The California Rodeo Salinas has hosted a
cowboy poetry event that kicks off the Big Week celebration for 27 years.
Attendees will experience an afternoon full of wine tasting, barbecue, cowboy
poetry, music and more. This year the gathering will feature Western Music
Association Entertainer of the Year, Male Performer of the Year and Songwriter
of the Year, Dave Stamey. Western artists Ed Montana, Jim and Karen Ross will
also perform. Our very own Clem Albertoni will act as Master of Ceremonies.
Clem is a local legend and entertaining cowboy poet from Soledad,
California. The Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering will be held at Sherwood Hall at 940 N.
Main Street in Salinas on Sunday July 13th. Doors open at 1:00pm for
the barbecue and wine tasting. Open mic starts at 1:45pm and the show starts at
2:30pm. Tickets for the event are on sale now at the Salinas Sports Complex Box
Office at 1034 N. Main Street (open Monday – Friday 10am to 6pm) or by phone at
800-549-4989. They are $30 for adults for the poetry event and $5 for children
12 and under. The wine and barbecue tickets are sold separately at the actual
This special evening will benefit the
Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries.
About the California Rodeo Salinas
The California Rodeo Salinas will take place
July 17-20, 2014. The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-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 $350,000
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’
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