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2020 August/September
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
--Four Corners Folk Festival Canceled, Sadly, but not surpris-
ingly, we announce the cancellation of the 25th Annual Four
Corners Folk Festival over Labor Day weekend, although we
won¡¯t be able to gather on Reservoir Hill to wrap up summer
as we¡¯re accustomed to rest assured we¡¯ve invited the same
lineup of artists to join us next year, ticket holders will be
receiving an email within 24 hours with information about
refund options, We remain concerned about the financial
well-being of the artists, who depend on touring, especially
during the summer festival season and we admire the cre-
ative ways they¡¯ve been performing virtual shows, lessons,
unusual collaborations and fundraisers for others, check out
their websites and social media to see what they¡¯re up to
and support them as possible
--Pagosa Colorfest 2020 is officially Cancelled, Save-the-
date Sept 17-19, 2021
--Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Barn Dance Cancella-
tion: The Annual Barn Dance & Picnic Fundraiser cannot take
place based on current public health order that prohibits
gatherings of more than 10 people, we know a lot of you
were looking forward to being outside in a beautiful setting
while listening to wonderful music and enjoying delicious
food, another reason that this cancellation is such a disap-
pointment is that it is our only fundraiser and proceeds go
towards providing grants to our youth programs such as the
FFA and 4-H, if you are in a position to do so please consider
donating at least the cost of a ticket ($15) to the Gathering,
donations are tax deductible. What is still happening: The
Cowboy Parade and Chuckwagon Breakfast are NOT CAN-
CELLED at this time, a final decision will be made in August,
check back for more information: www.durangocowboypoet-
---Joshua Bell & Larisa Mart¨ªnez¡¯s ¡®Voice and the Violin¡¯ with
pianist Peter Dugan, August 14, Gates 5p, Show starts 6p,
Gerald R Ford Amphitheater, 503 S Frontage Rd E, Vail, tick-
ets limited, Mart¨ªnez and Bell¡¯s first in-person performance
since the shutdown, the live premiere of their new work
¡®Voice and the Violin¡¯ and the Vilar Performing Arts Center¡¯s
first remote production at The Amp, $200 Reserved Pavilion
(SOLD OUT), watch from your home through Veeps, learn
more at:
--Gypsum Chamber Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Event,
Saturday, August 22, 1-7p, Berkshire Hathaway Gypsum
Office, 600 Red Table Drive, Gypsum, join us for a fun day
of networking with local business members, featuring The
Andrews Team All Western Mortgage, also co-hosted by
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Colorado Properties
--The Ghost Light Sessions: Elephant Collective, August 27,
7p, STREAM or WATCH LIVE from the Vilar Performing Arts
Center, limited number of tickets on sale soon at: vilar-, the Elephant Collective is based upon
original songs and compositions of Sage Cook, Dango Rose
and Bridget Law (founding members of Elephant Revival)
alongside Sam Burchfield singer-songwriter from Atlanta,
GA, joining the trio will be Aera Fox of ¡®We Dream Dawn¡¯
plus special guests
--Chip in for Kids Golf Scramble, September 2, Shot Gun
start at 10a, Start your morning with bloody marys, Lunch
on the course, Buffet dinner and silent auction, Frost Creek
Golf Course, Eagle, CASA of the Continental Divide, to regis-
ter visit:
we invite individuals to volunteer throughout the event,
please contact Cathy Hyde at to
volunteer, 7-11a Set up and registration, teams of 3
--Western Colorado Outdoor Sportsman¡¯s Expo, Septem-
ber 25-27, Friday 5-8p, Saturday 10a-6p, Sunday 11a-3p,
Eagle River Center, Eagle County Fairgrounds, Presented by
Colorado Mountain News Media and The Town of Eagle, The
Western Slope of Colorado is home to a myriad of outdoor
activities including hunting, fishing, rafting, stand up paddle-
boarding, kayaking, camping, ATV riding, hiking, biking and
more, those of us that live here recognize that these activi-
ties help create the fabric of our amazing mountain lifestyles
and also recognize that visitors travel from all over the world
to experience the beauty of our Western Colorado back
country, it is time to celebrate that heritage,
featuring exhibitors, vendors, seminars, showcas-
ing education, gear, equipment, guide services &
more, NEW in 2020: Kids activity corner, live music,
outdoor demos, educational seminars from the
Town of Gypsum Stage and streamed live, crawler
rides, Powersports & RV Swap, fly tying, Elk Calling
--Fall Passport Saturday, September 26, 9a-2:30p,
for your convenience in addition to the usual week-
day service the Town of Gypsum provides Passport
Services on two Saturdays a year at the Gypsum
Town Hall, 50 Lundgren Blvd, Gypsum
---Jaripeo Y Baile Mexican Rodeo, Sunday, August
9, 4-9p, Gus Darien Riding Area, County Road 100
(Catherine Store Road), Carbondale
--Glenwood¡¯s Downtown Market, Tuesdays, Au-
gust 11,18,25, September 8,15,22,29, 4-8p, 7th
St between Cooper & Colorado, Glenwood Springs,
Free, we made the scary decision to move to a new
location - the newly renovated 7th St, serves to
support local farmers and foster social gathering
and interaction thereby raising appreciation of the
importance of locally produced foods and of the his-
toric downtown core and its preservation & growth,
social distancing and mandatory face masks will be
