Music In The Mountains

Music Events in Colorado Mountain Towns

We have amazing outdoor fun in Colorado’s mountain towns including the launch of great Colorado Music Festivals and Events that you will want to Save the Date and plan for. We have a round-up on some of the best around.

RiverWonderGrass & WinterWonderGrass

The folks at Bonfire Entertainment have launched a single-day RiverWonderGrass concept that will run on Saturdays at Rancho del Rio, from June 19 through August 28. Many of these floats, with a capacity of 30 per event have sold out and a very limited allotment remains available for those later in summer.

For further information on RiverWonderGrass head to their website at www.riverwondergrass.com.

WinterWonderGrass, known for its mix of eclectic bluegrass and Americana artists, local and regional craft brews and world-class skiing and riding, announced today that jamgrass pioneers, Yonder Mountain String Band will be returning to the Colorado festival, marking their first appearance with their new lineup configuration.

WinterWonderGrass is traditionally held at Steamboat Resort in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The event, as previously announced, will take place on the weekend of February 25-27, 2022 and will feature headliner Trampled by Turtles as well as Sierra Hull. Once again, along with this announcement of Sierra Hull, WinterWonderGrass is pleased to offer a very limited allotment of GA tickets (VIPs are sold out and available exclusively via the exchange powered by Lyte); on sale now at www.winterwondergrass.com/steamboat. The Festival will be announcing one act per month as we ramp up to the return in February of 2022.

“Bringing Yonder back to Colorado is a testament to the belief in nurturing and honoring the roots of our scene,” shared Ariel Rosemberg, Director of Marketing & Ticketing. “We’re so excited to see and experience their evolution, and believe that our festival attendees share the same sentiment. It’ll absolutely be a treat to kick off our 2022 season with Yonder in our corner.

More information on WinterWonderGrass will be released in the coming months. Head to www.winterwondergrass.com/steamboat. For further information on RiverWonderGrass head to their website at www.riverwondergrass.com.


FESTIVAL TIP:

Heading to see your favorite band with the Kids? Don’t Forget:

Kids are a big part of the
Festival Scene these days. If
you are preparing to bring your kiddos, then be sure to purchase protective Ear Muffs or Ear Plugs to help protect them. Check online to find the best pair for your child. You might like having some too!


iBar Ranch – Gunnison

The I Bar is an authentic western heritage event center that seats up to 515.  It is situated on a 10 acre converted hay meadow, 250 ft off of the Tomichi Creek at the base of ‘W’ Mountain in beautiful Gunnison, CO.  The Colorado DOW operates the buffer of land between our venue and Tomichi Creek and offers access to amazing fly fishing and equestrian/hiking opportunities.

The I Bar is situated 1.5 miles southeast of downtown Gunnison behind Jorgenson Park and the Pioneer Museum.  Its unique setting is what makes it very special; just on the edge of town, but deep into the quiet spaces of agriculture and recreation.

The venue is a converted hay barn with stage, lighting & sound.  While the sides are open to provide fresh air and scenery, there are curtains that can be closed for inclement weather.  The venue is in operation from May-October for community orientated events and music you won’t want to miss.

Summer 2021 Line Up:

Stay Tuned For More Band Announcements, COVID-19 Protocols & Attendance Capacities at:

www.ibarranch.com/events/


Frisco Concert in the Park Series

We love the awesome little town of Frisco, Colorado. Great restaurants, an amazing marina, trails to hike and bike all contribute to what makes this town so wonderful!  Special Events and Music are another amazing reason why we adore Frisco. The Frisco Concert in the Park Series has some bands that will have you grabbing your outdoor blanket and lawn chairs for an evening out. Enjoy a fun, free concert in Frisco’s Historic Park on Thursdays in summer. Frisco will increase the Concert in the Park Series from nine concerts to 12 every Thursday from June 17 – September 2 at the Frisco Historic Park. Stay tuned for the Lineup.

For more information visit the TownOfFriscoEvents.com


Silverthorne First Fridays Music and More

The Town of Silverthorne is making the first Friday of every month a reason for residents and visitors alike to get together and celebrate what’s special about this vibrant community. From arts and food to music and fun, First Fridays showcase the community’s talented makers, artisans and performers, and include hosted evenings with artists, chefs, brewers, musicians and more in various locales that welcome the whole community to participate.

www.silverthorne.org


FESTIVAL TIP:

We say bring it all, because Colorado mountain town weather will get the unprepared!

