I have attended Cowboy Gathering since Enumclaw started having this event.
I think it is rude and insulting to the performers that volunteer to perform. The venues are very noisy making it difficult to hear. People continue to talk during the performance. I realize the idea is to draw customers into the venues and spend money. If people are going to see the performers, it is not the right venue for it. It’s truly a disservice to the performers.
Why not have an outdoor venue? People will still come and eat locally. Those that are truly interested is listening to the performers will be there, the others can blab away somewhere else.