© National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo 2015
Chisholm Trail Western Music Show August 4, 2018 5:00-6:30 p.m. Great Plains Theatre 401 Cottage, Abilene, Kansas
Eventbrite - Chisholm Trail Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Show
The one and only Cowboy Poetry Rodeo since 1997 “Excellence Through Competition”
2018 Schedule of Events
Matinee’ Show is scheduled to be held at the Great Plains Theater in Abilene, Kansas Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
NCPR 2018 Schedule of Events Thursday, August 3, 2018 4:00 p.m. Abilene Parade 6:30 pm – Check-in for all NCPR Contestants and Judges and gathering for friends and families, drinks and horse devours’ provided at Shockey and Landes Building, 324 N. Broadway, Abilene, Kansas. 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Special Guest Performances and Open Mic Session at Shockey and Landes Building (signup that evening) 7:30 pm – Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo, Fairgrounds Friday, August 4, 2018 First Go-Round of the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo Competition (5-Minute Rides) Shockey & Landes Building, 324 N. Broadway, Abilene, Kansas 8:00 am to 8:15 am – Late Check-ins 8:20 am to 8:30 am – Introductions & Rule Reminders Rides will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. with each contestant allotted a five-minute ride.  Please be prompt and ready when you are called.  Please read and be familiar with the NCPR Rules.  Contestants are responsible for knowing the rules. We will start with the Rising Star divisions followed by the Silver Buckle Divisions 8:30 am until approximately 12:00 Noon – Rising Star immediately followed by Silver Buckle five- minute Rides Note:  We will be taking a mid-morning break and a lunch break at approximately 12:00 p.m., and a mid-afternoon break if needed.  We will try to do these breaks between events as best we can.   Please pay attention to where you are at in the draw so you don’t miss your time slot due to these tentative breaks for the judges.    1:00 pm until done – Continuation of Rising Star, if needed, followed by Silver Buckle five-minute rides 7:30 on Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night), Fairgrounds Saturday, August 5, 2018 Final Go-Round of the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo Competition (6-Minute Rides) Top 50% from the First Go-Round Shockey & Landes Building, 324 N. Broadway, Abilene, Kansas 9:00 am until done - Introductions & Rule Reminders Note:  We will be taking a mid-morning break but no lunch break.  If needed, we will schedule additional breaks throughout the day. Please pay attention to where you are at in the draw so you don’t miss your time slot due to these tentative breaks for the judges.    Shoot-Out Time to be Determined--Shootout will follow the Second Go-Round – 6-minute rides 5:00 pm – Western Music Matinee’ show with winners of each division to receive their awards and perform their winning poetry.  Tickets available throughout the event or web site.  Scheduled for the Great Plains Theater, Abilene, Kansas for 2018. 7:30 pm – Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo, Fairgrounds