Cowboy Poetry from Alpine, Texas

Gather in Alpine Feb. 18-19, 2022 or watch our film

In-Person Gathering in Alpine: Feb. 18-19, 2022

Plan to polish your boots and brush off your best hat! We are excited to announce that we will be gathering in Alpine in February, with more than forty scheduled performers who know cowboy life from the inside.

Tickets are now on sale to the general public, after our member and sponsor early access period. Buy tickets now.

Don't miss the "Taste of the Gathering" session on Friday morning, with Jack George, Rod Taylor, Mary Abbott, Brenn Hill, Andy Hedges, Ross Knox, Daron Little, Andy Nelson, Brigid and Johnny Reedy, Randy Rieman, Kristyn Harris, and Dave Stamey all on the bill. See the full list of performers.

The ticketed shows, free sessions, chuckwagon breakfasts, keynote address, open mic sessions, Youth Poetry Contest, and Saturday night dance promise to be better than ever, and the high desert air and mountain views of Alpine can't be beat. New this year are a catered supper each night at the Alpine Civic Center, a mandolin workshop, and a guitar workshop. Come enjoy it all!

Schedule Highlights

Schedule Highlights

Fri, 10 AM - Keynote Address, Vess Quinlan
Fri, 10:45 AM - "A Taste of the Gathering," with 12 performers
Fri, 1:00 PM - Afternoon Show, with Randy Rieman, Daron Little, Jay Snider, and Andy Wilkinson
Fri, 2:00 PM - Free sessions
Fri, 3:30 PM - Free sessions
Fri, 7:30 PM - Night Show with Jack George, Pipp Gillette, Andy Nelson, and Brenn Hill

Sat, 9 AM - "Let's Talk Cowboy Poetry and Songwriting" with Joel Nelson and Andy Hedges
Sat, 10:00 AM - Free sessions
Sat, 11:00 AM - Free sessions
Sat, 1:00 PM - Afternoon Show with Kristyn Harris and Brigid and Johnny Reedy
Sat, 2:00 PM - Free sessions
Sat, 3:30 PM - Free sessions
Sat, 7:30 PM - Saturday Night Show with Randy Rieman, Jill Jones and the Jingle Bobs, Joel Nelson, and Dave Stamey
Sat, 9:45 PM - Dance with Craig Carter and the Spur of the Moment Band

Full schedule for Feb. 18-19.

Randy, Rod, and Dale

Joel Nelson

Volunteer for 2022

The Gathering uses and relies on volunteers in all kinds of ways. Some jobs can be done wherever you might live, and some will take place in Alpine during the event.

Interested in helping? Sign up now.

Become a Member: Support the Gathering

Support the Gathering either monthly or annually, and help provide financial stability and a basis for growth. Members receive early access to tickets, as well as some other great benefits, for as little as $5 per month or $50 per year.

The Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering is recognized by the IRS as a not for profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Join now.

Keeping the Tradition Alive — 81 Minutes of Poetry and Music

Our first film showcases poetry from Joel Nelson and music by Dale Burson, R.W. Hampton, Randy Huston, and Rod Taylor, all working cattlemen filmed on ranches in West Texas and New Mexico. These are not stage performances. Between songs and poems, the participants talk directly with each other or with filmmakers John and Erika Moore about topics near to their hearts: horse training, becoming cowboys, horse wrecks, finding water, and living a life outdoors. Get tickets.

Breakfasts and Suppers, 2022

Breakfasts and Suppers, 2022

Experience the energy of the Gathering throughout the day! Begin your day with a chuckwagon breakfast of biscuits, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, and coffee outside in the cool morning air of Poet's Grove in Kokernot Park.

Between the afternoon sessions and the night show, enjoy a catered supper at the Alpine Civic Center with your new friends. There are wonderful restaurants in Alpine, but sometimes it can be difficult to find an empty seat when so many visitors are in town. If booking your meal in advance sounds appealing, that's available this year.