Ninth Annual Monterey Cowboy Festival
- When: Saturday, December 8, 2007, time TBA
- Where: Monterey Conference Center, Monterey
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
The Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival and Western Gear Show celebrates the American heritage of the West with song, dance, history and culture. Live music is performed by featured entertainers, including local cowboy singer/songwriter Mike Beck, legendary Canadian cowboy singer/songwriter Ian Tyson, folk legend Tom Russell, Wylie & The Wild West, R.W. Hampton, Ernie Sites, Paul Zarzyski, Joel Nelson, Randy Rieman, Yvonne Hollenbeck, Joni Harms, Pat Richardson, Gary Robertson, Sandy Seaton and Mick Vernon. Join visitors from around the U.S. and learn more about the “cowboy way of life” at this popular annual event for all ages. The festival has nine shows scheduled over three days, plus a Jam Session, Silent Auction and Western Dance with many of the top festival performers. New this year is a special Quilting Workshop and Poetry Presentation by Yvonne Hollenbeck. See website for schedule of events. (See story) [SL]
2-9pm/Fri; 9am-midnight/Sat; 9am-5:30pm/Sun. Monterey Conference Center, Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza, $15-$35; $190/all-event pass. 800-722-9652. http://www.montereycowboy.com.