Cooper Wine and Spirits: Free Tasting

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy free tastings every weekend in downtown Glenwood Springs, as Cooper Wine and Spirits showcases different varieties of hand-selected wines, craft beers and Colorado spirits.

5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Friday Afternoon Club on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — At the top of Iron Mountain, enjoy live music starting at the Locals’ Choice Favorite Place to View the Sunset, along with food and drink specials. Enjoy Motown, R&B and jazz by Roaring Fork Valley musicians Chris Bank and Mark Johnson.

5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, with free tram after 4 p.m., live music starts at 5 p.m.

Admission: Guests ride the tram for free after 4 p.m. with the ad clipped or printed from the Post Independent

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228 and

Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): August First Friday

CARBONDALE — Celebrate art and First Friday by shopping CCAH’s Artique from 5-8 p.m. and enjoying a farm-to-table outdoor eating experience at the Humble Plum Food Bus from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy your meal in CCAH’s new edible gardens, rock amphitheater, and backyard patio. At 7 p.m. valley poet Charles Braddy hosts a reading of his newest work, “Through A Poet’s Eye,” in the Open Studio.

6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7

Admission: Free

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680 and

Garfield County Fair Concert: Gary Allan

RIFLE — Country superstar Gary Allan performs live in concert with opener McKenna Faith. He’s sold more than 7 million albums and has five No. 1 hits and more than a dozen top 10 hits to his credit.

6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show Friday, Aug. 7

Admission: $10 $60, children younger than 3 free

Garfield County Fairgrounds, 1001 Railroad, Ave.

Info: and

Carbondale Clay Center: “Circumstance of Utterance: New Work” Opening Reception

CARBONDALE — Celebrate First Friday in Carbondale with an artist’s reception for Carbondale Clay Center’s new ceramic work and works on paper exhibit, “Circumstance of Utterance: New Work” by Susie Pentelow. The exhibit features sculpture, installation and works on paper from Pentelow, a British artist-in-residence whose work explores the abstraction of form and how it can dictate our personal interpretation of objects and images. Runs through Friday, Aug. 28.

6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7

Admission: Free

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529, email and and

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Summer Season

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A two-hour, family-friendly dinner theater show with professional talent performing comedy skits, seasonal jokes, high-energy dance numbers, novelty songs and original comedic presentations.

Doors at 6:30 p.m. (with show following food, drinks and entertainment) Fridays and Saturdays and 5:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 4

Admission (show only): $24/adults, $22/seniors, and $16/kids 12 and younger; food and beverages optional, a la carte; 10% off groups of 10 or more

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Reservations and group info: 945-9699, e-mail and

Town of Marble: Marblefest 2015

MARBLE — Head to the mountains for an old-time summer party, complete with live music of various genres including bluegrass, local barbecue, and breathtaking views from the historic Marble Millsite Park.

12-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8

Admission: Free

620 W. Park St.

Info: and

Wyly Art Center: Pencil Us In Benefit

BASALT —The Wyly Art Center and Town of Basalt are partnering to plant the Pencil Garden, a new community art installation in Lions Park in downtown Basalt. The public will have its first peek at the Pencil Garden when it is unveiled during the 11th annual benefit Pencil Us In gala.

6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8

Admission: tickets start at $150, purchased by phone at 927-4123, online at, or email

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123 and

White House Pizza: Rowdy Lake

CARBONDALE — Enjoy live music by Rowdy Lake on WHP’s family-friendly deck (weather permitting).

7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8

Admission: Free

801 Main Court

Info: 704-9400 and

Carbondale Branch Library: Classical Concert Series

CARBONDALE — Stop by the library for classical concerts featuring students from the Aspen Music Festival. Refreshments will be provided.

6 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 8 and 15

Admission: Free

320 Sopris Ave.

Info: 963-2889 and

Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse: Leonard Curry Trio

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Tap your toes to live and local Americana music with the Leonard Curry Trio for Sunday brunch at award-winning downtown restaurant Juicy Lucy’s.

