Yee-Haw! The Meeker Cowboy Gathering is almost here!

Photo courtesy of Andrea Garcia of Lifesyle Photography, Used with permission of the Meeker Cowboy Poet Gathering

Photo courtesy of Andrea Garcia of Lifesyle Photography, Used with permission of the Meeker Cowboy Poet Gathering

 It's called the Meeker Cowboy Poet Gathering. And its an event you won't want to miss! Its on June 2nd and has an amazing line up!

First: A little history!

A Cowboy Poet Gathering is basically a Festival of Western song, poetry and storytelling. Events of like nature take place all over the United States with notable gatherings in Texas, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada and Colorado.

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada has been going for 32 years. Starting as a place where ranchers and cowboys could share poems about their lives in the rural West, the Gathering has since grown into a vast artistic community filled with poets, musicians, artisans, and storytellers that lasts for six days and parallels the Meeker Sheep Dog Classic in notability. The small town hosts people from around the world with over 350 volunteers. In fact, American Express created a top twenty events to attend in the world for 2017, and had this Cowboy Poet Gathering on the list!!

In Meeker, the indoor “Cowboy Poet Meeker Gathering” went for 9 years and hosted the last one in 2009. 

The Heritage Culture Center, a committee of the Rio Blanco County Historical Society, is honored to bring it back because we belive Rio Blanco County thrives by celebrating its heritage roots! And 'cowboys' are a big part of our heritage roots.

Our line up for this first comeback gathering is amazing! Stay Tuned as we revealed the artists who will be attending the event!

Tickets are on sale NOW at Blanco Cellars (in Meeker), County Raised (in Meeker) and Meeker Colorado Chamber of Commerce. $10 per adult $5 per student/senior 70+, Ticket to Include Rapidgrass Quintet @ Meekerpalooza in Meeker $15 or contct your local Meeker FFA Chapter