Third annual Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival set for April |

Third annual Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival set for April

Staff Reports

You can now call it a regular sign of spring in Carson Valley. The third edition of the Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival will bring together a lineup of performers, artists and characters April 26 through 29.

Headliners committed to appear include award-winning poets Waddie Mitchell and Paul Zarzyski, multiple entertainer of the year winners Dave Stamey and Juni Fisher, along with Mike Beck, Jim King, Cowboy Celtic, the Cross Town Cowboys, Mary Kaye and many more favorites. Alongside the entertainers, attendees will find a packed schedule of workshops and galleries of fine western art, a Native American Cultural and Historic Center, an old fashioned Town Hall dance and opportunities to shop for western clothing, collectibles, jewelry and tack.

Headliner concerts start Thursday night at the Carson Valley Inn, when Dave Stamey, Juni Fisher and Jim King take the stage. Friday and Saturday nights, the concerts return to the heated and enclosed Mormon Station Concert Tent. Friday night’s lineup of

Waddie Mitchell, Paul Zarzyski, Cowboy Celtic and Mary Kaye is a powerhouse and Saturday night Mitchell and Zarzyski will be joined by Juni Fisher and Mike Beck.

In addition to the featured nighttime concerts, Festival Day Passes will allow entry into 12 more concerts and dozens of additional presentations, along with access to the Native American Cultural and Historic Center and Genoa Courthouse Museum. The Day Pass costs $15 per day for adults and $5 for children. Any day pass or performance ticket gets you into Saturday night’s Town Hall Dance, featuring the Western swing stylings of the Cross Town Cowboys.

For more information or tickets, visit