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Happenings
Concerts
April 1
Badfish, A Tribute to Sublime, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
April 3
Los Lonely Boys, Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 970.845.8497
Minus the Bear, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
April 4
Los Lonely Boys, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Elephant Revival, Vilar Center, Beaver Creek,
970.845.8497
Marinade, The Summit, Durango, 970.247.2324
April 5
Los Lonely Boys, Community Concert Hall, Fort Lewis,
Durango, 970.247.7657
Great White w/Jack Russell, 3rd St Performing Arts Ctr,
Carbondale, 970.963.3221
The Music of Abba (Arrival from Sweden), Vilar, Beaver
Creek, 970.845.8497
Deer Tick, Palm Theater, Telluride, 970.369.5669
Blockhead, The Henry Strater Theater, Durango,
970.375.7160
April 6
Whitewater Ramble, The Eldo, Cr. Butte, 970.349.6125
April 7
Casey Driessen, Steve¡¯s Guitars, Carbondale, 970.963.3304
April 9
Queensryche, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Jeff Anderson, Rock Springs Church, Cortez, 970.565.1177
April 10
Queensryche, Mesa Theater & Lounge, Gr Junction,
970.241.1717
April 11
Jack and the Bear, Dolores River Brewery, Dolores,
970.882.4677
April 12
Soul Asylum, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Danny Schmidt, Carrie Elkin, Steve¡¯s Guitars, Carbon-
dale, 970.963.3304
April 14
Leftover Salmon, Head for the Hills, Steamboat Ski Re-
sort, 970.879.6111
Rusko, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
April 16
Gwar, Warbeat, Wilson, Mesa Theater & Lounge, Gr
Junction, 970.241.1717
April 17
He¡¯s My Brother She¡¯s My Sister, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
April 19
The New Reeltime Travelers & Betse Ellis, Paradise The-
ater, Paonia, 970.527.6610
Susanne Abbott, Steve¡¯s Guitars, Carbondale, 970.963.3304
Colin Hay, 3rd St Performing Arts Ctr, Carbondale,
970.963.3221
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Various Venues, Durango,
970.385.4526
April 20
Ghostface Killah, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Various Venues, Durango,
970.385.4526
April 21
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown: Various Venues, Durango
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these great concerts that are happening in April. Always
call venues to confirm concert information:
April 23
Betse Ellis, Dolores River Brewery, Dolores, 970.882.4677
April 24
Betse Ellis, Revolution Brewing, Paonia, 970.260.4869
April 25
Blue Fruit Snacks, The Summit, Durango, 970.247.2324
Betse Ellis, Steve¡¯s Guitars, Carbondale, 970.963.3304
April 26
Wesley Pruitt Band, Turn of the Century Saloon, Mon-
trose,
Betse Ellis, Cavalcade, Fruita, 970.260.5413
April 27
David Starr Band, RJ¡¯s Steakhouse, Cedaredge,
970.856.3841
That 1 Guy, 3rd St Performing Arts Ctr, Carbondale,
970.963.3221
Wesley Pruitt Band, Turn of the Century Saloon, Mon-
trose,
Joint Point, Sherbino Theatre, Ridgway, 970.201.8570
April 28
Rob Ickes, Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs,
970.945.6511
Dolores/Mancos/Cortez/Dove Creek:
-Apr 2, Archaeologist Dr. Paul Reed will give a
lecture, 7p, at the United Methodist Church of
Cortez, about how the prehistoric occupation
of the Chuska Valley was economically linked
to Chaco Canyon, but why the sociopoliti-
cal connections remain unclear. Call Diane at
970.560.1643 for more info.
-Apr 22, Fee Free Day, 9a, Hovenweep National
Monument, Cortez
-Apr 26-28, Cortez Gun/Sportsman Expo, Mont-
ezuma County Fairgrounds, Cortez, 970.749.9772
-Apr 27, Pueblo to Pueblo Bike Race, Cortez Cul-
tural Center, Cortez, 970.565.1151
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
-Otis Half Moon will give a free lecture on the
local impact of the Old Spanish Trail, Apr 6, 10a,
at the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum
in Ignacio. Go to www.succm.org for more info.
-Apr 6, Comedy Nights at the Henry Strater The-
ater, Comedian Wayne Francis headlines, and the
opener is Will White. Show starts at 8p (doors
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
open at 7:15p) Advance tickets $10. Tickets at the
door $12. For more info 970.375.7160.
-Apr 19, The Bluegrass Express Train, Ride in the
comfort of one of the premium-class cars of the
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
while listening to live bluegrass music!
-Apr 19-21, Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, A
special time of year when bluegrass music flows
from venues throughout downtown Durango.
The lineup includes Charlie Sizemore, Chatham
County Line, Cahalen Morrison, Eli West, and
many many others!
-Apr 20-21, Four Corners Green Living Expo,
10a-5p on Saturday and 10a-3p on Sunday at La
Plata County Fairgrounds.
-Apr 24-26, The Southwest Tourism Summit is
back in Durango. The summit¡¯s mission is to
provide southwest businesses with a unique
opportunity to gain valuable tourism knowledge
through education and networking and further
develop the southwest as a premier experience
for visitors.
-Apr 26-28, The Home and Ranch Show, La Plata
County Fairgrounds, Durango, 970.764.2800
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
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Taste of Vail, Apr 3-6, showcases more than 30
of Vail¡¯s finest chefs and restaurateurs alongside
the owners and winemakers from nearly 50 of
the countries¡¯ top wineries. For more information
please visit:
www.vail.com/events/taste-of-vail.aspx
-Spring Back to Vail, Apr 8-14, The biggest end-
of-season bash in the Rocky Mountains, Spring
Back to Vail is a week of fun in the sun. Don¡¯t
miss a week of concerts, the World Pond Skim-
ming Championships and so much more!
-Skiing Heritage Week, Apr 8-14, Celebrate 50yrs
of mountain fun & memories as Vail caps off it¡¯s
50th Birthday season with Skiing History Week.
-Apr 11, Witness the history of Vail and its
founding unfold during the 50th anniversary
film by Roger Cotton Brown, Vail¡¯s original film-
maker. Tickets available at the Lionshead