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September 2018

Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival

September 20, 2018 - September 23, 2018

Everything Celtic in Spanish Peaks Country!

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The Spanish Peaks Harp Retreat

September 27, 2018 - September 30, 2018

2018 promises to be an exciting year for the Harp Retreat. Our theme, " ACROSS THE DIVIDE," will feature music and techniques that transcend time and cultures. All attendees will have an opportunity to work with both our instructors, Aine Minogue and Sunita Stanislow, who will share instruction of the advanced beginner-intermediate and intermediate-professional classes. Aine will share her deep knowledge of traditional Celtic music, mythology, and history to bring Irish traditions and tunes across time and help us make…

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December 2018

St. Mary Church Christmas Contata

December 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Mary Catholic Church, 121 E 7th St
Walsenburg, CO 81089 United States
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The Sangre de Cristo Vocal Arts Ensemble will present their Christmas Contata entitled, "Sing Ye Noel " at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg at 6:00 p.m Friday,  Dec. 14, 2018.   Come and enjoy this community choir bringing beautiful voices together to celebrate the Christmas season!!  Light refreshments to follow in the new hall.

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Tom Munch

December 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$18

Tom Munch at La Veta Mercantile. $15 in advance and $18 at the door. I’ve been deeply steeped in Christmas and winter songs since I was born, and have made a lifelong passion of learning and expressing these songs yearly at more venues than I can name. I love these songs! They are unique in that we all share them and know them by heart regardless of background and generation. I’m prepping for a fun and meaningful evening with even…

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La Veta Methodist Church Christmas Contata

December 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta United Methodist Church, 416 S Main St,
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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The Sangre de Cristo Vocal Arts Ensemble will present their Christmas Contata entitled, "Sing Ye Noel " at the Methodist Church in La Veta at 6 pm Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.  Come and enjoy this community choir bringing beautiful voices together to celebrate the Christmas season!! Light refreshments to follow downstairs.

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Gardner Methodist Church Community Christmas Contata

December 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gardner Methodist Church, 25356 CO-69
Gardner, CO 81040 United States
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The Sangre de Cristo Vocal Arts Ensemble will present their Christmas Contata entitled, "Sing Ye Noel " at Gardner Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m on Sunday,  Dec. 16, 2018. Come and enjoy this community choir bringing beautiful voices together to celebrate the Christmas season!! Light refreshments to follow.

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An Afternoon of Christmas and Celtic Music

December 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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The Celtic Orphans at La Veta Mercantile. Stories by Jack Yule. Come celebrate the season. This event is FREE.

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The Cody Sisters at La Veta Mercantile

December 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$15

Experience old-time, swing, gypsy jazz, jazz, folk, and modern Bluegrass together in a completely unique sound that stays with their audiences for weeks to come. Their original songs and sound always leave a lasting impression. Not simply a family band by any stretch of the imagination. www.codysistersmusic.com

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February 2019

Open Mic Night at the La Veta Mercantile

February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm

La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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Free

Comedy, poetry, singing, acting, or your chance at getting on your soapbox for a few minutes.... reserve your space soon, cuz this is a favorite event. Hosted by Ken Saydak. Contact the Mercantile to reserve your space.

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March 2019

The Rifters

March 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$20

Advance Tickets: $15 Day of Show: $20 The Rifters formed in 2002 in the fertile and creative music scene of Taos, New Mexico from members of two popular bands already active in the area. Jim Bradley and Don Richmond of Hired Hands, and Rod Taylor of the Rounders, who had all known one another for years playing in the acoustic dance-oriented Americana music scene of northern New Mexico, decided to join forces to form The Rifters. Putting out more music…

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Tri-City Trio featuring Ken Saydak

March 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$20

$15 advance. $20 day of show THIS EVENT WILL BE RECORDED LIVE AT THE MERCANTILE! DO NOT MISS THIS!! Originally from Washington D.C., harmonica player/vocalist Al Chesis has been a perennial presence on the Denver and Colorado blues scene since the 1980s. As founder and bandleader of the highly-awarded Delta Sonics (voted best blues band by the readers of Colorado's premier entertainment magazine, Westword, for six consecutive years), Al has brought his musicianship, showmanship, and humor to both local and…

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Pub Night

March 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on May 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm

La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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Free

Come get some Pub Grub, and listen to some very talented musicians known as our beloved Celtic Orphans. Enjoy some adult beverages, soda, tea and coffee as well as snackage in a package. Truly incredible artists and it's FREE!!

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HONEyhoUSe

March 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$20

“hONEyhoUSe” is a unique acoustic trio combining the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse force. Consisting of award-winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet-voiced Mandy Buchanan, “hONEyhoUSe” seamlessly melds the lines of musical genres with their original creations embracing blues, soul, folk and Americana into one sweet Honeyhouse of music. Three very different voices with one path…hONEyhoUSe. “These women will blow you away.” — Don Richmond $15 in advance,…

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April 2019

Bill Hearne Trio with Don Richmond

April 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$12

Bill Hearne calls it ‘The Road:’ that metaphorical ribbon of honky-tonks, roadhouses, empty whiskey glasses, prison cells and unrequited love lined with signposts and mile markers tattooed with names like Haggard, as in Merle, Williams, as in Hank, Owens, as in Buck, and Lovett, as in Lyle. Being legally blind, Bill has never actually driven The Road himself, but he sings with such authority of the tales he's heard while riding shotgun that you'd never know it. Bill is widely…

