Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s Music on the Mountain concert series returns on Aug. 10, featuring live music, drink specials and a free tram ride to the top of Iron Mountain in exchange for a canned food donation to the LIFT-UP food pantry.
Fifty50 will take the stage at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park on Saturday, Aug. 10, as the Music on the Mountain Concert Series continues with the rest of its 2013 schedule. Guests can enjoy live music, drink specials and a free tram ride up and down the mountain in exchange for a canned food donation to the LIFT-UP food pantry.
Cans-for-a-tram rides begin at 4 p.m. for each of the seven remaining concerts, with bands playing from 6-10 p.m., except for the Christian Music on the Mountain evening on Sun., Sept. 8, which will begin and end two hours earlier. The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, Aug. 10 – Fifty50: classic, modern & original rock. Fifty50 is a Roaring Fork Valley-based band comprised of Dave Stoltzfus, Beth Getzen Stoltzfus, Dale Loper, Jerry Larsen and Brian Brown. Their choice of music, including classic, modern and original rock, makes this band unique with a blend of vocal harmonies and instrumental energy that empowers their ability to project their love of the music and the fans they play for.
Saturday, Aug. 17 – All the Pretty Horses: rock and country rock. All the Pretty Horses is a Carbondale-based American musical melting pot. Original music and arrangements are created by working and exploring together in a true democratic environment, and we often have others joining us on cello, fiddle, dobro or keys. The Band was born to explore the music of Bob Dylan, but soon grew passionate about the sounds of Bill Frisell, the voice of George Jones, and traditional music from our country’s rough beginnings.
Saturday, Aug. 24 – Rock Dogs: high-energy rock ‘n’ roll grooves. The Rock Dogs deliver upbeat, danceable rock ‘n’ roll, performing material ranging from alternative and classic rock to originals and spontaneous jams, with Dale and Tom trading lead vocals throughout each performance. The Rock Dogs include Dale Loper (guitar, vocals), Dan Brennan-Combs (drums) and Tom Mercer (bass, vocals).
Saturday, Sept. 7 – Lizard Skinner: classic rock. Lizard Skinner brings an eclectic mix of classic and California surf rock to the stage. With a diverse song list that covers everything from John Denver to The Ramones, there is sure to be a little something for everyone in the family. The band is fronted by local rock ‘n’ roll mainstays Louie Girardot and Steve Skinner, with Corey Spagnolo on drums and special guests Mike Girardot and Craig Curry.
Sunday, Sept. 8 – Christian Music Concert: contemporary Christian. The cans-for-a-tram rides begin at 2 p.m. for this Sunday event, and groups will perform from 4 – 8 p.m. The Found from The Orchard church in Carbondale enjoys creating music together. With a variety of musical tastes from bands such as U2, Coldplay, Chris Tomlin and Mumford and Sons, and backgrounds ranging from rock to blue grass, The Found knows how to have a good time making music. The New Creation Worship Team from the New Creation Church in Glenwood Springs has been blessed with a deep and talented pool of musicians and songwriters discovered within its congregation. Melissa Hefferon, who grew up in the church, leads the Worship Team, which unites generations with its simplicity and excellence.
Saturday, Sept. 14 – Acoustic Mayhem: folk, rock, bluegrass, Cajun, Irish and more. This five-piece acoustic band creates fun-spirited musical mayhem, weaving together a wide variety of styles including folk, rock, bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, blues and swing, with a few original tunes sewn in. Members Elliott Leonard, Craig and Lorraine Curry, Marc Bruell and Dan Rosenthal fuse their guitars, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, bass and drums to get the foundation groovin’ and top it all off with fine vocal harmonies.
Saturday, Sept. 21 – Missing Link Band: blend of dance rock, funk and groove tunes. Starting at the end of 2005, Paul Barker (bass), Erik McPherson (guitar/vocals) and Nick Kuhlmann (drums) began a band with an emphasis on diverse blends of music for audiences with broad tastes. With a stated purpose to bring the best of the ages to all, every genre and style is included in a typical set, incorporating blues, rock, country, R&B and dance music. Female vocals became a staple for years with the talents of Carla Smith, Holly Guerin and Kimberly Saddler adding a softer side.
The Music on the Mountain concert series is made possible through the support of these sponsors: Bighorn Toyota, Community Banks of Colorado, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, AMT Network, Perri’s Collision, Swire Coca-Cola, Glenwood TV, Glenwood Insurance & Pinnacol Assurance and Hotel Glenwood Springs.
The Lookout Grille and Snack Shack will be open for dinner and refreshments; drink specials including $3 glasses of wine, $3.50 Coors Lights and Coronas, and $4 well drinks, will be available in the plaza. During the event, guests will also be able to experience the newly expanded Historic Fairy Caves Tour, the King’s Row Cave Tour and the park’s rides and attractions with a Funday Pass, just $35 with the free tram ride. It includes both walking cave tours and unlimited access to the Alpine Coaster, the Giant Canyon Swing, the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, the Mine Wheel, the Wild West Express Coaster, the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, the Fort WhereAmI Maze, the 4D Motion Theater, the Laser Tag arena, the Speleobox cave simulator, the climbing wall and the Giddy Up! Western ride.
The park will be open until 10 p.m. for the concert, with the last tram ride up at 9:30 p.m. The outdoor rides and attractions will close at dusk; the Laser Tag arena and 4D Motion Theater will be open until 10 p.m. No outside food or drink allowed. For more information about the park, visit www.GlenwoodCaverns.com or call 800-530-1635 or 970-945-4228, ext. 0.