The gathering takes place under the stars at Hawkins Amphitheater at the Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, off Lakeside Drive, in Reno. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
This year’s entertainers include Baxter Black and Don Edwards, along with Texas Tom Weatherby and Dennis Golden. Once again, John Tyson will be master of ceremonies.
The event is a fundraiser for Soroptimist International of Reno's women’s scholarship program.
Concert goers can enjoy a chuck wagon barbecue and beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) at the event.
Advance tickets are available. Meals can also be pre-purchased at www.renocowboypoetry.org or at 354-6093.
Many of us have heard the term “cowboy poetry.” Not all of us know exactly what it is. It’s a tradition that harkens back several generations when cowboys would entertain each other with music and poetry around range campfires, and that lively tradition continues today. Banish the vision of a 19th-century recital of prim English verse. Get ready for dry wit, sweet sentiment, and a lot of patriotism – often accompanied by toe-tappin’ music and a rhythmic beat.
Soroptimist International of Reno belongs to a worldwide organization of women in management and professions who work through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women throughout the world. Soroptimist International of Reno is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, and donations to it may be tax-deductible.