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John Fullbright

April 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$18 – $20

John Fullbright’s 2012 studio debut, From the Ground Up, received a Grammy nomination for Americana Album of the Year, and later that year he won ASCAP’s Harold Adamson Award for lyric writing. In 2014, John released the critically acclaimed Songs, toured all over America and the UK, and appeared on Late Night with David Letterman. Fullbright possesses a keen ear for memorable melody and a unique approach to harmony, moving through chord progressions far outside the expected confines of traditional…

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Crunch & Munch: Ken Saydak and Tom Munch

April 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$18 – $20

What do you get when you cross the mellow, melodious musical mosaic that is Tom Munch with the blues-soaked crunch of Ken Saydak's urban Americana? Come find out! Join us for a slightly sweet, somewhat nutty evening of music, where two of our areas most prolific performers find common ground in the music of America. $18 in advance; $20 at the door

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May 2019

Amy Coffman

May 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
La Plaza Inn, 118 W 6th St
Walsenburg, CO 81089 United States
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Amy Coffman

Have songs, will travel "Amy Coffman has a sublte groove that makes you want to put the song on repeat and listern again and again. Her songs are little stories with a backbeat - Well-though, effortlessly crafted, and real. --Celeste Krenz Performing on the patio at La Plaza B&B, May 2nd at 6PM

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David Starr and Eric Stucky

May 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$15 – $18

Americana songwriter David Starr released an evocative new album, South and West, in June 2018. The project draws inspiration from the bountiful songwriting community in Nashville, as well as the beautiful backdrop of the Grand Mesa near his home in Cedaredge, Colorado. “David Starr has a voice you will never forget. His music is authentic, his songs are honest, full of emotion and truth,” said John Oates, the producer of Starr’s acclaimed EP titled The Head and Heart. The term…

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Kurt Corsair

May 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
La Plaza Inn, 118 W 6th St
Walsenburg, CO 81089 United States
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Kurt Corsair

Kurt Corsair is a career cowboy/rancher. He is a singer-songwriter and writes of his lived experiences on large ranches all over the western u.s. He also writes with a classic country sound as well as real Americana folk. His influences range from Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton, Jim Reeves, Don Williams and Waylon Jennings to name a few. And to not leave out the great cowboy singers and songwriters like Marty Robbins, Don Edwards, and Ian Tyson. He lives off the…

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Izzy Heltai

May 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
La Plaza Inn, 118 W 6th St
Walsenburg, CO 81089 United States
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Izzy Heltai

Izzy Heltai is an indie-folk singer-songwriter who puts a unique twist on traditional story-telling. Through songs that draw from personal stories to address broader universal truths, Izzy connects deeply with his listeners. Izzy’s latest release, Only Yesterday (April 2019) draws inspiration from the natural beauty of his native Western Massachusetts, his lived experiences, and stories from his community. “Izzy's simple and often nomadic life is deeply reflected in his music. An unusual power and constant movement dominate his storytelling.” -The…

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Jess Wayne

May 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Plaza Inn, 118 W 6th St
Walsenburg, CO 81089 United States
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Jess Wane

Jess Wayne is a Los Angeles area musician, singer-songwriter, poet and writer. His music is a fusion of “Modern Folk, Blues, easy Jazz and a dash of Americana” with “wisdom and honesty.” Imagine a mellow Neil Young playing with a peaceful Van Morrison backed by Sting’s jazz band. Ultimately, a soul to soul, heart to heart conversation - spiritual, thoughtful, philosophical, life embracing. The journey has been a very long ride. Flashback to the 60's when young Jess (aka Douglas…

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Kurt Corsair

May 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
La Plaza Inn, 118 W 6th St
Walsenburg, CO 81089 United States
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Kurt Corsair

Kurt Corsair is a career cowboy/rancher. He is a singer-songwriter and writes of his lived experiences on large ranches all over the western u.s. He also writes with a classic country sound as well as real Americana folk. His influences range from Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton, Jim Reeves, Don Williams and Waylon Jennings to name a few. And to not leave out the great cowboy singers and songwriters like Marty Robbins, Don Edwards, and Ian Tyson. He lives off the…

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Pint & a Half

May 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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Rooted in Salida, CO and Truth or Consequences, NM, and led by songwriter Duke Sheppard (guitar, vocals, harmonica) and Tami Sheppard (vocals, percussion), Pint & a Half’s music rings out with memorable melodies, expansive vocal harmonies and lingering rhythms that celebrate the colorful tradition of folk, blues and country music and expand the group’s larger-than-life sound. Pint & A Half’s sizzling chemistry and talent for personal storytelling simmers during their energetic performances. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

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High Mountain Duet

May 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Daily Perks on 5th Coffee Bar, 110 East 5th St.
Walsenburg, CO 81089 United States
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High Mountain Duet

A heartfelt folk duet composed of James Galloway and Samantha Hemmann from Manitou Springs Colorado, playing original and traditional folk music paired with classic duets and soft harmonies.

