Cowboy Poetry & Music

Cowboy Poetry and Music

Friday October 25th and Saturday, October 26th (schedule below)

Diamond Z Arena, Cross Hollows Events Center

Contact: Curly Syndergaard, 435-477-1545

Throughout the Livestock Festival cowboy poets and musicians will entertain festival patrons with lively music and prose.   Cowboy poetry is a form of poetry which grew out of a tradition carried on by workers on cattle drives and ranches. After a day of work, cowboys would gather around a campfire and entertain one another with tall tales and folk songs.  The tradition lives on through festivals and gatherings throughout the West, including the Cedar City Livestock & Heritage Festival.  Performers will be on stage in the indoor Diamond Z Arena for both days of the festival.

 2013 Poets

Paul Bliss, Cowboy Poet -Salem, UT

Marleen Bussma, Cowboy Poet -Dammeron Valley, UT

Al Clark, Cowboy Poet-Green River, UT

Mike Dunn, Cowboy Poet-San Tan Valley, AZ

Kenny Hall, Cowboy Music-Cannonville, UT

JoLynne Kirkwood, Cowboy Poet-Sigurd, UT

Mama’s Wrangler’s, Cowboy Music-Las Vegas, NV

Marie Reese, Cowboy Poet-Enoch, UT

Rusty Pistols Cowboy Band, Cowboy Music-Prescott Valley, AZ

Trinity Seeley, Cowboy Music-Alcova, WY

Vern Condie, Cowboy Poet-Beaver, UT


Thursday, October 24th

7- 9pm                Open mic for local poets and story tellers at Frontier Homestead State Park, located at  635 N. Main.  FREE


Friday, October 25th

3:00-3:45pm      Trinity Seeley     Marleen Bussma             Mike Dunn

3:50-4:35pm      Paul Bliss            Rusty Pistols Band          Mama’s Wranglers

4:40-5:25pm      Mike Prince        Vern Condie                     Kenny Hall

5:30 -6:15pm     Marie Reese      Paul Bliss                          Rusty Pistols Cowboy Band

6:20-7:05 pm     Al Clark               JoLynn Kikwood          Trinity Seeley


Saturday, October 26th

Noon-12:45pm Kenny Hall          Marleen Bussma             Mama’s Wranglers

12:50-1:35pm    Vern Condie      Mike Prince                      Trinity Seeley

1:40-2:25pm      Mike Dunn         Marie Reese                     JoLynne Kirkwood

2:30-3:15pm      Mike Prince        Mama’s Wranglers         Mike Dunn

3:20-4:05pm      Al Clark               Trinity Seeley                   Rusty Pistols Cowboy Band

4:10-4:55pm      Marleen Bussma             Kenny Hall          Mike Dunn

5:00-5:45pm      Paul Bliss            Marie Reese                     JoLynne Kirkwood

5:50-6:35pm      Al Clark               Vern Condie                     Mama’s Wranglers

7:00 pm              Cowboy Dance featuring MOST WANTED-Diamond Z Arena


Sunday, October 27th

10:00am             Cowboy Church at the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, 635 N. Main