Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering to kick off Sept. 29

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Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering to kick off Sept. 29

Wylie and The Wild West will play at the Strater Hotel as part of the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
Cowboy poet and funnyman R.P. Smith will host the Cowboy Comedy Revue on Oct. 1 at the Henry Strater Theater.

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering to kick off Sept. 29

Wylie and The Wild West will play at the Strater Hotel as part of the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
Cowboy poet and funnyman R.P. Smith will host the Cowboy Comedy Revue on Oct. 1 at the Henry Strater Theater.
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering schedule

Thursday, Sept. 29

All day: Poets in the Community. Special performances in schools and other venues. For more information, call 749-0076.


7 p.m.: “Mystery of El Dorado” Cowboy Theatre – Western variety show with a twist. Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. Tickets: $20 reserved seating.


7 and 9 p.m.: Wylie and The Wild West. Henry Strater Theatre. 7 p.m.: $40 reserved seating; 9 p.m.: $40 reserved seating and the dance floor will be open.


Friday, Sept. 30All day: Poets in the Community.

10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Cowboy Poet Train. For rates and information, call 247-2733, (888) 872-4607 or visit DurangoTrain.com.


10 a.m.: Cowboy Poet Trail Ride. Rapp Corral.

5-7 p.m.: Western Art Gallery Exhibits and Free Receptions. Includes Mesteño Gallery, Sorrel Sky Gallery and Toh-Atin Gallery.


6 and 8 p.m.: Two Evening Performances of Cowboy Poetry and Music. Henry Strater Theatre. Tickets $25 reserved seating. 6 p.m.: Brooke Turner, Bonnie Krogman, Randy Rieman, Mary Kaye. Host R.P. Smith. 8 p.m.: R.P. Smith, Paul Larson, Brooksie Brooks, Miss Devon and The Outlaw. Host Brooke Turner.


Saturday, Oct. 1

6-11 a.m.: Cowboy Chuck Wagon Breakfast. Corner of Fifth Street and Main Avenue (in parking lot across from Gaslight Theatre). $10 breakfast to benefit the Animas Museum.


10 a.m.: Cowboy Parade. Begins at train depot on Main Avenue.


10:30 a.m.-4:20 p.m.: Daytime sessions of Cowboy Poetry, Music, Storytelloing and Folklore. Strater Hotel and various downtown locations. Free admission.


11 a.m.: Western Heritage Tribute. Diamond Belle Saloon. Celebrate the contributions of longtime ranchng family and parade grand marshalls Don and Kellie Gosney. Lunch menu and cash bar. Free entertainment.


1:30-3 p.m.: Cowboy Comedy Revue. Henry Strater Theatre. Tickets $10 in advance or at door, open seating.


4:30-5:20 p.m.: Free poster session. Toh-Atin Gallery. Performers and musicians will perform their interpretation of this year’s limited edition print “The Cowpuncher” by artist Glenn Dean.


5:20-7 p.m.: Free reception. Toh-Atin Gallery. Autographed prints of “The Cowpuncher” will be available for $30.


6 and 8 p.m.: Two evening performances of Cowboy Poetry and Music. Henry Strater Theatre. Tickets $25 reserved seating. 6 p.m.: R.P. Smith, Paul Larson, Brooksie Brooks, Miss Devon and The Outlaw. Host: Brooke Turner. 8 p.m.: Brooke Turner, Bonnie Krogman, Randy Rieman, Mary Kaye. Host: R.P. Smith.


Sunday, Oct. 2

8:30 a.m.: A Cowboy and His Creator. Henry Strater Theatre. Free. Inspirational poetry and music. Host: Sam Noble.


11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Sunday Brunch. Diamond Belle at the Strater Hotel. Special brunch menu. Call 375-7151.


For ticket availability and more information, go to www.durangocowboypoetrygathering.org/schedule.php.

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