GATHERING HEADQUARTERS:
Historic Strater Hotel - 699 Main Avenue
strater.com
During the Gathering, October 4th - 7th, 2018, go to the Oak Room inside the Strater for more information about the Gathering, along with sales of books, CD's, posters and many other items.  
Sales Room will be open all weekend from 9am to 11pm daily.

BOX OFFICE for walk-in ticket sales and Will Call tickets
Open from 9am to 10pm daily during the Gathering ONLY.  
The Box Office is a gold gilded cage located just outside the Henry Strater Theater, inside the Strater Hotel.

This event is supported in part, by fund from the Colorado Tourism Office, a State Agency.  

POETS IN THE COMMUNITY
Special performances in schools and other venues.
Contact Carol Bruno at 970-749-0076.

COWBOY THEATRE Western Variety Show with a Twist ~ “The Cocinero”
Durango Arts Center ~ 802 E. 2nd Avenue
6:00 pm
Tickets $20, reserved seating.
We are on an 1880's cattle drive. The trail drive's camp cook (concinero) has a secret and the secret concerns buried gold!  The bad guys are out to find it.  Meanwhile, the Trailboss has invited folks from town to a campfire shindig with music and stories.  Everyone is drawn into the struggle which ensues between the cook and the gold!  More than twenty musicians, poets and actors entertain in this humorous show which will delight everyone.  Hosted by Jack Blease and Lindy Simmons.
 


An Evening with Dave Stamey
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Tickets $40, reserved seating
This cowboy, mule packer and wrangler is now one of the most popular cowboy singers in the West.

PREMIER PERFORMANCE ~ 6:00 pm

Call 970-749-2995 to check ticket availability

PREMIER PERFORMANCE ~ 8:00 pm

Call 970-749-2995 to check ticket availability

POETS IN THE COMMUNITY
Special performances in schools and other venues.
Contact Carol Bruno at 970-749-0076.



COWBOY POET TRAIN
Departs 10 AM, Returns 3:30 PM
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad ~ 479 Main Avenue
Features performers on every coach and BBQ lunch at Cascade Canyon.  Special fares for children and premium coaches. 
Contact the D&SNG Train for rates and information:
970-247-2733 or 1-888-872-4607 or durangotrain.com
(Advanced Reservations Encouraged)
 

COWBOY POET TRAILRIDE
10:00 am
Rapp Corral ~ 51 Haviland Lake Road
Mountain ride and lunch with our performers Kristyn Harris and Jay Snider.
Rent a horse or bring your own. Space is limited so make reservations early!
Anne Rapp at 970-247-8454 or visit rappcorral.com
(Advanced Reservations Encouraged)

WESTERN ART GALLERY EXHIBITS AND FREE RECEPTIONS

Sorrel Sky Gallery
5:00 to 7:00 pm ~ 828 Main Avenue
Featuring the art of nationally-recognized artist Jim Rey which focuses on horses and ranch work. Jim lives in Durango and says, “I’ve seen what hard work and diligence does, both in art and on the range.”
sorrelsky.com

Toh-atin Gallery
5:00 to 7:00 pm ~ 145 W.9th Street
Featuring a new release of historic photos by Fred Clark, bronze sculptor Kevin McCarthy, and saddle makers Lisa and Loren Skyhorse.
toh-atin.com

Wild Shots Gallery
5:00 to 7:00 pm ~ 842 Main Avenue
Featuring Claude Steelman’s wildlife, wild mustangs and landscape photography.
wildshots.com

Cowboy Poetry and Music EVENING PERFORMANCE ~ 6:00 pm
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Tickets $25, reserved seating
Curt Brummett
Sam Noble
Ken Overcast
Host: Jay Snider


Call 970-749-2995 to check ticket availability

Cowboy Poetry and Music EVENING PERFORMANCE ~ 8:00 pm
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Tickets $25, reserved seating
Kristyn Harris
Jay Snider
The High Country Cowboys
Host: Floyd Beard


Call 970-749-2995 to check ticket availability

  COWBOY CHUCK WAGON BREAKFAST
7:30 to 10:30 am
Corner of 5th St. and Main Ave. in downtown Durango (across from the Train Depot)
Biscuits, gravy, scrambled eggs and lots of black coffee.  
Tickets in advance or at the wagon: $10 for adults, kids 5 and under free.

