Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Time’s a tickin! Less than 5 weeks to closing weekend!

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Time’s a tickin! Less than 5 weeks to closing weekend – April 10th is the last day of the 2015/2016 ski season here in Steamboat Springs! But until then, in true mountain style, we like to squeeze out every bit of fun we can get! Here’s a preview:

L.A.’s indie-folk band Magic Giant rocks the stage March 12th

In its 17th year, the Bud Light Rocks The Boat free concert series continues to entertain with its wide range of musical talents and festive atmosphere. There’s a handful of concerts coming up and there is sure to be something for everyone. Try it out on March 12th with indie-rockers Magic Giant hitting the stage at Gondola Square between 3:30 – 5:30pm. Click here for the full list of upcoming performers!

Are you an outdoor enthusiast? The Yampatika Backcountry Film Festival, hosted in collaboration with the Winter Wildlands Alliance, is a collection of films produced by a diverse group of filmmakers, from all parts of the world. Fuel your passion for an active lifestyle and environmental sustainability on March 12th at the Chief Plaza Theatre

Fun & Busy Weekend Ahead in Steamboat with USA Pro Challenge

Monday, August 10th, 2015

What’s happening, road closures and more!

Things are about to get crazy here in Steamboat Springs. Starting this Saturday, August 15, our lil’ resort town is going to be taken over by bicycles and bike lovers. That is not a bad thing, in fact, it’s pretty cool that for the 3rd time in 5 years the professional cycling race, “America’s Race” formerly known as the USA Pro Challenge, will be in Steamboat Springs, CO.

This time the race kicks off in Steamboat with a circuit competition through Routt County agricultural country on Monday the 17th. On Tuesday, Stage 2 kicks off with cyclists starting in Steamboat, heading over Rabbit Ears Pass and continuing on for 115 miles until they reach the Stage 2 finish at Arapahoe Basin.

Stage 2 USA Pro Challenge course

Whether you are a cyclist or not, there will certainly be some festivity or event taking place this weekend that you will enjoy. Here is what the schedule looks like:

A Summer’s Worth of Free Music in Steamboat

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

A Summer’s Worth of Free Music in Steamboat

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One of the coolest things about summer in Steamboat Springs, CO is the abundance of free live music. From Howelsen Hill’s Keepin’ It Free Steamboat Summer Concert Series, to Music on the Mountain at Gondola Square, to Music on the Green at Yampa River Botanic Park and countless places in between, there is no shortage of music in this town. In fact, it is these cultural opportunities that got Steamboat confirmed as one of America’s 20 Best Small Towns according to Smithsonian.com.

Here is a quick guide to some of the national, international and local acts who will be jammin’ in Steamboat this summer:

Steamboat Free Summer Concert Series

When:  Different dates June – August

Where:  Howelsen Hill Amphitheater

Time:  Gates open at 5pm; