Shoshone, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The Lincoln County Fairgrounds are full with cowboys from across the west.
The 4th annual Lost N Lava cowboy gathering kicked off Friday and continues throughout the weekend.
The best in the west of entertainers are at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.
It’s a fun filled weekend of music and poetry.
"Which will feature 12 musicians and poets throughout the Western States, we'll be doing open mics, free sessions, throughout the day and concerts” said Payson Rese, Lost N Lava.
This is Cowboy Joe’s second year coming to Lost N Lava.
However, performing isn't anything new to him. He’s been singing for more than 50 years.
Through his songs, he passes on a message about the old west.
"What they like best about me is that I have a lower tone voice and I can set the stage and I can paint a picture with the song if they close their eyes they can feel the cool breeze and taste the water and they can feel the earth” said Cowboy Joe, performer.
Performers from across the west come to Shoshone for the weekend event.
"One performing is coming from Arizona, Utah, Oregon, and here from Idaho.
For Cowboy Joe it's about having a good time on stage and meeting new people.
"If you don't walk away tapping your toes or remembering a verse of a poet you just weren't listening,” said Cowboy Joe.
A time to sing and dance, while learning about cowboy history.
Lost N Lava events run through Sunday at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.
Open mic begins at 11am and the music concerts begin at 7pm.