Clem Albertoni Cowboy Gathering

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Cowboy Gathering

Date: Mar 25, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fox Theater - 831.758.8459
The 2023 Clem Albertoni Cowboy Gathering will be held on Saturday, March 25th at the Fox Theater in Salinas.

The event will feature Mike Beck, Trinity Seely & Gary Allegretto-wonderful cowboy/girl entertainers! Read more about them below.

Tickets are $80 for dinner and floor seating and $40 for balcony seating (no dinner included).

This is the second time the California Rodeo Salinas will produce the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in honor of the great man and renowned cowboy poet, Clem Albertoni.

Clem, along with his wife Phylis, were the beating heart behind this event for years, helping us all grow our love for cowboy stories and western music. Clem’s talent for entertaining as a poet was legendary in the Salinas Valley as the resident Master of Ceremonies, as well as at numerous other cowboy poetry events. His skill with words were sought by those celebrating their happiest days or their saddest. He was a man who filled a room with charisma and energy, but with the rare quality of making each person feel as if he were speaking directly to them. His ability to make people laugh, smile, cry and “feel” was a gift from above.

2023 Entertainers

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Mike Beck

Mike Beck is an engaging acoustic solo artist who regularly performs in the United States and Europe. He is a regularly featured performer at The National Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering. Mike has seven albums under his belt with original songs that have been recognized as some of the finest compositions on Western Americana out there.

Gary Allegretto

Gary Allegretto is the 2019 International Western Music Association (IWMA) Male Performer of the Year. Not only is Gary the best harmonica player you will likely ever hear, he is a remarkable singer, songwriter, guitarist and a masterful entertainer. Western Horseman Magazine raves; “Gary's music transcends genres, generations and cultural barriers, yet is so professional, engaging and core to the cowboy that listeners can’t help but want to ride along a while longer and discover something new in a song.” His talents have earned him Grammy nominations, an Academy of Western Artist (AWA) Will Rogers Award, an EQUUIS Award, and a Best of the West Award. His songs have reached the #1 spot on the Western Music radio charts. His music is featured in major motion picture soundtracks and he has provided interviews and performances for Western music films and television shows. Gary’s engaging and often laugh-out-loud songs tell stories drawn from his rich and diverse life experience in the West (including ranch hand, forest firefighter as a USFS Hotshot, and bouncer in a couple of rough honky-tonks).

Trinity Seely

Trinity Seely's life has taken her to many different places. Ranging from the Chilcotin of British Columbia, where she grew up and everywhere in between. From the high deserts of central Wyoming to the Big Belts outside Cascade, Montana living and working on cattle ranches across the west. Trinity is now living in Ojai, Ca where she is the Director of the horse program at The Thacher School. Trinity's personal look into the life of a ranch wife gives her a deep perspective and appreciation into a lifestyle that some say is a bygone era. Trinity released her debut album back in December of 2011. Produced by fellow western artist, Brenn Hill and Ryan Tilby. Trinity's self-titled CD has received multiple outstanding reviews. These reviews include write ups in the Western Horseman, Ranch and Reata, Cowgirls in Style, Working Ranch Magazine, and True West.

Trinity has been a featured performer at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, NV. Heber City Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival in Heber City, UT, Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Durango CO,Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering in Prescott, AZ and many more gatherings and Ag related events.

Presenting Sponsor

Taylor Farms

Ticket Packages & Pricing:

Dinner & Show Ticket $80
Show only (Balcony) $40

Doors Open at 5:00pm
Dinner 6:00pm
Show Starts 7:00pm

Food will be provided by Pasta Mia Event Planners.

Part of the proceeds will benefit the California Rodeo Salinas’ Heritage Museum.

Tickets available at the door 3/25

You can no longer purchase tickets online, but they are available at the door at The Fox Theater on March 25th starting at 5pm.
2023 Cowboy Gathering<br><b>Main Floor with Dinner</b>
2023 Cowboy Gathering
Main Floor with Dinner
Mar 25, 2023 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The California Rodeo Salinas is proud to present the 34th Annual Cowboy Gathering in memory of Clem Albertoni. Please use this product to purchase Dinner and show tickets.
Reserved (Ages 2+) $80.00
2023 Cowboy Gathering<br><b>General Admission Balcony</b>
2023 Cowboy Gathering
General Admission Balcony
Mar 25, 2023 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The California Rodeo Salinas is proud to present the 34th Annual Cowboy Gathering in memory of Clem Albertoni. Please use this product to purchase General Admission Balcony tickets. These are show only tickets.
General Admission $40.00

2023 Poetry Contest Application

Presenting Sponsor

Taylor Farms
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