With poetry, stories, music and plenty of humor, the annual Western Slope Cowboy Gathering will keep you entertained for as many hours over two days as you like.

The gathering is split into free daytime performances and $10 evening performances at the Grand Valley Event Center inside the Masonic Lodge, 2400 Consistory Court.

The daytime performances will be from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.

The evening performances will be from 7–9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

A number of the names of those performing during the gathering will familiar to those who enjoy cowboy poetry and western music. Locally, there's Terry Nash, Peggy Malone and Nona Kelly Carver to name a few.

The guest performers for the gathering are Gary and Jean Prescott, who received the International Western Music Association's Album of the Year in 2018 for their CD "Satisfied Hearts" and were both nominated a number of times in other categories.

The couple, who own a small ranch near Abilene, Texas, write and sing about cowboy life from experience, according to Jean Prescott's website, jeanprescott.com.

For information, performer bios and tickets, go to westernslopecowboygathering.com.

Western Slope Cowboy Gathering

Friday, Nov. 1

Afternoon performances — free

12–12:50 p.m. — Open mike hosted by Rocky Sullivan

1–1:50 p.m. — Rod Taylor, Dennis Russell, Dale Page and Bill Clark

2–2:50 p.m. — Gary Prescott, Nona Kelley Carver, Valerie Beard and Peggy Malone

3–3:50 p.m. — Dale Burson, Terry Nash, Rocky Sullivan and Floyd Beard

4–5 p.m. Jean Prescott, Gary Prescott, Dale Burson and Rod Taylor

Evening performances — $10

7–9 p.m. — Peggy Malone, Rocky Sullivan, Dennis Russell, Nona Kelley Carver, Dale Page and Rod Taylor

The evening includes a 15 minute intermission and live auction.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Afternoon performances — free

10–10:50 a.m. — Dennis Russell, Terry Nash and Valerie Beard

11–11:50 a.m. — Peggy Malone, Dale Page and Dale Burson

12–12:50 p.m. — Open mic hosted by Dennis Russell

1–1:50 p.m. — Nona Kelley Carver, Jean Prescott and Dale Page

2–2:50 p.m. — Gary Prescott, Dale Burson and Rod Taylor

3–3:50 p.m. — Rocky Sullivan, Bill Clark and Dennis Russell

4–5 p.m. — Floyd and Valerie Beard, Nona Kelley Carver, Jean Prescott and Terry Nash

Evening performances — $10

7–9 p.m. — Bill Clark, Terry Nash, Dale Burson, Valerie Beard, Floyd Beard and Jean and Gary Prescott

The evening includes a 15-minute intermission and live auction.

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