From its headquarters in the historic Pioneer Building in downtown Elko, Nevada, the Western Folklife Center brings you Western Folklife TV! Known around the world for our flagship event, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, we share decades of archival recordings and live entertainment rooted in life in the American West. Cowboy poetry, music, gearmaking, educational and thought-provoking programming—you'll find it here, with new content released every week!
Western Folklife Center members can receive Western Folklife TV free with their membership. Visit https://www.westernfolklife.org/join for more information, or call the office at 775-738-7508 x222 for assistance.
A 3-minute synopsis of everything we love about Elko. Did you catch the glimpse of our very own Wiegand Gallery among the shots of the Ruby Mountains, hot rods, quakies, strongmen, neon, and so much more? It’s true, every day in Elko will bring you something new.
Please support businesses that support the Western Folklife Center. Towneplace Suites is a proud sponsor of the 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Call 775-738-9900 before Dec. 30 and mention Cowboy Poetry to book your discounted room.
John Wright, owner of J.M. Capriola Co., explains the importance of guarding tradition, building custom saddles, and why he chooses to call Elko, Nevada home. Learn more about J.M. Capriola Co. and the work that they do: