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Join us for hot music in the cool,
high desert for an early summer
of relaxation, comaraderie,
and great original music!

Time to strap on your batwing chaps and check the crease on the old Montana-crown hat Memorial Day weekend (May 26, 2012), the Torrey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival (the Torrey West Fest, for short) will take place at Robber’s Roost Books & Beverages Outdoor Stage, with cowboy poetry, western music, and readings by the winners of the Wayne High School Cowboy Poetry Contest. 

Join us Saturday May 26, 2012

Our Saturday Sunset Series kicks off each Spring with the Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival.

All events are held outside at Robber's Roost Books and Beverages.

Crosstown Cowboys1:30-2:30
Cross Town Cowboys write and perform original western music with an inspirational message. Learn more…

Old Leather is a Utah-based act featuring well-known old-time music stalwart Jim Witherspoon.  This trio combines cowboy music and poetry for a free-roaming exploration of song and verse.

J.C. Needham is a buckaroo balladeer nominated as Western male vocalist of the year by the Western Music Assoc. J.C. is deeply rooted in the west desert of Utah and the lonely expanses and the cows, cowboys and great expanses inflect his songs with a Great Basin earthiness that defines the genre. Learn more…

Wayne County High School Poetry Winners  will share their original verse about life in Wayne County, where the ranching tradition remains strong to this day.

Mary Kaye Knaphaus & the Duel is back by popular demand! She was the 2010 Western Music Association Vocalist of the Year. Learn more…

Jeff Chappell is as authentic as a pair of well-worn batwing chaps.  A general practitioner at Wayne County’s medical clinic, he is also an in-demand musician.  A native of Wayne County, his performances have a lived-in feel that cannot be faked.

Cross Town Cowboys return to the stage.  The Action, California-based act’s debut was nominated for Best Cowboy/Western Swing album for 2008 by the Western Music Association.