Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering
and Western Music Rendezvous

Thursday, August 8 - Sunday, August 11, 2024



Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous is cordially inviting you to join us August 8-11, 2024 for a celebration of our Western ranching lifestyle and the heritage of the American Cowboy of the Upper Rocky Mountains.

R.W. Hampton headlines the 2024 Gathering

RW Hampton

Growing up in a small Texas town, R.W. Hampton has drifted all across the American West, working cowboy jobs punching cattle, riding young colts, shoeing horses and even leading trail rides and guiding hunters in the high country, but perhaps his favorite was singing around the campfire while out with the wagon. Never glamorous, ranch work instilled in him a positive approach to life.

Hampton’s rich baritone voice brings an honest quality whether he’s performing live or on record. He writes and sings about what he knows and lives. Hampton’s music has earned numerous honors from such prestigious organizations as The Academy of Western Artists and the Western Music Association, which inducted him into their Hall of Fame in 2011. Last year, R.W. was the recipient of the prestigious Chester A Reynolds Award, presented at the Western Heritage Awards in Oklahoma City, OK.

Hampton’s new album, My Country, is planned for release later this year.

Learn more about R.W. Hampton >>

We will have 70 cowboy poets and Western musicians and 20+ Western vendors again this year. Don’t miss our red-hot vintage Western $2.00 raffle that everyone enjoys!  Be sure to follow us on Facebook to keep up with the latest developments.  

Tickets for the 2024 Gathering are on sale now >>

The mission of Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous is to preserve and celebrate the cowboy poetry and western music of the American cowboy in the Upper Rocky Mountain West.” 

Our vision is to perpetuate the heritage of the American Cowboy of the Upper Rocky Mountain West through “live” performance of poetry and music.   

Located in the middle of Montana, Lewistown is everything Western.  We are surrounded by three beautiful mountain ranges; a ‘blue ribbon’ trout stream runs right through town; and our Main Street looks much as it did 100 years ago when cattle, lumber and mining were thriving.  

Come and join us for some pure mountain air and beautiful Charlie Russell sunsets--and our Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous!   We’re “Keepin’ It Cowboy,” from somewhere in the middle of Montana.