The California Rodeo Salinas will host its 29th annual Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering on Sunday July 17th at 1pm at Sherwood Hall in Salinas. The headliner this year is Dave Stamey, well known in the western music world for his talents and a past crowd pleaser in Salinas. Larry Maurice will also be performing and our own Monterey County Poet Clem Albertoni will be emceeing the event again. Doors open at 1:00pm and there will be a barbeque meal available for purchase for $10. Attendees can also taste wine and receive a souvenir wine glass for an additional $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 can be purchased online at http://www.carodeo.com/events/2016/cowboy-music-and-poetry-gathering. If you have questions or need to contact the Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering Committee please call Lydia at 831-320-5939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A portion of the proceeds from the Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering 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. Learn more about the artists below.
About 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.
About Larry Maurice:
Larry Maurice will be entertaining the crowd as well on Sunday July 17th. Larry Maurice has spent the last thirty five years as a Cowboy, horse wrangler and packer in the Eastern Sierra and the high deserts of Nevada. You're likely to find him leading a string of mules into the back country, on a horse drive in the Owens Valley of California, or working with Longhorn cattle in Virginia City, Nevada.
About the California Rodeo
The 106th California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 21st-24th, 2016. The California Rodeo Association is a non-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns over $300,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to www.CARodeo.com or call the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CARodeoSalinas or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.