Winnsboro center for the arts
200 market st
Schedule of Events
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Chuckwagon Chow & Storytelling
Mule Wagon Rides
Outlaw Camp & Trail Ride Stories
9 a.m. – Noon
“Cowboy Tales” Art Exhibition
Music & Poetry Session I
Music & Poetry Session II
Lunch (on your own)
Sponsor/Performer Meet & Greet
Ticketed concert: Teresa Burleson, Kristyn Harris & Jay Snider
Dinner (on your own)
Andy Hedges, Pipp Gillette & Dom Flemons
Winnsboro Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering – 1 Ticket, 2 Shows!
September 30th, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A Day of Fun, Music and Art
Prior to the concerts, the day is filled with the sounds and stories reminiscent of those heard around campfires during cattle drives of the 1800s. A chuckwagon sets the scene with cowboy activities while serving up beans, cornbread, and cobbler. A cowboy “outlaw” camp offers trail ride stories. Musicians and poets share cowboy, country, and western tunes and lyrics. Local restaurants keep the cowboy vibe going with specials like Lasso Lattes, Buckaroo Burgeers, Bronco Buster Sundaes, and Wild West Wings.
“Cowboy Tales,” an art exhibition, features the works of select talented artists with their interpretations and depictions of cowboy culture.
The 4:00 concert will feature Kristyn Harris, Teresa Burleson and Jay Snider
Kristyn Harris: Kristyn is a 5-TIME and CURRENTLY REIGNING International Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year and a 6-time and CURRENTLY REIGNING International Western Music Association Female Performer of the Year.
Teresa Burleson: Teresa is the International Western Music Association, 2019 and 2017 Female Poet of the Year and her CD, The Calf Book, was named 2017 Poetry CD of the Year. She has been in the Top 5 Nominees for Female Poet of the Year with the International Western Music Association (WMA) in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013. In 2010 she was awarded the Cowgirl Poet of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists
Jay Snider: Jay is the current poet laureate of Oklahoma serving from 2023 to 2024.. He was previously named Lariat Laureate by CowboyPoetry.com in 2001 and Cowboy Poet of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists in 2008. He resides and works as a rancher.[
The 7:00 Concert will feature Andy Hedges, Dom Flemons and Pipp Gillette
Andy Hedges is a songster, reciter, storyteller, guitarist, and collector of cowboy songs and poems. He is the next generation of the genre and he takes it seriously, working with the legends. Waddie Mitchell – the man that brought cowboy poetry to our generation says “He embodies the future of the tradition.”
Dom Flemons: Dom “The American Songster”is a GRAMMY Award Winner, Two-Time EMMY Nominee, 2020 U.S. Artists Fellow
Pipp Gilllette: Pipp is from Crockett, Texas. He was the WINNER of the 2016 Western Heritage Award for “Traditional Western Album” from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City!