Just some of Rudy's Appearances

Rudy has made literally Hundreds of Appearances with close to 30 years of sharing the cowboy way of life with his cowboy humor, old cowboy songs and cowboy poetry.  

He has NOW been chosen EIGHT TIMES to represent the American Cowboy on an International basis. What an honor to be chosen out of all the cowboy entertainers in the nation. 

First at the World Forum, where he performed for, Former United States Presidents, to include former President Gerald Ford, Vice President Dan Quayle. Later he was Filmed and Featured in the Cowboy documentary for the ABC of Sydney Australia "race around the world" program. It was filmed in Idaho.  Many times he has done live interview with the BBC.  Rudy was offered and accepted a "Nashville Recording Contract" in February of 2000.  

Rudy is the FIRST COWBOY ever to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. His one hour special cowboy show was broadcast worldwide and is logged forever at the Kennedy Center and the Library of Congress.   

He has shared the stage with recognizable figures such as; Idaho Governors Cecil Andrus, Dirk Kempthorne (Dirk Kempthorne was an Idaho Senator, Mayor, Governor, and now the Secretary of the Interior.)  Idaho Judge Mike Weatherall, Boise Mayor Brent Coles C.L. Butch Otter (Butch Otter was and Idaho Congressman, Lt. Governor and Governor), Congressman Mike Simpson,  Television and News Personality Lindsay Nothern, & Lynn Hightower, Claudia Weathermon, & Dee Sarton, Kristy Miller  of "Good Morning Central Oregon." Rodeo announcer Bob Tallman, Carol Jones,  Sonny Hancock, Warren Calhoun, Bob Shields, Pinto Bennett and his motel cowboy band, Deloris Severe, Famous Rodeo Clowns Dr. Ben Crazy, Famous Wrangle Bull Fighters - Dick Chapman, and Leon Coffee, Western Horseman Magazine Publishers, Dick Spencer, Randy Whitie, "Barbed Wire" Ben Aitken, Billy Jo Rogers, Carl "Skinny" Rowland, Washtub Jerry, Bill May, Jay May, Jesse Smith, Bill Duramas, Famous cartoon artist Roy "Boots" Reynolds, Red Thompson,  Jeanne Thompson & The Sunset Trio, Charlie Daniels, Annie & Amy Smith, Jack Williamson, Paul Zarziski, Charlie Hunt, The Majors and Minors, Wayne Cornett, Jake Conklin, Freddy (Sky) Shivers, Robbie Robertson "The Mountie Cowboy Poet," Max Evans, Adrian Lopez, Ray Reed, Jim Davis, R.W. Hampton, Dr. Fred Bornstedt D.V.M. Jeff Gore, Pat Henry, Mike Lee, Jack Williamson, John Campbell, Duane Dickenson, Charles Williams, Rose & CimarronWayne Gardner Native American Flute Player, Howard Norskog, Guy Logsdon, Frank Thomason, Sourdough Slim, Fletcher Jowers, Hilma (Volcano) Volk, Michael Robinson, Darryl Schoenborn, (nationally renown pianist),  don edwards, bruce (waddie) mitchell, Gary McMahan, Niles Henderson, Peggy Arnold, Cowgirl Singer Gail Star, Barry Corbin of movie's and Northern Exposure fame, Carol Jones, Michael Thornton, "Mad Jack Hanks", The Gillette Brothers, Hank Shefler, Art Honey, Judy James, Buck Ramsey, The Musettes, (all lady harmony group) Muzzy, Billy Braun & the Boys, Jessie Smith, "Mountain Mama" Helen Mazewski, Ron, Terry & Amber Rekow, Louis Fields (Five times all around PRCA champion) Joe Bowman "The Shootist," Famous Hollywood Six gun instructor to the stars", Harvey Walker & Chaparral, Buck Page of "Riders of the Purple Sage," Curley Surles, The Granddaughters of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, The Rogers Legacy, Elmer Kelton, Famous Western Writer, Bill Bates of the Dallas Cowboys Football Team, Raymond, "Cotton" Lewis, Randy Waller,  Chad Watson, Walt "Bimbo" Cheney, Ed Stabler, Mrs. John (Pillard )Wayne, Roy Rogers, The legendary Miss Patsy Montana. Chris LeDoux.  Sam Nobel, Wishing Chair, Tuffy Cooper, Roger  "Goose" BradfordAlvin G. Davis,  Dr. Jim Willis & the NNU Hallelujah Brass Band,  Bruce "Loose lip" Pinson, Maggie Mae Sharp, Larry McWhorter, Gary & Jean Prescott, Steve Gehring, Miss Kitty Wells "The Queen of Country Music," Ron Moore & his dog Will, John Blakeley, Jeremiah Johnson, J.W. Taylor, Jack Blease, Derwood Arnold Publisher of Cowboy Magazine, Pat Henry, Haley Loren w/Brian Lindsey, Allen "Hook" Hill, Henry Torres, Curt Brummett, Lona Burkhart, Gerry Allen, Jesse Smith, Rod Maxfield of  The Prairie Crooners, Angelo Menning, The Saddle Bags, Sonny Hancock, The Bar J Wranglers, Howard E. Wright,  Rhonda Sedgwick Sterns, Prickly Pair, Charlie Hunt,  Stan Paragein, Ernie Sites, Joe Stoddard, Duke Davis, Zachary Driscoll, Dan Mink "The Rhinestone Roper",  Tony Madrigal (Great 50's Sounds), The Gillette Brothers, Dennis Gains, Jeff Gore, Gary & Jean Prescott, Blue Prairie, Drew Peterson, Hank & Sharyn Sheffler, Washtub Jerry, Gail Star, Biscuits O'Bryan, Guy Lodgston, The McChoir Sisters, Leon Flick, Randy Smith, Rod Taylor, Dave Waddel, Belinda Gail, Curt Brummett, Royal Wade Kimes, Georgeann Wearing, Jack Douglas, Tex Hill, Sagebrush Sounds, Buckaroo Beau, Lyle Charter, Pickles the Clown, Ben Crane, Mike Pahallo, Clyde Ferrell, Kata Hay, The Tacoma Range Rhymers, Jake Peters, Bryn Thiessen, Don Wudel, Will Burgess, "The Mountain Ramblers," Larry Maurice, Randy Huston, Don Nix & the Saddlemasters, Sheriff Jim Wilson, Will Burgess,  Jack Douglas, Clyde "Hook" Ferrell Jr.,  Canyon County's Sheriff George Nourse and his Band, Harvey Wahl, T.J. Duncan, Julie Ashley, Rick Cosby, Beth Cox, Andy Nelson, Terry Reid, Scott Weaver, The Sundowner Band, Wendy Madsen, Tyson Garten, The Jeff Palmer Band, Lubie Stone, The Palo Duro Band, The Texas Trail Hands, Kip Calahan, K.R. Wood, Kata Hay, Jeff Hildabrandt, Red Steagall, Mickey Dawes, Ty Murray, Dale Berry, Jack Holster, Betty Sims Solt, Slim Whitman, Dr. Charles Townsent, Kim Spring, Chuck, Cusimano, Eva Marie Saint (Movie Actress) Gentleman Jim Arner, Lynn Green, Lanny Joe Burnett, Mike Hillman, Jonathan Hillman, R.J. Vandyfriff, Annalon Gilbreath, Tuffy Cooper, Marty Crumley, Cotton Lewis, Clyde Jorgensen, Connie Dover International vocalist,  Kelly Werts, Dolly & Carol, David Butler, Toni, McGuire, Ranger Bud Reberry, The Idaho Country Western Dance Association, Dan Hall, Ardith Agenbroad, Dan Hall, Nancee Kay Riggs, Kelly Levitt, Larry Barnum, Eliza Tindall, Jim Burnett, Cindi Bass, Rex R, Dewey, Prairie Twins, Harold Carpenter, Ludie StoneLeroy Jones, Vic Myers, Roy Jones Montana Cowboy Singer,  Dirk Kempthorne U. S. Secretary of the Interior,  U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Henry M. Paulson Jr., Edmund C. Moy Director U. S. Mint, David L. Kim Chief of Staff External affairs U. S. Mint, Larry Gebhart KTVB Channel 7, Natalie Hurst KBCI Channel 2,

