Ticketed Shows for the Gathering

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These are the hottest performances at the Gathering, and showcase a combination of cowboy poets and western bands that you won't see together during the day with your Pass. Some artists only perform on ticketed shows. For more information about tickets, click here.  See scheduled workshops here or view the brochure. As always, performers are linked in each show listed here. 

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Please Note: The Elko Convention Center Auditorium has tiered pricing for some performances, with the first 11 rows of seating priced at $35.00 each. There's not a bad seat in the house at this intimate venue!

Quick Links to the three busiest days:  
  Thursday, Jan. 29      Friday, Jan. 30      Saturday, Jan. 31

Monday, January 26

 Ticketed Show An Evening In Baja California
G Three Bar Theater
7:00-8:30pm
$20
We kick off the 31st Gathering by welcoming our special guests from Baja California Sur. The evening promises to be rich with historic and contemporary music and stories that are favorites at gatherings in the beautiful and remote ranch country of this Mexican peninsula. Musicians and their instruments often travel miles a-muleback to entertain for area dances and social gatherings. Come meet and welcome some of those hardworking cowboys and traveling musicians.

Tuesday, January 27

Ticketed Show  Wit & Wisdom From The Range
G Three Bar Theater
7:00pm -8:30pm
$20
John Dofflemyer, Joel Nelson and Randy Rieman are not just consummate cowboys who share words drawn from a deep place. Each also epitomizes that quiet gravity, gentleness of spirit, good humor and enduring dedication to the land that is what being a cowboy really means.

Wednesday, January 28

 Ticketed Show How The West Was Swung *
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
7:00-8:30pm
$35/$30
Warm up with an evening of whimsy and western swing! Sourdough Slim and Robert Armstrong show where vaudeville meets trail dust with blue yodels, vintage jazz and western classics on a dizzying array of period instruments. Joey McKenzie's new band, The Western Flyers, will have you dancing in the aisles to sultry jazz favorites and electrifying fiddle tunes.
Sponsored by Blach Distributing Company

Thursday, January 29

 Welcome and Keynote Address

Keynote Address with Gary Nabhan
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
9:45-11:00am
Free with 3-Day Deluxe Pass or Day Pass
Ethnobotanist, nature writer and food activist Gary Nabhan has a unique perspective of the intersection of human culture and agriculture. His ability to fuse deep scholarly research with respect for traditional ways of knowing offers a welcome sense of hopefulness for rural America. Sponsored by Nevada Humanities, in partnership with Great Basin College.
Introductory Welcome byDavid Roche and Gail Steiger.

   
Ticketed Show  Western Folklife Center Members' Show #1
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
1:00-2:15pm
$40/Free to members with ticket
Join true buckaroos Ross Knox, Waddie Mitchell and Kent Rollins for yarns, rhymes and tall tales from the cow camp.
   
 Ticketed Show Dinner Theater: The Rose of Roscrea - A Ballad Of The West
Great Basin College Theatre
$4:30pm Cocktails - 5:00pm Dinner - 6:30-8:30pm Show
$60 (includes dinner)
Tom Russell presents sketches from his new folk opera on the West - the story of an Irish boy who comes to America in the latter half of the 19th century and sings up the Last Frontier. Special guests include former Texas Tornado member Augie Meyers, GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters, virtuosic pianist Barry Walsh, spectacular guitarist Thad Beckman, the irresistible Sourdough Slim and Robert Armstrong, and renowned Crow Indian poet, Henry Real Bird.
   
 Ticketed Show Troubadour Of The Trail
SORRY THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT
G Three Bar Theater
6:30-8:00pm
America's cowboy troubadour and GRAMMY®-nominated singer-guitarist Don Edwards presents an intimate evening of old-time and original cowboy gems.
   
 Ticketed Show Humor On The High Plains *
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
6:30-8:00pm
$35/$30
Folks from the north know that laughter is a great way to stay warm. Join DW Groethe, Yvonne Hollenbeck, Rodney Nelson and Ed Peekeekoot for an evening of chuckles and belly laughs to keep you toasty all night long.
Sponsored by Red Lion Hotel & Casino
   
 Ticketed Show Let 'Er Buck *
G Three Bar Theater
8:30-10:00pm
$35
Take a Magical Mystery ride with old friends and new voices. Poets Paul Zarzyski and Shadd Piehl and singer-songwriter Charis Thorsell team up to share their love for rodeo arenas and western words. Join them for a wild ride!
   
 Ticketed Show Pouring It Kinda Strong *
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
8:30-10:00pm
$35/$30
Get a strong dose of cowboy rebelliousness and rock with two genre-busting acts. Mike Beck's California-infused sound combines real cowboy experience with a unique blend of western, rock and Americana, while Corb Lund & the Hurtin' Albertans bring a honky-tonk punk sensibility to their tales of the modern West.

Friday, January 30

Ticketed Show  Western Folklife Center Members' Show #2
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
11:00m-12:15pm
$40/Free to members with ticket
It can't be anything but infectious fun with award-winning songsmiths and yodeling sensations, Eli Barsi and Gary McMahan.
   
