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About Us

  Festival Board of Directors

The Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival's Board of Directors is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers who love cowboy music, cowboy movies and western art and gear. A non-profit corporation 501(c)(3) was formed in 1998 to help bring many of the top western entertainment and Western artisans to Monterey, the former historic home of the Californios and Vaqueros. The Festival's charitable partner is the Salvation Army which has been living the cowboy way for some time.

The Festival features both established and new and upcoming cowboy musicians and poets. The Western Art and Gear Marketplace features some of the finest Western crafts from artisans, collectors and craftsman from around the country. Don't miss this year's outstanding line-up at the Festival's new beautiful home of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. See you soon!


Gary Brown

  Gary Brown, Festival Founder

President - Dan O'Brien

VP: Tom Sweiny

Treasurer - Suzanne Dorrance

Secretary - Anne Burnett




Alison McFarlane

Barbara Quinn

Chris Chidlaw

Lani Hernandez

Fran Stoner



Craig Collord

Cache Swanson

Todd Kenyon

Mark Farr

Larry Mapes

Mike Horowitz


Bob Massaro
Executive Director







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