Other First Friday Events
Sopris Music Fest
The 15th annual free live music event takes place at the Fourth Street Plaza with Wes Engstrom at 5 p.m., followed by his teacher, Shanti Gruber and The Tippetts, at 5:30 p.m. Around 6 p.m. catch local favorites Valle Musico until Jim Calaway’s 85th birthday celebration around 7 p.m. Ellen Stapenhorst will sing a special original song for Jim and then back to Valle Musico. Ending the night is a new local band with some longtime local players called The Habits.
Distillery Block Party and Clay Center Opening
Marble Distillery and the Carbondale Clay center combined forces for a block party on the east side of Main Street. The free event runs from 5-9 p.m. and includes food from Slow Groovin’ BBQ and Humble Plum as well as live music from local favorites The Milemarkers.
Also, from 6-9 p.m. the Clay Center hosts an opening in honor of Anderson Ranch’s 50th, featuring ceramics interns over the past 30 years, including work by Alleghany Meadows, K Rhynus Cesark, Sam Harvey, Bradley Walters, Paige Ward and more.
Crystal Glass Studio Open House
Mary and John Matchael of Crystal Glass Studio are excited to open their new gallery at 50 Weant Blvd. On display is work by Shannon Muse of Paradise Art Glass; Jacqueline and Dylan Balderson of Spiro Lyon Glass; Kathy and Rick Steckel of Kdahl Glass; Pat Winger; and Robert Burch The glass room is also offering art classes. Appetizers will be served in a reception beginning at 5 p.m.
Youth Open Mic
Ignite Coffee House at Bonfire Coffee is a place where teens can create and share conscious media. True Media Foundation and Teen GEMS partner to create a platform for teens to share their unique voice through music, poetry, and short film in a public, open mic format from 5-8 p.m.. Sign-up required at http://www.truemediafoundation.org/youth-open-mic.
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