 Ticketed Show Cowboy Songsters
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
1:00-2:30pm
$35/$30
Cowboy songsters Don Edwards, Andy Hedges and Glenn Ohrlin give voice to the stories of cowboy life through timeless songs of hard work and humor, disaster and romance.
Sponsored by NV Energy
   
 Ticketed Show Dinner Theater: The Rose of Roscrea - A Ballad Of The West
Great Basin College Theatre
$4:30pm Cocktails - 5:00pm Dinner - 6:30-8:30pm Show
$60 (includes dinner)
Tom Russell presents sketches from his new folk opera on the West - the story of an Irish boy who comes to America in the latter half of the 19th century and sings up the Last Frontier. Special guests include former Texas Tornado member Augie Meyers, GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters, virtuosic pianist Barry Walsh, spectacular guitarist Thad Beckman, the irresistible Sourdough Slim and Robert Armstrong, and renowned Crow Indian poet, Henry Real Bird
   
 Ticketed Show Writing From The Home Place *
G Three Bar Theater
6:30-8:00pm
$35
Join some of the rural West's finest writers for an evening of original poetry, prose and story, with John Dofflemyer, Linda M. Hasselstrom, Wally McRae and Paul Zarzyski.
   
 Ticketed Show Ian Tyson: Riding High & Living Free
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
6:30-8:00pm
$35/$30
Legendary Canadian cowboy Ian Tyson brings his gift of songwriting and performance to an evening of some of the most beloved modern cowboy songs.
Sponsored by Newmont Mining Corporation
   
 Ticketed Show Gentle On The Reins *
G Three Bar Theater
8:30-10:00pm
$35
Gathering favorite Mike Beck and newcomers Chuck Hawthorne and Caitlyn Taussig strum guitar and heartstrings with modern tales of love, loss and keeping a gentle touch on the reins.
   
 Ticketed Show Year Of The Horse *
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
8:30-10:00pm
$35/$30
As the Chinese "Year of the Horse" comes to a close, we celebrate with a show of much-loved poems, songs and tales of revered ranch horses, fine rides and famous wrecks by respected horsemen and horsewomen, Don Edwards, Carol Heuchan, Joel Nelson, Randy Rieman, Gail Steiger, Henry Real Bird and Sandy Seaton Sallee.
Sponsored by KNPB Channel 5 Public Broadcasting
   
 Dance Friday Night Dance
9:30pm-Midnight
$20
There won't be much daylight between you and your sweetie when Wylie & The Wild West are playing infectious yodel-studded swing, two-step and waltz tunes. Want to wow 'em with your dance floor prowess? Try the waltz and two-step dance workshop!
Sponsored by NV Energy

Saturday, January 31

Ticketed Show  Family Roundup
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
10:30-11:30am
$13 general/ $4 ages 17 and under
Enjoy visiting two fascinating cultures in one hour in this special family show! Australian bush poet and entertainer Carol Heuchan shares her experiences in the "land down under," while Ed Peekeekoot offers Cree humor and philosophy, blazing guitar playing and haunting Native flute.
   
 Ticketed Show Saturday Special With Baxter Black
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
1:00-2:15pm
Tickets awarded by lottery, with purchase of Deluxe Pass
between September 2 and November 30, 2014

Cowboy poet, humorist and former large animal veterinarian Baxter Black comes in from "out there" long enough to share his wit and left-handed observations with the Elko crowd.
   
 Ticketed Show Ranch Family Show
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
3:00-4:15pm
$30/Free to ranch families with ticket
Hailing from the ranch country of Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming, Chuck Milner, Brenn Hill and Andy Nelson round up some of their favorite songs, stories and poems to share with the whole family.
   
 Ticketed Show Hot Strings And Smokin' Keys
SORRY THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT

G Three Bar Theater
6:30-8:00pm
Bring something cool to sip - this show will be sizzling! When kings of the keyboards Dave Bourne and Sourdough Slim meet masters of the strings Ed Peekeekoot and Cowboy Celtic, it's guaranteed to be an instrumental extravaganza!
   
 Ticketed Show An Evening With the Squire: *
The Poetry of S. Omar Barker
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
6:30-8:00pm
$35/$30
Enjoy an evening of humorous tales, cow country commentary, and celebration of the ranch family through the words of Squire Omar Barker, the "Poet Lariat of New Mexico." Featuring Jerry Brooks, Thatch Elmer, DW Groethe, Andy Hedges, Ross Knox, Deanna Dickinson McCall, Gary McMahan, Waddie Mitchell, Andy Nelson, Joel Nelson, Rodney Nelson, Vess Quinlan, Brigid Reedy, Randy Rieman and Gail Steiger.
Sponsored by Barrick Gold of North America, Inc.
   
 Ticketed Show Ian Tyson: Somewhere In The Rubies
SORRY THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT

G Three Bar Theater
8:30-10:00pm
Legendary Canadian cowboy-singer-songwriter Ian Tyson brings "all the good 'uns" to this intimate performance.
   
 Ticketed Show Yodel To The Moon *
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
8:30-10:00pm
$35/$30
Between Canadian songster Eli Barsi's special western roots blend and Wylie & The Wild West's rock-and-yodel groove, we're hoping the stage is big enough for this much yodeling, sterling musicianship, and love for open vistas and prairie skies.
Sponsored by Elko Convention & Visitors Authority
   
 Dance Saturday Night Dance
9:30pm - Midnight
$20
Forget about sitting down when The Western Flyers perform their special blend of classic western swing, hot jazz standards, toe-tapping cowboy songs and electrifying old-time fiddle tunes. Need to tune up your toes? Sign up for one of our dance workshops!
Sponsored by NV Energy
   
 Dance Midnight Dance
G Three Bar Theater
12:00-2:00am
$20
The Gathering ain't over until you've dusted off your boots and danced late into the night to Corb Lund & the Hurtin' Albertans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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