Western Slope Cowboy Gathering

Saved and Prospering!

November 1 and 2, 2019

When everyone found out the Grand Junction Cowboy Gathering was not going to happen in 2016, Terry Nash, Nona Kelley Carver, and Peggy Malone said, “No way can this happen!” It was a real challenge to save it and rename it at the last minute. It is now called the Western Slope Cowboy Gathering!

The Museums of Western Colorado and some loyal sponsors jumped in to help. Everyone knew how important this family friendly event was to the community. Boy, has this event taken off! Last year the auditorium of the Whitman Educational Center was bursting at the seams with sold out crowds every night! The word is out that we bring in top notch and world famous cowboy poets, western singers, and musicians.

Because of this, we have moved the 2019 location to accommodate our growing audiences. On Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, the event will be held at the Grand Junction Event Center, aka the Masonic Lodge at 2400 Consistory Court in Grand Junction. It’s a much larger facility with lots of parking!

This year our headliners are: Gary and Jean Prescott from Abilene, Texas; Floyd and Valerie Beard from Kim, Colorado; Dale Page from Oklahoma; Dale Burson from the Texas Panhandle; Jerry “Brooksie” Brooks from Clear Creek, Utah; Rocky Sullivan from Kansas; Rod Taylor from Cimarron, New Mexico; Dennis Russell also from Cimarron, New Mexico and who also ranches in Red Wing, Colorado. Don’t despair – our very own Nona Kelley Carver from Mesa, Colorado; Terry Nash from Loma who recently was named the IWMA (International Western Music Association) Cowboy Poet of the Year; and Peggy Malone will be there to wow the audiences as they have for many years.

Please check out their IWMA Western Slope Cowboy Gathering website to read more about the artist here. Their awards are too numerous to list!

Come one, come all to our Fourth Annual Rip Snorting Cowboy Gathering!! You won’t be disappointed!


Ticket information available here.

Daytime performances are free to the public.

$10/per evening for 13 years and over    Kids 12 and under admitted free


For additional performer information, go here