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

• Dates not yet received for 2019
27th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Nashville, Tennessee

• Dates not yet received for 2019
Black Hills Great American Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering  Lead, South Dakota

• Dates not yet received for 2019
Old Florida Folk Festival  Ft. Pierce, Florida

• Dates not yet received for 2019
Western Heritage Awards at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

• Dates not yet received for 2019
102nd Annual Meeting, Texas Folklore Society Tyler, Texas

• Dates not yet received for 2019
16th Annual Columbia River Cowboy Gathering and Western Music Festival Kennewick, Washington

• Dates not yet received for 2019
11th Annual Cowboy Idol Competition at the 16th Annual Columbia River Cowboy Gathering and Western Music Festival Kennewick, Washington
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• Dates not yet received for 2019
Folkfest New Braunfels, Texas

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April 21-27, 2019:  18th annual Cowboy Poetry Week

• 17th annual Cowboy Poetry Week (took place April 15-21, 2018)

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Find more Cowboy Poetry Week news here.

Cowboy Poetry Week Events in 2018:

• Dates not yet received for 2019
Oregon City Public Library  Oregon City, Oregon with Tom Swearingen

• Dates not yet received for 2019
Pleasant Valley Branch Library Ogden, Utah with Robin Arnold and Sam DeLeeuw

• Dates not yet received for 2019
Southwest Branch Library Roy, Utah with Saddle Strings and Gordon Champneys

• Dates not yet received for 2019
Whitewood Library Cowboy Poetry Walk  Whitewood, South Dakota

• Dates not yet received for 2019
East Portland Rotary Club Luncheon Portland, Oregon with Tom Swearingen

• Dates not yet received for 2019
Hurricane Branch Library, Hurricane, Utah

• Dates not yet received for 2019
Ogden Valley Branch Library Ogden, Utah with David Anderson and Thatch Elmer

• Dates not yet received for 2019
St. George Branch Library, St. George, Utah

• Dates not yet received for 2019
Second annual Cowboy Poetry Night at Dayton Library  Dayton, Washington

• Dates not yet received for 2019
Washington Branch Library, Washington, Utah

• Dates not yet received for 2019
3rd Annual Bristow Cowboy Poetry Gatherin’ Bristow, Oklahoma

• Dates not yet received for 2019
Enterprise Branch Library, Enterprise, Utah with Marleen Bussma

• Dates not yet received for 2019
Canby Public Library Canby, Oregon with Tom Swearingen

• Dates not yet received for 2019
Evergreen Library Evergreen, Colorado with Rex Rideout

• Dates not yet received for 2019
Conifer Library Conifer, Colorado with Rex Rideout

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• Dates not yet received for 2019
26th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Santa Clarita, California

• Dates not yet received for 2019
98th Annual Red Bluff Roundup Red Bluff, California

• Dates not yet received for 2019
32nd 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

• Dates not yet received for 2019
Kansas Cowboy Poetry Contest Qualifying Event (1)  Ellsworth, Kansas

• Dates not yet received for 2019
Stagecoach Indio, California

• Dates not yet received for 2019
Ranch Day at the National Ranching Heritage Center Lubbock, Texas

•  April 28, 2018
Genoa Western Heritage Day Genoa, Nevada

• Dates not yet received for 2019
48th Annual Bob Wills Day Festival Turkey, Texas