Frequently Asked Questions

About the LSCPG

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Gathering Dates

  1. When is the Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering?
    The Gathering will be held February 21-22, 2020, and each year thereafter on the 3rd Friday and Saturday of February.

Gathering Location

  1. Where is the Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering?
    The Gathering will be on the campus of Sul Ross State University in beautiful Alpine, Texas. We will also be using Spicewood Restaurant and Bar (2612 W Hwy 90, Alpine, Texas 79830) as a second evening venue.
  2. Where can I stay if I want to attend?
    Please see our lodging page for options.

Gathering Tickets

  1. Is there a charge to attend the Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering?
    No, other than the ticketed afternoon and evening shows, and the Chuckwagon Breakfast. If you choose to support the Gathering in a larger way, we would love to have you become a member or a sponsor to help sustain it, or make a one-time donation.
  2. How many ticketed shows are scheduled?
    We have six ticketed shows on the 2020 schedule: one on Friday afternoon, two on Friday evening, one on Saturday afternoon, and two on Saturday evening. No one person will be able to attend more than four of them, as the evening shows take place at the same time in different venues.
  3. Where do I buy tickets?
    Tickets are on sale now for members, and will go on sale to the general public on Dec. 1, 2019. Please see the ticket page for more information.

Gathering Performers

  1. Who is performing at the 2020 Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering?
    Thirty-eight performers will be performing at our Feb 21-22, 2020 Gathering in Alpine. See the list of performers with links to their photos and biographies. Please sign up to receive the newsletter to stay up to date as we highlight performers before the 2020 Gathering.

Gathering Format

  1. Will the Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering have open mic sessions this year?
    Yes, there are two open mic sessions on the schedule for February 2020.
  2. Will there be a Chuckwagon Breakfast?
    Yes, there will be a Chuckwagon Breakfast both Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22. Purchase your tickets.

Gathering History & Organization

  1. What happened to the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering?
    The widely acclaimed Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering was held in Alpine for 33 years. In February 2019, the steering committee for the TCPG announced that the 2019 event would be the final event.
  2. Who is putting together the Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering?
    Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering incorporated in July, 2019. Members of the founding board of directors are Rachel Barrett, Alpine; Robbie Burns, Alpine; Randy Cowell, Alpine; Jim Goodnight, Dallas; Karen McGuire, Alpine; Kay Nowell, Alpine; Gene Nowell, Alpine; Jim Street, Alpine; Julie Stovell, Alpine; and Gilbert Valenzuela, Alpine. Event producer: Bob Saul, Fort Worth.