* There is the certainty that many performers with whom I have shared the stage that are not listed.  Please do not take offense.  I will welcome a note and I will be proud to list you with the above.

The order may not be chronological on this page. It seems impossible to identify his first appearance, because he has been sharing this type of verse and cowboy history all of his life. 

This list has most certainly not been kept exact because shows are performed weekly, and often several times a week. If your gathering, convention, banquet, rodeo or other event is not listed, please notify us. We will be more than proud to add it to the list. It is difficult to get them all recorded. however just to name a few . . . .

Rudy was a Featured Entertainer and Master of Ceremonies at the first organized event in Idaho.  It was called the "Salmon River Cowboy Poetry Roundup" held in June of 1987.
    Rudy founded The first Idaho Cowboy Poetry Gathering in August of 1987. This is the Idaho State's Gathering.  He has produced this event for 18 years.  
    The Idaho State Legislature in Boise, Idaho.
    The Snake River Stampede in Nampa, Idaho.
    "The Great Bulls and Barrels Shoot-Out" with Louis Fields In the B.S.U. Pavilion in Boise, Idaho.
3 years at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering Elko, NV.
Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Rapid City, So. Dakota.
The National Hay Growers Convention in Boise, Idaho.
Private show at the home of J.R. Simplot in Boise, Idaho.
The Cherry Festival in Emmett, Idaho.

3 years at The Great Pikes Peak Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Colorado Spring Colorado.
 Seven years producing the "Steamboat Springs Cowboy Poetry Gathering" in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Rudy Gonzales & Friends Cowboy Show at Summersville Cafe & Bar in Riggins, Idaho
The Idaho Outfitters & Guides Convention in Boise, Idaho.
Many years of The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquets, Boise, Sun Valley, Twin Falls, & Pocatello Idaho.
Montana Outfitters Rendezvous in Townsend Montana.
Washington Outfitters & Guides Convention, Pateros, WA.
Four years at the Jackson County Fair in Eagle Point, Oregon
Three years at the Western Idaho Fair in Boise, Idaho.
Four years at the Summit County Fair in Coalville, Utah.
Four Years of Streets for People, Boise, Idaho.
Evening of Cowboy Entertainment Special in Weiser, Idaho.

