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Fort Francisco Days

Visit the Fort to celebrate La Veta’s origins during Francisco Fort Days on July 18 and 19! Saturday traditionally begins with a pancake breakfast fundraiser followed by a full day of music, performances, presentations, and family fun. There will also be food vendors and arts and crafts! ABOUT THE FORT: Francisco Fort is the last […]

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The Rifters at the La Veta Mercantile

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 […]

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Jeffrey Foucault at the La Veta Mercantile

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 […]

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Songwriting Workshop with Jackson Emmer

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 […]

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Yvonne Perea, Danielle Andrade, Dianne De Leon of hONEyhoUSe

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 […]

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Life is a Cabaret

Life is a Cabaret: Cuchara Mountain Park Fundraiser

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 […]

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Anita Cochran

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 […]

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Bob Livingston

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 […]

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David Starr and Eric Stucky

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, […]

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Huerfano Soup

One dish + one vote + one passionate community = Huerfano Soup. Huerfano Soup is a monthly community-based potluck where participants, through this micro-granting dinner, assist a variety of projects in Huerfano County. A potluck item and a $5 donation make you eligible to vote on the evening’s presentations. As a diner, you will hear […]

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Crunch & Munch: Ken Saydak and Tom Munch

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. […]

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Tintype Photos with Tim Brown Photography

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get your handcrafted tintype photograph made! Salida tintype takes one of a kind portraits. Each tintype is handcrafted using the same equipment and technique as in the 1860s. This early photographic process, known as Wet Plate Collodion, captures a timeless beauty that cannot be created digitally. No one tintype […]

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Tapping Into Your Body’s Wisdom: Many Paths to Wellness Fair

Free Community Event! Come learn about the many options for health and wellness available in our communities. Inviting health promotion practitioners to participate. You may have a single table for $25 to promote your discipline, sell your products, or offer mini-treatments. Those who wish will be offered 15 – 20 minute time slots on stage […]

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Top Reasons to Visit La Veta and Cuchara

The La Veta - Cuchara Chamber invites you to visit its special piece of Spanish Peaks Country. Here are its top reasons to visit La Veta and Cuchara. La Veta and Cuchara have some of the most unique geological features in the country. The 82-mile Highway of Legends was selected by The Lonely Planet as one [...]

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Art in an Afternoon

It doesn't take long to learn that Spanish Peaks Country has a thriving art scene. From galleries to art classes, theatrical performances, and more, this little pocket of Southern Colorado is sure to please every art lover. Activity #1 - Museum of Friends The Museum of Friends is a contemporary art museum whose core collection [...]

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Family Fun in Spanish Peaks Country

Spanish Peaks Country is awesome for families. We've got affordable, outdoor play that shows off our incredible scenery and cools you down when the days are hot. Activity #1 – Rio Grande Scenic Railroad Enjoy a leisurely and scenic ride that curves and winds through steep rocky grade and mountain meadows with elk, eagles, and [...]

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