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Music • Art • Theater • Events

Cowboy Up Carbondale CARBONDALE – A First Friday celebration of Carbondale’s western heritage. Live music by Adam Ashley, dancing, food from Smoke Modern BBQ, live and silent auctions, and more. Open to all. Proceeds benefit WindWalkers Therapeutic Riding Center.6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7Downtown CarbondaleAdmission: $5Info: or 963-2909SoL Theatre: Improv Workshop CARBONDALE – An Improv Troupe for teens, ages 12-18, who will create, produce and perform an original production to entertain, educate and empower our youth to make social change in the community.5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 Rehearsals: Sat. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8Auditions: 5:30-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays starting Sept. 10 through Nov. 7 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays (only in October)Performances: Nov. 2-3, 9-10 and at the CCAH Youth Fashion Show Nov. 17Third Street CenterTuition: $350 per student. Scholarships available. Info and to register: soltheatrecompany@gmail.comCarbondale Clay Center: First Friday Gallery Opening ReceptionCARBONDALE – “Moonlight Mythstakes of Summerscape-isms” features new ceramic tumblers, luminaries, flower bricks, and wall pieces by artist Jesse Ring. The studio side gallery will also open featuring works from the incoming resident artists as well as new director, Jill Oberman.6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7135 Main St.No admission Info: info@carbondaleclay.orgCCAH: Plein Air Happening festivalCARBONDALE – Nine artists will be painting in and around Carbondale from Sept. 3-5: Dean Bowlby, Victoria Broyles, Majid Kahhak, Jane Lee, John Lintott, Mary Noone, Jill Sabella, Liz Thele, and Simon Winegar. In celebration of the Olympics, there will be a paint-off competition Sept. 6, and the festival culminates on at the First Fridays gallery exhibit opening reception. The festival will give the community an opportunity to watch Plein Air artists at work and to see Carbondale through the eyes of the various maestros.Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7Throughout CarbondaleInfo: or 963-1680Colorado Mountain College: Kevin LockeRIFLE – A free evening of storytelling, Lakota courting flute and hoop dance. Kevin Locke is a tireless promoter of indigenous arts and human oneness and takes his art beyond traditional boundaries. He is a world-renowned master traditional performance artist and a UN Cultural Goodwill Ambassador, and has played major cultural institutions in the U.S. and abroad.7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7CMC’s Clough Auditorium, 3695 Airport Road.Info: and 625-1871PAC3: The David Mayfield Parade and David Wax MuseumCARBONDALE – David Mayfield Parade’s music reflects the numerous influences that come from a lifetime of being immersed in American music, early rock n’ roll and the low, lonesome twang of folk and country. David Wax and Suz Slezak form the artistic core of the David Wax Museum, and together with multi-instrumentalist Greg Glassman, fuse traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock to create a Mexo-Americana aesthetic. Doors open 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7520 S. Third St., CarbondaleTickets: $15Info and tickets: or Dos Gringos in CarbondaleSteve’s Guitars: Jennings & KellerCARBONDALE – A talented duo from Miami, Jennings was once the booker for an acoustic folk venue (Main Street Caf) with a great rep before deciding to write songs and perform herself. Her songs have garnered excellent reviews and were finalists in a number of national contests. Keller is a fantastic guitar player that has been endorsed by Gretsch since 1980. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 719 N. Fourth St., Carbondale Tickets: $15Info: and 963-3304Music on the Mountain: Hell Roaring String BandGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Hell Roaring String Band is a five-piece acoustic band playing a wide range of music, from traditional bluegrass and Celtic tunes to outright rock ‘n roll. Cans for the Tram ride begin at 4 p.m., music starts at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road Info: and 945-4228Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: “Tired Olde Soles” Art OpeningGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Le Tour Defiance, a community mountain bike parade and race, ends with a barbeque lunch, awards ceremony and the opening of the “Tired Olde Soles” art exhibit, an artistic journey representing adventurers, travelers, dreamers and believers. Noon, Saturday, Sept. 8601 Sixth St.Info: and 945-2414Wyly Community Art Center: “Betty Weiss: in Perspective”BASALT – “Betty Weiss: in Perspective,” is an exhibition of abstract paintings by one of Aspen’s icons and most prolific artists. