Tickets on Sale for Artown and the Reno Rodeo Foundation Event

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering on the Road

RENO, Nev. (April 7, 2016) – Even after the Reno Rodeo is over, the boot stomping, dust kicking and western fun continues during Artown when Artown and the Reno Rodeo Foundation Present: National Cowboy Poetry Gathering on the Road at Bartley Ranch, Thursday, July 21.

Artown and the Reno Rodeo Foundation have teamed up to present this event, intended to celebrate the cultural arts of Nevada’s long and rich western heritage. The event will include performances from western artists along with various western heritage demonstration activities.

Attendees can look forward to performances by Andy Hedges, a songster, reciter and guitarist with eight albums, who’s varied repertoire includes classic cowboy recitations, old cowboy songs, dust bowl ballads and blues; Brenn Hill, a singer/songwriter whose trials and tribulations as a cowboy have inspired the raw material he uses to pour his heart and soul into performing; and Trinity Seely, who won Western Music Association and Academy of Western Artists’ Song of the Year in 2014 for “Cowboy Hat” and uses her honey-smooth voice to sing about loving cowboys, horses and living in the middle of no where.

Tickets are now on sale. For more information on any of the organizations or to become a donor, sponsor or member visit the corresponding websites. Artown, Reno Rodeo Foundation, the Reno Rodeo Association, or Western Folklife Center.

Tickets are $29 for lawn seating and $39 for fixed seating. Doors to the event Thursday, July 21, open at 6 p.m. for preshow activities. Barbeque and brews available for purchase. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

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About the Reno Rodeo Foundation
The Reno Rodeo Foundation was incorporated in 1986 and is a non-profit 501(c)3. In addition to the annual Denim Drive that helps clothe neglected and abused foster children 365 days a year, the organization provides scholarships to eligible Nevada high school graduates, they support community grants, underwrites the Reno Rodeo Reading Roundup literacy program helping thousands of at-risk first graders, builds community partnerships and serves as the anchor for large capital projects to improve the lives of children. Like Reno Rodeo Foundation on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or for more information, please visit
About the Reno Rodeo
The Reno Rodeo is a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) sanctioned sporting event, and one of the top five rodeos in North America. Reno Rodeo is a non-profit organization made up of more than 500 volunteers. The 97th Annual Reno Rodeo takes place June 16-25, 2016. Competition includes bareback, team roping, saddle bronc, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, women’s barrel racing and bull riding. Like Reno Rodeo on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or for more information on the Reno Rodeo, visit