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Let’s have a Party at the Pavilion

April E. Clark
Post Independent Contributor
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO
Contributed photoHighway 101 has been a touring band for more than 20 years, so they've got their licks down. Members are Nikki Nelson, lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Andy Gurley on electric guitar and vocals, Jack Daniels on guitar and Curtis Stone on bass. "We always bring the party with us. It's a fun, fun show," says Nelson.

SILT, Colorado – Summer in Silt isn’t complete without its annual music series, Party at the Pavilion, taking place through Aug. 19.

The series continues at the Silt Stoney Ridge Pavilion with an evening concert on Saturday featuring Highway 101 with Joey Canyon and Derringer.

“We wanted to have a lot of variety,” said Janet Aluise, the town of Silt’s Community Development Director. “We started out with jazzy blues and then we’re continuing on this week with country.”

Aluise said the Silt Stoney Ridge Pavilion is the ideal location for a summer music series, and it’s attracting big names such as Little Texas.

“We have at least 5,000 capacity, so we want to bring bigger bands in,” she said. “We can have a quite a few folks here. It’s great for people to be able to sit in the park, bring a chair, and have a good time.”

The summer concerts include food vendors so attendees can mix music and dinner in the outdoor setting.

“We’re just real excited that we can offer this level of entertainment in our space,” Aluise said. “It’s here to be utilized and that’s our goal – to give back to our population.”

Party at the Pavilion ends with a big weekend of diverse music Aug. 17-19.

“We’re trying to get everybody in the park all weekend long, so we are having different types of music every night,” Aluise said.

On Friday, Aug. 17, Manuel Molina and his International Orchestra will play salsa and merengue dance music.

“We’re hoping it will entice our Hispanic population,” she said.

The classic rock theme takes over on Saturday, Aug. 18, with the band Already Gone playing for the Burning Mountains Fire Protection District’s annual pig roast. The pig roast is from 4-7 p.m.; the band plays from 5-7 p.m. The music is free, and tickets are available for food.

The finale weekend comes to a close Sunday, Aug. 19, with hit country artists Little Texas, with the opening act Adam Ashley and Roundabout. Little Texas is best known for country hits “God Blessed Texas,” “What Might Have Been,” and “Kick A Little.”

“They’ve put out some good music lately, too,” Aluise said.

Adam Ashley and Roundabout is a country band from Grand Junction that opened for country music recording artist Aaron Tippin at last year’s Garfield County Air Show.

“We’ve had a lot of feedback from people wanting them to come back to the area,” Aluise said.

The three-part 2012 Party at the Pavilion series is just a prelude to the 2013 series, she said.

“If you think this three-day concert event is special, there is so much more we are going to give you next year. We are always trying to get bigger names and better bands,” she said.

“We look at the reviews of all the bands throughout the state and the country in choosing them to perform.”

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