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Happenings
Concerts
April 1
Brothers Keeper, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
The Easy Peaces: Neil Young Tribute, Chief Theater,
Steamboat, 970.871.4791
April 2
Andy Gross¡¯ Mind Boggling Variety Show, Vilar Center,
Beaver Creek, 970.845.8497
Dan Bern, Steve¡¯s Guitars, Carbondale, 970.963.3304
Masters of Tradition, Community Concert Hall, FLC,
Durango, 970.247.7657
April 3
Kathleen Madigan, Community Concert Hall, FLC,
Durango, 970.247.7657
Chris Botti, Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 970.845.8497
WhiteWater Ramble, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Pedrito Martinez, The Little Nell, Aspen, 970.920.4600
Earphunk, Fly Me to the Moon Saloon, Telluride,
970.728.MOON
April 4
Dan Bern, Dolores River Brewery, Dolores, 970.882.4677
Debby Leopold, Hitchin¡¯ Post, Norwood, 970.327.4969
Dennis & Joni Overpeck, Trail Town Still, Ridgway,
970.626.3060
David Alderice, Marcin Arendt & Friends, First United
Methodist Church, Gr Jct, 970.242.4850
Pedrito Martinez, The Little Nell, Aspen, 970.920.4600
April 5
Brothers Keeper, Shakedown Bar, Vail, 970.479.0556
40oz. to Freedom, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Steamboat, 970.879.6111
April 6
Three 6 Mafia NKA Da Mafia 6ix, Twisted Insane, Whitney
Peyton, Sozay & The Menace, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
April 7
STARS: Imagination Makers Theater Company present
Fables, Old & New, Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 970.845.8497
April 8
J Roddy Walston & The Business, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
April 10
Bombino, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
April 11
Karl Denson¡¯s Tiny Universe, Dirty Dozen Brass Band,
Solaris, Vail, 970.476.9000
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown: Dave Richey & the Ruined
Nation Boys, Sweetwater String Band, Discovery Museum,
Durango, 970.259.9234
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown: Earl Brothers, The Rail-
splitters, Blue Highway, Six Dollar String Band, Durango
Arts Center, 970.259.2606
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown: Earl Brothers, Blue High-
way, The Henry Strater Theater, Durango, 970.375.7160
Norwood Dane & Brooke, Trail Town Still, Ridgway,
970.626.3060
April 12
MarchFourth Marching Band, Gondola Square Steamboat
Resort, 970.879.6111
STS9, The Polish Ambassador, Ford Park, Vail, 970.479.2270
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown: Earl Brothers, The Scrug-
glers, Chicken Strange, The Railsplitters, Wild Horse Saloon,
Durango, 970.375.2568
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown: Pick & Holler, Six Dollar
Band, Durango Elks Lodge, Durango, 970.247.2296
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Music, music everywhere. Check out these hot concerts that
are happening in your area during the month of April.
Always call venues to confirm concert information:
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown: Town Mountain, The
Railsplitters, Earl Brothers, Colorado College Bluegrass
Ensemble, Henry Strater Theater, Durango, 970.375.7160
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown: Blue Highway, Running out
of Road, Dave Richey & the Ruined Nation Boys, Durango
Arts Center, 970.259.2606
April 13
MarchFourth Marching Band, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
G. Love & Special Sauce, Steamboat Resort, 970.879.6111
Jeff Solon Jazz Trio, Sherbino Theater, Ridgway,
970.318.0892
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown: Sweetwater String Band,
Stray Grass, Rick & Holler, Wild Horse Saloon, Durango,
970.375.2568
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown: Town Mountain, Loose
Change, Blue Highway, Durango Arts Center, 970.259.2606
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown: Blue Highway, Benny
Galloway, Lawn Chair Kings, The Henry Strater Theater,
Durango, 970.375.7160
April 14
Empire of the Sun, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Faculty Brass Quintet, Moss Center, Gr Jct, 970.248.1604
April 15
Empire of the Sun, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
April 16
Shovels and Rope, Parker Millsap, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
California Guitar Trio, Community Concert Hall, FLC,
Durango, 970.247.7657
April 17
Faculty Piano Trio, Moss Recital Hall, Gr Jct, 970.248.1604
April 18