followed at the market, contact Cindy Svatos: glen- or 970.618.3650
--Aug 12 & Sep 15, 3:30-8p, Ride + Dine, journey
from The Little Nell by bike to arrive for an al fresco
dinner at Mad Dog Ranch in Old Snowmass, formerly
owned by musicians Glenn Frey and Jimmy Buffet,
arrive at lower gondola plaza by 3:30p for registra-
tion, introductions, a safety talk and an opportunity
to select wines for dinner from our 20,000-bottle
cellar, come ready to ride with a bike, helmet and
water bottle, you may also bring a bag with a
change of clothes for dinner that will be delivered by
our valets, group departure 4p, ride approximately
1 to 1 1/2 hrs, 15 miles down the Rio Grande Trail
alongside breathtaking meadows and the Roaring
Fork River, upon arrival hors d¡¯oeuvres, sparkling
wine, live musical performance in the ranch record-
ing studio, followed by an al fresco farm fresh dinner
prepared by Little Nell chefs, around 8p The Little
Nell provides return transportation delivering you
and your bike to the hotel, we ask that all partici-
pants please wear a mask when they arrive to lower
gondola plaza which may be removed once bike ride
starts, at the ranch we ask that you put your mask
back on anytime you¡¯re walking around the property
or in the recording studio, when seated for dining
your mask may be removed, Mad Dog Ranch will be
thoroughly sterilized before and after our visit, Res-
ervations now open, $200++,
--Wednesday Night Live In Basalt, Wednesday, Au-
gust 12& 19, 5:30-8:30p, on The sidewalks in Willits
& Downtown Basalt, Free, featuring buskers (street
performers) from musicians, poets, comedians,
magicians, circus performers, theater artists, kids
performers and whatever curious acts we can pull
off the streets of Colorado, performers will be scat-
tered throughout Basalt in Downtown and Willits,
all who attend encouraged to shop & dine in Basalt,
designed to bring vibrancy back to Basalt while
adhering to current social distancing guidelines,
direct contributions to individual buskers welcome,
--Buttermilk Drive-In Movies: ALMOST FAMOUS Aug
12, 9-11p, JURASSIC PARK Aug 15, 9-11p, Butter-
milk Parking Lot, 38700 Highway 82, Aspen, $40,
featuring 40¡¯ wide screen & surround sound trans-
mitted to your car via FM radio, classic family-friend-
ly films, fresh-air surroundings, beautiful back-drop
views, Due to COVID-19 guidelines we ask guests
to please stay at home if you have any symptoms -
headache, sore throat, fever, dry cough, recent inability
to taste or smell, shortness of breath, body aches,
fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain, limit
of 150 cars w/space between each vehicle, please
remain in or on vehicles at all times, all guests re-
quired to wear masks if you must exit the vehicle to
use bathrooms, Drive-In Parking Pass available for
purchase here:
Parking pass grants access for a single vehicle and it¡¯s
passengers, please do not arrive more than 10 minutes
before your designated arrival group window, vehicles
over 9¡¯ in height will be placed in the back row, attend-
ees welcome to bring in their own food & beverage,
parking permits will be sent via email, staff will scan
QR code on the mobile or printed ticket through your
window as you enter, walk ups and cyclists are prohib-
ited at this time,
--Summer of Raptors: Birds of Prey training and feed-
ing, Thursday, August 13, 4-4:45p, ACES at Hallam
Lake, Basalt, Price $0-$5, Advance registration re-
quired, flight demonstrations and/or feedings included
in this program, learn all about the important role
raptors play as keystone predators, aces@aspennature.
org,, 970.925.5756
--Free Legal Clinic From Home, Thursday, August
13, 4-5p, Basalt Regional Library, Virtual Event URL:
Free, volunteer attorneys assist with your legal mat-
ters, one-on-one via phone call, meetings are a
maximum of 15 minutes, please sign-up by calling
970.927.4311 or emailing: be-
fore the day of the clinic
--A Band Called Alexis, Thursday, August 13, 6:30-
9:30p, Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, Glenwood Springs,
Virtual Event URL:
Western Colorado¡¯s premier rockin¡¯ country band, any
events from concerts, county fairs, street dances, wed-
dings, grand openings, benefits, honky tonks, dance
parties, ¡°you name it we¡¯ve done it¡±, read more online
Due to current public safety regulations masks will
be required for all patrons when not actively eating
or drinking, house size limited to 50 people so please
make your reservations early, 6:30p doors open, 7:30p
concert, $15, for tickets reservations or questions call
970.945.9699 or order online at:
--Garfield County Book Club, August 16, September
20, 2-4p, Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, 402 7th St,
Glenwood Springs, Free, join fellow bibliophiles in a
cozy environment where we share what we¡¯re reading,
fiction, non-fiction, biography, young adult, graphic
novels and manga or audiobooks, every third Sunday,
come prepared with a book that you¡¯ve recently read
that you wish to share and discuss, hosts are new to
Colorado and the Western Slope and are looking to
connect with others over the love of reading, contact
Stacy Meier at:
--I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone (Livestream), Spon-
sored by Garfield County Library, New Castle Branch,
Tuesday, August 18, 5-6:30p, New Castle, Virtual Event
for details see:
to join meeting click Zoom link:
In honor of the centennial celebration of the 19th
Amendment, followed by Q&A