Moor-Mans Feed Convention in Reno Nevada.
Clackamas County Fair Appreciation Banquet, Canby, Oregon.
  Clackamas County Fair Featured Entertainer, Canby, Oregon.
Five years of Boise Visitors and Convention Center's Conventions
Cody Bearclaw's Saddle Shop in Mountain Home, Idaho
Convention Planners Meetings in Boise, Idaho.

    Inside Edition TV. News.
    The National Dairymen's Convention, in Sun Valley, Idaho.

    Clint Gardner's Garage With Dr. Fred Mondin, Clear Creek, Idaho.
   Rudy Gonzales "In Concert The Cowboy Rudy Show."  Held in Point Reyes Station, California.
Artistic Cowboy Expression ACE. Winton, California.
The Rudy Gonzales Cowboy Show Grangeville, Idaho.
Emmett Rotary Club, Emmett, Idaho.
  Rudy Gonzales in Concert Cowboy Show in Emmett, Idaho.
  Rudy in concert at the Ester Simplot Performing Arts Center in Boise, Idaho.
Nampa Rotary, Nampa, Idaho.
    National Water Users Convention in Boise, Idaho.
       Cowboy Super Bowl Youth Night at the Grace Jordan Ballroom at Boise State University with Bill Bates of the Dallas Cowboys Football Team. in Boise, Idaho.
Four Years entertaining the Back Country Trail Machine Club in Idaho.
   Washington State University in Laramie, Wyoming.
    The World Forum International Think Tank, Held in Walcott & Vail, CO.
    The Women's World Cup Downhill Ski Racing Team, Vail, Colorado.
Western Family and Associated Food Stores Television Commercials.
  Pay Ada, TV. Commercials.
Dennis Dillon Commercials. in Boise, Idaho.
  Broadway Ford of Idaho Falls. TV Commercials.
  Lead character in the 1993 United Way Video in Boise, Idaho.
The Idaho Feed and Grain Growers Association Convention in Sun Valley, Idaho.
    Opened for Chris LeDoux in Vale, Oregon.    
Open for Riders in the Sky Elko, NV, with Ernie Sites.
Rudy Gonzales Cowboy Show Bee Be, Arkansas
Six Years producing "The Mayors Scholarship Benefit" Featuring Cowboy Rudy & Friends in Nampa, ID,
  Feed the Hungry Benefit in Boise, Idaho.
  God and Country Rally in in Nampa, Idaho.
The Dodge Rodeo Finals in Pocatello, ID
Rudy Gonzales Cowboy Program Meridian High School in Meridian, Idaho.
Fifteen years of Producing the Idaho State Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
Schriners Convention and Banquet in Boise, Idaho.
Republican State Conventions
Helen Chenowith for Senate Convention
Bogus Basin Outfitters, in Boise, Idaho.
Home of J.R. Simplot in Boise, Idaho.
Cowboy Poetry Evening in Salinas, CA.
Rudy Gonzales & Ernie Sites Cowboy Show Twin Falls, ID. Carey Frontier Days and Fair in Carey, ID.
Access "90 Wheelchair Outing, Porcupine Flats, Idaho.
  Edison Electric Convention of Washington D.C.
Three years at the Green leaf, Idaho Friends Church.
The Boise Gourmet Club in Boise, Idaho.
Public Library Boise, ID, Idaho Historical Society in Boise, Idaho.

    Rudy Gonzales In Concert at the Morrison Center in Boise, Idaho.
The Cowboy Rudy Show at the Boise Convention Center in Boise, Idaho.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet Mission Ridge, Yakima, WA.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet Walla Walla Washington.
Many years at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet in Seattle, Washington.
Western Art Show in Toppenish, WA.

    The 1994 "End of the Trail" in Norco, California.
        219th Annual Marine Corps Ball.  
The 65th Annual Ranchero's Vistadores Ride above Santa Barbara, California.
1995 Cinco De Mayo Celebration in Caldwell, Idaho.
Featured entertainer "1995 Western Days in Boise, Idaho."
  1995 Ratite Breeders Assn. Banquet. in Boise, Idaho.
Red Lion Inn's 1995 management convention, in Boise, Idaho.
Also include many of the Granges, Sr. Citizens, Rotary, Eagles and other organizations In Idaho, and other states. Too many to remember.
   In the Spring of 1994 Rudy did team up with Micron Semi- Conductor Industries to produce a cowboy poetry video, to be produced.  Filming began 7/9/94 in McCall, Idaho and was called "The Liars Hour."
    The Oxbow Ranch in Cambridge, Idaho.
  Featured entertainer at High Desert Days in Jordan Valley, Oregon.
1995 Western Idaho Fair in Boise, Idaho.
  Three years entertaining the Irrigators/Waterman Industries in Boise, Idaho.
Mule Deer Hunters of Idaho Convention in Boise, Idaho.
  Rudy was contracted to write and produce, "COWBOY POETRY Live" Featuring "Idaho Cowboy Poet" Rudy Gonzales & Friends"  
    McDonalds Convention Hosted by J.R. Simplot Company in Boise, Idaho.
Idaho Association of District Boards of Health Conference in Nampa, Idaho.
    His entertainment has been featured on public television
  "Inside Edition Television News Program"  
Wings Kids Club in Boise, Idaho.
Special Meeting of Veterinarians & Producers in Glasgow, Kentucky.
Cottonwood Nez Perze Lions Club In Cottonwood, Idaho.
Nampa Idaho F.F.A. Convention in Nampa, Idaho.
American Contract Bridge League Unit #394 Convention in Boise, Idaho.
Four years of Food Writers of America Convention sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission in Boise, Idaho.
Becton Dickinson Centennial Celebration in SLC, Utah.

