Cimarron Cowboy Music and Poetry kicks off Aug. 23

(Courtesy Photo by Bill Patterson)
“It’s been a long five years with so little rain or grass. Prices are sky high and I’m just trading gold for gas. The bulk feed cost is climbing. It makes hard to wean the calves. So I broke the cookie jar and cashed in my dollar halves.” — from the poem “Renewin’ All Our Hopes” by Dennis Russel NazelrodThe challenges of daily life as a rancher and cowboy inspired Dennis Russel Nazelrod to organize the first Cimarron Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering in summer 2014 giving performers a stage to soliloquize about cattle drives, drought and rhythms from the trail.The 5th Annual Cimarron Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering kicks off Thursday (Aug 23)
with a 7 p.m. dance featuring “The Rifters” at the St. James Hotel.

For more event info, see https://www.cimarroncowboygathering.com/.

Schedule of events

Friday (Aug 24)

  • Sidewalk serenades and breakfast and lunch at The St. James Hotel
  • 7  p.m. Evening Performance at Philmont Scout Ranch
    • Peggy Malone
    • Floyd Beard
    • Valerie Beard
    • Ramblin’ Rangers
    • Susie Knight
    • Dale Burson
    • Dale Page
    • Randy Huston
  • 9:30 p.m. Jam at the St. James Hotel

Saturday (Aug 25)

  • Breakfast music at the St. James Hotel
  • 9 a.m. Open mic at Philmont Scout Ranch
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Round-robin sessions at Philmont Scout Ranch (subject to change)
  • 10 a.m. Rod Taylor, Rocky Sullivan, Calvin Danner
  • 11 a.m. Jim Jones, Valerie Beard, Randy Huston
  • noon JJ Steele, Doug Figgs, Dale Page
  • 1 p.m. Dennis Russell, Deanna McCall, Peggy Malone
  • 2 p.m. Jill Jones, Terry Nash, Purly Gates
  • 3 p.m. Claudia Nygaard, Floyd Beard, Broken Chair Band
  • 4 p.m. Janice Deardorff, Jessica Hedges, Ramblin’ Ranger
  • 7  p.m. Evening Performances at Philmont Scout Ranch
    • Rocky Sullivan
    • Jill Jones
    • Deanna McCall
    • Jim Jones
    • Claudia Nygaard
    • Terry Nash
    • Doug Figgs
    • Broken Chair Band
  • 9:30 p.m. Jam at the St. James Hotel

Sunday Aug 26

  • 8 a.m. Cowboy church at Philmont Scout Ranch
  • 9 a.m. Open MIC
  • 10 a.m. Rod Taylor, Rocky Sullivan, Calvin Danner
  • 11 a.m. Jim Jones, Valerie Beard, Randy Huston
  • noon JJ Steele, Doug Figgs, Dale Page
  • 1 p.m. Dennis Russell, Deanna McCall, Peggy Malone
  • 2 p.m. Jill Jones, Terry Nash, Purly Gates
  • 3 p.m. Claudia Nygaard, Floyd Beard, Broken Chair Band
  • 4 p.m. Janice Deardorff, Jessica Hedges, Ramblin’ Rangers
    Night Show Performances

Tickets are $10; a three-show discount costs $25 if purchased online here.

Chuck Wagon meals

A breakfast will be served Saturday morning and a Saturday night chicken fried steak dinner will be served before the show.