For twenty years Heber Valley has hosted the Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering. An event that brings thousands of visitors to see and hear the best in Western music and cowboy poetry.
New to the stage we welcome Home Free Vocal Band, winners of the NBC TV show, The Sign-Off. Other highlights of the four day event include Billy Dean, Suzy Bogguss, The Sweet Back Sisters, Don Edwards, Dave Stamey and many more musicans and poets. People filled the $10 tombstone stage until it was standing room only, with poets RP Smith, Andy Nelson, Sam DeLeeuw, Baxter Black, and Heber City local Jeff Carson. The secret is out when you need a good laugh, these poets know how to share a good story with rhyme and rhythm that leave you chuckling when they are done.
The gathering has been an integral part of our community, bringing national recognition and truly talented musicians and poets from across the country as it welcomed old friends and introduced new friends to the western way of life.