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June 2019

Jaquie Gipson

June 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E Francisco St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$12
Jaquie Gipson

Local Trinidad talent, Gipson incorporates melodic two hand tapping and percussion techniques into traditional fingerstyle playing- a style often referred to as "Touche Guitar" and it is truly a sight to behold!.   CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

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The Cody Sisters, Colorado Bluegrass

June 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$12 – $15
Cody Sisters

Their music falls from the clouds like soft warm rain and in an instant thunders down like a Colorado storm. Audiences are left emotional, inspired, and exhilarated all at the same time. The soft sister harmonies remind the crowd of a simpler, slower time. As the show builds, the award-winning sound of their guitars, mandolins, banjos, and bass will fill the hall such that the audience is swimming in a roaring river of perfect sound. These are just three musicians,…

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The Mitguards

June 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E Francisco St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$10
The Mitguards

The Mitguards’ musical style, a hybrid of American roots music that includes folk, country and swing, makes their sound powerful and distinct. Based in Colorado Springs, the band consists of Chris Mitguard on acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals and Deb Mitguard on mandolin, accordion and vocals. Learn more here   CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

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Shelley Morningsong

June 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$18 – $20
Shelly Morningsong

With an alto voice that pulls from the depths of her cowboy boots and songs with lyrics that cut to the heart, Morningsong will appeal to those who enjoy the music of Buffy Sainte-Marie and Bonnie Raitt. Morningsong has played guitar since she was a youngster when she also learned to play the classical flute. Since then she’s mastered the Native flute, on which she performs skillful, heartfelt instrumentals on some of her compositions. Shelley Morningsong has been featured in…

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Eryn Bent

June 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Daily Perks on 5th Coffee Bar, 110 East 5th St.
Walsenburg, CO 81089 United States
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Eryn Bent

Singer-songwriter Eryn Bent has been enchanting audiences since age 14, with her powerhouse vocals and honest, gritty songwriting. Born and raised in Montana, Eryn has deep, Western roots that shine through her Americana, folk-style songwriting. She has played all over the West coast, forever planting her musical magic in the hearts of those who listen to her. Eryn is a trained vocalist with years of private training under her belt, which gives her the incredible range and ability to showcase…

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The River Arkansas

June 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E Francisco St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$20
The River Arkansas

Mike Clark is a Colorado native living on the banks of the Arkansas River in Pueblo. In the winter of 2014, he penned a collection of songs about heartbreak, love, and escaping the clutches of day-to-day society. The following spring, Clark decided to make that collection into a record.  By good fortune Macon Terry, a bass player and former member of the band Paper Bird, happened to be in the neighborhood the day the studio was booked for recording. Though…

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The Booze, Bars, and Guitars II Tour

June 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Daily Perks on 5th Coffee Bar, 110 East 5th St.
Walsenburg, CO 81089 United States
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Sprout The Anti-Hero and Dusty Grant are running it back this summer for the Booze, Bars & Guitars II tour. This year the guys will be hitting Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas each supporting their debut solo EPs. Sprout the Anti-Hero - Parker, CO - www.sprouttheantihero.com Sprout recently released his first solo project single entitled "Forward" via Mugen Music and management & Sony/Orchard distribution. Sprout is currently back on the road touring the Midwest preforming with Dusty Grant on the…

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Joe Johnson

June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E Francisco St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$10
Joe Johnson

Mississippi raised, Manitou Springs recording artist, Joe Johnson, combines an unforgettable voice with an uncanny capacity for writing beautiful and moving songs. His south Mississippi drawl and keen intellect deliver authentic stories and music full of soul and spirit. "New West Sound" mixes saloon country and bluegrass gospel with dirty blues rock and lonesome ballads, all while maintaining a steady thread of lyricism and storytelling. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

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Bob Livingston

June 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$15 – $18

Singer-songwriter BOB LIVINGSTON has never been a traditional Texas country musician living the honky-tonk life even though he's spent more than his share of time on the roadhouse circuit with some of the most colorful and rambunctious musicians in Texas. As a member of Austin’s legendary Lost Gonzo Band, Livingston toured and recorded with such musical visionaries as Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael Martin Murphey, Ray Wylie Hubbard and many more. Livingston played an integral role in helping to create the…

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Sonic Bloom Festival

June 20, 2019 - June 23, 2019
Hummingbird Ranch, 732 Co Rd 653, Rye, CO 81069
Rye, CO United States
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$40 – $444

Gardner’s Hummingbird Ranch is home to the Sonic Bloom Festival, one of the longest-running music festivals in Colorado and a mecca for electronic and jam band fans alike. Each June, Spanish Peaks Country lights up with high-profile musical acts and a long list of activities, including yoga classes, workshops, and live painting performances. Unique and interactive art installations are also common throughout the festival grounds as are fire spinners, dancers, and flow artists accompanying most performances. Food and artist vendors…

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Fir Amphitheater Series: Jim Curry

June 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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$49

TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JOHN DENVER STARRING JIM CURRY Jim Curry began his music career writing and performing the opening song, “The Time of Your Life,” for his senior play. The song was then voted to be the 1975 class song and Jim was awarded a Rotary Scholarship to study music in college. Even at this early stage in his life Jim’s natural voice resembled that of singer/songwriter John Denver. Embracing the similarities, Jim continued to sing and specialize…

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Anita Cochran

June 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$30 – $40
Anita Cochran

Anita Cochran is an American Country Music and Country Music Awards nominated country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1997, she made her debut on the U.S. country charts that year with the release of her first album Back to You. It produced the hit single "What If I Said," a duet with country music artist Steve Wariner. The song won "Best Vocal Collaboration" at the TNN/Music City News People's Choice Awards. Cochran…

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Carvin Jones Band

June 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fox Theatre Walsenburg, 715 Main St,
Walsenburg, Colorado 81089
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Carvin Jones

The Carvin Jones Band has launched their 2019 American Tour and world-renowned blues-rock icon Carvin Jones is coming to Walsenburg! Carvin was voted one of the 50 Greatest Blues Guitarists of all time by Guitarist Magazine! "Carvin Jones is a young cat out of Phoenix who I think is the next up-and-coming blues player" -Eric Clapton Carvin has received accolades from the likes of BB King, Buddy Guy and has opened shows for Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, John…

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Susan Gibson

June 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E Francisco St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$15
Susan Gibson

CMA award winning singer/ songwriter Susan Gibson returns to La Veta! Susan is a respected performer and writer with one of the top-selling country songs of all time under her belt - she wrote "Wide Open Spaces" the song the Dixie Chicks covered on their Grammy award winning album of the same name. Susan tours year-round at a variety of festivals, listening rooms, and house concert venues performing from her nationally released albums. She was inducted into the West Texas…

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Fir Amphitheater Series: Michael Martin Murphey

June 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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$69

MURPHEY PERFORMS AT OUR CONCERT SERIES FOR A RECORD 13TH TIME! A veteran of our Summer Concert Series, we’re thrilled to welcome Michael Martin Murphey back to center stage at Fir. He’s got over 35 albums under his authentic cowboy belt and his songs have been recorded by everyone from Kenny Rogers to The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. We’re honored to provide him with a stage to share his legendary voice and his real cowboy attitude. Departs Alamosa at 10:00…

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Life is a Cabaret. Cuchara Mountain Park Fundraiser

June 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$25

The show will feature a Beatles Medley (with Audience Sing-along), light jazz, Broadway, operetta, comedy, and more! Music by The Andy Hackbarth Band, Corrie Donovan, soprano Jennifer Carr, pianist, and other special guests. This year Andy is bringing his whole band down from Denver to entertain us! The Andy Hackbarth Band is composed of 5 musicians - Guitarists, String Bass, Violinist, and Drummer who have been playing and touring together with Andy for several years. Andy will thrill us with…

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Life is a Cabaret: Cuchara Mountain Park Fundraiser

June 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$25 – $50
Life is a Cabaret

The show will feature a Beatles Medley (with Audience Sing-along), light jazz, Broadway, operetta, comedy, and more! Music by The Andy Hackbarth Band, Corrie Donovan, soprano Jennifer Carr, pianist, and other special guests. This year Andy is bringing his whole band down from Denver to entertain us! The Andy Hackbarth Band is composed of 5 musicians - Guitarists, String Bass, Violinist, and Drummer who have been playing and touring together with Andy for several years. Andy will thrill us with…

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July 2019

Texas Rex & Darrin Kobetich

July 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E Francisco St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$12
Boxcar Bandits

Two members of our favorite "Skunk Grass" band, Boxcar Bandits, will be performing new solo and collaborative material. Between these two we will be entertained with Bluegrass, Swing, Country, Eastern, and Rock CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

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Fir Amphitheater Series: Judy Collins & Chatham County Line

July 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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$79

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.…

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Fir Amphitheater Series: Pure Prairie League

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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$49

A RETURN TO THEIR ROOTS Pure Prairie League’s rich history goes back to 1969 in the Southern Ohio area where a group of young musicians initially played cover tunes at local bars. They’ve been reunited to treat us to music that sounds as good today as it did when they first performed, PPL is touring and enjoying every minute of it and playing true to its original form. “People come to hear the music the way it was played back…

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Whiskey Autumn

July 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E Francisco St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$12
Whiskey Autmn

Combining jangly surf guitars with psychedelic synths and hip hop beats, Whiskey Autumn blends genre lines to create what can best be described as a surf dream pop sonic utopia. The band's new album, Modern Doubt, is scheduled for release on April 12, 2019. The lead single, "Birds That Flew," was described by 303 Magazine as “... jamming out where your parents don’t know about. This music means to elicit a response, to make the listener feel funky and strange…

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Moors And McCumber

July 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$18

Ten years ago, two gifted musicians met and found what they hadn’t known they were looking for: an incredible duo. Ever since, Moors and McCumber have been cultivating the roots of their musical influences in songs that delve into love and life through haunting lyrics, soaring harmonies, and dazzling instrumentals. A modern-day version of Simon & Garfunkel or Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. $18 in advance, $20 day of show *This concert is a fundraiser for the Spanish Peaks International…

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Jackson Emmer

July 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E Francisco St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$15
Jackson Emmer

“Americana songwriters are a dime a dozen these days, but few are writing songs like Jackson Emmer.” – Rolling Stone He can’t help it. Songs keep Jackson Emmer up at night. Born with an unrelenting creative spark, Emmer has quietly built his reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter on the outskirts of country music. His work blends humor with heartache, and tradition with exploration. Emmer’s whiskey-smooth, conversational singing style is as distinct as his writing. He often croons at a whisper, drawing…

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Ken Saydak & Lucious Spiller

July 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuchara Mountain Park, 946 Panadero Ave.
Cuchara, CO 81055 United States
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$20

Since 2001, my husband and I have hosted many house concerts with many guests such as Keith Sykes, Susan Gisbon, Ray Wylie Hubbard, John Inmon, Jed (Zimmerman) & Kelley (Mickwee), Kevin and Dustin Welch, The Trishas, Rodney Brannigan, Larry Joe Taylor and band, Davin James, Chuck Pyle, Michael Hearne & South by Southwest to name just a few. We've always had a passion for live music and the live music scene in Huerfano County has been gaining momentum for the…

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Jed Zimmerman & Jimmy Davis

July 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E Francisco St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$15
Jed & Jimmy

