Thursday, Nov. 2 to Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023 — Fredericksburg, Texas

Our 2023 three-day festival of song, story, and poetry features acclaimed artists from Texas, Tennessee, and Nebraska. Some of these writers and musicians travel the world representing Western music and culture. Songwriters, poets, and balladeers will celebrate the legend and cowboy spirit in all of us.

You'll hear Hot Club of Cowtown, Tom Russell, Andy Hedges, Joel Nelson, Brennen Leigh, Chris Ryden, Jake Riley, and Mike Blakely in 9 shows over 3 days.

The shows are intimate: the largest venue seats 250, and our smallest venue seats 100 in a downtown Western art gallery for dinner and a show.

Tickets go on sale in early July.

Thursday, November 2

6 PM
Frontiers (includes dinner)
Brennen Leigh
Andy Hedges
Chris Ryden

Friday, November 3

10-11:30 AM
Welcome to the Hill Country
Hot Club of Cowtown
Mike Blakely
Joel Nelson

2:00-3:00 PM
Between the Lines: Cowboy Poetry
Joel Nelson
Andy Hedges
Jake Riley

3:30-4:30 PM
Bob Wills Is Still the King
Hot Club of Cowtown
Brennen Leigh

7:30 PM
The Sky Above, The Mud Below
Tom Russell
Andy Hedges
Chris Ryden

Saturday, November 4

10-11:30 AM
Cowboy Classics
Chris Ryden
Joel Nelson
Jake Riley

2:00-3:00 PM
Navajo Rug: Writing Songs with Ian Tyson
Tom Russell shares stories and songs from his long-time friendship with the legendary Ian Tyson. Hosted by Andy Hedges and recorded live for Cowboy Crossroads.

3:30-4:30 PM
Western Songwriters
Brennen Leigh
Mike Blakely
Chris Ryden

7:30 PM
Midnight on the Trail
Hot Club of Cowtown
Brennen Leigh
Jake Riley

About Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg is home to nearly 1,500 vacation rentals, guesthouses, cabins, & bed and breakfasts, as well as hotels, motels, small inns, RV parks, and campgrounds.

This is the heart of Texas wine country, with more than 50 wineries, vineyards, and wine tasting rooms in the county, and dozens more within an hour or two drive.

For lodging, restaurants, and winery information, see visitfredericksburgtx.com.

Bring your friends, and come enjoy the beautiful Texas Hill Country!

Texas Hill Country
Cowboy Gathering

Founded in 2018, the Texas Hill Country Cowboy Gathering has been bringing people together to enjoy music and words ever since.

Do you value the experience of the Gathering? We're starting a membership program to help sustain it for the future! Members will receive up to $10-$100 in credit toward Gathering tickets.


"It's a perfect venue and the talent is beyond compare!"
— Mary Gallagher

"Stellar line up! Nothing like it in the Hill Country!"
— Duke Davis