1997 Council Mountain Festival, Council, Idaho.
End of Trail SASS Program in Norco, CA.
Thousand Springs Festival in Wendell, Idaho.
S.W. District Health Convention in Caldwell, Idaho.
1997 Mothers Day Cowboy Church in Garden City, Idaho,
  6th year at Centennial High School for their Western Days in Boise, Idaho.
Stallion Review Extravaganza in Sulphur, Springs, Texas.

Farm Credit Services Appreciation Dinner in Burns, Oregon.
Idaho Power- Affordable Housing Investors Council/Ida Corp.
1998 Idaho State Cowboy poetry Gathering
  Art Fest 1998 Bainbridge, Georgia.
Gilbert H. Bragg Library Bainbridge, Georgia.
John Johnson Elementary School Bainbridge, Georgia.
Potter Street Elementary School Bainbridge, Georgia.
Jones Wheat Elementary School, Bainbridge, Georgia.
Hutto Middle School, Bainbridge, Georgia.
Elcan King School, Bainbridge, Georgia.
Rotary Luncheon - Charter House, Bainbridge, Georgia.
West Elementary School, Bainbridge, Georgia.
Middle School, Bainbridge, Georgia.
Morning Side Baptist School Bainbridge, Georgia.
Children's Manor Kindergarten and Mother Goose Nursery Bainbridge, Georgia.
Grace Christian School Bainbridge, Georgia.
Bainbridge Health Care in Bainbridge, Georgia.
YMCA Day School in Bainbridge, Georgia.
Bainbridge Toddler Tales Hour Library Bainbridge, Georgia.
Nelson Chapel Child Development Center, Bainbridge, Georgia.
Memorial Manor Bainbridge, Georgia.
Chamber Steps @ Boat Basin Bainbridge, Georgia.

Lone Pine Rest Home in Meridian, Idaho.
    Idaho Hospital Association Convention in Boise, Idaho.
Idaho Theater for Youth - Idaho Botanical Garden, in Boise, Idaho.
The Brittany Club of Idaho, in Meridian, Idaho.

      ABC in Sydney, Australian National broadcast of "Cowboy Poems and Cowboy Homes" in July of 1998 Featuring Rudy Gonzales with Australian film maker Tony Wilson.
WUKY Live Radio Program " Nick at Nite" in Lexington, KY.
Lexington Public Live TV at the Library, in Lexington, KY.
Landowne Branch Library in Lexington, KY.
North side Branch in Lexington, KY.

    Main Saturday Night Show held at the Lexington Public Library, in Lexington, KY. "The Cowboy Rudy Show"
Central Library in Lexington, KY.

    Rudy Gonzales with Wayne Gardner in Concert at the Lexington Public Library, in Lexington, KY.
  1998 National Cowboy Symposium Lubbock, Texas,
United Heritage Convention, in Boise, Idaho.
Olsen Curtis Accounting Firm Party Meridian, Idaho.

   Women's World Cup Skiing Competition Held in Vale Colorado featuring "The Cowboy Rudy Show" held at the 'Vale Athletic Club' in Vale Colorado

WW11 Navy Veterans Convention in Boise, Idaho.
Centennial High School Special Rudy Gonzales Cowboy Show in Boise, Idaho.
Meridian Public Library "Wild West Days" Meridian, Idaho.
Idaho City Chili Cook-off
12th Annual Idaho State Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Idaho City Idaho.
KSPE convention Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers in Lexington Kentucky.
KWUKY Radio Station sponsored Evening with "Idaho Cowboy Entertainer" with "Wishing Chair" in Lexington, Kentucky.
VoiceStream Awards Banquet at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho.
VoiceStream Awards Banquet held in Salt Lake City, Utah.

       RUGGED IDAHO Regional IV NASPL CONFERENCE In Sun Valley, Idaho The Idaho Lottery, The Colorado Lottery, The California Lottery, The Nevada Lottery, The West Canada Lottery, The Washington Lottery, The Colorado Lottery
    The Taylor Family Ranch Reunion in Viola, Idaho
Featured Entertainer at the Bohemia Mining Days Celebration in Cottage Grove, Oregon.
Saturday Night Featured Entertainer The National Motorcycle Riders Rally and Convention held for 1999 in Boise, Idaho.
Sysco Food Service Awards Banquet, in the Nampa Civic Center in Nampa, Idaho
Southwest Idaho Mule Deer Banquet in Boise, Idaho.

