Award-Winning Trio “The Cowboy Way” Headlines Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival
The 15th annual Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival will be held on Saturday June 18 at the Robber’s Roost Stage in Torrey Utah from 11:00AM to 8:30PM. Come join the fun! It’s a FREE day of fun for the whole family.
This year’s headliner will be the group “The Cowboy Way”. They will be performing a free concert from 4:30-7:00PM. This popular, award-winning Western music trio combines the talents of Jim Jones, Doug Figgs, and Mariam Funke. The group won the Western Music Association’s “Harmony Trio Award” in 2014.
Both Jim and Doug are multiple award winning singer/songwriters and Mariam is a master musician. Jim Jones has been a crowd favorite at this festival in the past, so come enjoy this singer/songwriter along with his two companions. Jones recently won the 2016 Best Western Song of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists. To learn more, go to http://www.jimjonesmusic.com.
Doug Figgs is a Western singer/songwriter from New Mexico whose musical influences include Country, Western, and Southern Rock. In 2015, he received the AWA “Will Rogers Award” for Western Male Vocalist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. His song “Socios” was named WMA Song of the Year. To learn more, go to http://www.dougfiggs.com/.
Doug and Mariam Funke’s song “Running with the Wind” won the New Mexico Music Awards 2015 Best Western Song.
Fremont resident West Taylor will kick off the event with a horsemanship demonstration at 11:00AM. In addition to the headliners, area musicians and cowboy poets including the Chappell Family, Ray Conrad, The Unknown Quantity String Band, and Cameron Hallows will perform between 12:45-4:00PM. Winners of the Teen Cowboy/Cowgirl Poetry Writing Contest will also be on hand to read their poems. At 7:30PM Dick Pace from Pace Ranches will be speaking about the past, present, and future of ranching in Wayne County.
Food vendors will be on-site. This free event will take place on the Robber’s Roost Stage in Torrey, Utah. This Entrada Institute event is sponsored by Broken Spur Inn and Restaurant.