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National Cowboy Poetry Gathering - 2017

If you’re able to attend the famed National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, it will soon start to make sense why True West has named Elko as one of the Top Ten True Western Towns of 2015. With buckaroo flat hats lining the sidewalks of the genuine western storefronts peppering the downtown, you never know which decorated western performer you’ll rub elbows with next.


Through poetry, music, and stories, some tried and true westerners capture the beauty and challenges of a life deeply connected to the land and its bounty. Every year, thousands travel to Elko in the heart of winter to listen, learn and share. It’s been referred to as the most honest, and open-hearted festival in America, but it’s also a downright good time.


Here, some renowned Cowboy Poets like Doris Daley and DW Groethe deliver an incredible live performance to 2017 attendees.


For more information on planning a trip to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering held each January, visit


Photo by: Sydney Martinez/TravelNevada

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Taken on February 2, 2017