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May 1
Policulture, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
May 2
Musketeer Gripweed, Belly Up, Aspen,
May 5
Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz,
FLC Concert Hall, Durango, 970.247.7657
May 6
Beats Antique w/Moon Hooch, Belly Up, Aspen,
May 7
The Orb, w/Govinda, Belly Up, Aspen,
May 8
Symphony Orchestra, CMU, Gr Jct, 970.248.1604
May 9
Big Water, KAFM Radio Room, Gr Jct, 970.241.8801
MTHDS Perform The Beastie Boys, Belly Up, As-
pen, 970.544.9800
May 11
Wind Symphony, CMU, Gr Jct, 970.248.1604
May 13
Peter Zollner, piano, 1st United Methodist Church,
Gr Jct, 970.242.4850
May 14
A Celtic Family Celebration w/Natalie MacMas-
ter & Donnell Leahy, FLC Concert Hall, Durango,
A Tribe Called Red, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
May 15
Gabrielle Louise & Band, Habitat Barn, Montrose,
May 16
David Starr w/Hap Harriman, Heather¡¯s, Basalt,
Gabrielle Louise & Band, Blue Sage Ctr, Paonia,
Opal Moon, The Hitchin¡¯ Post, Norwood,
The Lindells, DRB, Dolores, 970.882.HOPS
May 19
Stray Grass, Two Rivers Winery, Gr Jct,
May 22
Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute, Glenwood
Caverns Adventure Park, 800.530.1635
Eldren Plays the Beatles, Belly Up, Aspen,
May 23
Dead Floyd, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
May 29
The B-Side Players, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
May 30
Trace Bundy, Wright Opera House, Ouray,
May 31
Shakey Graves, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
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Music, music everywhere. Check out these hot concerts that
are happening in your area during the month of May.
Always call venues to confirm concert information:
-Raising Readers preschool Storytime, Cortez Public
Library, 202 N Park St, Cortez, every Thu, 10:30a,
Older children craft at 11:15a, songs, stories, crafts
& silliness using the Early Childhood Literacy Initia-
tive program, 970.565.8117
-Ute Mountain/Mesa Verde Birding Festival, May
6-10, Cortez Cultural Ctr, Cortez, Spring migrants &
early nesters attract birdwatchers, 970.565.1151
-12-Hours of Mesa Verde Mountain Bike Race, May
9, Phil¡¯s World, Cortez
-Durango Kennel Club Dog Show, May 15-17, Mont-
ezuma County Fairgrounds, Cortez, 405.427.8181
-Hospice of Montezuma Golf Scramble, May 16, Con-
quistador Golf Course, 2018 N Dolores Rd, Cortez,
Golf Pro Shop 970.565.9208
-Colorado Permaculture Convergence in The Four
Corners, May 23-24, Hananiah¡¯s Rest Ranch, From
Cortez: 1) Rte 491 ~4 miles North to Road N (John
Deere Dealership) and turn Left; 2) Road N ~3 miles
West to Road 20 (you come to ¡°T¡± in the road) turn
Left; 3) Road 20 ~2 miles South to the last power
pole (on your left), look to right for the sign for Ha-
naniah¡¯s Rest Ranch & green mailbox, 970.759.2724
-Indian Arts & Culture Festival, May 23-24, Cortez
Cultural Center
--Narrow Gauge Days, May 1, 11a-2p, Durango &
Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, 479 Main Ave,
Durango, enjoy hot dogs & dance to the beat of
Durango¡¯s beloved Bar D Wranglers
-Durango Farmers Market, May 9, 8a-12p, 1st Na-
tional Bank Parking Lot, 259 W 9th St, Durango, kick
off the 1st Farmers Market of 2015, takes place ea/
Sat, 970.903.1176
-Ballet Durango, A Celebration of Dance, May 9, 5p,
FLC Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Dr, Durango,
from ¡®Bach Variations¡¯ to ¡®A Taste of Americana¡¯ &
more, this performance has something for everyone,
young or old, 970.247.7657, www.durangoconcerts.