Memphis' favorite sons and popular traveling troubadours are stopping in La Veta for an evening of swapping songs, story telling, a few beers while having a down-home good time. Originally from Memphis, TN, it was here Jed began playing music and found his mentor, Keith Sykes. For a number of years, Zimmerman and Kelley Mickwee played music and toured together. Sykes was instrumental in recording their music, and the two released three records while they were the duo, Jed and…

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Jon Chandler

July 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$17

A seventh generation Coloradan and an award-winning singer, songwriter, novelist and poet, Jon writes of the historic and contemporary West. Jon’s novels, songs, and poems serve to keep alive the West’s frontier ethic. He hosts America’s Soul Live, a monthly Arvada, CO-based acoustic concert series. Jon was chosen Best Living Western Musician by True West Magazine, which also named his Westerns “best Western CD”. He was awarded the Western Writers of America’s prestigious Spur Award for Best Song two times,…

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John Fullbright

July 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$18

John Fullbright’s 2012 studio debut, From the Ground Up, received a Grammy nomination for Americana Album of the Year, and later that year he won ASCAP’s Harold Adamson Award for lyric writing. In 2014, John released the critically acclaimed Songs , toured all over America and the UK, and appeared on Late Night with David Letterman. Fullbright possesses a keen ear for memorable melody and a unique approach to harmony, moving through chord progressions far outside the expected confines of…

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Fir Amphitheater Series: Riders In the Sky

July 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$69

THE NEVER-ENDING TRAIL DRIVE CONTINUES! For more than thirty years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy…

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Dana Louise

July 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E Francisco St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$15
Dana Louise

Dana Louise (guitar and vocals), Adams Collins (vibraphone and 5-string banjo), and Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood (Trout Fishing in America/guitar, percussion and bass) — Dana brings her vibrant, melodic vocals and finger picking to a body of complex songs. Drawing from jazz and bluegrass, carrying a contemporary beat, the sound is roots-rooted flung-into-the-future folk. Dana Louise and band work to leave their audiences glowing with the magic music can bring: genuine human connection CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

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Wilson & McKee Joined by Jaquie Gipson

July 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$18

Willson & McKee are two voices with Celtic harp, accordion, Irish bouzouki, guitars, dulcimers, Bodhran, and bagpipes. The duo began making music and touring together in 1990. In the decades since, they have appeared on multiple state Arts Rosters, juried showcases, educational programming and performed in many states on stages ranging from Quonset huts to 1500 seat auditoriums. Jaquie Gipson, an acoustic guitarist, began playing the guitar at the age of 14. With inspiration from Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges, Preston…

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Fir Amphitheater Series: Trout Fishing in America

July 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$49

A more incongruous pairing you’ll never find with Ezra Idlet (guitar) at six feet nine inches and Keith Grimwood (bass) at five feet five and one-half inches. Their inspiration comes from the fabric of everyday life with music that pokes fun one minute and pulls the heartstrings the next. Winning multiple National Indie and Parent’s Choice awards and four Grammy nominations, this is music for people who take their fun seriously. Departs Alamosa at 10:00 AM | Departs Fort Garland…

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August 2019

Chris Arellano

August 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$15 – $18

Chris Arellano's deeply personal Americana weaves together the Norteno music of his Northern New Mexico upbringing with Alternative Country and Blues influences-for a signature style that he calls Nuevo Americana. Fused with song and story, Spanish and English, his transcendent lyrics move listeners with emotion and passion. Chris' ability to play multiple stringed instruments has kept him busy as a Nashville session musician and Producer. $15 in advance; $18 at the door Learn more: https://www.chrisjarellano.com/ CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

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Tom Munch

August 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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Tom Munch has brought a blend of Southwest-Folk-Jazz to Southern Colorado's music scene for over 3 decades. His versatility also is seen in an impressive repertoire of some 3000 songs. Tom's styles include jazz standards, western, folk, classic rock, R&B, children's and rare historic songs, plus originals. Tom finds the heart of each song and performs with a love of music and respect for his audience, whether it be in a concert setting or for his weekly work with Alzheimer's…

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Fir Amphitheater Series: Peter Yarrow

August 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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$69

THE MUSIC WE KNOW AND LOVE Peter Yarrow, an American singer and songwriter, was born in New York City in 1938. He learned to play both guitar and violin at a young age, and attended New York City’s High School of Music and Art. His singing career began after receiving a psychology degree from Cornell University. Upon graduating, he went to Greenwich Village, where he met up with Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers. The trio’s manager, assembled and encouraged…

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Darrin Kobetich

August 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E Francisco St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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Darrin Kobetich

Fort Worth, Texas-based solo acoustic guitar master Darrin Kobetich classifies his sound as “ambient delta raga thrash grass,” but that’s just scratching the surface. Kobetich has performed for us the past three summers with the amazing "Skunk Grass" band, Boxcar Bandits. This year he brings us a solo performance with unique styles ranging from Eastern to Blue Grass and Rock to Metal. Join us for an evening of a wide range of talent! CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

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Eliza Gilkyson

August 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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Two-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Eliza Gilkyson has become one of the most respected musicians in folk, roots, and American circles. She has been featured on NPR, Austin City Limits, and Mountain Stage and has toured worldwide as a solo artist and in support of performers such as Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Dan Fogelberg. Eliza’s songs have been covered by artists such as Joan Baez and Rosanne Cash. They have been used in films, in PBS specials, and…

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Fir Amphitheater Series: Junior Brown