For the 10th of their 11th year, Featured Entertainer at the 1999 National Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock, Texas.
Nashville Recording Session in Nashville, Tennessee.
    The California Feed & Grain Conference in Monterey, California.
The Bureau of Reclamation - North West Water Users Convention, Boise, Idaho
Caldwell Rotary Club Honoring Farmers and Ranchers in Caldwell, Idaho
Special Show for The Mental Wellness Center, Boise, Idaho
Tri State Hearing Convention Coeur d' Alene, Idaho
The Utah Mule Deer Foundation Appreciation Dinner at the Salt Palace in SLC, Utah
The Utah Mule Deer Foundation Banquet & Auction at the Salt Palace in SLC, Utah
    The Basco Public Library's H.O. Hirt Auditorium - The Erie County Public Library in Erie, Pennsylvania.
The Gem state Kiwanis Club Meeting West Park Convention Center in Boise, Idaho.

Back Country Horsemen of America National Meeting. Owyhee Plaza, Boise, Idaho.
A.P.I.C. Meeting and Convention. Doubletree Convention Center in Boise, Idaho.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet Panhandle Chapter in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho
Featured Entertainer for the Cowboy Poet & Music Festival, Sweetwater Event Center in Rock Springs, Wyoming. With Barb Wire Ben Aitken, Terry Rekow, The bar j wranglers and prickly pair.
Nampa Kiwanis Club Entertainment Nampa, Idaho,
Nampa Event Centers 10th Anniversary Celebration Master of Ceremonies and Special Entertainer.
    Tri-State Prison Wardens Convention, Trail Creek Lodge in Sun Valley, Idaho
Low Chaparral Eagle Fun Days Celebration, Low Chaparral Horse Ranch Eagle, Idaho
    Rudy wrote, produced, and was featured in the "Stampede to Idaho" Video. It was viewed at the National Auctioneer's Convention in New York in July of 2000, and to introduces Idaho for the National Convention 2001 to be held in Boise, Idaho.
GIRL SCOUTS OF SILVER SAGE COUNCIL, INC. Filer Rodeo Grounds in Filer, Idaho.
    The Idaho Medical Association Convention at The Elkhorn Lodge in Sun Valley, Idaho. 
The Arkansas Foundation of Medical Care Convention held at the Coeur d' Alene Resort Hotel in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.
    After being contacted by the Scotland Station #4 of the BBC.  Rudy Broadcasted with them and the Boise State University's National Public Radio a live interview with an American Cowboy to be heard throughout the United Kingdom.  
Featured Entertainer at The Clackamas County Fair 2000 in Canby, Oregon.
Featured Entertainer at the 2000 National Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock, Texas.
    Master Plan Alliance Convention in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 
Northwest Power Association of Vancouver Washington. Convention at the Center at the Grove Hotel in Boise, Idaho.
Idaho State Tax Commission WSATA Convention in Boise, Idaho.


The Kennedy Center  in Washington, D.C. 
Rudy is the First Cowboy In History
To Entertain at the Kennedy Center! 


    The Idaho Hospital Association Convention in Sun Valley, Idaho.
     Forest Resource Association of Portland, Oregon Convention at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. 
    Geyser Montana School Playground fund Raiser in Geyser, Montana.
    Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho Featuring Rudy's Special Annual Cowboy Show.
  "The Taggart House" Private Cowboy Theme party in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
KHAWK RADIO SHOW Pahrump, Nevada  

The "Cowboy Rudy Show" at the Western Days Celebration in Shoshone, California.
    The 108th Annual Idaho Wool Growers Convention in Pocatello, Idaho.
Idaho Horticultural Convention and Banquet at the Nampa Civic Center in Nampa, Idaho.
    First State Bank Special Cowboy Party in Louise, Texas.
White Cloud Mountain Coffee Company Party.
Corrections Corporation Of America Men Correctional Institution Sun Valley, Idaho.

Water Users/ Legislator's Convention Boise, Idaho
     Missouri Natural Resources Conference At Tan Tara Resort Lake of the Ozarks.
Light my Fire Annual All Industry Valentine Celebration El Kora Shrine Temple, Boise, Idaho.
Meridian Seventh Day Adventist Church Cowboy Party
Sagebrush Folk Arts Festival in Evanston, Wyoming.
Sheridan Elementary School, Bloomington, Illinois Two Performances -1. K-3rd grade. 2. 4th & 5th grade. in Bloomington, Illinois.
  Cowboy Kiddies Performance for children of IWU faculty & staff in Bloomington, Illinois.
Music Colloquium in Presser 258 sponsored by Phi Mu Alpha in Bloomington, Illinois. 

Radio show and interview ISU's WGLT Radio Station in Bloomington, Illinois.

Illinois Wesylen University Bloomington, Illinois.
  Calusa Western Days & Calusa County Sheriff's Mounted Posse Celebration at the Calusa County Fairgrounds in Princeton, California.


    Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation held at the Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, Montana.
Special Feature Presentation of the "Cowboy Rudy Show"


4th Annual National Citizen Police Academy Association Conference at the Lonesome Dove Ranch, Eagle, Idaho.
J.R. Simplot Company Special Show to entertain Asian McDonald's French Fry Buyers,
The Atrium in Boise, Idaho.
Four Winds Cattle Company Prospect, Tennessee.
The Hanging 'W' Chuck Wagon Whitewater, Colorado.


The Corcoran

Gallery of Art WESTWARD HO! Family Day
Washington, D.C.

Special Feature Presentation of the "Cowboy Rudy Show"



  The Harris Ranch Resort in Colinga, CA. Cattle Rancher's Appreciation Banquet and Convention.

The Canyon County Fair Caldwell Idaho

 Texas Longhorn Show held in Lubbock, Texas.
Rudy Gonzales Appreciating Idaho Supporters Program, Boise Public Library Boise, Idaho.

Western Days Celebration featuring Rudy Gonzales & "Barbed Wire" Ben Aitken in Northbend, Oregon.

Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho.  Rudy's 11th annual appearance.


      Featured on the "JEOPARDY" Television Program.  Alex Trebek stated, "Guitarist Rudy Gonzales from Idaho was the first in history to introduce this type of entertainment at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C?" 

The contestant who was a lawyer looking at my photograph with my full cowboy gear and handlebar moustache answered, . . .   "I dunno!"

The proper reply was  "Cowboy Entertainment!"


Texas Longhorn Breeders Association National Convention in Fort Worth. Texas.
  The special celebration for John Blakeley's 50th Birthday.
The Idaho Gem Club Banquet held at the Doubletree in Boise, Idaho.
2002 AG APPRECIATION BANQUET Atchison Heritage Center
in Atchison, Kansas.

AppTech, Inc. Logo Association of County & City Information Systems Managers Conference held at Campbell's Resort at Lake Chelan in Chelan, Washington.
 The Miracle Ranch COWBOY RENDEZVOUS Port Orchard, Washington. (American performers were royally snubbed by Canadian poets and musicians.  They refused to be part of a program that included American Cowboys.)  This is suppose to be a Christian event????   The Canadian poets and musicians whined and complained so the following year featured only Canadian poets and musician.  This is not a cowboy event as advertised!
The Bureau of National Disaster Services Convention as part of The National Governor's Conference held in Nampa Idaho.
Featured Entertainer McCall, Idaho's Big Western Weekend 4th of July Celebration.
Featured Entertainer for the Nampa Christian Ladies meeting in Nampa, Idaho.  


Annual Managers Meeting and Convention in Tyler, Texas.


 The 2002 National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration in Lubbock, Texas.  The world's biggest gathering of cowboy entertainers. 
Block party for Lubbock neighborhood, Lubbock, Texas.
Treasure Valley Community College sponsored "Cycle Oregon" rally held at Ironside, Oregon.
      Convention held at the Beaver Creek Lodge above Logan, Utah.
  Centennial High School Special Rudy Gonzales Cowboy Show in Boise, Idaho.
  Wylie FFA Program in Wylie, CO.
The Great Cowboy Grocery Roundup Featuring the Cowboy Rudy show.  Held at the Four River Cultural Center in Ontario, Oregon.
 Montana Nursery & Landscape Association, Inc. Convention. Held in Billings, Montana.
CCOA Senior Benefit Banquet with Canyon County Sheriff George Nourse and his Band.  Held in Caldwell, Idaho.
Idaho Deer Hunters Banquet DHI Banquet held in Nampa,
    Private Retreat, dinner in McCall, Idaho.
Steamboat Reads Poetry Month.  "The Cowboy Rudy Show" was the main event held at the High School Theater with bonus appearances at Strawberry Park Elementary and Soda Creek Elementary. Steamboat Springs Colorado.
The Great Rock Spring, Wyoming Cowboy Show. Featuring "The Cowboy Rudy Show" with Rudy Gonzales & Friends. Held at the Sweetwater Event Complex in Rock Springs, WY.
    Again representing the American Cowboy at our ranch in the Photo Shoot for the Associated Press's 2003 New book "America 24/7"  

   GLOBUS COSMOS world tour group First Cowboy Dinner held at the Westin Hotel Tabor Center in Denver, Colorado.
Hewlett Packard Summer Summit Team building event held at the Grove hotel in Boise, Idaho.
 GLOBUS COSMOS world tour group Second Cowboy Dinner held at the Westin Hotel Tabor Center in Denver, Colorado.
 First Annual El-Wyhee Desert Days& Rodeo, in Mountain, Home, Idaho.
 GLOBUS COSMOS world tour group Fourth Cowboy Dinner held at the Westin Hotel Tabor Center in Denver, Colorado.
Glenn's Ferry Fair & Rodeo, Glenn's Ferry Idaho.
GLOBUS COSMOS world tour group Fifth Cowboy Dinner held at the Westin Hotel Tabor Center in Denver, Colorado.
 MIKE CRAPO FOR SENATOR Banquet in Sun Valley, Idaho.  

