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Happenings
Concerts
May 1
Don Williams, Two Rivers Convention Ctr, Gr Junc-
tion, 970.263.5700
John Anderson, Fort Lewis College, Durango,
877.352.2656
May 2
Eric Alexandar: Jazz Saxophone, Moss Performing
Arts Robinson Theatre, Gr Jct, 970.248.1604
Katchafire, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
May 3
Whitewater Ramble, Last Chance Saloon, Gunni-
son, 970.641.2611
May 4
Robotic Pirate Monkey, Mesa Theater & Lounge,
Gr Jct, 970.241.1717
May 6
Cosby Sweater, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
May 11
Mobb Deep, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
May 16
Junior Brown, 3rd St Performing Arts Ctr, Carbon-
dale, 970.963.3221
May 18
The Wyomerica Caravan: Jalan Crossland,
Screen Door Porch, Steve¡¯s Guitars, Carbondale,
970.963.3304
May 19
Band of Heathens, 3rd St Performing Arts Ctr, Car-
bondale, 970.963.3221
May 21
Rehab, Mesa Theater & Lounge, Grand Junction,
970.241.1717
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
May 22
Capital Cities, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
May 24
Campout for the Cause - Zioni, March 4th Marching
Band, Govinda, YAMN, Fruition, MTHDS, White-
water Ramble, Mountain Standard Time, Magic
Beans, Milkdrive, Bonfire Dub, Congress, Ishi,
Grant Farm, Mikey Thunder, Ramona, Olora Broth-
ers, Boneless, Springdale Quartet, Jaden Carlson,
Gipsy Moon, Psychonaut, Hardscrabble, Guillau-
me, Kevin Heinz, State Bridge, Bond, 970.653.0113
Big James and the Chicago Playboys, Vilar Perform-
ing Arts Center, Beaver Creek, 970.845.8497
May 25
Campout for the Cause - Zioni, March 4th Marching
Band, Govinda, YAMN, Fruition, MTHDS, White-
water Ramble, Mountain Standard Time, Magic
Beans, Milkdrive, Bonfire Dub, Congress, Ishi,
Grant Farm, Mikey Thunder, Ramona, Olora Broth-
ers, Boneless, Springdale Quartet, Jaden Carlson,
Gipsy Moon, Psychonaut, Hardscrabble, Guillau-
me, Kevin Heinz, State Bridge, Bond, 970.653.0113
2013 May
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May is here and music is in the air. Check out these great
concerts that are happening in your area this month.
Always call venues to confirm concert information:
Beaver Creek Blues Brews and BBQs Festival:
Too Slim and The Taildraggers, Beaver Creek,
888.920.2787
May 26
Campout for the Cause - Zioni, March 4th March-
ing Band, Govinda, YAMN, Fruition, MTHDS,
Whitewater Ramble, Mountain Standard Time,
Magic Beans, Milkdrive, Bonfire Dub, Congress,
Ishi, Grant Farm, Mikey Thunder, Ramona, Olora
Brothers, Boneless, Springdale Quartet, Jaden
Carlson, Gipsy Moon, Psychonaut, Hardscrabble,
Guillaume, Kevin Heinz, State Bridge, Bond,
970.653.0113
Beaver Creek Blues Brews and BBQs Festival:
Too Slim and The Taildraggers, Beaver Creek,
888.920.2787
May 27
Trapt, Mesa Theater & Lounge, Grand Junction,
970.241.1717
May 31
Stuart Davis, Blue Sage Ctr for the Arts, Paonia,
970.527.SAGE
3rd Annual Durango Blues Train: Peter Karp &
Sue Foley, Lil¡¯ Brian & the Zydeco Travelers,
Todd & The Fox, Lionel Young, Kirk James, Low
Volts, Durango Silverton Railroad, Durango,
970.247.2733
Dolores/Mancos/Cortez/Dove Creek:
-13th Annual Home & Garden Show, May
3-4, Montezuma County Fairgrounds, Cortez,
www.fourcornershomeandgardenshow.com or
970.565.1771.
-Ute Mountain/Mesa Verde Birding Festival, May
8-12, Throughout Mesa Verde Country, Tours,
lectures, art exhibit, dinner. 970.565.8227 or www.
utemountainmesaverdebirdingfestival.com
-Durango Kennel Club Dog Show, May 17-
19, Montezuma County Fairgrounds, Cortez
970.565.1000
-Cortez Historic Preservation Day, Saturday, May
18, Cortez. Historic building tours & lectures.
970.564.4004
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
-Native American Cultural Program and Native
American Dances, Programs: May 24, 25, 28, 31,
June1; Dances: May 24, 31. Cortez Cultural Cen-
ter. For details: www.cortezculturalcenter.org or
970.565.1141
-Dolores River Festival, Saturday, Jun 1, Joe
Rowell Park, Dolores, Arts, Crafts, food ven-
dors, live music beer garden and free raft rides.
970.882.4780 or 970.739.4646
www.doloresriverfestival.com
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
-Durango Wine Experience, May 2-4.
-Merely Players and Durango Performing Arts
Company: Disney¡¯s the Little Mermaid, JR. May
3, 4, 10, 11, Durango Arts Center Theater.
-Durango Dance: Annual Spring Performance,
May 10-11, Community Concert Hall at FLC.
-Rapids & Rhythms, May 18, Whitewater Festival
with all of the key ingredients: boats, bands and
brews! Pagosa Springs.
-Dance in the Rockies: 24th Annual Recital, May
18-19, Community Concert Hall at FLC.
-Taste of Spring 2013, May 18-19, 1-6p, Fox Fire
Farms, Come enjoy the ¡®fruits¡¯ of spring as we
celebrate our wine room¡¯s open season here on
the farm!
-Southern Ute Bear Dance, May 24-28, 9a-9p, A
Pow Wow at the Sky Ute tribal grounds in Igna-
cio. Grand Entry at 7p on Friday and Saturday at
1p and 7p.
-Full Moon Hike, May 25, by Durango Nature
Studies.
-Pagosa Fiber Festival, May 25-26, a celebra-
tion of the efforts of a growing cottage industry
involved in fiber-related businesses
-Durango Blues Train, May 31 & June 1, Durango
Silverton Railroad, three hours of rockin¡¯ blues
while traveling by a coal-fired, steam-powered
locomotive.
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
-Blues, Brews & BBQ, May 25-26. Beaver Creek¡¯s
9th annual event signals the beginning of sum-
mertime in the mountains Memorial Day Week-