Salado Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering

The Salado Museum and College Park is delighted to partner with Salado Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering, 501(c)3, to host the fourth annual Gathering in Salado, Texas May 3-5, 2024. This three day Gathering will hold events at the Museum, Tablerock Amphitheater, and various locations throughout Salado.

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The following events will happen at the Salado Museum. Tickets are required for some while others are free. Please read the details.

Friday, May 3, 2024 6:30-8:30pm “Cuisine and Chords” Reception, dinner, and music featuring Devon and The Outlaw and Jim Cathey, Teresa Burleson, and others.  Salado Museum, 423 S. Main St. Salado. Tickets $50. Call 254-702-0979 for reservations. Limited seating.

Salado Museum and College Park  – Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy, an exhibition produced by the Wittliff Collections, Texas State University, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities. This exhibition is made possible in part by a We the People grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibition features sixty-two digital carbon prints with bilingual narrative text that reveal the muscle, sweat and drama that went into roping a calf in thick brush or breaking a wild horse in the saddle. The exhibition will be available to the public from  April 10 to May 30.

Saturday, May 4, 2024 10am til 10:45am Little Britches Concert but Grown-ups should come too! Carolyn Britt, author and Richard Paul Thomas present her new book, Wind Bandits. Also appearing, Devon and The Outlaw and Washtub Jerry.  Sponsored by Salado Ladies’ Community League.

11:00am til 12:00 Noon Rhymes and Rhythms of the Range: Straw Berry, Teresa Burleson, Stan Mahler, Washtub Jerryand Cal Farley Kids. Youth Cowboy Poetry Contest winners announced.

1:00pm til 1:30pm – Jim Jones presents Sarah Pierce and Russ Phillips. Open mic as time permits.

1:45pm til 3:00pm $15 ADMISSION, Salado Museum Tribute to Marty Robbins with Jeff Gore and Washtub Jerry. Also appearing are Belinda Gail, Jim Jones, George Ray Russell and Bruce Johnson.

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