Video Courtesy Arizona Cowboy Poets.
Celebrate Arizona’s wild western culture through a unique arts experience this weekend at the 30th annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering, a three-day event featuring more than 50 cowboy poets and musicians.
Artists will share their heritage and culture across seven venues throughout Prescott’s Yavapai College. Many artists have performed at the event before, but several new artists have been added to the line-up.
“We think they are the finest group of reciters and singers available,” the Arizona Cowboy Poets stated on its website.
Tickets are still available starting at $20 for single-day passes and $51 for three-day passes.
Three artists were selected to headline each night’s performances. Artist bios courtesy of Arizona Cowboy Poets.
Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. He was voted six times Entertainer of the Year and Male Performer of the year, and five times Songwriter of the Year by the Western Music Association. He also received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists. He’s delighted audiences in twenty-three states and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by an angry horse.
Living on a working cattle ranch in Montana with her husband and kids has given Trinity a deep perspective and appreciation into a lifestyle that some say is a bygone era. She has received numerous awards and nominations including True West’s favorite western artists and recently her third release, Cowboy’s Wage, was archived into the Cowboy Hall of fame museum. She embraces the oral traditions of cowboy life and offers stories to audiences everywhere her life as a cowgirl and ranch wife.
Don Edwards is a Grammy Nominated Artist, historian, author, songwriter, musicologist, actor, accomplished guitarist, yodeler extraordinaire and multiple award winning recording artist. He has won eight Wrangler Awards from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, including the prestigious Chester A Reynolds Founders Award. He’s also won the Western Music Associations Male Performer of the Year five times and Album of the Year twice. Don was nominated for a Grammy for High Lonesome Cowboy. Two of his anthologies, Saddle Songs and Songs of the Cowboy were placed in The Library of Congress. He currently lives with his wife Kathy and Smoky the Wonder Dog on their ranch near Hico, Republic of Texas.
For more information about the gathering, or to purchase tickets, please visit AZCowboyPoets.org.