12 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9

Admission: Free

308 Seventh St.

Info: 945-4619 and

Town of Carbondale and Steve’s Guitars: Summer Music in the Park Finale

CARBONDALE — Close out Carbondale’s free Sunday summer music series and bring a blanket and a picnic to Sopris Park. Opening the last show is Valle Musico, an elegant Latin, jazz and classical band that mixes in smooth world beat music, featuring acoustic guitarists John Ramo and Pat Winger with Bruce Imig on bass and Lee Martin on vocals. The Show Ponies, a high-energy, five-piece group out of Los Angeles, headlines with an original blend of Americana, bluegrass and folk with a fiddle, banjo, drums, two guitars and vocals. No alcohol sales.

4-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9

Admission: Free

Sopris Park, 640 County Road 106

Info: 379-3625 and

Mt. Sopris Historical Society: The Shindig

CARBONDALE — The Shindig, Mt. Sopris Historical Society’s annual fundraiser, is one of Carbondale’s favorite gatherings of the summer with its history in the past and fun shenanigans in the present. The event features a pit barbecue, music by local performing artists and the Hattie Thompson award presentation. Guests are invited to wear period dress.

5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9

Old Thompson Barn at River Valley Ranch

Info and tickets: Beth White at 963-7041


Glenwood Downtown Market: Live Music and More

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy live music and artisan foods every Tuesday in downtown Glenwood at Ninth Street and Grand Avenue. The market features products from farmers, ranchers, local chefs, food vendors, arts, crafts, special events, and is an all-around good excuse to get out and have fun in the community.

4-8 Tuesday, Aug. 11

Admission: Free

Centennial Park, 828 Grand Ave.

Info: 618-3650 and

Basalt Summer ArtsBeat: Trout Steak Revival

BASALT — Downtown Basalt’s free concert series continues with live Colorado bluegrass by the Front Range’s Trout Steak Revival. Attendees are invited to bring their own picnic supper or purchase a box dinner from participating local restaurants.

6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 (rain or shine)

Admission: Free

Lions Park, 101 Midland Ave.

Info: and

Basalt Regional Library: Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS) Chamber Music Series

BASALT — The public is invited to enjoy a free classical concert recital by a juried selection of AMFS student talent as they play world-class solo and chamber music masterworks.

5:15-7 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 13 and 20

Admission: Free

Community Room,

Info: 927-4311, and

SoL Theatre Company: “Into the Woods”

CARBONDALE — “Into the Woods” is a PG rated, family-friendly fantasy musical where the Brother Grimm fairy tales collide. Carbondale’s youth drama troupe SoL Theatre Company and executive director Jennifer Michaud as the witch will make the fantasy come to life for audiences of all ages.

7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 (opening night), Friday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 15 and 2 p.m. matinees Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16

Admission: $15

The Gym (formerly Pac3) at Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.


CCAH: “Square Footage: Art In Redux” Art Exhibit

CARBONDALE — Art is an event taking place in time and space, especially during the CCAH’s six-week exhibit, “Square Footage.” Participating artists Jay Phillips, Reina Katsenberger, Penelope Greenwell, Wallace Graham, John Emerson and dancers of CoMotion: A Conscious Movement Project will receive up to 16 square feet to install or choreograph their work. Over the course of six weeks, the square footage allotted to each artist will be reduced, requiring the artists to respond.

Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, running through Friday, Sept. 25

Admission: Free

CCAH’s R2 Gallery in the Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680 and

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Friday Afternoon Club on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy live music at the top of Iron Mountain, along with food and drink specials. On Aug. 14, Jerry Alcorta, of The Kings Loyal, partners with Jenna Wano to play acoustic rock roots, folk music and country. With a guitar- and piano-driven sound, the duo draws audiences in with an easy-to-listen-to and intimate mix of music.

5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, with free tram after 4 p.m., live music starts at 5 p.m.

