Free Video Screening: National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

6:00 PM Saturday, October 9, 2021

Experience highlights from past Cowboy Poetry Gatherings through an outdoor video screening presented in partnership with the Humboldt Museum and the Western Folklife Center, the organization behind Elko’s National Cowboy gathering.

NCPG in your town - Winnemucca
NCPG in your town – Winnemucca

This special event takes place on the patio in front of the Humboldt Museum (click for a map/directions from Google Maps). It is free of charge.

The evening will kick off with song performances and poetry readings from Winnemucca locals, including a reading from Nevada Silver Pen recipient Carolyn Duferrena.

Don’t miss this special night of celebrating stories, poems, and songs about living in the West.

Mike Beck

Mike performs his show “The Ponies”
a celebration of the horse in song and stories
Music at the Martin Hotel – Winnemucca
7:00 PM Friday, July 19, 2019

The $10.00 tickets are on sale now at the Martin Hotel, Nature’s Corner, and Global Coffee. You can also buy them online just below.


In Mike’s own words:

My life has been wrapped up in horses and music, so it’s only natural that I have combined both my passions together in one show, The Ponies. The Ponies is a complete evening of songs I’ve written and a few others I love, plus stories of my life’s work in the pursuit of coming together with the horse through a harmonious approach to bring out the best in both horse and human.

Drawing on a life spent with amazing teachers, such as Bill Dorrance, Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt and many others, and a life as a working cowboy where I used the horse to do a job on ranches in the Western United States. Also, all my adventures and experiences conducting Horsemanship Clinics in over 20 states and 6 foreign countries for over 20 years has lead to songs and stories both heartfelt and humorious.

This is in no way just a cowboy show, rather a celebration of the ancient draw and connection between Man and Horse, through song and story.
“Working with the Horse…. Well, it’s really just L.I.F.E. , Mike”
Words Tom Dorrance said to me…..

I love doing this show…. It means a lot to me.
Mike Beck