Western Slope Cowboy Gathering

Cowboy poetry grew from a time when, after a day of work, cowboys would gather around the campfire to occupy and entertain one another with tall tales and folk songs. This form of poetry grew out of a tradition of extemporaneous composition carried on by workers on cattle drives and ranches.

The Western Slope Cowboy Gathering was initiated by Terry Nash, Peggy Malone, Nona Kelley Carver, and the Museums of Western Colorado for the celebration and sharing of modern and classic Cowboy Poetry and Music.

In its 4th year, the gathering hosts a wide range of top local and national Cowboy Poets and Western Singers and presents two days and nights of good family fun, featuring great cowboy entertainment. We outgrew our venue and this year will be in a NEW location – The Grand Valley Event Center, 2400 Consistory Ct., Grand Junction.

We take pride in gathering some of the BEST local and national cowboy poets and musicians for your listening pleasure right here in Grand Junction, Colorado.

More information on our performers here.

Friday, November 1

Afternoon Performers – Free

12:00 to 12:50 pm Open Mic – Host Rocky Sullivan
1:00 to 1:50 pm Rod Taylor, Dennis Russell, Dale Page, Bill Clark
2:00 to 2:50 pm Gary Prescott, Nona Kelley Carver, Valerie Beard, Peggy Malone
3:00 to 3:50 pm Dale Burson, Terry Nash, Rocky Sullivan, Floyd Beard
4:00 to 4:50 pm Jean Prescott, Gary Prescott, Dale Burson, Rod Taylor

Evening Performers – $10/person per evening

7:00 to 9:00 pm Host: Terry Nash

15-18 min. per performer

15 min. intermission

20-25 min. per closer

Peggy Malone

Rocky Sullivan

Dennis Russell

Intermission & Live Auction

Nona Kelley Carver

Dale Page

Rod Taylor

Saturday, November 2

Day Performers – Free

10:00 to 10:50 am Dennis Russell, Terry Nash, Valerie Beard
11:00 to 11:50 am Peggy Malone, Dale Page, Dale Burson
12:00 to 12:50 pm Open Mic – Host Dennis Russell
1:00 to 1:50 pm Nona Kelley Carver, Jean Prescott, Dale Page
2:00 to 2:50 pm Gary Prescott, Dale Burson, Rod Taylor
3:00 to 3:50 pm Rocky Sullivan, Bill Clark, Dennis Russell
4:00 to 4:50 pm Floyd & Valerie Beard, Nona Kelley Carver, Jean Prescott, Terry Nash

Evening Performers – $10/person per evening

7:00 to 9:00 pm Host: Floyd Beard

15-18 min. per performer

15 min. intermission

20-25 min. per closer

Bill Clark

Terry Nash

Dale Burson

Intermission & Live Auction

Valerie Beard

Floyd Beard

Jean and Gary Prescott