Admission: Guests ride the tram for free after 4 p.m. with the ad clipped or printed from the Post Independent

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228 and

Wyly Annex: “Field Notes” Opening Reception

BASALT — Wyly Annex hosts an art exhibit, free and open to the public, for nationally exhibited artist and collected artist Allison Stewart. Her exhibit, “Field Notes,” featuring mixed media paintings on canvas, panel and paper using layers of color, light, form and texture to address issues of beauty and loss, time and transformation, runs Aug. 14 through Sept. 12.

Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14

Gallery hours: 12-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

Admission: Free

174 Midland Ave.


Wyly Art Center: “This Land is Our Land” Opening Reception

BASALT — Wyly Art Center hosts an art exhibit, free and open to the public, for nationally exhibited artist Campbell Hutchinson. The exhibit, “This Land is Our Land,” featuring oil paintings that reflect the desolate and tranquil beauty of the landscape and the wild and domestic creatures that reside there, runs Aug. 14 through Sept. 12.

Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Admission: Free

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123 and

Magical Moments Summer Concert Series: Crystal River Locals Jam Night

REDSTONE — Dance and groove to live music by Crystal River Valley locals as they perform rock ‘n roll, country and classics in Redstone’s scenic mountain park setting.

4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15

Admission: Free

Redstone Park, Highway 133

Info: 963-8240

KDNK Community Access Radio: Blues and BBQ

CARBONDALE — As part Of KDNK’s membership drive, support local radio and enjoy live blues in downtown Carbondale by Markus James plus Preaching to the Choir. Celebrity chefs serve up local gourmet barbecue and Carbondale Beer Works supplies craft brews.

4-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15

Admission: Free for KDNK members, $5 for non-members

Fourth Street Plaza, Fourth and Main streets

Info: 963-0139 and

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Music on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Take a Saturday to have fun and dance to classic, modern and original rock by Glenwood’s own Fifty50. Enjoy a free tram ride and listen to live, local music with the donation of a can of food for the LiftUp food pantry.

4-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, with free tram starting at 4 p.m.; live music from 6-10 p.m.

Admission: Guests ride the tram for free after 4 p.m. with a canned food donation

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228 and

Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC): Glitz and Glamour, A Roaring ‘20s Gala

CARBONDALE — Carbondale’s award-winning professional theatre TRTC closes out its 20th anniversary season with a Roaring ‘20s-themed fundraising gala. The event features Adam Bartley, singer and actor from LA who appears on the Netflix series “Longmire” and former Crystal Palace alumnus, a live band, catered dinner and live auction.

5-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15

Admission: $80

67 Promenade

Info: 963-8200 and

White House Pizza: Josh Rogan

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Josh Rogans music is rock ‘n roll soul with a near-constant message, and he performs live on WHP’s family-friendly deck (weather permitting).

7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15

Admission: Free

801 Main Court

Info: 704-9400 and

CCAH: YogArt Kids Camp with Rochelle Norwood

CARBONDALE — YogArt is a week full of self-exploration and creative expression in art, movement, games, and yoga. Kids ages 6-11 will learn about their bodies through age appropriate yoga basics and creative movement. Opportunities to integrate self-expression and reflection will be built into art projects through out.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17 through Friday, Aug. 21

Admission: $150

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Register: (530) 919-1385 and Rochelle Norwood at

Aspen Valley Land Trust: 12th Annual Save the Land Dance

CARBONDALE — Save the date for the 12th annual Save the Land Dance held once again on the fields of John Nieslanik’s ranch to honor and celebrate the families who have protected their properties as open lands for agriculture, wildlife habitat, scenic enjoyment and recreation. The event, featuring a silent and live auction, dinner and drinks, music and dancing, also bids farewell to executive director Martha Cochran after 13 years at the helm.

5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22

0979 County Road 101

Info: 963-8440

Club Rotario Roaring Fork: Festival Las Americas

CARBONDALE — Festival Las Americas celebrates the richness of culture and traditions of the American continent and is a fundraiser for educational projects throughout the area. The day features family-friendly cultural, artistic and recreational activities, plus a variety of food styles representing flavors from the Chilean coast to the Rockies. Live entertainment includes Mexican northern music, salsa music and a full Mariachi band.

