys and dreams, the heartfelt emotions, the serious and sad realities of cowboy life. The humorous, energetic, patriotic, solemn, simple, caring, wild, daring and trusting spirit of the cowboy comes alive in the writings and recitations of Mike Dunn. Mike and Linda Dunn, married for fifty years, now live in San Tan, Arizona, spending much of their time training horses and enjoying their grandkids. Mike has received the Gail Gardner Award, as an Arizona cowboy and poet. He has been nominated as Cowboy Poet of the Year by the Western Music Association, with his latest CD nominated as Cowboy Poet CD of the year by the same association. A nomination by the Academy of Western Artist as Poet of the Year, in addition to all his other honors, has made Mike truly appreciate the real educational and entertainment value of what’s come to be known as "Cowboy Poetry."



Kristyn Harris & Hailey Sandoz

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Kristyn Harris & Hailey Sandoz

BURLESON, TX - Kristyn Harris—5-time currently-reigning International Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year, the youngest musician to have received this honor—is recognized for her powerful voice, swing rhythm guitar chops, songwriting, yodeling, and energetic stage presence, as well as for the passion and authenticity that she puts into each performance. When home, Kristyn spends time with her herd of black angus cattle, working her newest colt, or trick riding. Her most recent album, A Place to Land, was awarded Outstanding Western Album by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for 2020.

PLANO, TX - Hailey Sandoz—3-time IWMA Instrumentalist of the Year—is known for her exceptional fiddling, jazzy vocals and creative arranging skills. A recent graduate of Texas A&M University, Hailey is a highly sought-after touring musician, who at age 18 was hired full-time by Grammy-Award Winner Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band. Though Western Swing and Cowboy music are her most fun wheelhouse, she is equally at home playing Celtic, Country, Bluegrass, and everything in between. Besides a love for music, Hailey has a huge passion for horsemanship, with a special interest in Reining and Reined Cow Horse.

Kristyn and Hailey perfectly complement each other’s talents. Although unique individual performers, they create musical magic when they hit the stage together.

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2024 Gathering Tickets are now available online and at the YCC box office. Click on the picture to learn more.


View Schedule

Thursday-Saturday at 7pm
Friday 12-5pm • Saturday 9am-5pm
Saturday 8-9am Coffee With The Cowboys


2024 Poster Artist

Steve Atkinson

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The Poster is now available in our Poster Shop



Sponsor Tickets for the 2024 Gathering are available at the Yavapai Performing Arts Center box office. Order by phone.

928.776.2000 or 877.928.4253

Have your sponsor ID number ready when ordering your tickets.

General Admission Tickets are now on sale online and at the box office.