Welcome to the Stony Plain Cowboy Festival on August 21 - 23, 2015.
This is our 23rd annual event, held at Stony Plain Heritage Park, 5100 41 Avenue, Stony Plain, AB.
With extraordinary entertainers like Gary Fjellgaard, Doris Daley, Bj Smith, the Carolines and Ol' Ugly, you'll have the time of your life! We hope you'll also gain a new appreciation of the west's rich and incredible cowboy heritage.
We look forward to spending the week-end with you.
For 22 years the Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering Society has been celebrating the cowboy scene through music, cowboy poetry and the visual arts & crafts.
The Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering Society, a Not-for-Profit society, is made up of a brave group of dedicated volunteers committed to
"The preservation and presentation of historical and contemporary
Cowboy Music, Poetry and Art."
In 2015 the Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering Society will be hosting the 23rd annual edition of this legendary Gathering. We've invited a crew of great artists to join us this year. And with the stellar line-up of poets, pickers, and artists coming in 2015, the Gathering is shaping up to be the greatest ever and the Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering Society (The Posse) is ready and rarin' to go.
The mailing address of the society is:
P.O. Box 2766
Stony Plain, Alberta T7Z 1Y3
November 14, 2014
Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering . 2014 Festival: News Release: 20141114
The Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering Society set out to deliver a quality show during the weekend of August 9th & 10th, 2014. With a blend of cowboy country music and poetry from Kayla Patrick, Gary Fjellgaard, Cary Treasure, the Command Sisters, Jackson Mackenzie, Laurie Lynn Muirhead, the Allen Christie band, Russ Graff and Ed Brown, we achieved that goal. Turnout was good and both entertainers and audience members commented positively on the performances. In keeping with our financial mandate, we generated a modest surplus. All these factors have motivated our committee to plan for a full weekend next year from August 21st to 23rd, 2015.
Our mission now is to analyze our surveys and generate recommendations to design a program that appeals to a wider audience. We would like to re-establish our show as a weekend event to mark on your calendar for many years to come.
We were very impressed with the generous support of both the Town of Stony Plain and the local merchants. They helped us put on an affordable program of incredible local talent complimented with some excellent regional cowboy country troupers.
The Pioneer Museum’s Church offered a cozy venue for some of our afternoon presentations and the Town’s Heritage Park Pavilion was center stage for more afternoon shows. After our audience showed their boisterous appreciation of our Saturday evening show of Ed Brown and Gary Fjellgaard, they cleared back the chairs and danced the night away to Allen Christie’s band.
A delicious pancake breakfast kicked off Sunday morning, with entertainment by Jackson Mackenzie and friends. Tables were cleared to make way for more seating for Cowboy Church. Following a rousing spiritual message from Preacher Russ Graff, we were entertained by Jackson Mackenzie, Ed Brown, Allen Christie, Gary Fjellgaard, The Command Sisters and poets Cary Treasure and Laurie-Lynn Muirhead.
A good time was had by all, so let’s do it again! Please join us August 21-23, 2015 in Stony Plain.
http://www.stonyplaincowboypoetry.com/ Box 2766, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1Y3 Phone: 780-963-6092
Ray Anderson: President
Russ Graff: Vice President
Curtis Day: Treasurer
Cary Treasure: Secretary
Chris Bass: Facilities and Site Supervisor
Jackson Mackenzie: Entertainment
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