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Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering
Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering
Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA
Early February
Cowboy poetry and music has been part of the West for over one hundred years. Though it is seldom, if ever, heard in motion pictures about the West, it certainly was a part of the working world of cowboys. Cowboy poetry was born as they attempted to relate their event-filled daily life by the light of an open campfire or gathered around the bunkhouse stove. It is perpetuated today by individuals who still believe in “The Cowboy Way.”

The annual Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering in Sierra Vista, Arizona, continues the tradition of bringing this true Western art form to today’s audience. It is a premier event featuring three days of performances of more than 50 poets and musicians from around the Western States in a variety of different venues: three stage performances, a day of simultaneous thematic programs, jam sessions and more.

Come join us in Southeast Arizona to enjoy cowboy storytellers, poets, singers and musicians as they give tribute to our Western heritage and ranching in the Southwest. The Gathering is held every year on the first consecutive Friday, Saturday and Sunday of February.

Featured Artists Van Criddle Daughters Of The Purple Sage Sam DeLeeuw The Desert Sons Bunny Dryden Due West Trio Rolf Flake Dennis Gaines Andy Hedges Jim Jones Nona Kelley Carver Liz Masterson Ken Mikell Shad Pease Jean Prescott Trails & Rails Joyce Woodson Participating Artists Mary Abbott Trey Allen Jan Choate Dean Cook Jack DeWerff Jim Dunham Mike Dunn Joel Eliot Elliott Family Ken Graydon Kerry Grombacher Larry Harmer Sue Harris Allen "Hook" Hill Eldon Housley Katy Creek Band Kay Kelley Steve Lindsey Peggy Malone Jane Morton Mike Moutoux Tim Nolting Tony Norris Gregory Scott Jay Snider Jim Sober Ann Sochat Gail Starr Rhonda Stearns Doc Stovall Dee Strickland Johnson Bud Strom Washtub Jerry Way Out West
Buena Performing Arts Center
From Interstate 10, exit 302, approximately 30 miles south on SR 90 to Sierra Vista.
Fri: 7:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Free To Public)
Sat: 7:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 mp
Admission & Parking
General: $17.00
Military / Retired: $15.00
Students: Grades 3-12: $6.00

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