Western Slope Freedom Fest: Pato Banton, Fractalia,
Powerhouse, Crested Butte, 970.799.3206
MartyParty, Agave, Avon, 970.748.8666
Rob Jones & the Good Times Music Co, Trail Town Still,
Ridgway, 970.626.3060
April 19
Western Slope Freedom Fest: Pato Banton, Funkdafari,
4H Event Center, Ridgway, 970.626.3304
Hemlock, Mesa Theater & Lounge, Gr Jct, 970.241.1717
3rd Time Charm, Hitchin¡¯ Post, Norwood, 970.327.4969
April 20
Western Slope Freedom Fest: Pato Banton, Eldergrown,
Animas City Theater, Durango, 970.799.2281
Steel Pulse, Bonfire Dub, Solaris, Vail, 970.476.9000
Metalachi, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Saliva, Mesa Theater & Lounge, Gr Jct, 970.241.1717
April 21
San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra, Community Concert
Hall, FLC, Durango, 970.247.7657
April 22
Tokyo Police Club
, Geographer, Said The Whale, Belly
Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
April 23
Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats, Community Hall, FLC,
Durango, 970.247.7657
April 25
Mobb Deep, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Aunt Bee & Uncle Durty, Trail Town Still, Ridgway,
970.626.3060
April 26
Rita Chiarelli, San Juan Symphony, Community Concert
Hall, FLC, Durango, 970.247.7657
Brothers Keeper, Shakedown Bar, Vail, 970.479.0556
Harry Harpoon, Trail Town Still, Ridgway, 970.626.3060
Bad Brad and the Fat Cats, DRB, Dolores, 970.882.4677
April 28
Warpaint, James Supercave, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
April 29
Reignwolf, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
Dolores/Mancos/Cortez/Dove Creek:
--Raising Readers Storytime, Cortez Public Library,
202 N Park St, every Thur, 10:30a, for preschool-aged
children, songs, stories, crafts & silliness, w/the Early
Childhood Literacy Initiative program. 970.565.8117.
-The Great Potato Bake, $6, Apr 3, 11a-1:30p, Cortez
Cultural Center volunteers provide baked potatoes
with all the fixings! Proceeds benefit the Center.
-Montelores Early Childhood Council luncheon
meeting, Apr 7, 11:45a, room 110, Johnson Building,
525 S Broadway, Cortez. Lunch provided, please
RSVP to Vangi McCoy 970.749.7017.
-Poet¡¯s Riot, The Mancos Opera House Restoration
and Preservation Society is hosting a Poet¡¯s Riot, Apr
11, 6:00p, at 136 Grand Ave, in Mancos. Do you have
something important to say and are looking for the
right place to say it? Present original poems, celebrat-
ing National Poetry Month, 970.560.2572
-Pueblo to Pueblo Run/Bike Event, $15-$35, Apr 26,
8a-12noon, 5k run/walk, half marathon and 50 mile
bike event begin at the Cortez Cultural Center.
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
-Apr 4, Avenue Q, A coming-of-age parable with
the use of puppets alongside human actors, at the
theatre at Fort Lewis College, 7:30-9:30p
-Apr 5, Fort Lewis College Athletics Cycling:
Road Race, For more info contact Dave Hagen at:
hagen_d@fortlewis.edu
-Apr 5, Four Corners Backcountry Tack Sale, more
info contact Dave Hagen at: hagen_d@fortlewis.edu
-Apr 12, Around the World Children¡¯s Fair, Enjoy
children¡¯s cultural activities and performances,
LaPlata County Fairgrounds, 970.385.4354
-Apr 17, The Strater Hotel Open House, Enjoy a
guided tour, historical photographs, culinary tast-
ings, with a finale event in the Hank theatre: The
Annual Victorian Fashion Show. 4-7p
-Apr 19, Peanuts The Easter Beagle Express, 9:30a,
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
-Apr 19-20, Four Corners Green Living Expo, 10a-5p
Sat and 10a-3p Sun, LaPlata County Fairgrounds.
-Dance in the Rockies: Aladdin, Story Book Ballet,
Apr 19, 2p, Community Concert Hall, FLC, 1000 Rim
Drive, Durango, 970.247.7657
-1st Annual Western Slope Freedom Fest! Live music
& FUN! April 20, $15/$35VIP, Pato Banton w/Elder-
grown, Animas City Theatre, Durango, 970.247.2190,
wsfreedomfest.com
-Apr 23, The Golden Dragon Acrobats, 7:30p, Fort
Lewis College Community Concert Hall.
-Apr 24-26, The Durango Wine Experience, 3 days of
seminars, wine dinners and unique tastings. Hun-
dreds of wineries, artisan spirits and craft beers.
-Apr 26-27, 20th Annual Durango Home & Ranch
Show, 10a-5p Sat and 10a-3p at the La Plata County
Fairgrounds in Durango.
-Durango Children¡¯s Chorale Concert: Circles, 4p,
Apr 27, First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen
Dr, Durango, Tickets $10/$5, celebrating circles
through song & dance. Purchase tickets online or by
calling 1.800.838.3006, or at the door.