Jam in Silt
The Silt Bar will host a Local Jam Session, beginning at noon and lasting until it’s over, on Saturday May 18.
Anyone and everyone in the valley who enjoys relaxing and playing music is invited to bring their instrument and enjoy jamming in a friendly environment. For those who don’t play but just enjoy live acoustic music, come in and enjoy the musical talents displayed. Silt Bar is located off of Exit 97 of Interstate 70 and directly over the bridge and to the left. The bar and adjoining cafe open at 10 a.m. daily.
Stand-up comedian Alex Reymundo headlines Comedy Nite on Friday, May 17, at the New Castle Superbowl. Opening is Jason Holman.
Tickets are $15, available at Rifle Liquor and Harrelson Music in Rifle, Design Audio/Video in Glenwood Springs, and Creekside Hair and Skin and the Superbowl in New Castle. For those looking for a complete evening out, dinner specials are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Shuttle service is available. Call 984-2739 for details.
Support Summer of Jazz with a membership
The 17th annual Summer of Jazz concert series starts Wednesday, June 5, with the Ray Barretto Septet, a Latin jazz group with a bit of jam and funk.
Concerts are held every Wednesday through July 24, at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs. Music runs from 7-9:30 p.m.; admission is free but donations are gladly accepted. T-shirts, food and beverages are always available. As always, no dogs and no glass.
Additional concerts include the Monty Alexander Trio on June 12, the Dr. Michael White Quintet on June 19, the Vinicius Cantuaria Quartet on June 26, the James Van Buren Quartet on July 3, the Cyrus Chestnut Trio on July 10, Jane Bunnett and the Spirits of Havana Septet on July 17, and the Cedar Walton and Red Holloway Quartet on July 24.
Summer of Jazz relies heavily on community support for its success. Membership is available for $80 per family ($10 per concert), $40 for individuals ($5 per concert), and $20 for students ($2.50 per concert). Mail checks to: Glenwood Springs Summer of Jazz 2002, P.O. Box 42, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.
Call 945-4500 to become a member or sponsor.
Tijerina to play Vail
Blues guitarist Todd Tijerina and his band will perform one night only, Friday, May 17, at the Half Moon Saloon in Vail. Music plays from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., and admission is only $5.
to be taught
A basic blacksmithing class, organized by the Grand Valley Blacksmith Guild, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Silt Historical Park.
Students will learn to make a traditional dinner triangle, which involves several basic blacksmithing techniques, including twisting and bending of the iron, tapering, and scrolling the ends.
The gong will also be created, and will have a ram’s head for the handle.
The course will be taught by Ron Galloway of Rifle.
It’s a quick and very informal course in some of the very basics of the art, according to Bill Smith of the Grand Valley Blacksmith Guild. Call 876-1980 for details.
Learn to tie one on
Roaring Fork Anglers of Glenwood Springs is offering flytying classes from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 and 29, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Call 285-9480 for details.
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