THE 32ND ANNUAL ARIZONA COWBOY POETS GATHERING
August 8-10, 2019
For nearly 32 years the Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering has been a featured event in Prescott, Arizona. The primary purpose of this event and our mission is to perpetuate and preserve the culture, traditions and history of cowboy poetry and music as it was enjoyed for decades past and is being presented in the contemporary form of its presentation. This gathering of more than 40 poets and singers each year has kept its focus on the working cowboy and livestock oriented element of our social structure and folk history.
This event is a gathering of poets and musicians who are doing their part to preserve the culture and heritage of the American West. The Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering has maintained a standard that has been abandoned by most other gatherings: that of inviting men and women who are now or have been in the past a part of the working cowboy’s environment and workplace. It is respected by the cowboy poets as one of the best gatherings in the country because we’ve done so much to maintain the true “working cowboy” culture and heritage.
2019 EVENT: We’re gathering up a great bunch of poets and singers who have been with us through the past 31 years and some new ones for this annual gathering. We think they are the finest group of reciters and singers available! We’ll give them five venues to perform in for two days and three nights, open our doors to the greatest audience in existence, and turn everyone loose to enjoy each other as they experience our event. More than 40 cowboy poets & musicians will bring their cowboy poetry and music to the stage and venues to share their heritage, and the culture of the American Cowboy.