Friday, March 22, 2013

Baxter Black Plays Cowboys And Agritainers

As a veterinarian, rancher and sorry team roper, Baxter Black is a cowboy. As the most popular cowboy poet, he is an agritainer. On Saturday May 30th Baxter will be playing agritainer in Benson Arizona for the first SWRRA winter finals and Crossroads Cowboy Gathering. This event is the only one of its kind, featuring vaquero style, big loop roping in the arena with cowboy singers, poets and storytellers performing on stage at the same time.

This event kicks off with an open jam session on March 28th at the Benson Country Club. Everyone is welcome to attend whether you want to play or just listen. There will be cowboy music and poetry all day on the 29th, followed by another great open jam at the Country club. On the 30th, there will be big loop roping in the arena with agritainers doing their thing onstage, with vendors offering specials on everything from art, to horse tack to massage. Be sure not to miss the Crossroads Title Challenge where cowboy singers and poets will recite their original version of this year's title Under The Rimrock!

The agritainer portion culminates the night of the 30th with the Finals Show and Dance. The top five poets, and top five performers will give a final set, followed by Baxter Black, then an old fashioned cowboy dance under the stars. All proceeds from this activity are being donated to the Benson FFA (Future Farmers of America) club.

Activities kick off again on the 31st with Cowboy Church, followed by another day of big loop roping. For more information on activities and schedule visit, then come on down to Benson and play cowboys and agritainers...After all, ranch roping and cowboy music and poetry go together like chocolate and peanut butter!