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Heber Valley Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering – Heber, UT

October 13 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm

After taking a year off, we’re ready to saddle up and ride into 2021 and we’d like to invite y’all to join us for our Heber Valley Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering. The event is held October 13th through 17th. Keeping with tradition, we’ll kick things off Wednesday  night at the Midway Town Hall where we will enjoy dinner, great music and cowboy poetry.

This year we’ve invited some of the very best musicians and poets in the country. Folks like Waddie Mitchell, Andy Nelson, Eli Barsi, The Quebe Sisters, and Doris Daley. Billy Dean will be debuting his symphony show with the Heber Valley Symphony Orchestra. This is a show you won’t want to miss! We’ll have two special performances by The Bar J Wranglers, which will be among their final performances before they ride into retirement. We want to give them a special “thanks” for the many years of support for our gathering and the great friends and top-notch entertainers that they are. They will surely be missed by all who dearly love these cowboys.

Other fantastic shows that you won’t want to miss out on will be Ben Haggard, performing a tribute to his father, the great Merle Haggard, and our new headliner this year will be the Shenandoah Band. They are one of the most successful chart-topping western bands of the 80s and 90s. We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s 26th Annual Gathering, all set in the beautiful backdrop of the Heber Valley!

So, roundup the family and bring all the neighbors and join us for a celebration of The Cowboy and western way of life through music, poetry and art.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13

COWBOY KICK OFF DINNER & SHOW

Where it all began! Enjoy a delicious steak dinner with all the fixin’s add music, poetry and laughter and you’ve got yourself a perfect start to an enjoyable evening. Featuring Cold Creek Band, Dave and Jenny Anderson with poets Andy Nelson and Doris Daley.

Doors open at 5:30 pm with preshow entertainment
Dinner Concert begins at 6:30 pm

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14

TOM’S CABIN

Visit Tom Whitaker’s premiere cowboy collection. Tom is our Gathering Founder and has graciously opened this amazing collection to the public for your enjoyment. This is a real treat you won’t want to miss. The authentic log cabin is full of all things cowboy and then some! Open only for a limited time and free to the public.

NO TICKETS: Free

HEBER VALLEY RAILROAD COWBOY TRAIN

Join us for The Heber Valley Railroad Cowboy Train experience.  The fun begins with an Old West Gunfight prior to boarding, so you’ll want to arrive early. The train promptly departs the Heber Depot at 12:30 pm for a ninety-minute round trip. You’ll enjoy spectacular scenery and the best in old fashioned western music and expect to see some cowboys and desperadoes on board! You can also upgrade and ride in the elegant first-class lounge car and enjoy a gourmet boxed lunch while you ride in luxury.

TICKETS: General Admission $25.00 | First Class $65.00

THE COWBOY AIN’T DEAD YET

Featuring: R.J. Vandygriff

An inspiring highly acclaimed one-man musical about the most fascinating character to ever ride across the pages of history, The American Cowboy. Joe Texas dispels the rumor the cowboy is a dying breed through song, stories and poems. He sings, twirls rope, plays harmonica, banjo, guitar and even throws in a few dance steps. This award-winning show will have you both laughing and crying as you learn even more about The American Cowboy! The venue is The Soldier Hollow Grill in Midway, offering breathtaking views of the valley and the best in food and service. Enjoy a dinner of mouthwatering prime rib or Dutch oven turkey with all the right fixin’s!

TICKETS: $60.00. Dinner included with ticket. Cash bar available.

 

BILLY DEAN AND THE HEBER VALLEY ORCHESTRA

Featuring: Waddie Mitchell, Eli Barsi and Jeff Carson

Billy Dean, an award-winning musician and friend of The Heber Valley Gathering will be performing his Orchestra show for the first time in Heber along with our own Heber Valley Orchestra. With three gold records and over twenty single hits on the country charts its sure to be a memorable show with one hit after another!   Hosted by Waddie Mitchell and joined by Eli Barsi and Jeff Carson

TICKETS: VIP $45.00   RESERVED $35.00

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15

“THE COWBOY AIN’T DEAD YET”


Featuring: R.J. Vandygriff

An inspiring highly acclaimed one-man musical about the most fascinating character to ever ride across the pages of history, The American Cowboy. Joe Texas dispels the rumor the cowboy is a dying breed through song, stories and poems. He sings, twirls rope, plays harmonica, banjo, guitar and even throws in a few dance steps! This award-winning show will have you both laughing and crying as you learn even more about The American Cowboy.

