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Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering

Date: July 16, 2017
Cost: $10.00 - $30.00

What better way to help kick off Big Week than a bunch of cowboys telling cowboy stories while attendees sip wine and eat barbecue? The California Rodeo is pleased to announce the 2017 Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering to be held Sunday July 16th at Sherwood Hall.

Doors open at 1:00pm, there will be a barbeque available for purchase, tickets are $10. Attendees can also taste wine and receive a souvenir wine glass for $10. The cowboy poetry starts at 2:00pm with an open mic session, and tickets for this portion of the event are $30.

Tickets sold at the door on the day of the show will be $35.00. TICKETS ARE NOW ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

Tickets purchased after July 8th will be held at the door for pick up. This year we are offering a package deal for two people (if purchased in advance) and that includes 2 entries, 2 barbecue tickets and 2 wine tasting tickets for $95.00, a $5.00 savings. During Intermission we will also have a Live Cake Auction including a Skirt Steak Lunch for 10 at Clem and Phylis Albertoni’s Ranch!

Questions? Call 831-320-5939 or email

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries. The Star Spangled Banner will be performed by Youth Orchestra Salinas (YOSAL) and the top 3 poetry contest winners (18 years and younger) will recite their poems at the event.

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The headliner this year is Dave Stamey. Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called him “the Charley Russell of Western Music.” Western Horseman Magazine has declared his “Vaquero Song” to be one of the greatest Western songs of all time. True West Magazine named him Best Living Western Solo Musician five years in a row. Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. He has been voted seven times Entertainer of the Year, Six times Male Performer of the Year and Five times Songwriter of the Year by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists. He’s delighted audiences in twenty three states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses. Stamey was inducted into the Western Music Hall of Fame in 2016. Annie Lyndon will be singing alongside Dave Stamey.

Cowboy Poet, Humorist and Storyteller Chris Isaacs will also perform. A three-time winner of the Academy of Western Artists "Will Rogers Award", Chris Isaacs is a poet and storyteller who has lived the life that he writes about. He has seen life from a cowboy's point of view for all of his 60-plus years, and his poems and stories are alive with the heart and humor of life from a cowboy's point of view. He can usually find the funny side of any situation, and is considered by many to be one of the finest humorists in the country. Click below to read more about Chris Isaacs.
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