A first-ever cowboy poetry and music gathering is being staged in SaddleBrooke on Saturday, Jan. 15, featuring cowboy humorist Baxter Black, cowboy singer Dave Stamey, poet Ross Knox and the Way Out West Trio.

Proceeds benefit the Tucson Troop Support Group.

There are two shows that Saturday, at 3 and 7 p.m. at the DesertView Performing Arts Center in SaddleBrooke. Tickets are $26 for either show, and $11 for a VIP reception with the performers at 5:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Mountain View ticket office, by phone at 825-2818 or on-line at www.dvpac.net.

Organizer Al Mollenkopf of SaddleBrooke is undertaking the shows as a first venture. He’s calling it Saddle Up in The Brooke.

Headliner Baxter Black, nationally recognized for his books, his appearances and his National Public Radio stint, lives in Benson. Ross Knox is another cowboy poet from up Benson way. Stamey is from Nipomo, Calif., and the Way Out West trio is Tucson-based.

For more information, go to http://sites.google.Com/site/saddleupinthebrooke2011/.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.