TICKETS: General Admission $30.00

TRIBUTE TO PATSY CLINE WITH ERICA HANSEN

Featuring: Waddie Mitchell, Dave and Jenny Anderson, Ol’Ugly

Patsy Cline changed country music forever. Legendary for her timeless classics and smooth vocals. Erica Hansen takes the stage and pays tribute to Patsy Cline’s most popular songs. A show that will definitely take you down memory lane. Hosted by Waddie Mitchell and joined by Dave & Jenny Anderson and poet Ol’ Ugly.

TICKETS: VIP $45.00   RESERVED $35.00

 

PURE COWBOY POETRY (#1)

Featuring: Andy Nelson, Doris Daley, Doc Mehl and Chris Isaacs

Rhythm and rhyme in cowboy time. Enjoy exclusive poetry and verse, maybe even a song from the finest poets in the land. Be prepared for anything with these folks its sure to be a fun time!

TICKETS: General Admission $15.00

 

HEBER VALLEY RAILROAD COWBOY TRAIN

Join us for The Heber Valley Railroad Cowboy Train experience.  The Fun begins with an Old West Gunfight prior to boarding so you’ll want to arrive early.  The train promptly depart the Heber Depot at 12:30 pm for a ninety-minute round trip. You’ll enjoy spectacular scenery and the best in old fashioned western music and expect to see some cowboys and desperados on board! You can also upgrade and ride in the elegant first-class lounge car and enjoy a gourmet boxed lunch while you ride in luxury.

TICKETS: General Admission $25.00 | First Class $65.00

 

BILLY DEAN

If you’ve never experienced Billy Dean in an intimate setting before you won’t want to miss this show. Billy has mastered the art of entertainer! He’ll take you places with song and stories you’ll never forget, not only with his own hits but with music from some of the greatest artists of our time. With several gold records and over 20 single hits on the country charts Billy has earned nationally acclaimed recognition in his long career.

TICKETS: General Admission $35.00

 

MAX T. BARNES AND HIS NASHVILLE BAND

Featuring: Waddie Mitchell, Trinity Seely and Chris Issacs

An award-winning singer-songwriter, musician and producer.  He’s written so many songs for the top recording artist of the day he’s probably lost count!  He’s the whole package folks so sit back and enjoy Max T. Barnes and his Nashville band as they perform hit after hit.  Hosted by Waddie Mitchell and joined by Trinity Seely and poet Chris Issacs.

TICKETS: VIP $45.00 | RESERVED $35.00

 

ONCE UPON THE WEST

Top singer/songwriter Eli Barsi and favorite poet Doris Daley pair up to present Once Upon the West, a show that takes a fresh spunky and sparkling look at the west through the eyes of a Saskatchewan prairie girl and an Alberta rancher’s daughter. With Eli’s exquisite vocals and Doris’s signature wit and wordsmithing, this dynamic duo celebrates the wild west and so much more. You’ll laugh, cry, yodel, chuckle and sigh – sometimes at the same time. Whether you’re an old friend or a newcomer to the Heber Gathering, Once Upon the West is for you.

TICKETS: General Admission $30.00

 

PURE COWBOY POETRY  (#2)

Featuring: Ol’ Ugly, Jo Lynne Kirkwood, Jeff Carson, Doc Mehl

Rhythm and rhyme in cowboy time. Enjoy exclusive poetry and verse, maybe even a song from the finest poets in the land. Be prepared for almost anything with these folks! Its sure to be a fun time.

TICKETS: General Admission $15.00

 

THE QUEBE SISTERS

Back by popular demand are The Quebe Sisters, Grace, Sophia and Hulda. These world-famous ladies will hit the stage with their authentic triple fiddle and three-part harmony sounds. Combine the musical stylings of The Mills Brothers, Ray Price, Count Basie and Willie Nelson and you have none other than The Quebe Sisters.

TICKETS: General Admission $35.00

 

BEN HAGGARD

If you’re a fan of Merle Haggard you’ll love how his son Ben Haggard recreates his music. Ben is a very talented musician with a voice that’s reminiscent of his famous father. He played lead guitar in his father’s band from his early teen years. Honoring his late father Merle while blazing his own trail and joined by brother Noel Haggard this show is one you won’t want to miss. The venue is The Soldier Hollow Grill in Midway, offering breathtaking views of the valley and the best in food and service. Enjoy a dinner of mouthwatering prime rib or Dutch oven turkey with all the right fixin’s!