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23

Admission: Free

Sopris Park, 601-699 Euclid Ave. (Seventh and Main)

Info: Julian Hardaker at 309-5169

CCAH: Art and Wine Break

CARBONDALE — Take an Art and Wine Break and give yourself the opportunity to relax and create. CCAH provides everything — the space, the drinks, snacks and a little help from Lisa Singer who will be on hand to facilitate fun art projects. August’s focus will be mixed media with acrylic paint. All levels of experience will enjoy this evening of art making. Space is limited.

6-8: 30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 6-8:30p.m. at

Third Street Center, Suite 15, 520 S. Third St.

Info and to reserve a spot: 963-1680 and

ACCESS Roaring Fork: Carbondale Cowboy Up

CARBONDALE — Cowboy Up Carbondale is a spirited celebration of Carbondale’s western heritage. The annual fundraiser to support after-school programs in Garfield County includes a barbecue by Smoke, dancing and music by Adam Ashley and silent and live auctions.

6-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28

Fourth Street Plaza, Fourth and Main streets

Info: Cheryl Pitout at 618-2826 and

Dance Initiative: Molissa Fenley and Company Residence and Performance

CARBONDALE — Dance Initiative hosts Mills College faculty Mollissa Fenley and Company as an artist in residence. Over the course of Fenley’s 36-year career, she has produced more than 75 original works performed on every continent and in the U.S. at the Joyce Theater, Summerstage, The Kitchen, City Center, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Jacob’s Pillow and American Dance Festival. The residency includes an open company class and rehearsals, workshops and public presentation.

Sept. 6-12, with performance Saturday, Sept. 12

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.


5Point Film: 5 Point Outdoor Films

CARBONDALE — 5Point Film is on a mission to inspire adventure of all kinds, to connect generations through shared experience, to engage passion with a conscience, and to educate through film.

7-10 p.m. Sept. 11

Bonnie Fisher Park (behind Third Street Center)

Info: Sara Wood at 510-5523


Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Open Mic Karaoke Night

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Singers, musicians, comedians and poets are welcome to take the Springs Theatre stage for a night of all-ages fun. A keyboard and guitar are available to accompany any act.

Sign-up and doors open at 7:30 p.m., fun begins at 8 p.m. Thursdays

Admission: Free; menu and full bar served all evening

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-9699 and

CCAH: “12 By 2” Art Exhibit

CARBONDALE — CCAH’s exhibition, “12 By 2: A Conversation Between Poets and Visual Artists,” has touched the viewing public since opening on June 12.

Admission: Free

CCAH’s R2 Gallery in The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680 and

Coredination and Bonedale Ballet: New Total Barre class with Vicki Tobia

CARBONDALE — A new Total Barre, a 60-minute dance-inspired body-conditioning workout, class with Vicki Tobia. She has an extensive and professional background in dance, pilates and fitness.

5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays

First class special: $5 off your first class

455 S. Third St.

Info and to RSVP: Alexandra Jerkunica at 379-2187 and

Carbondale Community School: African Dance Class

CARBONDALE — The community is invited to come out every Monday evening during the summer to dance to live drumming and African music.

6:30 p.m. Mondays

Admission: $12

1505 Satank Road

Info: 963-9647

Carbondale Gus Darian Arena: Wild West Rodeo

CARBONDALE — Bring the family down to a Thursday night summer tradition in Carbondale. Food and fun is had by all as competitive bull riders and horseback riders compete.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m., slack at 6 p.m. and performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays

Admission: $10

151 County Road 100


Frontier Historical Society: Hidden History Tours

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join the Frontier Historical Society for “Robbers, Reprobates and the Red Light District” hidden history tours of historic downtown Glenwood Springs. Enjoy walking excursions regaling the tales of bank robberies, jail escapes, prohibition, illegal gambling, gangsters, soiled doves and even a murder or two. Parental discretion advised for the Hidden History Tour due to subject matter.

