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2011 Missouri Cowboy Poetry Festival
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 06:39:19 AM »
2011 Missouri Cowboy Poetry Festival
set for Mountain View, MO, April 15-16

Mountain View, MO -- Traditional cowboy and western music, cowboy poetry and tall tales are all on the agenda for the 13th annual Missouri Cowboy Poetry Festival, scheduled April 15-16, 2011, at the Mountain View Community Center in Mountain View, Missouri. The event will be held in conjunction with National Cowboy Poetry Week, which celebrates this American folk art nationally.

One of the Midwest's largest gatherings of cowboy musicians and recording artists, cowboy poets, storytellers, humorists, chuckwagon cooks and rope spinners, the event attracts performers from across Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas. The 2011 festival kicks off Friday afternoon, April 15, with a special performance for Mountain View Elementary students. At 5:00 that evening, guests are invited to attend a 'Supper with the Cowboys' dinner and show at the Mountain View Community Center. The evening's performers will include the winners of the Mountain View Elementary 5th grade cowboy poetry competition. Dinner/show tickets will be sold at the door for $12 per person, or show tickets only for $6.

On Saturday morning, April 16, poets and musicians will perform for residents at the Mountain View Health Care Center. That afternoon, new and returning poets and musicians will perform in 'Round Robin' fashion at the Community Center. The show is free to the public, and new poets are encouraged to sign up for an open mic spot.

At 6:30 that evening, all performers will present a 'Grand Finale' cowboy music and poetry show at the Community Center. Tickets will be available at the door for $6 per person. The festival concludes Sunday morning with Cowboy Church at the Community Center

Mountain View is located in south-central Missouri, about 100 miles east of Springfield. The Missouri Cowboy Poetry Festival is organized by Jennie Cummings and the Mountain View Arts Council. Financial support is provided by a grant from the Missouri Arts Council, and contributions from area businesses and individuals.

For more information, email Jennie Cummings at or call 417-934-2213.