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8No admission99 Midland Spur downtown Basalt in the former Basalt Library building. Information: and 927-4123Glenwood Defiance Rugby Football Club: Rock ‘n’ RugbyGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Rock ‘n’ Rugby, a concert fundraiser for Glenwood Defiance Rugby Football Club, features Glenwood rock band Concrete Vibe, Grand Junction’s The Haven Effect and Denver’s V.O.I.E.D.Doors open at 4 p.m., bands at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8Eagles Club, 312 Seventh St.Tickets: $7in advance, $10 at the door Tickets and info: Eagles Club or http://www.concretevibe.comSteve’s Guitars: Jami LundeCARBONDALE – Colorado-based musician Jami Lunde, of Lyons, is touring nationally to promote her latest album, “Big Black Birds,” featuring Chris Funk of The Decemberists.8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 819 N. Fourth St., Carbondale Tickets: $15Info: and 963-3304Ramada Inn and Suites: Karaoke NightGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Ramada Inn hosts karaoke with Andre Shy. Join the Ramada for a night of music, drinks, and good times. No cover.9 p.m. to midnight, Saturdays124 W. 6th St.Info: 945-2500Music on the Mountain: Christian MusicGLENWOOD SPRINGS – This benefit concert features contemporary Christian music by groups from The Orchard in Carbondale and the New Creation Church of Glenwood.Cans for the Tram ride begin at 2 p.m., music from 4-8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road Info: and 945-4228Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Summer ShowGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue presents a classic comedic vaudeville-style show, with tap dance, a barbershop quartet, hilarious jokes, skits, gags and bits. Dinner is optional, with selections provided by several fine area restaurants, as is a full bar. 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30 p.m. SundaysThe Masonic Lodge, 901 Colorado Ave.Tickets: $22 adults, $16 kids, $20 seniors over 60; food and drink additionalInfo: 945-9699, http://www.gvrshow.comSteve’s Guitars: The Dixie Bee-linersCARBONDALE – This talented band has a no-boundaries approach to their Americana roots music and they have added drums and electric guitar to their expanded sound. They toured all over the country and got to open for the mighty Little Feat for a big concert.8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 919 N. Fourth St., Carbondale Tickets: $15Info: and 963-3304Rifle Centennial Park Concert Series and Market: Honey Don’tRIFLE – Honey Don’t is the musical union of Bill Powers and Shelley Gray, a duo also well known as one-half of Paonia’s old-time bluegrass band, Sweet Sunny South.6-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9Centennial Park, 300 W. Fifth St., RifleNo admissionInfo:

Colorado Mountain College: Real Vocal String QuartetSPRING VALLEY – Colorado Mountain College’s Calaway Honors Series opens this year with the Real Vocal String Quartet, a Bay Area group of women that shatters preconceived notions of string quartets, folk harmonies and world music. As with all Calaway Series performances, the RVSQ concert will honor special supporters of Colorado Mountain College – in this case, Rich and Holly Glasier.7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12; free dessert reception at 6:30 p.m.New Space Theatre, 3000 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs Tickets: $20 adults; $15 students up to age 17 and full-time CMC studentsInfo: 947-8367,,, http://www.rvsq.comPAC3: Tab BenoitCARBONDALE – Tab Benoit is a Cajun man who’s definitely got the blues. He grew up in Houma, Louis., and a guitar player since his teenage years, he hung out at the Blues Box, a ramshackle music club and cultural center in nearby Baton Rouge run by guitarist Tabby Thomas.Doors open 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13520 S. Third St., CarbondaleTickets: $20/advance; $25 day of showInfo and tickets: or Dos Gringos in CarbondaleWyly Community Art Center: Landscape in Broad Strokes: Extended with Bayard HollinsBASALT – Registration is in progress for Landscape in Broad Strokes: Extended with Bayard Hollins for high school and adults (all skill levels). Liberate yourself from tedium and use broad strokes to reinvent your concept of the landscape.10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13-14Tuition: $125 + $25 studio fee, members receive 10% off99 Midland Spur downtown Basalt in the former Basalt Library building. Information: and 927-4123Music on the Mountain: Already GoneGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Over the last several years, Already Gone has become one of the most in-demand party bands in the area, playing at many of the top musical venues and festivals across the Western Slope.The breadth of their set list is as diverse as the band itself, with selections that weave through classic rock, R&B, funk, Blues, country crossover, and rock n’ roll.Cans for the Tram ride begin at 4 p.m., music starts at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road Info: and 945-4228 Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association: Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big BrassGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Celebrating 60 years, the Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association presents the Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass for the season’s first concert. The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass consists of virtuoso musicians who have appeared on the world’s most prominent stages and performed with such groups as the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Canadian Brass and other groups. 