Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering

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Published: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 4:39 PM CDT

The Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering in Prescott has a new date of September 15-17, 2011, joining the kick-off weekend for the Arizona Centennial Celebration. Special entertainers this year include Don Edwards, Eli Barsi, Bill Snow Jr. and the Desert Sons.

As in the past there is no charge for the Daytime Session to be held on the campus of Yavapai College. Opening ceremonies start at noon on Friday, September 16 in the Performance Hall at the college. Over 50 poets and musicians will present a full spectrum of their heritage and culture in the form of poems and song. From there, visitors will spread out over 9 venues and concurrent sessions until 5 p.m.

Saturday, September 17, it starts all over again at 8 a.m. with “coffee with the cowboys” and at 9 a.m. concurrent sessions begin and run until 5 p.m.

Don Edwards and specially selected poets will start the weekend off at the Elks Opera House on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for this performance can be purchased through Don’t wait seating is limited!

Eli Barsi, Bill Snow Jr. and specially selected poets will take the stage on Friday evening, September 16 at the Yavapai College Performance Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m. and the Desert Sons, with specially selected poets will do the honors on Saturday, September 17 also at the Yavapai College Performance Hall. Tickets for these performances can be purchased at events.

For a complete listing of events for the Gathering please visit

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