Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering: 31 Years of Cowboy Heritage, Traditions, and Entertainment

A Contemporary Expression of Cowboy Life and Culture

December 17, 2019 – GOLDEN, CO – Proudly celebrating 31 years of cowboy heritage at this year’s Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering Thursday, January 16 through Sunday, January 19, 2020.

This year’s expanded four-day roundup includes three evening performances, two full-days of popular theme sessions, and a Sunday matinee.

For more than three decades the Gathering has celebrated the cowboy life and culture, and our all-star cast and award-winning cowboy poets and musicians have, over the years come from all over the world.

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 –

The Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering celebrates it’s 31st Anniversary in 2020 and with it carries on generations of cowboy heritage, traditions and entertainment. Cowboy poetry is a form of poetry which 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.

This year’s event features a blockbuster line up of headlining performers:

* Vic Anderson
* Floyd Beard
* Patty Clayton
* Doris Daley
* Thatch Elmer
* Skip Gorman
* High Country Cowboys
* Brenn Hill
* Peggy Malone
* Al “Doc” Mehl
* Jeneve Rose Mitchell
* Glenn Moreland & Washtub Jerry
* Terry Nash
* Lindy Simmons
* Carlos Washington’s Steel Horse Swing

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 and the love of the land.


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

31 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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