Block party 2004 for Lubbock neighborhood, Lubbock, Texas.
 GLOBUS COSMOS world tour group Sixth Cowboy Dinner held at the Westin Hotel Tabor Center in Denver, Colorado.
 GLOBUS COSMOS world tour group Seventh Cowboy Dinner held at the Westin Hotel Tabor Center in Denver, Colorado.
 GLOBUS COSMOS world tour group Eighth Cowboy Dinner held at the Westin Hotel Tabor Center in Denver, Colorado.
The National Hydrological Warning Council Convention & Banquet.  Held at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, Texas.

         Banquet & Convention held at the Star Ranch in Kaufman, Texas.

    The Idaho State Snowmobile Association Convention and Banquet.  "The Cowboy Rudy Show" With Rudy & Friends. Held at the Simplot Special Events Center in Caldwell, Idaho.
Herb Carlson's 85th Birthday.  Party and luncheon held at the Eagle Hills Country Club & Golf Course in Eagle, Idaho.
SWIFT & COMPANY Annual banquet.  Held at the Ridge Crest Country Club in Nampa, Idaho.

Deschutes River Ranch  Deschutes, Oregon.

Tumbalo Feed Company, Tumbalo, Oregon.


        "The COWBOY RUDY SHOW" Gala Grand Opening for the Tower Theater in Bend, Oregon. Note: "The Cowboy Rudy Show" was put up against "Superbowl Sunday"  The show was "SOLD OUT" to standing room only!


     "Good Morning Central Oregon" Cable TV with Kristy Miller in Bend, OR.
Bollinger Christofferson Foundation Awards Banquet. Rose Room in Boise, Idaho.
  SAVING ANNABELLE G. Banquet. Boise Center on the Grove, Boise, Idaho.

"The Cowboy Rudy Show" with his Texas band Palo Duro. and Cowboy Singer David Waddle.
  The 90th  Birthday Party for "The Mountain Mama" Helen Mazewski.

    DAYBREAK KIVI Channel 2 Television Program.

  Special Cowboy Rudy Show w/John Blakeley, at the Eagle Library, Eagle, Idaho.
   Special Cowboy Rudy Show
w/John Blakeley, at the Capitol Care Center in Boise, Idaho.
   Teton Valley Summer Festival. Driggs, & Victor, ID.
  Q 102 fm Radio & KCHQ in Driggs, Idaho
Pioneer Day's Festival & Picnic in Boise, Idaho

Private Party and Bar-B-Q at the home of Ken Thompson, Meridian, Idaho.

  Special "Cowboy Rudy Show" for the Veteran's Home in Boise, Idaho w/John Blakeley

Special "Cowboy Rudy Show" Mountain View High School Meridian, Idaho. With Barb Wire Ben, Terry Rekow and John Blakeley.
5th Annual Pecan Fest in Seguin, Texas.
  Hibbard Construction Banquet.  Held at the Sandbar Restaurant in Marsing, Idaho.

Thomas E. Edison Middle School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. "A FREE Courtesy Show"  Like many, we as entertainers give to the schools when we are in town.  This is how the principal thanked us.  When asked to stay and do one more show, the free shows for the students at this school school were rewarded with a parking ticket!  The Principal of this school is very proud of their policy to give expensive parking ticket to their guest visitors.  This is not a joke!  VistaCom insisted they pay for this ticket as did the local Arts Commission.

    Annual Banquet Held at the Heartland Stables In North Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Banquet held at the Nampa Civic Center in Nampa, Idaho.
Lee County Cattlemen's Banquet.  Held in Houghton, Iowa.
Countrymen's Club Ladies Night Banquet held at NNU in Nampa Idaho.

  EVCO 2005 RODEO Held in Lyon County Fairgrounds Anderson Building & Food Show held at the White Civic Auditorium in Emporia, Kansas 

  National Convention held at the Starr Pass Marriott in Tucson, Arizona.

The 16th Annual Idaho State Cowboy Gathering, Nampa Civic Center, Nampa, Idaho.

Canyon County Habitat for Humanity Banquet, "Cowboys & Grapes." held at the Indian Creek Winery in Kuna, Idaho. 

Gentry Class of 65 - 40th Reunion, Held at the Four Rivers Convention Center in Ontario, Oregon.

Multi States Tax Commissions Convention & Banquet held at the Doubletree Riverside in Boise, Idaho.

  ARROWHEAD Dental Laboratories Banquet and Convention held at the  Stein Eriksen Resort, at Deer Valley, Utah.

Pioneer Days Celebration Huntington, Oregon Featuring. "The Cowboy Rudy Show."  With Rudy Gonzales & Friends." Barb Wire Ben, John Blakeley, Jim Davis. 

Council Mountain Music Festival with the main Feature, "The Cowboy Rudy Show" With Rudy Gonzales & Terry Rekow.  Held in Council, Idaho. 

  The Western Idaho Fair. Featured The Cowboy Rudy Show. With Rudy Gonzales & Friends." Barb Wire Ben," Teri Rekow,  John Blakeley, & Toni McGuire.

The Training Center, Pittsford, New York.
Pinehurst Retirement Home, Pittsford, New York.
 Great Harvest Celebration & Scare Crow Festival In Shelbyville, Illinois Featuring "The Cowboy Rudy Show."

