Ticket Information for the Gathering

Join us for the 32nd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering,
January 25 through 30, 2016
When it's time, you'll click here to Purchase Tickets.When and How to Purchase Tickets

Tickets will go on sale to Western Folklife Center members in September, 2015, and to the general public one month later. The blue button at the left will be used to purchase tickets online.  Remember, if you are a part of our Stakeholder program, you will also need to be a Western Folklife Center Member to take part in early ticket sales. To become a Western Folklife Center member, check on or renew your membership, click here, or call our membership office at 888-880-5885 ext. 222 (toll free).

Members purchase tickets one month earlier than the general public!
The ticketing button is activated the week prior to ticket sales. Members can begin purchasing tickets for the Gathering beginning at 9:00 am Pacific time the day after Labor Day, using special log in information that will be provided to them by the Western Folklife Center. Members can sign in and set up billing information prior to purchasing  to make the process a bit quicker, or wait until the day and put the information in prior to beginning to purchase tickets. Remember, there is an inner scroll bar on the ticketing page.

Of course, members may also call in to order at 888-880-5885 (toll free) or 775-738-7508 (in Elko or outside the U.S.). To take advantage of any special offers for the Gathering that may be offered, orders will need to be made by telephone. All orders placed online or over the telephone will receive an immediate confirmation number with verification of seating assignments, if applicable. Mail-in orders are discouraged because the additional processing time required for mail orders may result in some shows being unavailable before the order is finalized. Click here for examples of special offers that may be available.

Membership level benefits may be reviewed here. Members, please check your membership renewal date - if you want to renew, upgrade or purchase a membership, please do so at least one week prior to ticket sales opening day in order to have your membership processed in time. You can renew or purchase a new membership at the time of purchasing tickets; however, the process must be done by telephone because If you are not a current member in our system, our online ticketing system will not recognize you as a member. Again, if you are telephoning your order in, you can join or renew your membership at the time you purchase your tickets.

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