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CARBONDALE, Colorado – Featuring legendary singer-songwriter John Denver’s friends and former bandmates playing country, folk, bluegrass, blue and rock & roll. Musicians include Jim Horn, Molly Weaver, Randy Utterback, Twirp Anderson, Mack Bailey, Joe Kelley, Cash Cashman, Ellen Stapenhorst, Tom Paxton, Doug McLain, Kenn Roberts, Chris Goplerud and Ken Miller. Tickets are $35 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5-10, and free for children under 5. Portion of proceeds to benefit LIFT-UP.5:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. concert FridayThe Gathering Place, 110 Snowmass Drive, CarbondaleInfo: Karmen T. Doplsaff, (970) 927-1155 or visit http://www.starsongfoundation.showclix.com.
CARBONDALE, Colorado – The town will be bustling with all types of talents from musicians to jugglers at various locations for the First Friday celebration for August. Konnyaku will feature Hot Club Jazz and a light night sushi bar with no cover. Phat Thai will have DJ dancing 9 p.m. until close. The Mile Markers, playing rock, covers and originals will take the stage at 8 p.m. at Carbondale Beer Works with no cover charge. Mi Casita will have a great mix of Latin and American music and dance until 2 a.m. Steve’s Guitars presents The Farewell Drifters at 8:30 p.m. Complimentary vans with tour-guide hosts and colorful bicycle rickshaws will give rides up and down Main Street to The Third Street Center and along Highway 133 well into the night.Konnyaku, 568 Highway 133; Phat Thai, 343 Main St.; Carbondale Beer Works, 647 Main St.; Mi Casita, 580 Main St.; Steve’s Guitars, 19 N. 4th St.Info: Dave Taylor, email@example.com or Harmony Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The arts show Visions of Music opens Friday. An artist reception will be held next week at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12. The artist reception will be in conjunction with an ice cream social pottery fundraiser.Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: (970) 945-2414, email@example.com or http://www.glenwoodarts.org.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Dance to original tunes, modern takes on jazz standards and classic Motown hits with A Vision Quest, putting on their farewell show at the historic Cardiff School House. The band includes Harris Jackson on guitar and vocals, Joshua Darling on keyboards, David Ackerman on saxophone and flute, Sam “Wonderbread” Robison on bass, Paul Struempler on soprano sax and John Carter Colia on drums. With most of the band now out of high school and moving on to college, the group is going on hiatus while members take on the next step of their lives. Tickets $10 at the door.7:30 p.m. SaturdayCardiff Schoolhouse, 4018 Sky Ranch Drive in Park East, Glenwood SpringsInfo: David Darling, (970) 403-5227 or visit http://www.cardiffschoolhouse.com.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Flashlights, a rising group in the indie pop scene, will play a show with Aotearoa at the historic Cardiff Schoolhouse.Described as “deliciously sweet Glo-Fi basement party jams,” the Denver duo, Ethan converse and Sam Martin, started Flashlights as a way to explore their desire to make warm, summertime music while trapped in the cold Denver winter.Aotearoa is a funk-rock duo formed in 2010 in Kansas. The two-man band is a take on Talking Heads, Parliament and Funkadelic, with a healthy influence of James Brown and Fela Kuti. Both are multi-instrumentalists who alternate duties between drums and guitar. Tickets $10 at the door.7:30 p.m. SundayCardiff Schoolhouse, 4018 Sky Ranch Drive in Park East, Glenwood SpringsInfo: David Darling, (970) 403-5227 or visit http://www.cardiffschoolhouse.com.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Staci L. Dickerson of Carbondale exhibits her colorful, contemporary artwork through August. She shows her work in local and regional art shows, and was the 2006 People’s Choice winner in the Valley Visual Art Show. Artist reception from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, with live music by Kris and Naoemi Kosmowski.Gallery 809, 809 Grand Avenue, Glenwood SpringsInfo: Cynthia Thomas, 945-0809 or http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
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