Malheur County Board of Realtors Christmas Party.  Featuring The Cowboy Rudy Show with guest Toni McGuire.  Held in Ontario Oregon.
Butterflies and Dragon Flies Company party held in Nampa Idaho. 
   City of Ontario Banquet.  Held in Ontario, Oregon.

Mueller Auto Sales Banquet.  Held at "The Risk" Convention Barn In Jerome, Idaho 

The Westwood Theater's Special showing of The Cowboy Rudy Show in Rexburg, Idaho.

   OREGON ASSOCIATION OF WATER UTILITIES 28th Annual Management & Technical Conference. Held at the Sun River Lodge in Sun River, Oregon.

    Twin Falls, Idaho with Allison Warrem Television appearance for Rupert Centennial.

  HTZ FM Radio Live Phone Interview for Cowboy Poetry Week, St. Catharines Canada with Shannon slack 

    Rupert Idaho's Centennial Celebration's Headliner Entertainment Featured "The Cowboy Rudy Show."   

Benefit Show for the Jordan Valley E.M.T.'s Jordan Valley, Oregon.

Special Children's Show featuring the Cowboy Rudy Show singing cowboy songs.  Held at the Meridian Library in Meridian, Idaho.


Featuring the Cowboy Rudy Show at the fireside on the mountain.  Held at the Spanish Peaks in Big Sky Montana.

Farm Show logoWorld Potato Congress     

  The International World Potato Congress 

First Time held in the United States was held in Boise, Idaho.  45 Countries represented by 1150 guests experienced the United States, Boise Idaho, and the "Cowboy Rudy Show" as the Featured Entertainment and Master of Ceremonies. 

  Annual MS Family PicnicFeaturing "The Cowboy Rudy Show"  Held in Boise, Idaho.

       Idaho Fish and Game Logo  Banquet in held in Lewiston, Idaho. Featuring The Cowboy Rudy Show.


             CTPA logo   

California Travel Parks Association Banquet and Convention.  Held at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino in Reno, Nevada. Featuring "The Cowboy Rudy Show" as the Featured Entertainment.

 58th Homestead Rodeo in Homestead, Florida. "The Cowboy Rudy Show" as the Featured Entertainment.   

      IDADIV Credit Union Banquet and Conference.  Held at NNU in Nampa Idaho "The Cowboy Rudy Show" as the Featured Entertainment.   


Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyor's annual convention and Banquet held at the Coeur d' Alene Casino in Worley, Idaho.  "The Cowboy Rudy Show" as the Featured Entertainment. 


    "Riding the Range Cowboy Camp" Banquet and Show in Dupuyer, Montana.  Featuring the "The Cowboy Rudy Show."


Annual convention and Banquet held at the Center on the Grove Convention Center in Boise, Idaho.  "The Cowboy Rudy Show" as the Featured Entertainment. 


    The Cowboy Rudy Show with Natalie Hurst KBCI Channel 2 AS MASTER OF CEREMONIES AND Terry Rekow Benefit Concert for Idaho Trooper Chris Glenn shot while on duty.  He survived but will now be in a wheelchair.

    UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY U.S. MINT.  Launching of the new Idaho State Quarter.  Festivities held at the Historic Train Depot in Boise, Idaho.
By special request of the United States Secretary of the Interior and the former Governor of the state of Idaho Dirk Kempthorne the entertainment for this event featured the "Cowboy Rudy Show."


Special return entertainment Featuring the Cowboy Rudy Show at the Dinner Banquet and fireside. Held at the Club House at Spanish Peaks in Big Sky Montana.

Eagle Middle School Three Assemblies for 6th, 7th & 8th Grade.  Featuring "Cowboy Rudy Show." With sidekick Terry Rekow 

  US Airways airline tickets and last minute airfare  

Annual convention and B.B.Q. held in Boise, Idaho.  "The Cowboy Rudy Show" as the Featured Entertainment. 


43rd Annual Murphy Awards, Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce banquet held at the Historic Del Monte Building in Sunnyvale, CA.  "The Cowboy Rudy Show" as the Featured Entertainment. 



Fallon Nevada Lions Club crab and shrimp feed fundraiser  "The Cowboy Rudy Show" as the Featured Entertainment. 


Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute 

Williamston, Massachusetts

Celebrating Fredrick Remington 


"The Cowboy Rudy Show" as the Featured Entertainment.


  Guaranty - We Don't Just Sell Fun, We GUARANTY It!  Idaho RV Rally

Held in McCall, Idaho "The Cowboy Rudy Show" as the Featured Entertainment. 




With a track record entertaining hundreds schools around the nation.  This was     absolutely without equal the best mannered elementary school children we have ever encountered.   

Our hats are off the parents, teachers, and of course the grandparents who raised such fine students. The Cowboy Rudy Show with special guest Terry Rekow, were  honored to entertain a crowd of around 500 or more in attendance. No where in our nation have we seen such great mannered children

    Wright Congregational Church in Boise, Idaho.  Celebrating Cowboy Days Featuring "The Cowboy Rudy Show."



  Please Allow that not all appearances and performers may not be recorded.  If your name or program is not listed, please let us know. We do want to include all of the shows we have entertained at and entertainers that have shared the stage with.  
Thank you!

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