August 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$69

With his unique voice, more unique song writing, and even more unique double necked “Guit-Steel” guitar, there has absolutely never been anyone like Junior Brown. He has shown himself to be equally adept at a wide variety of American music styles beyond Country. These include Rock and Roll, Blues, Hawaiian, Bluegrass and Western Swing. Brown upgraded his gear in a way that no artist had ever done. Struggling through each show, going back and forth plugging and unplugging guitar to…

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Fir Amphitheater Series: Lee Roy Parnell

August 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$69

Lee Roy Parnell is part of a long line of Texas roots-music eclectics and is among the elite few who can be identified as a triple threat. An ace guitarist, as well as a distinctive singer, and hit songwriter, his music runs the gamut of diversity. Combining the influences of Blue-Eyed Soul, Delta Blues, Road House Rock, Southern Boogie, Texas Swing, and Gospel, Parnell’s sound defies conventional classification. He draws from a broad range of musical sources and combines them…

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Rockwell Avenue Blues Band

August 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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Rockwell Avenue Blues Band is made up of 5 veterans of the Chicago blues scene who were part of the "last of the golden age" of Chicago blues. The band is composed of guitarist/vocalist Steve Freund and harp player/vocalist Tab Robinson, a pair of New Yorkers now residing in the San Francisco Bay area and Indianapolis, Chicago-born keyboard player/vocalist Ken Saydak, who now calls Colorado home, and the Windy City-based rhythm section of bassist Harlan Terson and drummer Marty Binder.…

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Fir Amphitheater Series: Tom Rush

August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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$49

Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration…a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues. Rush’s impact on the…

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Byrd & Street

August 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E Francisco St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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Byrd & Street

Audiences are in for a treat with Austin duo Byrd & Street noted for their “impeccable male/female harmony,” “solid first-class songwriting” and lively stories about their songs, performed with guitar, autoharp, glockenspiel, pianica, and a percussive cabasa. Four-time nominees for Texas Music Awards and three- time Kerrville Festival New Folk finalists, their songs have been recorded by other artists, including Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

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Shawn Brown at La Veta Mercantile

August 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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Shawn Brown, master of the Hammond B3 and Most Soulful Vocalist this side of the Mississippi, learned music while playing Gospel with his family. His musical journey began at the age of 3 when he began playing the piano, and then became the organist, accompanying his mother for their church at 8 years old. Shawn's latest album, Best Blues Money Can Buy, is a mix of Gospel, jazz, and blues. He has shared the stage with Al Green, Clarence Clemons,…

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The Celtic Orphans at La Veta Mercantile

August 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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Join La Veta’s very own Celtic Orphans for an evening of live music, friends and beer. FREE

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Jill Jones at La Veta Mercantile

August 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$18

Jill Jones, lead vocals and rhythm guitar, was founder and lead singer of The Hays County Gals and The Lone Star Chorale, recipient of the 2002 Academy of Western Artists Cowboy Group of the Year Award. A veteran of cowboy gatherings across the country, she has appeared with Willie Nelson on TNN’s “Legends of Country Music” and Ian Tyson at the Elko National Cowboy Gathering. She has also been featured on NPR’s Prairie Home Companion and Texas Country Reporter. In…

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Mythic Valley at Rollin Smoke

August 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rollin Smoke Garage BBQ, 110 E 5th St.
Walsenburg, CO 81089 United States
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Hailing from Salt Lake City, Mythic Valley set out to combine the earnest intimacy of folk with the grit of indie music. Their sound is eclectic, yet warm and personal, echoing the timeless storytelling of Americana, with a modern twist. Inspired by contemporary artists as diverse as The Shins, My Morning Jacket, or Fleet Foxes. The band blends in lush melodies with introspective lyrics and beautiful soundscapes, as shown in their most recent release “A Monument, A Dream” released in…

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September 2019

Dan Lavoie at Deerprint

September 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E Francisco St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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One of our most beloved troubadours just wrapped up recording a new album at Dreamland Studios in Woodstock, NY. Dan is heading back our way for an evening of rock, blues, folk, classical, funk jam, story telling, and friendship.

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Austin Stirling at Rollin Smoke

September 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rollin Smoke Garage BBQ, 110 E 5th St.
Walsenburg, CO 81089 United States
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If you're Mr. Stirling, the redoubtable frontman of the once Hangdog Hearts, you've earned the respects of your peers, while converting audiences worldwide. Stirling took all that traveling experience into the studio, consolidated it with some southern-fried focus, and created his debut solo album, SALVE. A driven accumulation of fire and brimstone, floated with whiskey and gasoline. He doesn’t stick to formalized roots or folk: that's a blueprint too many of his contemporaries have used to build a shrine to…

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MMD: Dynamix at Fox

September 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fox Theatre Walsenburg, 715 Main St,
Walsenburg, Colorado 81089

The Historic Fox Theatre in Walsenburg is partnering with Downtown Revitalization to bring you a one-night only kick-off concert for Mountain Mining days, an annual celebration on September 7th. Dyanmix is Walsenburg's hometown favorite! Come celebrate the end of summer and get ready for Mountain Mining days!

