Arts & Entertainment Briefs



12th Mount Sopris Music Fest

CARBONDALE — Two-day free, live, local music fest beginning Friday evening with The Conglomeration, The No Joes, The Milemarkers, The Catch and Release Quartet, Dan Sheridan and All the Pretty Horses. The music continues at noon Saturday at the Town Plaza, going all day at various locations with Lisa Atkinson, Ozus Lohani, Jackson Emmer, The Tippetts, Patrick Flagan and friends, The Skyline Flyers, Poser, The Nongrams, Steve Skinner, Louie Girardot, and Captain X, and finishing with Sector 7G.

5 p.m. Friday, June 28, through Saturday, June 29

Various venues around town including the Town Plaza Stage, Steve’s Guitars, White House Pizza, the Black Nugget, and more

Info: and

Defiance Community Players: Glenwood Vaudeville Revue’s Fundraiser and Silent Auction

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A benefit for Defiance Community Players, which continues to teach the value of theatre arts in the community as it plans its next production, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”

6:30 p.m. Friday, June 28

Masonic Lodge, 901 Colorado Ave.

Tickets, info and to donate: $25 ($10 benefits Defiance), call Jacquie Meitler at 945 2174 or e-mail at, or any Defiance Board Member

SoL Theatre: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

CARBONDALE — SoL Theatre children’s drama troupe presents its summer production, the musical comedy that originally opened on Broadway in 1961. The story stars young, ambitious J. Pierrepont Finch as he uses a book to succeed in going from a window washer to chairman of the board of the World Wide Wicket Company.

7 p.m. June 28-29 and July 5-6, and 2 p.m. Sundays, June 30 and July 7

Carbondale Middle School, 180 Snowmass Drive

Tickets: $15/adults, $12/students with ID at the door and


Viva La Woman and PAC3: Burlesque

CARBONDALE — A saucy variety show featuring the theatrics of Vanilla Incredibox, Kitty La Creme, Crepes Suzette, Trixy Tumbleweed, Lola Aloha, Carmelita Caliente, and more. Wrangled together in an untidy package by the inimitable Madame Barbara Bush, this all-female troupe will sing, dance, and entertain their way into audiences’ hearts. Live music by the all-female band The G-Strings. Show is 21 and over.

7:30 p.m. doors, show 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29

Tickets: $20/advance, $25/day of show, $27/VIP (first two row seating and free drink)

520 S. Third St.

Tickets and info:, Deja Coffee & Brew, Thunder River Market, and Dos Gringos and 925-1663

Kanpai Sushi & Bar: Free live music

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Blue grassy fun with the Leonard Curry Trio. Complimentary with dinner.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, June 28

3950 Midland Ave.


Thunder River Theatre Company: “Passionate Collaborators: Burns & Allen”

CARBONDALE — “Passionate Collaborators: George Burns and Gracie Allen” is an American love story. Vaudeville brought them together, and their brilliant spark became a wildfire.

Opening night with champagne, catered reception, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30, and July 4-6.

67 Promenade

Tickets: $22/adults, $12/students

Tickets and info: and 963-8200

Rivers: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Missing Link Band, featuring rock, R&B, country and blues. No cover.

9 p.m. to midnight, Friday, June 28

2525 S. Grand Ave.


Eagle’s Club: 4 AM Band

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Live, rock and blues by locals 4 AM Band.

9 p.m. Friday, June 28

Cover: $3 at the door or two for $5

312 Seventh St.

Info: 945-5506

Ramada Inn: Salsa Dance

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Come and have fun with DJ Salson and all the tropical rhythms, enjoy the best salsa dance place in the valley.

9:30 p.m. Friday, June 28

124 W. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2500

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Summer season

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A family-fun show with professional talent performing a variety of skits, jokes, high-energy dance numbers, novelty songs and original ideas. The show takes place weekends throughout the summer.

6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29, and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30

Masonic Lodge, 901 Colorado Ave.


Info: 945-9699 and

Redstone’s Magical Moment Summer Concert Series: Midnight Mesa

REDSTONE — Midnight Mesa, a five-piece band from Montrose performs an innovative mix of country, swing, jazz, reggae and blues and previous recordings from their new CD. Free community event.

6 p.m. Saturday, June 29

Redstone Park

Info: 963-8240

Garfield County Republicans: Lincoln Day Dinner

NEW CASTLE — Garfield County Lincoln Day featuring renowned conservative Kevin Jackson and dancing to Opal Moon, all at the Jolley Riding Arena. Wear your best boots and jeans.

6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 29

2101 County Road 245

Info: and

Kanpai Sushi & Bar: Free live music

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy sushi and classic rock with The Logan Brothers. Complimentary with dinner.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29

3950 Midland Ave.


Sixth Street Bar & Grill: Painters Stage

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Free live acoustic music performed by Painters Stage. Eclectic music for everyone by Noemi and Kristof. No cover.

8-10 p.m. Saturday, June 29

Ramada Inn, 124 West Sixth St.

Info: 945-2500

The Bayou: Latino Night

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Dance features Ranchera and Banda, traditional sounds of the Mexican culture from La Razza DJ Axel with high tech sound, video and lights. No cover.

10 p.m. Saturday, June 29

919 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-1047

Carbondale Beer Works: Open Mic

CARBONDALE — Open mic for performers of all talents. No cover.

