GATHERING HEADQUARTERS:
Historic Strater Hotel - 699 Main Avenue
strater.com
During the Gathering, October 5th - 8th, 2017, 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.

COWBOY THEATRE Western Variety Show with a Twist ~ “Saga of the Dead Man’s Hand”
Durango Arts Center ~ 802 E. 2nd Avenue
6:00 pm
Tickets $20 in advance or at the door, reserved seating. 
It’s the early 1900s and Wild Bill Hickok has been killed with what has become known as the “Dead Man’s Hand” in poker. Will there be others who run into trouble holding the same hand of cards? A bit of truth, a few lies and a lot of fun. Hosted by Sue McWilliams with invited performers from our Saturday Daytime Theme Sessions.


     
         
     

”Laughing Stock” COWBOY HUMOR ~ Andy Nelson, R.P. Smith, Terry Henderson and Gary McMahan
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
$40 RESERVED seating

PREMIER PERFORMANCE ~ 6:00 pm

Please go to the Henry Strater Theater Box Office to purchase available tickets for this show

PREMIER PERFORMANCE ~ 8:00 pm

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 performers Mary Kaye and Randy Rieman.
Rent a horse or bring your own. Space is limited so make reservations early!
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
Reception with Maura Allen, whose paintings reflect how the West has represented new beginnings and where there is “enough sky to thrive.”
sorrelsky.com

Toh-atin Gallery
5:00 to 7:00 pm ~ 145 W. Ninth Street
Featuring a new release of historic photos by Fred Clark, bronze sculptor Kevin McCarthy, and saddle makers Lisa and Loren Skyhorse.
toh-atin.com

Wild Shots Gallery
5:00 to 7:00 pm ~ 842 Main Avenue
Featuring Claude Steelman’s wildlife, wild mustangs and landscape photography.
wildshots.com

Cowboy Poetry and Music EVENING PERFORMANCE ~ 6:00 pm
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Tickets $25, reserved seating
Host Gary McMahan

Rhonda Stearns
Pat Meade
Floyd Beard


Cowboy Poetry and Music EVENING PERFORMANCE ~ 8:00 pm
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Tickets $25, reserved seating
Host Terry Henderson
Otto Rosfeld
Yvonne Hollenbeck
Trinity Seely

  COWBOY CHUCK WAGON BREAKFAST
7:00 to 11:00 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.

Entertainment by performer Otto Rosfeld playing his washboard!
Come early for breakfast and watch the Cowboy Parade!
For more information, contact 970-749-2995

COWBOY PARADE
Sponsored by BOOT BARN

10:00 am
Colorado’s largest motorless parade begins at the train depot on Main Avenue.
Contact Pam Jacobs at 512-517-5619 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 ~
10:30 to 4:30 pm
Strater Hotel and various downtown locations.
Free admission
The ❤ of the Gathering, featuring invited performers in concurrent theme sessions every hour. In open sessions anyone can entertain. 
Visit our Performer Page for a complete listing.  In the Open Sessions, anyone can entertain.
To sign up, please call Lindy Simmons at 970-946-2460.
  Daytime session schedule

COWBOY COMEDY REVUE
10:30 to 11:30 am
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 gather to celebrate the contributions of the Zink family to the ranching and beef industry in southwest Colorado.
Lunch menu and cash bar; free entertainment.
diamondbelle.com

NEW! Everything in the Song is True
2:30 to 3:50 pm: Documentary Film about cowboy life.
3:55 to 4:20 pm: Question & Answer Session with Gary McMahan and Yvonne Hollenbeck.
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Tickets $10 to benefit local 4-H Horse Council and Durango FFA.  Available online or at the door.


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 “Ten Below Zero” by artist Andrew Peters will be available for $30.
toh-atin.com


Cowboy Poetry and Music EVENING PERFORMANCE ~ 6:00 pm
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Tickets $25, reserved seating
Host Andy Nelson

Otto Rosfeld
Yvonne Hollenbeck
Trinity Seely


Cowboy Poetry and Music EVENING PERFORMANCE ~ 8:00 pm
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Tickets $25, reserved seating
Host R.P Smith
Rhonda Stearns
Pat Meade
Floyd Beard

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