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Mountain Mining Days

September 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Miner’s Plaza, 101 W 6th St
Walsenburg, CO 81089 United States
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Each September, the Walsenburg Downtown Revitalization Committee presents Mountain Mining Days, an end of summer celebration at Miners Plaza in Walsenburg. The Fun starts Friday Night, with local favorite Dynamix playing at the Historic Fox Theatre. The next morning(Saturday) at 11, there will be a downtown parade featuring marching bands from across the state, equestrian riders, collectible cars, and so much more! Along 6th street, food and craft vendors, a kids’ zone with fun games, face painting, and other activities…

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The Gabrielle Louise Show

September 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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Gabrielle Louise's music is anchored deeply in folk and Americana, but undeniably drawn to rich harmonies and melodic adventurism. Her sound has the earthy feel of early Joni Mitchell while also veering into the spirited and versatile delivery of fellow genre-hopping artist Eva Cassidy. Unafraid to take a musical escapade in the name of inspiration, Gabrielle is at one moment folkie and ethereal, the next a smoky jazz chanteuse. Known for her authenticity and candor on stage, Gabrielle's performances are…

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You Knew Me When

September 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Daily Perks on 5th Coffee Bar, 110 East 5th St.
Walsenburg, CO 81089 United States
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You Knew Me When

Outfitted with an array of instruments, You Knew Me When is a husband and wife indie folk-rock pairing with a full band sound. Based in Ouray, CO, by way of Nashville, TN, the duo have toured nationally since June of 2012 throughout North America, sharing their collective sound. Now touring in support of their third studio album "Into the Looking Glass", You Knew Me When continue to create and serve up an array of craft brewed compositions coast to coast.

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Edmond Nevaquaya at La Veta Mercantile

September 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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Huajatolla Heritage Foundation proudly presents Edmond Tate Nevaquaya, Chickasaw, son of artist and renowned flute player ‘Doc’ Tate Nevaquaya. (Edmond stepped in to represent the Nevaquaya Family as a very recent PBS special that featured Timothy’s flute playing was just nominated for an EMMY for sound and music and Timothy was invited to NYC to participate in EMMY events. He will be here next summer). David Behrens and Eddie Three Eagles will also be performing. This is a free concert…

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Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival

September 19, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Attend the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival and become enchanted by world-renowned Celtic artists and scholars guaranteed to keep you singing, dancing, and enjoying music day and night in various locations throughout Spanish Peaks Country! Musicians have come from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain to teach and perform. In the process, musical connections have been made and enjoyed not just through regional representations but also from spotlighting connecting genres from Jazz to Americana. Each year, the…

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Crafty Canary Brewery 1yr Anniversary Party + music from Broken Revival

September 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Crafty Canary Brewery, 107 E 5th St.
Walsenburg, CO 81089 United States
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Free

Come celebrate our 1st birthday with us! We'll be partying it up all weekend with something fun planned each day! Friday 9/27- Potluck starts at 5pm. Music starts at 7pm Saturday 9/28- So Tasty food cart is slinging gourmet hot dogs from 4-7pm as we play games and enjoy a newly tapped beer made with fresh, locally grown hops: the Ideal APA! Sunday 9/29- Recover from the weekend with Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and donuts

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Ordinary Elephant at Deerprint

September 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E Francisco St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone in this world. The collaboration of husband and wife Pete and Crystal Damore, their connection, and their influences (such as Gillian Welch, Guy Clark, Anais Mitchell) all meet on stage. “Two become one, in song...hand-in-glove harmonies surprise the listener with focused intensity and musical mastery,” says Mary Gauthier. The Associated Press is calling their latest album, Honest, “one of the…

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Guitar Workshop with Chris Newman

September 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Guitar Workshop with Chris Newman Saturday 28, 2019 9AM - 3PM, Walsenburg, Colorado Chris will cover three topics in the course of his one-day guitar retreat 1) Flatpick Heaven: The guitar in traditional Irish and Scottish music. Create great "open-sounding" accompaniments for traditional tunes without resorting to DADGAD, explore interesting and appropriate rhythms and even learn to flatpick a tune with an authentic ornament or two 2) Swing guitar: hints and tips for jazzing up your folk styles Learn Chris'…

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Tri-City Trio

September 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$20

Originally from Washington D.C., harmonica player/vocalist Al Chesis has been a perennial presence on the Denver and Colorado blues scene since the 1980s. As founder and bandleader of the highly-awarded Delta Sonics (voted best blues band by the readers of Colorado’s premier entertainment magazine, Denver Westword, for six consecutive years), Al has brought his musicianship, showmanship, and humor to both local and national audiences. A New York City native, guitarist/vocalist Bob Pellegrino has been a mainstay in Colorado blues for…

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Spanish Peaks Harp Concert

September 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fox Theatre Walsenburg, 715 Main St,
Walsenburg, Colorado 81089
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The Spanish Peaks Harp Concert features world-class teachers and workshops for beginner through expert players. Located in southern Colorado every September. This year's end of the retreat concert features: Sue Richards - Scottish Harp Sue Richards is an internationally known performer, teacher, composer, and author. Sue has recorded dozens of CDs, and has entertained audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe. Chris Newman - Guitar & Harp Duos Besides recording with Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Chris is a respected record-producer and arranger…

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The River Arkansas at Deerprint

September 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E Francisco St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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The River Arkansas

Get your tickets soon as this performance is likely to sell out fast. Don't miss this lively performance by musicians from all over the front range bringing elements of rock & roll, americana, soul, and gypsy folk to our Courtyard.

