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Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering 2018: Cowboys, Cocktails, Rhythm & Rhymes

Date: Mar 16, 2018
Fox Theater - 831.758.8459

New Date & Location for 2018!

Cowboys, Cocktails, Rhythm & Rhymes, our annual Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering, will be held on Friday, March 16th at the Fox Theater in Old Town Salinas. Doors open at 5pm, dinner is served from 5:30 to 6:30pm and the show starts at 6:30pm.

The event will feature the talented Gary McMahan, Cow Bop and Ed Montana, a no-host bar and a live and silent auction.

Ticket packages & pricing:

Tickets are $30 in advance until March 12 - starting March 13 cost will be $35.00

Dinner tickets are SOLD OUT.

Detailed seating info:

General Admission seating is in Lower and Upper Balcony.

No outside food or drink allowed.

PURCHASE online below or at the Fox Theater


Call 831-320-5939 or email salinascowboypoetry@gmail.com.

Sponsorship Information

Cowboys, Cocktails, Rhythm & Rhymes: Cowboy Poetry 2018

Here is the 2018 commercial for our cowboy music & poetry gathering on Friday, March 16th.  

Presenting Sponsor

SSB Construction


The headliner this year is Gary McMahan. As a nationally recognized cowboy poet, singer, songwriter, national-champion yodeler, and humorist, Gary scatters funny songs, poems, barn-burning yodels, and hilarious stories throughout his performances. Offering tons of variety, his shows are down-home, clean, fast-paced, "awesomely entertaining," and "gut-bustingly funny!" An evening with Gary McMahan is a well-timed mixture of all of these talents. The key to Gary's success is his cowboy heart coupled with his award-winning talents and on-stage charisma. Today's audiences are diverse, but everyone will enjoy Gary's fast-paced, well-timed mixture of cowboy poetry, yodels, stories, songs, and uproarious humor. It'll leave the entire audience uplifted and laughing. And the show is guaranteed to be clean and wholesome.

Mix swingin’ grooves, thrilling riffs, sweet and hot vocals, western sensibilities and tons of fun and you have only begun to describe Cow Bop. Formed in 2003 by internationally-acclaimed guitarist Bruce Forman, the cowboy jazz and western bebop band has toured extensively throughout the world, exciting audiences with their unique brand of music.

Ed Montana will be traveling from Texas to join in on the fun on Friday, March 16th! From the polka dance halls of the Midwest with his father's band at age 10 to the Alps of Europe singing songs about Texas and dang near every PRCA Rodeo in between. Ed has traveled with the original Coors Cowboy Band all over the beautiful USA doing what he loves most...playing music. He sings the signature song of the California Rodeo Salinas, 'Saddle Up Salinas.'


Trail Boss Sponsors

Taylor Farms
Trail Boss
Valley Fabrications
Trail Boss
  • Bill & Marsha Vaughan
  • Butch & Vivien Lindley
  • Clem & Phyllis Albertoni
  • Joanne T. Johnson in memory of Bill Farr
  • Joe Panziera Farms

Wrangler Sponsors

  • Underwood Ranch, LLC

Buckaroo Sponsors

Body Shop by Gene Cochetti
  • AA Glass Shop
  • Rusty Cummings Electric
  • Valley Oil Company

A Special Thanks To:

The Growers Pub
KSBW TV 8/Central Coast ABC/Estrella TV
Exclusive TV Sponsor
  • Fox Theater
  • Premium Beverage Co.

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