Glade Park’s Cowboy & Music Poetry Festival

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — We spoke with Terry Nash about the Cowboy & Music Poetry Festival!

The 8th Annual Glade Park Cowboy Music & Poetry Festival will be held Saturday August 3rd. This Festival brings the Old West back to life. Cowboy poetry has a long history in the West rooted during Fall cattle drives when the herds were moved from one grazing area to another and often times to rail-heads for selling.

After a long day’s work, the cowboys would gather around the campfire and entertain one another with tall tales and folk songs. The cowboy lifestyle is a living tradition that still exists on Glade Park as well as other North American ranches. Cowboy music and poetry has something for everyone with themes of the western lifestyle, humorous anecdotes as well as memories of times and people long gone.

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