October 17, 2023 newsletter

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Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023

Howdy, everyone!

It's October! Rather than pumpkins, our thoughts turn to how much fun it will be to gather in February 2024 in the mountain air of Alpine.

Reserved Seats

Our big announcement is that all ticketed shows are using reserved seating this year. Tickets went on sale to members on Oct. 1. Here's what the auditorium seating grid looks like.

If you would like early access, you have until the end of October to become a member and get your tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Bronze Membership is $6 per month or $60 annually, or you could burn the breeze and become a Partner Member for $100 a month or $1000 annually. And there are several levels in between. We are always grateful for members at any level, and we are thrilled to welcome a number of new members in the last few weeks.

Members receive early access to tickets, your name listed in the event program, a special member flag on your name badge at the Gathering, a personalized membership card, a 10% discount on Gathering logo merchandise purchased onsite at the Mercantile, and credit toward tickets or our films.

Photo Contest

We are running a photo contest right now on the subject of "Youth on the Ranch." The winning photo will be featured on social media posts promoting the Gathering's Youth Cowboy Poetry Contest as well as the contest poster. All photos must feature children or youth riding/working in a ranch or rodeo setting. See the contest page for full rules. The deadline for submissions is 8 PM, Oct. 21.

Can't wait to see you!

All the best,
Kay and Gene Nowell
Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering

P.S. Here's the link to the full Gathering schedule. Once you're done checking out the schedule, become a member and get your tickets!

Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering
October 2023

Board of Directors
Elizabeth Baize, Fort Davis
Robbie Burns, Alpine
Marian Freeland, Alpine
Bill Jones, East Tennessee
Karen Lloyd, Alexandria, VA
Karen McGuire, Alpine
Kay Nowell, Alpine
Gene Nowell, Alpine
Vess Quinlan, Alamosa, CO
David Richmond, Lindrith, NM
Chris Ryden, Midland, TX
Jim Street, Alpine
Parick Sullivan, Fairfax Station, VA

Event Producer
Bob Saul, Fort Worth

Film Production and Advisors to the Board
John and Erika Moore, Durango, CO

Advisors to the Board
Rachel Barrett, Alpine
Jim Goodnight, Dallas
Andy Hedges, Lubbock

Mailing address:
Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering
P.O. Box 1076
Alpine, TX 79831


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