The Reno Rodeo may end in June, but the boot stomping, dust kicking and western fun continues when Artown and the Reno Rodeo Foundation present the "National Cowboy Poetry Gathering" on the road at Bartley Ranch July 21.

The event celebrates the cultural arts of Nevada’s long and rich western heritage and will include performances from western artists along with various western heritage demonstration activities.

Music and more

  • Andy Hedges, a songster, reciter and guitarist with eight albums, who’s varied repertoire includes classic cowboy recitations, old cowboy songs, dust bowl ballads and blues.
  • Brenn Hill, a singer/songwriter whose trials and tribulations as a cowboy have inspired the raw material he uses to pour his heart and soul into performing.
  • Trinity Seely, who won Western Music Association and Academy of Western Artists’ Song of the Year in 2014 for “Cowboy Hat” and uses her honey-smooth voice to sing about loving cowboys, horses and living in the middle of nowhere.   

For more information on any of the organizations or to become a donor, sponsor or member visit the corresponding websites: ArtownReno Rodeo Foundation, the Reno Rodeo Association, or Western Folklife Center.

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