The 29th Annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering opens tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. with a chuckwagon breakfast at Poetâ€™s Grove on Loop Road.
Then at 10 a.m. in Marshall Auditorium on the campus of Sul Ross State University the “Letâ€™s Get Startedâ€ session will kick off the recitations, storytelling and cowboy music. Sul Ross State University President Dr. Bill Kibler will officially open the event.
The Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering is an opportunity for working cowboys and cowgirls to display their talents as poets, musicians and story tellers. The Gathering also serves as a reunion for the participants.
Concurrent multiple sessions will take place on the campus Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. Over 60 musicians, poets and storytellers have been invited to participate.
Daytime sessions are free to the public except for the “Yodelinâ€™ Foolsâ€ session in Marshall Auditorium at 1 p.m Friday afternoon. That session, hosted by Don Cadden features Mikki Daniel, Jill Jones and Kristyn Harris. Cost is $10 per person.
On Friday night and Saturday night shows will begin at 7:30. Cost to attend the night shows is $15 for adults and $6 for kids. Lap babies are free. Those shows are in Marshall Auditorium.
Friday night, Craig Carter, Elizabeth Ebert, John Davis, Strawberry and Eli Barsi will be featured. Doris Daley is the mistress of ceremonies.
Saturday night Don Cadden will mc and the featured performers are R.W. Hampton, Yvonne Hollenbeck, Jim Jones, R.P. Smith and Kristyn Harris.
Tickets for all events and Gathering logo merchandise go on sale at noon Thursday at the Gathering headquarters on the second floor of the Morgan University Center. CDs, books and tapes will also be on sale at the same location beginning at 9 a.m. Friday.
The event is funded by the generous contributions of area businesses and individuals.