It’s a time to celebrate! The days are long, the nights are filled with music and dance, and the First Fridays on July 6th will embrace both. A celebration of all things Carbondale, the July First Fridays will include a marching band, hip hop dancers, and funky drummers. Transportation will include special rickshaw rides and a horse drawn carriage will be available for lifts around town. For more information, contact the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, 970-963-1890. Carbondale Renegade Marching Band graces Main Street with its tunes and renegade-ness at 6pm, and then the Dance Initiative hits the 4th Street Plaza from 7-8pm with its hip-hop/break dance crews and The Marbonia Springs All Stars drummers, plus a funk band drummer from down valley. The dancers and drummers will preview the upcoming “Battle 2 the Drums” competition during the Spectrum Dance Festival & Workshops, July 20 & 21 at PAC3 and Thunder River Theatre. This action-packed weekend includes a hip-hop competition with a $1,000 cash prize, a dance with kites indoors, an aerial dance on fabric, two dance parties, and an original theatrical combination of tango and contemporary ballet, plus outstanding dance workshops like aerial, hip-hop, ballet, tango, movement and injury prevention. The Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities’ (CCAH) Bowhaus show opens July 6th at the R2 Gallery in the CCAH Center for the Arts at the Third Street Center, 6-8pm, and is open for viewing through July. Opening night includes the kick-off to the month-long Silent Auction, good food and drink, and animal art and photos, plus home made pet treats. All dog/cat-house designs will be auctioned to benefit CCAH and C.A.R.E. CCAH’s Summer of Music series continues on Sunday, July 8th with traditional folk and American roots music from the Haunted Windchimes. Music lovers are encouraged to grab a picnic blanket, some summer supper and head on down to Carbondale for an excellent line-up of summertime music. On Friday, July 6th from 6-8pm the Carbondale Clay Center opens an exhibition of new work by resident artist C.J. Jilek with special guest artist Kirk Robinson. Tickets for Cajun Clay Night on July 13th, a night of Cajun flavored fun that includes a handmade bowl, gumbo dinner and a piece of the famous alligator cake, will be available at the opening for a discounted $40. Visitors are encouraged to park in the temporary RFTA parking lot at the corner of Highway 133 and Colorado Ave., walk to the
A TIME FOR MUSIC AND DANCE IN CARBONDALE ON FIRST FRIDAYS, JULY 6TH
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