GATHERING HEADQUARTERS:
Historic Strater Hotel - 699 Main Avenue
strater.com
During the Gathering, October 3th - 6th, 2019, go to the Oak Room inside the Strater for more information about the Gathering, along with sales of books, CD's, posters and many other items.  
Sales Room will be open all weekend from 9am to 11pm daily.

BOX OFFICE for walk-in ticket sales and Will Call tickets
Open from 9am to 10pm daily during the Gathering ONLY.  
The Box Office is a gold gilded cage located just outside the Henry Strater Theater, inside the Strater Hotel.

This event is supported in part, by fund from the Colorado Tourism Office, a State Agency.  

POETS IN THE COMMUNITY
Special performances in schools and other venues.
Contact Carol Bruno at 970-749-0076.


An Evening with TRINITY SEELY
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Tickets $45, reserved seating
.“Music and storytelling are as much a part of working on a ranch as a saddle is to riding horses. Trinity Seely embraces the oral traditions of the cowboy life and offers a musical window into her life as a cowgirl and ranchwife.” Jennifer Denison, Western Horseman

6:00 pm
PREMIER PERFORMANCE

8:00 pm
PREMIER PERFORMANCE


POETS IN THE COMMUNITY
Special performances in schools and other venues.
Contact Carol Bruno at 970-749-0076.



COWBOY POET TRAIN
Departs 10 AM, Returns 3:30 PM
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad ~ 479 Main Avenue
Features performers on every coach and BBQ lunch at Cascade Canyon.  Special fares for children and premium coaches. 
Contact the D&SNG Train for rates and information:
970-247-2733 or 1-888-872-4607 or durangotrain.com
(Advanced Reservations Encouraged)

 

COWBOY POET TRAILRIDE
10:00 am
Rapp Corral ~ 51 Haviland Lake Road
Mountain ride and lunch with our performersTrinity Seely and Ross Knox.
Rent a horse or bring your own. Space is limited so make reservations early!
Make reservations early at Rapp Corral. Anne Rapp at 970-247-8454 or visit rappcorral.com
(Advanced Reservations Encouraged)
 

 

WESTERN ART GALLERY EXHIBITS AND FREE RECEPTIONS

Sorrel Sky Gallery
5:00 to 7:00 pm ~ 828 Main Avenue
“Timeless West,” featuring the paintings of Jim Rey and sculpture of Star Liana York. The work of each captures their lifelong love of the Southwest, its history, its people, its wildlife.
sorrelsky.com

Toh-atin Gallery
5:00 to 7:00 pm ~ 145 W.9th Street
Featuring a new collection of historic photos by Fred Clark, exquisite saddles by world renowned saddle makers Lisa and Loren Skyhorse and a unique selection of fine art prints by Tim Cox..
toh-atin.com

6:00 pm
Cowboy Humor EVENING PERFORMANCE
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Reserved seating: Tickets $35 premier seating, $25 regular
Margaret Wilhelm
Brooke Turner
Bill Lowman
Host: Thatch Elmer
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8:00 pm
Classic Cowboy EVENING PERFORMANCE

Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Reserved seating: Tickets $35 premier seating, $25 regular
Greg Hager
Ross Knox
Mary Kaye
Host: Nolan King

 

COWBOY CHUCK WAGON BREAKFAST
7:30 to 10:30 am
Corner of 5th St. and Main Ave. in downtown Durango (across from the Train Depot)
Biscuits, gravy, scrambled eggs and lots of black coffee.  
Tickets in advance or at the wagon: $10 for adults, kids 5 and under free.

Come early for breakfast and watch the Cowboy Parade!
For more information, contact 970-749-2995

COWBOY PARADE
Sponsored by LONE SPUR

10:00 am
Colorado’s largest motorless parade begins at the train depot on Main Avenue.
Contact Rebecca Balboni, 404-376-6392 or Email for details about participating in the parade.
Visit the Parade page for more information

 

DAYTIME SESSIONS OF COWBOY POETRY, MUSIC, STORYTELLING AND FOLKLORE ~
10:45 to 4:20 pm
Strater Hotel and various downtown locations.
Free admission
The ❤ of the Gathering, featuring invited performers in concurrent theme sessions every hour.
Visit our Performer Page for a complete listing..
For more information, call Lindy Simmons at 970-946-2460
  Daytime session schedule
 

 

COWBOY COMEDY REVUE
10:45 to 12:20 pm
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Enjoy music and poetry from the funny side of ranch life!
Tickets $10 in advance or at the door, open seating.

WESTERN HERITAGE TRIBUTE
11:00 am
Strater Hotel’s Diamond Belle Saloon ~ 699 Main Avenue
Join us as we honor Hi-Country Livestock Auction and the Cugnini family who have been in the cattle business for three generations..
Lunch menu and cash bar; free entertainment.
diamondbelle.com

 

YOUTH SHOW ~ Rising Western Stars
1:30 to 3 pm
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Hosted by Thatch Elmer and featuring young performers with
their own versions of cowboy poetry and music.
Tickets $10 in advance or at the door, open seating.

 

 

TOH-ATIN GALLERY
TohAtin Gallery ~ 145 W. 9th Street
4:40 to 5:30 pm; Poster session. Invited performers and musicians will perform their interpretation of this year’s limited-edition print.
5:30 to 6:30 pm ; FREE reception. Autographed prints of “Riding Out to Meet the Day” by artist Tim Cox will be available for $30.
toh-atin.com.



6:00 pm
Classic Cowboy EVENING PERFORMANCE
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Reserved seating: Tickets $35 premier seating, $25 regular
Greg Hager
Ross Knox
Mary Kaye
Host: Nolan King


8:00 pm
Cowboy Humor EVENING PERFORMANCE

Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Reserved seating: Tickets $35 premier seating, $25 regular
Margaret Wilhelm
Brooke Turner
Bill Lowman
Host: Thatch Elmer
r

A COWBOY AND HIS CREATOR
8:30 am
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Inspirational poetry and music featuring many of our invited performers. Hosted by Sam Noble.
FREE Admission, open seating.

 

SUNDAY BRUNCH
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Diamond Belle at the Strater Hotel ~ 699 Main Avenue
Special brunch menu.
For information, call 970-375-7151
diamondbelle.com