TICKETS:  $60.00 Dinner included with ticket. Cash bar available.

 

TRIBUTE TO MARTY ROBBINS

Featuring: Rollie Stevens with Call of the West

Ever wish you could have seen Marty Robbins live? Well come listen to Rollie Stevens and Call of the West pay tribute to Marty Robbins and you’ll swear you’re listening to the real deal. Yes, they’re that good folks!  A favorite show of the gathering.  Featuring world class poetry, music and comedy from Doc Mehl and poet Doris Daley.

TICKETS: General Admission $35.00

 

THE BAR J WRANGLERS

Featuring: Waddie Mitchell, Brigid Reedy and Andy Nelson

You won’t find a group of musicians any better at honoring the tradition of real western music and this year we’re honoring these fine cowboys as they prepare to hang up their hats and ride into retirement.   The Bar J Wranglers have been a part of our gathering for so many years we can’t imagine a gathering without them. We’ve all enjoyed their music as well as their comedy and this is your chance to see them one last time.  Hosted by Waddie Mitchell and joined by Brigid Reedy and Andy Nelson.

Sponsored by Traeger Wood Fired Grills

TICKETS: VIP $45.00 | Reserved $35.00

 

BUCKAROO BALL FEATURING CHARLEY JENKINS BAND

A boot stompin’ fun evening for the whole family! Charley Jenkin Band brings American country line dancing, Texas swing and western cowboy music to the Old Midway Town Hall.  This event is a gathering favorite and enjoyed by both the young and the young at heart, so grab the family grab the neighbors and get out there on the dance floor!!

7:00 pm      Line dance class

TICKETS: $15.00 (includes dance instruction and admission to Buckaroo Ball)

9:00 pm     Buckaroo Ball Admission

TICKETS: $15.00 | Students $10.00 (with ID) | Children under 12 FREE | Members FREE with 2021 pin

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16

ONCE UPON THE WEST

Top singer/songwriter Eli Barsi and favorite poet Doris Daley pair up to present Once Upon the West. A show that takes a fresh spunky and sparkling look at the west through the eyes of a Saskatchewan prairie girl and an Alberta rancher’s daughter. With Eli’s exquisite vocals and Doris’s signature wit and wordsmithing, this dynamic duo celebrates the wild west and so much more.  You’ll laugh, cry, yodel, chuckle and sigh – sometimes at the same time! Whether you’re an old friend or a new comer to the Heber Gathering, Once Upon the West is for you.

10:00 am

TICKETS: General Admission $30.00

 

SONGWRITER WORKSHOP

By Max T. Barnes

This unique opportunity is based on the real-life Music Row experience of a hit writer who is the son of a hit writer. Two generations of cuts, hits, practical application and wisdom will be at your disposal. Anyone who writes songs, poems or music as well as singers and musicians will benefit from The Max T. Barnes Songwriter Workshop.  A relaxed atmosphere with basic instruction and interaction, no stuffy instruction where someone talks above you. You will come away from this seminar encouraged enlightened and inspired! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to hear how to write better songs by someone who has done it at the pro level again and again.  (60-minute workshop)

TICKETS: $25.00 General Admission

 

BAR J WRANGLERS

Featuring: Waddie Mitchell, Call of The West, Jo Lynne Kirkwood

You won’t find a group of musicians any better at honoring the tradition of real western music and this year we’re honoring these fine cowboys as they prepare to hang up their hats and ride into retirement. The Bar J Wrangles have been a part of our gathering for so many years we can’t imagine a gathering without them. We’ve all enjoyed their music as well as their one-of-a-kind comedy and this is your chance to see them one last time. Hosted by Waddie Mitchell and joined by Call of The West and poet JoLynne Kirkwood.

Sponsored by Traeger Wood Fired Grills

TICKETS: VIP $45.00 | Reserved $35.00

 

PURE COWBOY POETRY (#3)

Featuring: Andy Nelson, Jeff Carson, Chris Isaacs, Doc Mehl

Rhythm and rhyme in cowboy time. Enjoy exclusive poetry and verse, maybe even a song from the finest poets in the land. Be prepared for anything with these folks! It’s sure to be a fun time.

