Tickets for National Cowboy Poetry Gathering going on sale

Tickets for the 28th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering go on sale Sept. 6 to members of the Western Folklife Center, which produces the event. Non-members can purchase tickets one month later, on Oct. 6.

The 28th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering — the celebration of the American West, its people, culture and traditions — is Jan. 30-Feb. 4 in Elko.

Every winter for the last 27 years, cowboys, ranchers, rural and urban people have traveled en masse to this small high desert community, to join with friends, family and others who care about the rural West. Together, they listen to poetry and music, learn about cowboy culture in the U.S. and around the world, experience great art, watch western films, learn a craft, and gather to eat, drink and swap stories.