Cowboy Poetry and Song – Perform and Attend

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For Immediate Release- Associate Members of the Crooked River
Roundup present an inaugural free event on June 22nd
Cowboy Poetry and Music Open Mic at the Bowman MuseumCrooked River Talent Roundup
New this year during Rodeo Week is a Saturday afternoon event of Cowboy Poetry and Music at the Bowman
Museum on June 22nd from 1PM to 3PM. Locals and visitors are all welcome to present family friendly
performances of no more than 6 minutes. CRR Associate Members are planning this event in support of
expanding the overall experience of the Crooked River Roundup and our western heritage. This is an Open
Mic format inviting anyone and everyone to listen or perform. We invite performers to bring your best stuff to a
live audience anxious to hear your story or your song. With support of the Bowman Museum we are staging
sign-ups for performers on a first come first serve basis at the museum on Saturday June 22, the day of the
event. Signups begin at 12:30 at the museum and performances will begin at 1PM in the Community Room.
We expect a lively audience to embrace this new event. Tom Swearingen is the MC for this inaugural event.
Tom is an award-winning cowboy poet from Tualatin Oregon who tells stories of the people and land of the
American West through original poetry that is often inspired by his own experiences and observations from the
saddle. This is an IWMA sanctioned event. The International Western Music Association is an organization that
encourages and supports the preservation, performance and composition of historic traditional and
contemporary music and poetry of The West.
A renewed effort is taking shape this year to increase involvement within our community during Crooked River
Roundup Celebration Week. Last year the Crooked River Roundup board authorized the formation of a new
volunteer group to help support the rodeo and the races. “Associate Members” are volunteers willing to help in
every aspect of the hands on work in support of the Roundup. Renee Moss is the CRR board member
overseeing the new Associate Members group.
Associate member contact Phil Burgess 503-516-3811 (c)
CRR board member contact Renee Moss 541-447-6024 (c)
Bowman Museum contact Sean Briscoe 909-815-1312 (c

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