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Contributed photoAlready Gone is the featured band for the Music on the Mountain series at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Free trams rides in exchange for a donated can of food start at 4 p.m., and the concert is 6-10 p.m. on Saturday.
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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Already Gone will be the featured band at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s Music on the Mountain concert series on Saturday. Guests will be able to ride the tram for free – a $12 value – with the donation of a least one can of food per rider to benefit the LIFT-UP food pantry. Already Gone is a popular cover band with a robust sound and diverse set list that includes classic rock, R&B, new country, top 40 and funk.4 p.m. free tram rides start; 6-10 p.m. concert, SaturdayGlenwood Caverns Adventure Park, 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-4228 or http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com

CARBONDALE, Colorado – It’s both an “open mic” for musicians and an “open stage” night for random performers this weekend at Steve’s Guitars.Have a good joke or a poem? Standup comedy or some magic? Bring it on Friday night. Donations are accepted.Sunday night will feature songwriter Matt the Electrician. Matt has been a finalist in the Mountain Stage New Song Festival, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival. His music has been described as “quirky, acoustic, roots-based pop” and he is a “singer, songwriter who won’t try to make you cry.” Tickets $15.Shows on Friday and Sunday at 8:30 p.m.Steve’s Guitar’s, 19 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleInfo: 963-3304 or sguitars@sopris.net

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The dance companies at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts will hold auditions for junior and senior dance companies for dancers ages 8-18. Students must be intermediate or advanced level with strengths in ballet, modern and jazz. Dancers should bring ballet attire and shoes, jazz shoes if you have them. The audition will run for one hour.4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-2414 or visit http://www.glenwoodarts.org



GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Colorado Mountain College Theatre will hold open auditions for its fall productions of “Inherit the Wind” (performances Oct. 21-23 and 27-30) and “I Hate Hamlet,” (performances Dec. 2-4 and 8-11.) Those auditioning should prepare a short monologue of their choice and be ready to read from the script. Advance calls not necessary. Scripts are available for reading at the college’s Quigley Library at Spring Valley or at CMC in Glenwood Springs, 1402 Blake Ave. Auditions 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, and Wednesday, Sept. 7New Space Theatre at Springs Valley, 3000 County Road 114 south of Glenwood SpringsInfo: 947-8177

MEEKER, Colorado – The 25th anniversary of the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials is gearing up for the event on Sept. 7-11 with 124 handlers entered into the five-day event.Sheepdog owners demonstrate their dogs’ skills in maneuvering sheep in a calm, controlled manner through a course.Craft fair, food booths, pancake breakfasts, demonstrations by spinners, weavers, felters and potters, educational seminars on cooking lamb, saddle-making and border collies, art contest, silent auction and petting farm Sept. 9-11.Sheep shearing contest, dog handling demos and a bagpiper Sept. 10-11. Barbecue and free outdoor concert with Chuck Pyle’s country western duo on Sept. 10; lamb barbecue on Sept. 11.Tickets at the gate: $30 adult five-day pass; $10 adult one-day pass; $5 seniors and kids 8-16 one-day or five-day pass; children under 8 free.Bring a hat, binoculars and sunscreen, but do not bring your pets.Info: (970) 878-0111 or http://www.meekersheepdog.com.



CARBONDALE, Colorado – Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell is a music legend with a 50-year career playing pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel and surf records. Doors open 7 p.m.; show 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9Tickets $35 in advance; $40 day of show.PAC3 Third Street Center, 520 Third St., CarbondaleInfo: 925-1663, http://www.pac3carbondale.com or http://www.leonrussellrecords.com.

REDSTONE, Colorado – The 16th Annual Labor Day Weekend Art Show takes place under festive tents on the grounds of the historic Redstone Inn. The show provides quality art for viewing and purchasing in a casual atmosphere, and an opportunity to meet the artists to discuss their work and techniques. Music by Michael Farrell.Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2Redstone Inn, 82 Redstone Blvd., RedstoneInfo: 963-2310 or http://www.redstoneartfoundation.org

BATTLEMENT MESA, Colorado – The fifth annual Grand Valley Quilt Show, sponsored by the Grand Valley Historical Society and the Grand Valley Sew and Sew Quilters will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25.There will be a “Bed Turning” of antique quilts at the Battlement School House and the Glover Cabin. Visitors will also enjoy a delightful tour into the past.10 a.m-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24Noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25Battlement School House, 7235 Road 300, Battlement Mesa


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