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Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering cancelled due to COVID-19


September 2, 2020

The Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering, scheduled for later this month, was cancelled last week because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The annual event at the Nara Visa Community Center that celebrates cowboy poetry and music was scheduled for Sept. 25-27.

The state had loosened some coronavirus restrictions last week but still forbids public gatherings of more than 10 people.

However, organizers stated on the event’s website a jam session would be tentatively held Saturday, Sept. 26.

“The jam session will be open to all who want to come and participate plus anyone who wants to come and listen or visit,” the website stated. “Unfortunately, there will be no funds to pay performers. The grounds around the Nara Visa Community Center will be open for camping. We plan to furnish lunch and dinner on Saturday. Please RSVP by September 14th if you plan to attend this jam session. Masks and social distancing are recommended.”

The event’s email is [email protected]

Teressa Bruhn, one of the co-organizers, said whether the jam session would be held and the time it would begin depends on how many of the event’s past performers show up.

Organizers expressed hope “this virus will settle down” so it could have its regular Cowboy Gathering in 2021. The event, originally organized by the late Buck Ramsey, traditionally is held the third weekend after Labor Day.


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