As always, there's lots to explore in the mountains - hiking, sailing, biking, kayaking, golfing, shopping - you name it. If you need some help deciding, that's what we're here for. Here are some options for you:
The Backstage Theatre presents The Fantasticks, Sat. Aug. 22, 2pm & 7:30pm
"Try To Remember" a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences the world over. "The Fantasticks" is a timeless story of love (and the tests of love) that manages to be nostalgic and universal at once. Walk-ins welcome, reservations recommended.
$20 adults/$14 students and children under 12
Tickets call - 970.453.0199
5th Annual Blues & Art Festival, Sat - Sun. (Aug. 22-23)
Savvy Blues stretches its acoustic roots through the Rocky Mountains. Grab a beverage from Anheuer-Busch or Fetzer, try one of many delicious food dishes, and stroll through the juried art show as one of a kind artists trim the plaza. Free kids activities and more round out this day of bluesy fun for the whole family.
Lipbone Redding - That's not a trombone you're hearing...It's a human voice. Former subway musician Lipbone Redding revs up the party and makes lots of sounds with only his lips. He not only imitates a trombone, he is an accomplished soloist, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer. He's the Jazz, Blues, Jam and Soul version of a human beat-box ... Make that a "Human Sweet Box." Visit Lipbone Redding website.
Tommy Thomas - Raised by a musical family in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Tommy has been groomed by the sweet sound of blues and gospel since the day he was born. One of 10 children born to the late Inetta Johnson Thomas and James Thomas, the singer described his parents as "notorious gospel singers all throughout the South" They inspired him, he said, "but most of all, I thank God for giving me the talent."
Divas of Blues feat. Sheryl Renee - Refers to herself as a vocalist, but to call her a balladeer, songstress, storyteller of the great standards, would also be correct. Solid swinging skills, intermixed with "scat" singing as well as her ability to caress a ballad. with her strong rapport for lyrics, Sheryl and her trio will tastefully add to the ambiance of your event, or function.
Todd Tijerina - Infusing funk, rock and jazz elements into his blues stylings, Todd has always striven to be unique as a songwriter and guitarist. Rootstime (Belgium) declares that he "creates his own style and sound... His manner of guitar playing, singing and songwriting is refreshing and inspiring." Visit Todd Tijerina website.
Ricky Earl - Louisiana blues man, the piper of the blues, the up and coming blues man of this century. Ricky earl brings a new vive of blues music to the scene. Ricky's style is a mix of Johnny Taylor, chuck berry and Sam cook, bb king all in one. He is a star moving to super stardom as a great blues entertainer.
Family Fun Fest, Sat. Aug. 22, 10am-3pm
The Family Fun Fest is an event for the whole family to enjoy at the Peninsula Recreation Area.
Free activities for the family will include bungee jumper, Old Chicago Bounce House, Taco Bell Climbing Wall, Live Music on the Summit Ford Stage, Stork & Bear Train Ride, Keystone Corral, face painting and more!
Don’t forget to bring some cash for food, Backcountry Brewery Beer Garden, and goods from the vendors.
Sunset at the Summit Concert, Sat. Aug. 22, 7-10pm
A free concert featuring The Informants at the Lake Dillon Amphitheater on beautiful Lake Dillon. Posted by Breckenridge Associates Real Estate on