15th Annual Columbia River Cowboy Gathering and Western Music Festival, April 13 -15, 2018, Kennewick, Washington

From Smoke Wade:

The 15th Annual Columbia River Cowboy Gathering and Western Music Festival will take place April 13 -15, 2018 at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick, WA. The event is organized by Judy Massengale along with the Columbia River Cowboy Gathering and Western Music Festival Board of Directors.

News on featured performers, open mic sign up and special events are forthcoming. Visit columbiarivercowboygathering.com.

Scheduled daytime performances will be presented on Friday and Saturday, April 13– 14, 2018, along with open mic sessions. Headliner shows will take place at 6:00 p.m. each evening. A cowboy church will be held on Sunday morning following the gathering.

One of the highlights of the weekend will be the 10th Annual Cowboy Idol competition for both poets and musicians hosted by Smoke Wade. There will be trophies along with $500.00 for first place and $200.00 for second place in both the poet and musician competition. In addition, all open mic performers will be judged throughout the weekend for the People’s Choice Award with prize money and a trophy to the winner. Cowboy Idol contest applicants may contact Smoke Wade: email (435) 215-9675.

For information regarding advance ticket sales, RV parking, special Motel rates, or vendor & performer applications,  visit columbiarivercowboygathering.com or contact Judy Massengale: email (509) 851-4287.

 

Events: April

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Find links to all months here.

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• through April (March 23-May 13, 2018)
13th Annual Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West Wickenburg, Arizona

• through April 2, 2018
52nd National Folk Festival  Canberra, Australia

• April 3-7, 2018
26th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Nashville, Tennessee

•  Dates not yet received for 2018
22nd Annual Cowboy Poetry Night Gateway, Colorado

• Dates not yet received for 2018
Folkfest New Braunfels, Texas

• April 13-14, 2018
Western Heritage Awards at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

• April 13-15, 2018
15th Annual Columbia River Cowboy Gathering and Western Music Festival Kennewick, Washington
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• April 13-15, 2018
10th Annual Cowboy Idol Competition at the 14th Annual Columbia River Cowboy Gathering and Western Music Festival Kennewick, Washington
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• April 15-21, 2018
17th annual Cowboy Poetry Week

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Find more Cowboy Poetry Week news here.

Cowboy Poetry Week Events in 2017:

Park County Library  Cody, Wyoming

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and The Betty Strong Encounter Center  Sioux City, Iowa.

Wilsonville Public Library Wilsonville, Oregon

CowTrails radio  noon-2:00 MTN

Herriman Library,  Herriman, Utah

Weber County Southwest Branch

 Tigard Public Library  Tigard, Oregon

St. George Branch Library St. George, Utah

Santa Clara Branch Library St. George, Utah

Washington Branch Library Washington, Utah

Hurricane Branch Library, Hurricane, Utah

Weber County Pleasant Valley Branch South Ogden, Utah

Cowboy Poetry at Creekside, Woodinville, Washington

The Dalles-Wasco County Library  The Dalles, Oregon

Weber County Ogden Valley Branch  Huntsville, Utah

Equestrian Legacy Radio Cowboy Poetry Week Program

Rolla Public Library  Rolla, North Dakota

First annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering Lebanon, Tennessee

Library’s National Poetry Month open mic Cortez, Colorado

Second annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering Bristow, Oklahoma

5th annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering Shoshoni, Wyoming

Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering movie screening  Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Cowboy Poetry at Creekside, Woodinville, Washington

Judy James’ Cowboy Jubilee radio Cowboy Poetry Week program (7:30-9:30 AM Central)

Stony Creek Ranch Resort, Stony Creek, New York

The Stagecoach West Irving, New York

City Hall  Dakota City, Nebraska

Dayton Memorial Library  Dayton, Washington

Winthrop Library  Winthrop, Washington

Arthur Lakes Library Golden, Colorado

2nd annual Cowboyin’, Horses, and Friends  Choctaw, Oklahoma

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•  April 19-22, 2018
25th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Santa Clarita, California

• April 20-22, 2018
97th Annual Red Bluff Roundup Red Bluff, California

• April 20-21, 2018
31st Annual St. Anthony Cowboy Poetry Gathering St. Anthony, Idaho

• April 20-May 28, 2018
Trappings of Texas Custom Cowboy Gear and Western Art Exhibit Alpine, Texas

•  April 27-29, 2018
Stagecoach Indio, California

• April 28, 2018
Ranch Day at the National Ranching Heritage Center Lubbock, Texas

•  April 28, 2018
6th Annual Genoa Cowboy Festival Genoa, Nevada

• Dates not yet received for 2018
102nd Annual Meeting, Texas Folklore Society Tyler, Texas

•  Dates not yet received for 2018
Second Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering Lebanon, Tennessee

• Dates not yet received for 2018
3rd annual Cowboyin’, Horses, and Friends  Choctaw, Oklahoma

• Dates not yet received for 2018
47th Annual Bob Wills Day Festival Turkey, Texas