7 p.m. (meet at 6:45 p.m.) Fridays through Labor Day weekend

Admission: $15/adults (cash or credit cards accepted)

Visitor’s Center, 802 Grand Ave.

Info and reservations: 945-4448 and email

CCAH: Classes at The Launchpad

CARBONDALE — Movement, music, and dance classes are in full swing at The Launchpad. Crystal River Ballet, The Yard Hip Hop, Carbondale Rhythm Collective, DanceLAB, Core Healing Arts, Aspen Dance Connection, and more offer classes for all ages seven days a week. Pick up a full schedule at the Launchpad or visit and click on Launchpad.

76 S. Fourth St.

Info: e-mail and

The Powers Art Center: Art Gallery

CARBONDALE — The Powers Art Center strives to teach the public about contemporary and pop art through exhibitions.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Admission: Free

13110 Colorado 82

Info: 963-4445, e-mail and

Harvest Pottery: Jail House Studio/Gallery

CARBONDALE — Harvest Pottery has opened its doors to the Jail House Studio/Gallery with new work on display. The historic jailhouse and cabin is free to visit and open to the public.

Admission: Free

500 Weant Blvd.

Info: 963-2550, email and

Grove’s Black Dog Saloon: Open Mic Nights

NEW CASTLE — Open Mic every Sunday for music therapy at the Black Dog Saloon.

5 p.m. Sundays

Admission: Free

219 W. Main St.

Info: 984-0999, and

CCAH: Figure Drawing Sessions

CARBONDALE — Drop-in, non-taught model figure drawing session facilitated by Philip Hone Williams with a live figure model.

6-9 p.m. Mondays

CCAH classroom, Third Street Center

Info: 456-2865 or e-mail to reserve space

Hotel Colorado: Monday Night Jazz

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Hotel Colorado features valley musicians for Monday night jazz jam sessions, including Justin Pfeifer on piano, Ashton Taufer on bass, and Zach Ritchie on drums. Middle through high school, as well as local, musicians of all levels have an opportunity to hone their skills and enjoy camaraderie and networking with fellow jazz musicians.

7-9:30 p.m. Mondays

Admission: Free

124 W. Sixth St.

Info: e-mail and

Carbondale Beer Works: Phat Pagan Open Mic Night

CARBONDALE — Patrick Fagan invites performers of all types for free expression, liberal libations and musical invention. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Mondays

Admission: Free

647 Main St.

Info: 704-1216 and

Rivers: Open Mic Nite

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Open mic for artists of all types hosted by Dan Rosenthal. All talents welcome. $1 taco special. No cover.

8-10 p.m., Wednesdays

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813

Grove’s Black Dog Saloon: Geeks Who Drink

NEW CASTLE — Geeks Who Drink (not your average) Pub Trivia Thursdays at the Black Dog Saloon.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays

Admission: Free

219 W. Main St.

Info: 984-0999, and

Main Street Gallery: Regional artists

GLENWOOD SPRINGS AND CARBONDALE — Works by Dean Bowlby, Stephen Datz, Berard Hofmann, Jane Lee, Linda Loeschen and Mary Noone. The gallery also specializes in preservation-quality framing.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Admission: Free

399 Main St., Carbondale

Info:, 945-4817 and 963-3775

CCAH: Drop-in figure drawing class

CARBONDALE — Open to all ages and abilities, CCAH is offering an uninstructed session for figure drawing. Bring your own easel and supplies.

7-9 p.m. Mondays

Fee: Model’s fee

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info:, and 963-1680

Midland Arts Company: Local artists’ offerings

RIFLE — This cooperative gift shop features the work of the six artist-owners and about 30 additional local artists: handmade soaps and candles, fabric arts, iron work, original paintings, and turned-wood lamps, along with the already existing artisan jewelry and pottery.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

110 E. Third St., Rifle, next to the Blush Salon

Info: and 625-3068

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