TICKETS: General Admission $15.00

 

TRIBUTE TO THE WOMEN OF COUNTRY

Featuring: Erica Hansen

Erica Hansen along with her band pay tribute to some of Country’s finest: Dolly Pardon, Tanya Tucker, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Lorrie Morgan, Reba McEntire and more!  A show that will bring back memories of these legendary women and their chart-topping songs.

TICKETS: General Admission $30.00

BEN HAGGARD

Featuring: Waddie Mitchell, Rollie Stevens, Doris Daley

If you’re a fan of Merle Haggard you’re going to love how his son Ben Haggard recreates his music. Ben is a very talented musician with a voice that’s reminiscent of his famous father. He played lead guitar in his father’s band from his early teen years. Honoring his late father while blazing his own trail and joined by brother Noel Haggard this show is one you won’t want to miss. Hosted by Waddie Mitchell and joined by Rollie Stevens and poet Doris Daley.

TICKETS: VIP $45.00 | Reserved $35.00

 

MOUNTAIN MAN MUSIC

TICKETS: General Admission $25.00

 

PURE COWBOY COUNTRY (#4)

Featuring: Doris Daley, Jo Lynne Kirkwood, Jeff Carson, Chris Isaacs

Rhythm and rhyme in cowboy time. Enjoy exclusive poetry and verse, maybe even a song from the finest poets in the land. Be prepared for anything with these folks! It’s sure to be a fun time.

TICKETS: General Admission $15.00

 

TRIBUTE TO MARTY ROBBINS

Ever wish you could have seen Marty Robbins live?  Well come listen to Rollie Stevens and Call Of The West pay tribute to Marty Robbins and you’ll swear you’re listening to the real deal. Yes, they’re that good folks!  A favorite show of the Gathering.

TICKETS: General Admission $35.00

 

THE QUEBE SISTERS

Back by popular demand are The Quebe Sisters, Grace, Sophia and Hulda. These world-famous ladies will hit the stage with their authentic triple fiddle and three-part harmony sounds. Combine the musical stylings of The Mills Brothers, Ray Price, Count Basie and Willie Nelson and you have none other than The Quebe Sisters. We’re happy to welcome them back to the Gathering! The venue is The Soldier Hollow Grill in Midway, offering breathtaking views of the valley and the best in food and service.  Enjoy a dinner of mouthwatering prime rib or Dutch oven turkey with all the right fixin’s

TICKETS: $60.00 Dinner included with ticket.

 

MAX T. BARNES AND HIS NASHVILLE BAND

An award-winning singer-songwriter, musician and producer. Max T. and his late father have written well over thirty #1 Hits and sold more than 70 million records. He’s the whole package folks, so sit back and enjoy Max T. Barnes and His Nashville Band. It’s safe to say that when they play, they never run out of hits. The Gathering is happy to have Max and his band back with us again this year.  A must-see show! Featuring top notch music, comedy and poetry from Dave & Jenny Anderson and poet Jeff Carson.

TICKETS: General Admission $35.00

 

SHENANDOAH

Shenandoah 30th Anniversary Tour with Marty Raybon
Featuring: Waddie Mitchell, Trinity Seely and Andy Nelson

As Grammy, GMA and ACM – winning hitmakers you’d have to agree Shenandoah is one of the greatest groups in the genre. It’s an honor to be one of the stops for their 30th Anniversary Tour. The band has recorded nine studio albums and placed 26 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country charts. Shenandoah became known for delivering songs that celebrated the importance of faith and family while reveling in the joys of small-town life. Hits like “Two Dozen Roses”, “Next to You, Next to Me”, “Church on Cumberland Road” and “Sunday In The South” still excite and entertain their audiences. You’ll be enjoying every moment of this show as you listen to hit after hit by this dynamic group. Hosted by Waddie Mitchell with Trinity Seely and poet Andy Nelson.

TICKETS: VIP $75.00 | Reserved $60.00

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17

COWBOY BRUNCH

At The Soldier Hollow Grill

Join emcee Doug Pope for a wonderful Sunday brunch with fabulous food and breathtaking views of Heber Valley. The entertainers really enjoy this one and maybe we can get them to sing us a song or two!

TICKETS: $40.00

 

COWBOY CHURCH

With The Bar J Wranglers

The festival draws to a close with our traditional cowboy church and passing of the hat. All proceeds help fund scholarships, school organizations, cancer awareness and other charities.

TICKETS: General Admission $10.00

 

Details

Start:
October 13 @ 8:00 am
End:
October 17 @ 5:00 pm
Website:
hebervalleycowboypoetry.com