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POSTPONED -Cowboys, Cocktails, Rhythm & Rhymes: Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Date: May 09, 2020
Fox Theater - 831.758.8459

Cowboys, Cocktails, Rhythm & Rhymes, our annual Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering has been POSTPONED as of March 16th. Information about a new date will be posted as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!


Doors will open at 4:30pm. Dinner at 6pm and the show will begin at 6:30pm.

Entertainers for the show are:

Dave Stamey & Guest
Los Vaqueros Traveling Hunting Club Band
Amanda Gianolini & Guest

Dave Stamey

Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called him “the Charlie 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 four years in a row.

Dave 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, seven 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.

In November of 2016 Dave was inducted into the Western Music Hall of Fame.

Los Vaqueros Traveling Hunting Club Band

The Los Vaqueros Hunting Club Traveling Band was born of campfire smoke, camaraderie and a love of tales and songs where creativity is not hindered by fact or truth. Featuring close friends, Randy Handley, Terry Handley, Rich Casey and Roger Hill, the group first began making music together in their youth while gathered around the campfires of the Los Vaqueros Hunting Club.

Their brand of both Country AND Western music features old standards like Don’t Fence Me In and Ghost Riders In The Sky, to more contemporary hits like Billy Currington’s “People are Crazy” and Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel.” They are likely to sprinkle in a Western tune such as Tumbling Tumble Weeds and then throw down an Irish jig like The Washer Woman.

Randy Handley steers the ship (or dingy, as it were) with his beautiful voice and impeccable rhythm guitar. His brother Terry Handley, with his awesome vocal range, bears the brunt of the tight harmony work. Rich Casey fills in the upper register with an occasional mandolin lick and is known to wander off once in a while on a lead vocal. Roger Hill shores up the bottom with his solid bass styling and vocal back up.

If you are interested in an evening of fun “campfire” music, come out to see this group. Don’t forget your body parts; funny bone for laughing, feet for stomping, hands for clapping and voices for singing along. The band has been performing for the past 20 years or so; they just love to play music, entertain folks and help raise money for good causes.

Amanda Gianolini

The show lineup is full of talent, starting with local aspiring poet, Amanda Gianolini, with her debut on the cowboy poetry stage. She's been under a cowboy hat for a good portion of her life, either ranching or participating in rodeo, and hopes to entertain the crowd with a mix of comedy, song and storytelling.

Ticket packages & pricing:

Dinner & Show Ticket $65
Show only (Balcony) $30

Food will be provided by The Grower's Pub.

Part of the proceeds will benefit Monterey County Foundation for Free Libraries.
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