Local rock ‘n’ rollers The Rock Dogs are set to get the crowd dancing at Music on the Mountain on Sat., Aug. 24, at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Guests can enjoy high-energy rock ‘n’ roll, 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. and the band performs from 6-10 p.m.
The sponsor of this week’s concert, Glenwood Insurance, has been holding a Thousand-Can Drive all summer to add to the cans of food collected for LIFT-UP during the event. So far this year, the Music on the Mountain Concerts have brought in more than 3,700 cans, including 745 cans at last week’s concert. With the added push from Glenwood Insurance, the park will soon reach 30,000 cans of food collected since the series began in 2009.
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).
The series continues Sat., Sept. 7, with Lizard Skinner; Sun., Sept. 8, with the Christian Music Concert; Sat., Sept. 14, with Acoustic Mayhem; and Sat., Sept. 21, with the Missing Link Band.
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.