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 at the Museum of the West and the Whitman Educational Center.  

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

Our 2019 event will be November 1 and 2. More information on our event is here.

Check out this Colorado Public Radio interview with one of our favorite performers, Terry Nash.