  • CHECK FESTIVAL RULES
  • Valid photo ID
  • Sunscreen/ hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip Protection
  • Ear Protection
  • Lawn chairs –check Festival rules
  • Tarps/blankets
  • Sunshade tents –check Festival rules
  • Coolers with non-breakable water/soda containers to stay hydrated!
  • Camera –check Festival rules
  • Warm clothes
  • Light Clothing
  • Gloves
  • Rain Coat or Poncho
  • Waterproof Boots
  • Sandals
  • Small Back Pack or Hip Belt
  • Your Festivals #hashtag

Sunset Concert Series in Mountain Village

The Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association is excited to announce the lineup for the 21st annual Sunset Concert Series held in Mountain Village, Colorado. The 2019 Sunset Concert Series brings nine spectacular shows to Mountain Village’s Sunset Plaza (on the lawn near Lift 1) located steps away from the gondola to Telluride. The family-friendly concerts start at 6 p.m., and as in prior years, the concerts are free and pet-friendly. 

Music on the Green in Mountain Village

The Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association and Beyond the Groove Productions are pleased to announce the 3rd annual Music on the Green concert series in Mountain Village, Colorado. Music on the Green, a free summer concert series taking place most Fridays, starting June 7 through September 6 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Mountain Village Reflection Plaza, adjacent to the Madeline Hotel & Residences.

“Music on the Green is a great way to start to your summer weekends,” said Anton Benitez, president of TMVOA. “Meet with friends, grab a drink, a bite to eat, and enjoy live music in Reflection Plaza.”

The concert series line-up features a wide variety of bands and musicians who will start the weekend with a celebration of music and art amid the backdrop of the San Juan Mountains surrounding Mountain Village.


Dillon Amphitheater

LIVE MUSIC WILL RETURN TO THE DILLON AMPHITHEATER THIS SUMMER!

We know everyone is anxiously awaiting the return of Live Music to Summit County. The Town of Dillon appreciates everyone’s patience as they work to ensure the safety of staff and guests. The Dillon Ampitheater anticipates operating with a limited capacity with the potential to open to full capacity by the end of the summer. Stay tuned for event announcements as they move closer to June. Until then, hang tight! We will continue to update our website as we know more moving forward, but one thing is for sure, there will be music!

1st Announcement of the Season:

MELISSA ETHERIDGE

2021 TOUR

Wednesday, August 11th

PRE-SALE

Tuesday, May 4th @ 10am (MST)

PUBLIC ON-SALE

Friday, May 7th @ 10am (MST)

DOORS | SHOW
7:00pm | 8:00pm

AGE
All Ages

Check their website for details:

https://dillonamphitheater.com/

www.townofdillon.com


The Lariat, Buena Vista

The Lariat in Buena Vista: Striking gold in the mountain music scene
Music fans live for the opportunity to experience world-class talent in an intimate venue, and Lariat owners Court and Robbie Johnson provide that opportunity year-round in Buena Vista. Since taking over The Lariat in 2016, Court and Robbie have consistently booked top national and regional talent – Grammy-winning blues legends like John Primer and Otis Taylor as well as internationally renowned artists like John Popper of Blues Traveler and Davy Knowles from the Isle of Man. 
Increasingly, bands headed to or from Colorado’s music mecca – Red Rocks Amphitheater – are stopping by Buena Vista to perform at The Lariat as word spreads about this amazing musician-friendly venue. That list includes upcoming performances by Nicole Atkins and Town Mountain, btw.
The Lariat’s dedication to live music separates it from other music venues, but the Lariat experience actually begins outside, with stunning vistas of the Collegiate Peaks and the historic character of small-town Buena Vista. Long known as home to the state’s best whitewater.  BV sits alongside the Arkansas River surrounded by the highest concentration of 14ers in the state, natural hot springs and endless outdoor recreation opportunities. 
After taking in the outdoor fun, incredible scenery and small-town charm of BV, the experience continues inside. Court and Robbie transformed The Lariat from a nondescript dive bar into a state-of-the-art live music venue, craft beer and cocktail bar, and gastropub restaurant featuring a locally sourced menu. Renovations accentuate the railroad-era history of the brick building, creating a western steampunk vibe. 
After playing his first gig at The Lariat, Gasoline Lollipops frontman Clay Rose, exclaimed, “We love it there. … It’s really one of the best venues in Colorado, especially the sound!” 
Since then, The Lariat has raised the bar by installing the only Meyer Linas sound system to be found in an intimate (300-capacity) venue in Colorado. Controlled by a Midas Pro 3 soundboard, the system produces impeccable sound and gives The Lariat bragging rights for the best sound system in Colorado’s mountain scene. Along with Court and Robbie, legendary soundman Brother Rob provides the human touch – a key ingredient in creating The Lariat’s magical sets of sonic delight.
But don’t take our word for it. “As far as a good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll venue, The Lariat is the place,” according to National Flat-picking Champion Tyler Grant of Grant Farm and Pickin’ on the Dead.

Check their event calendar for the full line up: www.thelariatbv.com

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