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October 2019

The Home Fires

October 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E Francisco St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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The Home Fires

The Home Fires is an Americana duo based in Minneapolis comprised of critically acclaimed singer/songwriters, Sarah Morris and Vicky Emerson. Sarah and Vicky are established touring artists and after developing a close friendship and playing live shows together, they unearthed a gorgeous new sound featuring Sarah's clear, melodic voice and Vicky's warm, weathered harmony. The duo tour nationally, have opened for Emmylou Harris and were nominated for Americana Artist of the Year by the Midwest Country Music Association in 2018.

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Close n’Counter with Tom Munch at La Veta Mercantile

October 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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Close N Counter Close encounter is a guitar duo consisting of Gordon Close and Richard Blanchard. Gordon has been playing guitar professionally since he had a radio show at the age of 16. During the time from then to now he’s been guitarist for Bobby Darren, Stevie Wonder, the Accents and studio session work in the Hilltoppers, a quintet popular on the Denver country club and wedding scene. He has been an educator on guitar all these years and does…

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Wonky Tonk at Rollin Smoke

October 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rollin Smoke Garage BBQ, 110 E 5th St.
Walsenburg, CO 81089 United States
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Sometimes solo, sometimes duo, sometimes full-band, but always wonky. Often compared to Lucinda Williams and Nikki Lane, Wonky Tonk travels the country wonkin' up dive bars, wineries, zoos and festivals alike. With a love for glitter, a knack for story telling and a heart of gold, you will find yourself falling in love with the Wonk and having no idea how to define it.

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Mike Blakely at La Veta Mercantile

October 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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As a singer/songwriter, Mike Blakely has released 11 CDs, performed all over the U.S., and has made16 tours to Europe. His songs have also been recorded by artists such as Johnny Bush, Flaco Jiménez, Raul Malo, Gary P. Nunn, Johnny Rodriguez, and Red Steagall. In 2007, his story song "The Last Wild White Buffalo" won the first-ever Spur Award for Best Western Song. Members of the Western Writers of America named three of his songs as being among the Top…

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Chris Koza

October 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E Francisco St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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Chris Koza

The music Chris produces is rooted in Americana but heeds its own spirit. Born out of folk, country, storytelling and rock ’n roll, Chris both honors and builds on Americana traditions by incorporating a unique pop-music sensibility, subtle synthesizers, rich harmonies, and imaginative production choices. But despite late-night deep dives in the studio, Chris never strays from the core of the song itself and isn’t afraid to let a raw vocal and woodsy acoustic guitar deliver the story. Chris performs…

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November 2019

Rebecca Folsom

November 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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Rebecca Folsom’s music is about liberation. As a nationally acclaimed acoustic rock and blues singer/songwriter, Rebecca inspires audiences with soaring vocals and songs that crack open hearts, inspire hope, and leave listeners with a deeper perspective. Rebecca’s songwriting paints a picture of shadow and light, and she digs down to gather life’s stories, alchemizes them, and offers a transcending, toe-tapping vision of hope. These songs are little medicines for the soul. “She takes you from subtle ballads to knock-you-to-your-knees blues.”…

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Yvonne Perea, Danielle Andrade, Dianne De Leon of hONEyhoUSe

November 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$18 – $20

Yvonne Perea, Danielle Andrade, Dianne De Leon of hONEyhoUSe, joined by Don Richmond! With a seamless merging of folk, blues, and rock, Yvonne’s music captures her audience through her memorable melodies, relevant lyrics, and soulful earthy vocals. After hearing Yvonne’s music or watching her perform live, you come away with the feeling that you’ve really seen a glimpse of Yvonne’s soul. Yvonne has performed throughout the USA and has opened for Ambrosia, Nickel Creek, Michelle Shocked, Jonatha Brooke, and Melissa…

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Jackson Emmer at Deerprint

November 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E Francisco St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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Jackson Emmer

Emmer was so incredible at his July 19th show with us that we just had to have him back! If you missed that show, or want to see him again, get your tickets soon as this will likely be an indoor show and seats will fill up quickly. Based in the small town of Carbondale, Colorado, Jackson Emmer has quietly built his reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter on the outskirts of country music. His work blends humor with heartache, and…

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Songwriting Workshop with Jackson Emmer

November 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$20

If you're interested in taking your songwriting to the next level, and making it a bigger part of your life, this is the workshop for you. Award-winning songwriter, Jackson Emmer, leads this workshop for musicians who have dabbled in the world of songwriting and are interested in exploring it more deeply. We'll discuss: 🎵 How to Stay Motivated and Write Regularly 🎵 How to Avoid Writer's Block 🎵 Tips for Accompanying Yourself on Guitar 🎵 How To Practice for Upcoming…

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Jeffrey Foucault at the La Veta Mercantile

November 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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$15 – $18

With his rugged Midwestern sensibility and rich, evocative voice, Jeffrey Foucault is a songwriter in the tradition of the classic American country-folk troubadours. Citing heroes like John Prine, Greg Brown, Chris Smither, and Townes Van Zandt, Foucault received accolades from the roots rock community in 2001 with the release of his stark and compelling debut LP, Miles from the Lightning. Marrying blues, rock, Americana, folk, and country, Foucault has released a string of well-received albums and has also become an…

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Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore at La Veta Mercantile

November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St
La Veta, CO 81055 United States
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At home in nearly any genre of music, Mollie O'Brien moves effortlessly between folk, blues and R&B. She has released a number of Americana albums with her brother, Grammy-winner Tim O'Brien. She is currently based in Denver, and regularly tours and performs with her husband, guitarist Rich Moore, as a duo. Together they have released one studio album, Saints and Sinners and a live CD, 900 Baseline. She has regularly appeared on shows such as A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain…

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