Over 100 cowboys and cowgirls and their friends descended on the indoor arena at the Deseret Peak Complex in Grantsville on Saturday.
The occasion was the 7th Annual Western Music and Songwriter Series.
The series was founded by Cowboy Poet Tyler Guy in 2014 after a couple of his western music friends contacted him about doing a concert to celebrate the release of their new CD.
The series features three western singers or cowboy poets for one night of entertainment.
The 2020 Western Music and Songwriter Series was held on Saturday night. It featured the music of Brenn Hill, a premier country artist who uses his voice and guitar to chronicle the ways of cowboy life.
The Utah father and daughter couple, Dave and Jenny Anderson also performed on the stage at the Deseret Peak’s Indoor arena on Saturday night. Their performance included a selection of old cowboy favorites and country classics.
Sharing the stage with Hill and the Anderson’s was Andy Nelson, a cowboy poet and humorist from Pinedale, Wyoming.
Earlier in the day a hearty group of cooks fired up dutch ovens and cooking pots in the Best of the West Chili Cook Off, also held at the Deseret Peak Complex.
Judging for the contest was held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
The gates for the music and poetry performance opened at 4:30, with chili from the cook off available for sale. The music show started at 5:30 p.m.
Along with the cook off and show, a pre-event — a youth showcase — was held on Friday night at the Bonneville Brewery in Tooele as part of the series.
The youth showcase featured some of the best and brightest stars of the upcoming generation of western musicians and cowboy entertainers.