Concert Under The Stars Fundraiser
Sunday, April 23 at 5:00pm

The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering presents our newest fundraising event, "Concert Under The Stars" which will take place on Sunday, April 23.  This special program will be held at the historic Steward Ranch, also known as Destination Ranch, where part of the movie City Slickers was filmed.  The ranch is located at the very end of Lightner Creek Road.  Our special guests will be Miss Devon and the Outlaw, five-time Best Duo Harmony award winners of the International Western Music Association.  They will be joined by the Timberline Cowboys (Geary Parsons and Mike Mullins) who successfully blend cowboy lore, humor, and romance into their music repertoire.  Also performing will be former Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering President Lindy Simmons who was named the 2021 Cowboy Poetry Champion by the International Western Music Association.  The gate will open at 4:00 pm and entertainment begins at 5:00 pm.  The price of $35 per person includes a variety of appetizers, iced tea, soft drinks, water, beer, and wine.  Tickets on sale online or at the door.  Call (970) 403-4451 for more information.

Barn Dance and Picnic Fundraiser
Sunday, June 11 at 5:00pm

One of Durango's most anticipated events, the 9th Annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Barn Dance, Picnic, and Silent Auction will take place on June 11 from 5-8 pm.  This fun filled event will be held at River Bend Ranch in the beautiful Animas Valley.  Once again, the remarkable Tim Sullivan Band will provide boot scootin' music that will keep everyone on the dance floor until closing time.  Bring your own picnic or Lone Spur Cafe will be offering delicious BBQ, wraps, and sides for purchase.  Scrumptious Cream Bean Berry Ice Cream will also be available for purchase for those who have room for dessert.  A Silent Auction fearuring great artwork and items from local business will highlight the evening with all proceeds going to the Gathering and its youth programs.  Tables and chairs will be located inside and out, but you might want to consider bringing your own lawn chairs/blanket if you would like to sit under the old willows by the beautiful 5-acre lake.  Invite your friends and come join us fo a fun-filled evening, western-style!  So sorry, but no pets allowed.  Tickets are $15 online thru June 4.  After that date, tickets will be $20 online and at the door.  Children under 12 admitted free.