Wyoming Arts Council

BBHC Celebrates “Spirit of the West”

The 25th annual “Cowboy Songs and Range Ballads” program will be held April 12-15 at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody. This anniversary celebration salutes the cowboy songwriters and poets who have captured the spirit of the West in their stories and songs. It includes dinner concerts, jam sessions, workshops, gear-making demonstrations, and presentations of a variety of subjects. The 25th anniversary “Cowboy Songs” educational symposium on Friday is “The Two Booted Tradition: Commercialism and Traditionalism in Cowboy Music and Culture.” Featured speakers include Hal Cannon, director of the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada; Wyoming writer and cowboy poet Jim Garry; and Annie Hatch, the Wyoming Arts Council’s folk and traditional arts specialist.

Tickets are available at the BBHC admissions desk Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Dinner concert tickets are only available through Megan Wasp or by calling 307-578-4028.

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