Cowtown Society of Western Music

Cowtown Society of Western Music is a 501©3 Corporation dedicated to preserving, promoting and perpetuating Western Swing/Western Music.



CSWM was chartered in 1999 as a grassroots organization by Gary Beaver and Joyce Miller and a handful of loyal fans of western music. The very first CSWM Swing Fest was held on May 2, 1999 in the historic Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards. We inducted thirty-four “Heroes of Western Swing” at the ceremony.


Every year, always on the first Saturday in May, we have our Annual CSWM Swing Fest. It is a full afternoon and evening of western swing/western music performed by live western bands, dancing, raffle, food and fun. At each Swing Fest we continue to honor “Heroes of Western Swing”


The 20th Annual CSWM Western Swing Fest 2018