January 13, 2019 – A Legendary Cowboy Event – 30 year’s in the making!
The Colorado Cowboy Gathering celebrates it’s 30th Anniversary and with it carries on over a quarter century of cowboy heritage, traditions and entertainment.

GOLDEN, CO – Proudly celebrating 30 years of cowboy heritage at this year’s Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering Thursday, January 19 through Sunday, January 20, 2019.   This year’s expanded four-day roundup includes three evening performances, two full-days of popular theme sessions, and a Sunday matinee. Audiences will enjoy this year’s all-star cast of award-winning cowboy poets and musicians from the American West, Canada and Australia. A weekend that captures the true spirit and lifestyle of the Cowboy heritage through poetry, song and verse. The tradition continues this year in, Where The West Lives — Golden Colorado at the American Mountaineering Center — plenty of free parking with easy access.

For More Information & Tickets – www.ColoradoCowboyGathering. com

The origins of this event grew out of the traditions of workers on cattle drives and ranches. After a long day in the saddle, cowboys would gather around a campfire and entertain one another with tall tales and folk songs… and so goes the story called Cowboy Poetry.

PHOTO CREDIT : William Patterson

This Year’s All Star Line-up Includes:

  • Jerry Brooks
  • Jon Chandler
  • Connie Dover
  • Mark Gardner & Rex Rideout
  • Kristyn Harris
  • Carol Huechan
  • Yvonne Hollenbeck
  • Chuck Larsen
  • Gary McMahan
  • John Nelson
  • New West
  • Jean Prescott
  • Dave Stamey
  • Pop Wagner
  • Barry Ward
  • Dick Warwick


During the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, cowboy poets, western singers and old fashioned yodelers bring to life the joys and hardships of the old west. Audiences can take a break from the fast-paced, high-tech world and relive the life of the true cowboy. First timers and old hands will be entertained and inspired by our cowboy and cowgirl poets and musicians. Their poems, songs and witticisms about how life was and still is on farms, ranches and the range, bridge the past with the present. There will be some familiar faces and some of the best poets and singers we have ever herded into one corral!

Since family life is an important part of the ranching culture, we have also added plenty of programming for families with little buckaroos. Our Daytime Themed Sessions and Sunday Matinee are a perfect event for the entire family – hear songs and stories of ranchers, cattle drives, life in the Outback of Australia and the love of the land. These Theme Sessions include Women of the West, Today’s Cowboy, Multi-cultural Roots, Cowboy and Western Humor, Cowboy Classics and many more.


American Mountaineering Center
710 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401

Click Here for Directions

Tickets for evening performances and themed session matinees sell out quickly. For more event information or to purchase tickets, visit us online at

30 years ago this “campfire” tradition was brought to the stage and has allowed all to join in the music, poetry and nostalgia ever since.

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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