Medora to host Cowboy Poetry GatheringThe silver anniversary edition of the Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 29, in the Medora Community Center.
By: Linda Sailer, The Dickinson Press
The silver anniversary edition of the Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 29, in the Medora Community Center.
The Memorial Day weekend celebration opens at 1 p.m. on Saturday after registration and continues with open-mic performances on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
The evening shows will feature Iowa cowboy singer Pat Meade, South Dakota poet Slim McNaught, Montana poet Jody Strand and singers Bob Petermann and D.W. Groethe.
Rounding out the Saturday night show will be event founder, poet and rancher, Bill Lowman and the Radio Stars duo of Merrill Piepkorn and Loy Larson.
The Sunday night lineup at 7:30 p.m., features poets Fran Armstrong, Yvonne Hollenbeck and Jess Howard, along with cowboy singers Audrey Wipperling, Paula Harkins, Lowell and Paul Larsen and The Wagoneers.
The Sunday morning gospel service, headed by Rhonda and Bill Stearns, is from 9-11:30 a.m.
The annual photo show is coordinated by Kriss and Paula Enzi and Lyle Glass. It runs concurrently in the Roosevelt room, complemented by a visual art exhibit of Lowman’s works. Also featured in the lobby will be representatives of the Big Hat Society, Slim’s Custom Leather and saddle-maker Bill Engen.
The day-time shows are free. Admission is charged for evening shows.