-DIAVOLO ¡®Architecture in Motion¡¯, Jacques Heim
Artistic Director, May 12, 7:30p, FLC Community
Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Dr, Durango, internationally
renowned modern acrobatic dance company Diavolo
Dance Theater has earned a reputation for stunning,
innovative movement on oversized surrealistic sets
& everyday structures, 970.247.7657, www.duran-
-Car Show at Pagosa, May 15-16, Join us for the An-
nual Car Show in Pagosa Springs
-Bella Dance Studio, Inc., Bella Danzante VII, May
16, 5p, FLC Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Dr,
Durango, local Durango dancers present pieces in a
varity of dance forms from ballet to hip hop,
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
students ages 2-20 perform & bring their
love of dance to the stage, 970.247.7657,
-Taste of Durango, May 17, 11a-3p, Main
between 8th & 12th St, downtown Du-
rango, celebrate the culinary skill & culture
that helps define Durango
-44th Annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic,
May 21-25, downtown Durango, a full
weekend of events, over 3500 participants
in 5 events
-The Narrow Gauge 10 Mile Run, May 24,
8a-12p, Santa Rita Park, Runners choose
between 10 mile or 4 mile option, more
info at:
-Animas River Days, May 28-30, through-
out downtown Durango, public gathering
w/whitewater competitions, community
outreach about river resources & conserva-
tion, more info: 970.259.3583.
-Garden Tours, May 29, 9:30-10:30a, Durango Public
Library Lobby, an easy walk on the River Trail to free
tours of this award winning Demonstration Garden, for
reservations call 970.769.3091 or email: mj_palm22@
-Durango Blues Train, May 29-30, Durango & Silverton
Narrow Gauge Railroad, 479 Main Ave, Durango, you
don¡¯t have to be a blues fan to enjoy yourself as the
train itself is an amazing experience
-Dance in the Rockies, 26th Annual Recital, May 30
at 6p & May 31 at 3p, FLC Community Concert Hall,
1000 Rim Dr,
Durango, 970.247.7657,,
--Tuesday Foosday, A foosball tiurnament that is open
to all, w/random partner format, winners claim pride
& prizes! Bob¡¯s Place, 100 W Beaver Creek Blvd, Avon,
May 5, 8-10p, 970.845.8556
-Mountain Bike Short Track Races, May 6: Eagle
County Fairgrounds w/after party at The Dusty Boot,
May 13: Maloit Park, Minturn w/after Party TBD. Vail
Rec District¡¯s Spring Bike Series offers a fun way to
get in shape after a long winter, no points or prizes
but a fun party & raffle after race, races take place on
a short, dirt loop, racers have 20 min. to ride as many
laps as possible, kids races will be 5 & 10 min., adult
participants get free beer, 970.479.2279
-Mother¡¯s Day Gift Making, Children 4 & up are invited
to create a Fairy Garden for a Mother¡¯s Day Gift, 292
W Meadow Dr, Lionshead, Vail Public Library, May 7,
3:30-5p, 970.479.2187
-Vail Whitewater Race Series, Tuesdays, May 12-Jun
9, race day registration begins 4:30p at Vail Whitewa-
ter Park at International Bridge, all races begin 5:30p,
cost: series $40, single race pre-registered $10, single
race day-of $15,
3 categories: kayak under 9¡¯6¡±, 2-person raft, stand
up paddle board, different course challenges ev-
ery week, after parties in Vail Village where cash &
product prizes awarded, all participants & spectators
over 21 receive a free beer courtesy of New Belgium
Brewing Company, please park in Vail Village parking
structure, 970.479.2279
-Town of Vail Clean-up Day, May 15, for more info
contact Mark Hoblitzell at:
-La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Boneyard Boogie 11K,
9a, May 16, takes runners on a fun, winding single
track on trails surrounding Eagle, runners enjoy free
brunch following run at the Dusty Boot in Eagle,
top female & male who break records receive $150
compliments of East West Resorts & Eagle Ranch Fit-
ness Club, a featured event during the Eagle Outside
Festival taking place May 15-17, 1099 Capitol St,
Cortez/Dolores/Dove Creek/Mancos:
--Montelores Early Childhood Council luncheon meeting May
4, 11:45a, rm 110, Johnson Building, 925 S Broadway, Cor-
tez, The public is invited especially parents, lunch provided
so please RSVP to Vangi McCoy: 970.749.7017