Call 970-749-2995 to check ticket availability
Come early for breakfast and watch the Cowboy Parade!
For more information, contact 970-749-2995
COWBOY PARADE
Sponsored by LONE SPUR

10:00 am
Colorado’s largest motorless parade begins at the train depot on Main Avenue.
Contact Pam Jacobs at 512-517-5619 or email for details about participating in the parade.
Visit the Parade page for more information
 

DAYTIME SESSIONS OF COWBOY POETRY, MUSIC, STORYTELLING AND FOLKLORE ~
10:45 to 4:20 pm
Strater Hotel and various downtown locations.
Free admission
The ❤ of the Gathering, featuring invited performers in concurrent theme sessions every hour. In open sessions anyone can entertain. 
Visit our Performer Page for a complete listing.  In the Open Sessions, anyone can entertain.
To sign up, please call Lindy Simmons at 970-946-2460.
  Daytime session schedule
 

  COWBOY COMEDY REVUE
10:45 to 12:20 pm
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Enjoy music and poetry from the funny side of ranch life!
Tickets $10 in advance or at the door, open seating.

WESTERN HERITAGE TRIBUTE
11:00 am to noon
Strater Hotel’s Diamond Belle Saloon ~ 699 Main Avenue
Join us as we gather to celebrate James Ranch and the James family for their contributions to the organic beef industry in Durango.
Lunch menu and cash bar; free entertainment.
diamondbelle.com

COWBOY SHOOTOUT
12:30 pm
El Moro Spirits & Tavern ~ 945 Main Avenue
The old West comes to life in a reenactment of the strangest shootout in Durango history. It's 1906 and Sheriff William Thompson confronts City Marshal Jesse Stansel on the sidewalk in front of the Tavern. The Bayfield Belles add a touch of saloon girl fun to the event. Enjoy cowboy-themed food and cocktails along with silent Western films throughout the weekend.

  YOUTH SHOW ~ Rising Western Stars
1:30 to 3 pm
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Hosted by Kristyn Harris and featuring young performers with their own special versions of cowboy poetry and music.
Tickets $10 in advance or at the door, open seating.
 

  TOH-ATIN GALLERY
TohAtin Gallery ~ 145 W. 9th Street
4:40 to 5:30 pm; Poster session. Invited performers and musicians will perform their interpretation of this year’s limited-edition print.
5:30 to 6:30 pm ; FREE reception. Autographed prints of “Sunshine Equine” by artist Poteet Victory will be available for $30.
toh-atin.com.


Cowboy Poetry and Music EVENING PERFORMANCE ~ 6:00 pm
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Tickets $25, reserved seating
Kristyn Harris
Jay Snider
The High Country Cowboys
Host: Floyd Beard


Call 970-749-2995 to check ticket availability

Cowboy Poetry and Music EVENING PERFORMANCE ~ 8:00 pm
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Tickets $25, reserved seating
Curt Brummett
Sam Noble
Ken Overcast
Host: Jay Snider


Call 970-749-2995 to check ticket availability

A COWBOY AND HIS CREATOR
8:30 am
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Inspirational poetry and music featuring many of our invited performers. Hosted by Sam Noble.
FREE Admission, open seating.
 

SUNDAY BRUNCH
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Diamond Belle at the Strater Hotel ~ 699 Main Avenue
Special brunch menu.
For information, call 970-375-7151
diamondbelle.com

FANCY VICTORIAN COWBOY BALL ~
7 to 11 pm ~
La Plata County Fairgrounds ~ 2500 Main Avenue
$20 single / $35 couple.
Formal Victorian attire encouraged.
Call Mrs. Camp’s Town Ladies and Gents at 970-903-2467 for tickets and information.