ENJOY FOUR DAYS OF POETRY AND MUSIC, EXHIBITS, RECEPTIONS, TRAIL AND TRAIN RIDES, CHUCKWAGON BREAKFAST, AND COWBOY PARADE!


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th


POETS IN THE COMMUNITY
Special performances in schools and other venues. There may be substitute activities if schools are not open. Contact Karren Little at  970-382-8897 or Email

COWBOY THEATRE ~ Western Variety Show with a Twist
6:00pm, doors open at 5:00pm
Wild Horse Saloon ~ 601 E. Second Avenue
$15 Open Seating. 
It’s a play!  It’s a variety show!  A youthful gang tries to foil a bank robbery. 
Hosted by Lindy Simmons.


TWO PREMIER PERFORMANCES ~ An evening with DAVE STAMEY
Shows at 6:00 and 8:30pm
$45 (reserved) - $35 (general admission).
Durango VFW ~ 1550 Main Avenue 

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One of the most highly regarded western musicians of all times, Dave Stamey has lived the life as a cowboy, a mule packer and a dude wrangler, giving him the material for his original, award-winning music.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th


POETS IN THE COMMUNITY ~ Special performances in schools and other venues.  There may be substitute activities here if schools are not open

COWBOY MUSIC AND POETRY TRAIN
Make your reservations now for the Cowboy Music and Poetry Train.  For reservations call 970-247-2733.  Train leaves 9:45am (be there early).  Arrive at Cascade at lunch time. Box lunches available when purchasing tickets or bring your own. Arriving back in Durango 3:00pm.


COWBOY POET TRAILRIDE
10:00am
Offered by Bears Ranch, a beautiful two-hour trial ride through the San Juan Mountains.  There’s no better way to see Colorado than from the back of a horse.  Enjoy some classic western music and poetry along with a delicious cowboy lunch provided by a local restaurant.
Space is limited.
Call 970-884-4049 or visit bearsranch.com for reservations.
(Advanced Reservations Encouraged)


SORREL SKY GALLERY WESTERN ART RECEPTION
5:00 - 7:00pm
Sorrel Sky Gallery ~ 828 Main Avenue
Features the art of local artist Jim Rey.


TWO EVENING PERFORMANCES OF COWBOY POETRY AND MUSIC
Durango VFW ~ 1550 Main Avenue
$45 (reserved)-$35 (general admission)
 
6:00pm
Jon Skylar Harwood
Olivia Harms
Jeff Carson
Joni Harms with
HOST Jon Chandler

8:30pm
Jay Snider
Carin Mari
Chris Isaacs
Jon Chandler with
HOST Joni Harms



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st


COWBOY CHUCK WAGON BREAKFAST
7:30 to 10:00am
Corner of 5th Street and Main Avenue in downtown Durango (across from the Train Depot)
Biscuits, gravy, scrambled eggs and lots of black coffee.
$12 for adults, tickets can be purchased at the Wagon! Kids 5 and under free.
Come early for breakfast and watch the Cowboy Parade!


WILD WEST SHOOTOUT, BEFORE THE START OF THE PARADE!
10:25am in front of the the Main Mall on Main Avenue.  Cowboys reenact a real gun battle that occurred on Main Avenue in 1906.


COWBOY PARADE
10:30am
Sponsored by LONE SPUR CAFE
Colorado’s largest motorless parade begins at the train depot on Main Avenue.
Contact Pam Jacobs at 1-512-517-5619 or email for details about participating in the parade.
Visit the Parade page for more information


DAYTIME SESSIONS ~ FREE!
Cowboy Poetry and Music, Storytelling and Folklore
11:00 to 3:50pm
You will find musicians and poets at the Strater Hotel, Wild Horse Saloon, the Four Leaves Winery and strolling the streets.  Concurrent sessions change every hour in each location.
Visit our Performer Page for a complete listing.  In the Open Sessions, anyone can entertain.
To sign up, call Karren Little at 970-382-8897.
Daytime session schedule


WESTERN HERITAGE TRIBUTE
11:30am
Mahogany Grill ~ 699 Main Avenue
Join us as we gather to celebrate parade Grand Marshall Lorraine Taylor. Hosted by Lindy Simmons. Lunch menu and cash bar, free entertainment.


“RISING STARS” YOUTH SHOW
1:30pm
Durango VFW ~ 1550 Main Avenue. 
Adults $15. Children 12 and under FREE with an adult.
All young western musicians and poets.


ELLIE ENGLISH TRIBUTE TO MISS KITTY
3:00pm
Wild Horse Saloon ~ 601 E. Second Avenue
Tickets $15
See Miss Kitty from the TV show “Gunsmoke” come to life.


TOH-ATIN GALLERY
4:30 - 5:30pm
145 W 9th Street
Invited poets and musicians will perform their interpretations of this years’s limited-edition print “Singing Cowboy:  Saturday Morning Icon.” 
Hosted by Lindy Simmons. 
Followed by artist’s receptions.  Meet artist Don Weller.  Autographed prints will be available for $30.


TWO EVENING PERFORMANCES OF COWBOY POETRY AND MUSIC
Durango VFW ~ 1550 Main Ave.  
$45 (reserved), $35 (general admission). 
6:00pm
Jay Snider,
Carin Mari,
Chris Isaacs,
Jon Chandler with
HOST Joni Harms

8:30pm
Jon Skylar Harwood,
Olivia Harms,
Jeff Carson,
Joni Harms with
HOST Jon Chandler



SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2nd


A COWBOY AND HIS CREATOR
10 am
Durago Cowboy Church ~ 1867 Hwy 172 
Inspirational poetry and music featuring invited performers.  Potluck Lunch - bring your favorite side dish to share; meat will be provided.  Hosted by Sam Noble.