6-9 p.m. Sunday, June 29

647 Main St.

Info: 704-1216


New Castle Recreation Dept.: ArtillumA Dance Company classes

NEW CASTLE — The New Castle Recreation Department, in partnership with ArtillumA Dance Company, is offering a variety of new dance and fitness programs this summer.

Mondays through July 22

New Castle Community Center, 423 W. Main St.

Cost: $72/eight classes, pre-registration required, in-person at the Community Center, online at or 984-3352

Ramada Inn: Monday Night Jazz

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Ramada Inn features jazz musician Pablo Gorra for Monday Night Jazz Jam Sessions.

7-9:30 p.m. Mondays

124 W. Sixth St.

Info: and 945-2500

Rhythm & Grace Carbondale: Music and dance

CARBONDALE — Weekly class hosted by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet appropriate for anyone with Parkinson’s disease, no matter how advanced. Dance experience not required.

1-2 p.m. Wednesdays

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Register: (866) 718-2996 and

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Summer of Music

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Weekly outdoor concerts for the community at Two Rivers Park. This week features Latin dance with Wil Campa and local opener Josafina Mendez.

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3

740 Devereux Road

Info: and 618-0907

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

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813

PAC3 Carbondale: Cody Canada and the Departed

CARBONDALE — Cody Canada and the Departed has sold more than a million albums and played to sell-out crowds, bringing the term “Red Dirt” to the nation.

8:30 p.m./doors, 9 p.m./show, Wednesday, July 3

Tickets: $17/advance, $20/door

520 S. Third St.

Tickets and info:, Deja Coffee & Brew, Thunder River Market, and Dos Gringos and 925-1663

Symphony in the Valley: Independence Day Concert

RIFLE — Symphony in the Valley will play a free concert of patriotic, Americana and Big Band music to celebrate Independence Day. The concert will include a fireworks show if conditions allow.

8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3

Centennial Park band shell, 300 W. Fifth St.


Apple Tree Community: 37th Annual July Fourth Freedom Celebration

NEW CASTLE — Music by the Smuggler Mountain Boys, Sandra Dee, and the New Hope Praise Band, games, tournaments, and more.

Noon, Thursday, July 4

Apple Tree Community, across the river from New Castle


Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities (CCAH): Boogie in Bonedale

CARBONDALE — July 4 celebration with live music by local favorites Acoustic Mayhem, as well as L.A.-based gypsy jazz band Fishtank Ensemble. Dance of the Sacred Fire fire spinners will also perform. Food and libations available.

5 p.m. Thursday, July 4

Sopris Park, 640 County Road 106

Info: and 963-1680

CCAH: Summer of Music Concert Series Kick-Off

CARBONDALE — Deeply rooted in funk and fully committed to the ongoing evolution of the genre, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band has a sound that has the power and soul to create lasting melodies and seismic rhythms. Taking the best elements of funk, YMBFBB harkens back to the collective sounds of Sly and the Family Stone with a fresh twist.

6 p.m. Sunday, July 7

Sopris Park, 640 County Road 106

Info: and 963-1680

Carbondale Clay Center: Cajun Clay Night

CARBONDALE — Get ready for beautiful handmade bowls, delicious gumbo, costumes, libations, the famous gator cake and live music with Electric Lemon.

5-8 p.m. Friday, July 12

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529 and

Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities: Youth Summer Art Camps

CARBONDALE — CCAH still has a few spots left for engaging youth art camps this summer. Spaces are available in “Create A Masterpiece Painting with Dara Barth,” July 15-19, “Art(e) with the Aspen Art Museum,” July 8-12, “Wearable Art and Fantasy Masks with Rochelle Norwood,” Aug. 5-9, and “Mosaics with Rochelle Norwood,” Aug. 12-16.

Pre-register: or call 963-1680

CCAH: “Plein Air: Fresh Paint” Festival

CARBONDALE — Join CCAH for a week of outdoor events celebrating early summer with “Plein Air: Fresh Paint!” The annual festival draws together a variety of watercolor, oil, and acrylic painters from the Roaring Fork Valley and Front Range.

Gallery Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 19, R2 Gallery, Third Street Center

Info: 963-1680 and


Gallery 809: Lin M. Benzel

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Gallery 809 presents June guest artist, Lin M. Benzel.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-0809

The White Dog Gallery: Mark Whitely

CARBONDALE — Fine furniture art from artist Mark Whitley throughout the month.

50 Weant Blvd.

Info: and

CPAC: 11th “Art aRound Town” Sculptures

CARBONDALE — Featuring works by 14 artists from seven states, “Art aRound Town” is a rotating, year-long public art exhibition showcasing sculptures throughout own.

Various locations


Wyly Community Art Center: “Art in a Song: Synesthesia”

BASALT — Exhibition by participants of Wyly Young Artist Studio from Basalt Middle School. Through June 27. Free and open to the public.

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

99 Midland Spur

Info:, 927-4123 or

Main Street Gallery: Regional artists

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — 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. Mon. through Sat.

817 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs

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

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Fee: Model’s fee

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

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

Info: and 625-3068

CMC ArtShare Gallery: “Healing”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — “Healing,” is an exhibit of 20 mixed-media paintings on paper and paper sculptures by Carolyn H. Manosevitz, adjunct faculty member at Colorado Mountain College. Through the month.

CMC ArtShare Gallery, 802 Grand Ave.

Info: and 947-8367

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