Announcing the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering’s
Rodear Year Event

We may not be able to gather in person in Elko this January, but we’re not going to let that stop us! The Rodear Year will be an online event and we invite you to join us on Jan. 30, 2021! It will be free for members, so become one today! Members also receive a poster and pin, a 10% discount in our gift shop AND access to a video library of selected shows from previous years! We are also going to have the popular Silent Auction during our Rodear Year!

Western Folklife Center | 501 Railroad St, Elko, NV 89801 |

37th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering
1 Day Only
January 30 6am-7pm

Silent Auction- Now Live!
The annual Silent Auction has gone digital, and is live for bidding! 

Our yearly Silent Auction that accompanies the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is never to be missed, and this year is no different. Though we won’t be gathering in our usual in-person format, everyone will still have their shot at rounding up some one-of-a-kind artworks, jewelry, western wear, and more. Jack Malotte, the artist behind this year’s prismatic poster, has seeded the auction with his original artwork, ‘Public Lands’ (2020). Bidding and participation in the Silent Auction is open to all.

To view the auction catalogue, enter into your browser with the code 89801 when prompted.

In case you missed it, we eagerly announced the list of all artists, poets, and performers that you can expect to see during this year’s online 37th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the Rodear Year. Alongside the newly recorded performances for the Rodear Year, we will be debuting a host of sets from the first National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in 1985, featuring famed friends of the Folklife Center such as Ian Tyson, Baxter Black, Waddie Mitchell, and more. You can browse through the full list at!

The Rodear Year will be streaming online January 30th, 2021 and is free to members. Be sure to join the Western Folklife Center and get ready for a great lineup of performances celebrating the culture of the West.