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16Glenwood Springs High School auditoriumAdult rate (five concerts): $40; $15 students, and $85/familyInformation: or call 945-5384 or 945-8722Grand River Hospital District Volunteer Association: Grand Wine AffairRIFLE – Enjoy wine tasting, hors d’oeurves, live music and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Grand River Meals on Wheels program.5-8 p.m. Thursday Sept. 20Grand River Hospital Conference Area, 501 Airport Rd. Tickets: $25 each or $45 per couple, available at the Grand River Caf, Choice Liquors, and at the door the night of the event.Info: 625-6423Glenwood Springs Art Guild: 50th Annual Fall Art FestivalGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Support art education and enjoy original fine art, sculpture, and pottery from 285 artists. Includes the famous bargain bin, live artist demonstrations, and an exclusive Patron’s Night opening party Tuesday, Sept. 25.Sept. 26-30Ramada Inn and Suites, 124 W. 6th St.No admissionInfo: president@glenwoodspringsartguild.comPAC3: The April Clark ShowCARBONDALE – The April Clark Show is a jam-packed hour of adult situation and stand-up comedy, skits, interviews, and live music. In this live stage, comic/roving reporter April E. Clark sits down for an exclusive interview with recently crowned Mr. Carbondale, whips up naughty cocktails with Bonedale burlesque stars, and hosts an all-star jam session with an all-female house band featuring members of The Starlettes and their special, surprise musical guests.Doors open at 8 p.m.; show at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13Tickets: $10; $25 Mi Casita prix fixe dinner specialInfo: Initiative: “The Spectrum Dance Collection”CARBONDALE – Dance Initiative presents its fifth concert, “The Spectrum Dance Collection,” celebrating Supporting Women Artists Now (SWAN) month by highlighting the talented women choreographers and dancers in the valley.7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-20 Thunder River Theatre, 67 PromenadeInfo and reservations: and 963-8681 Hotel Colorado: John JorgensonGLENWOOD SPRINGS – John Jorgenson, known as the U.S. Ambassador of Gypsy Jazz, Jorgenson has earned a reputation as a world-class musician and guitarist and has collaborated with the likes of Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt and Bob Dylan.7 p.m. Oct. 24Tickets: TBAInfo:

Ramada Inn and Suites: Monday Night Jazz Jam SessionsGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Ramada Inn features jazz musician Pablo Gorra for Monday Night Jazz Jam Sessions at the Ramada Inn.7-9 p.m. Mondays124 W. 6th St.Info: and 945-2500Carbondale Clay Center: “Moonlight Mythstakes of Summerscape-isms”CARBONDALE – “Moonlight Mythstakes of Summerscape-isms” features new ceramic tumblers, luminaries, flower bricks, and wall pieces by artist Jesse Ring. Gallery hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, through Oct. 2135 Main St.No admission Info: info@carbondaleclay.orgWyly Community Art Center: “Betty Weiss: in Perspective”BASALT – “Betty Weiss: in Perspective,” is an exhibition of abstract paintings by one of Aspen’s icons and most prolific artists. Gallery hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Oct. 5. No admission99 Midland Spur downtown Basalt in the former Basalt Library building. Information: and 927-4123Main Street Gallery: Regional artistsGLENWOOD SPRINGS – This gallery, with locations in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, represents Doug Arneson, 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 Saturday817 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs399 Main St., CarbondaleInfo:, 945-4817 (Glenwood gallery), and 963-3775 (Carbondale gallery) CCAH: Drop-in figure drawing classCARBONDALE – Open to all ages and abilities, Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) is offering an uninstructed session for figure drawing. Bring your own easel and supplies. 7-9 p.m. MondaysThird Street Center, 520 S. Third St. Suite 9Fee: Free, but there is a model’s feeInfo:, and 963-1680Midland Arts Company: Local artists’ offeringsRIFLE – This cooperative gift shop features the work of the six artist-owners and about 30 additional local artists: vases, hand-painted furniture, jewelry, pottery, clothing and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday110 E. Third St., Rifle, next to Mary’s Wondrous ThingsInfo: and 625-3068

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