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31st Annual Gathering of Cowboy Poets Set for mid-August
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02 August 2018   Tracey Horn

One of Prescott’s most popular events will take the stage at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center on August 9, 10, 11, 2018 at 7pm. 

More than 40 authentic cowboy poets and singers will perform for two days and three nights to share their heritage and the culture of the American Cowboy. Featured performers include Kevin Davis, Doris Daley and Jean & Gary Prescott. The theme for this year’s gathering is “Nightcap" and features a poster by artist Steve Atkinson.

Organizers of the Gathering believe in educating more about the authentic way of the cowboy how their poetry and music is developed. They feature free day sessions where attendees can meet cowboy poets and singers to enjoy stories about the colorful culture and history that celebrate the true American Cowboy. 

“We really couldn't do this large event without our hard-working volunteers that have dedicated their time to bring this to Prescott for the past 31 years,” stated the Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering’s board president Joe Konkel. “The culture of the real American Cowboy lives on stage here every year and it’s been an honor to bring this form of entertainment to locals and tourists alike,” Konkel continued. 

The Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering has maintained a standard that has been abandoned by most other gatherings: that of inviting men and women who are now or have been in the past a part of the working cowboy’s environment and workplace. It is respected by the cowboy poets as one of the best gatherings in the country because it helps maintain the true “working cowboy” culture and heritage.

For more information, visit www.azcowboypoets.org