Hear some of the best cowboy musicians and poets from around the country at the Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering Friday-Sunday, February 16-18, in Ellensburg, Washington. Watch live demos, ranch roping, and a fiddling contest. Attend a Dutch oven cooking class and gear and art workshops. Shop more than 40 vendors selling custom handmade art, felt hats, boots, leather products, and other Western goods. Participate in an open mic.
The youngsters will enjoy Kids Music Time and the Kids Corral/Rodeo Fun.
All activities are free, except for these concerts:
- Friday Evening Concert featuring Trinity Seely, Paul Wilson, and Chris Isaacs, 7:30 p.m. at the Central Washington University (CWU) Music Building at 1309 North Alder Street
- Saturday Evening Concert featuring Wylie & the Wild West, Lauralee Northcott, and Chris Isaacs, 6:30 p.m. at the CWU Music Building
- Sunday Afternoon Concert featuring Thatch Elmer, the Panhandle Cowboys, and Trinity Seely, 12:30 p.m. at the Kittitas Valley Event Center, 901 East 7th Avenue, Suite 1
Tickets for each show are general admission and cost $35 per person, or you can buy a weekend pass for $90 (order tickets online).
Also on Sunday morning, a Cowboy Church service led by Pastor Al Parsons will be held at the Kittitas Valley Event Center from 10 to 11 a.m. A Cowboy Church is a simple non-denominational service of singing and a brief message. Read about this service I attended at another Cowboy Church.
For more information, visit the Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering’s website.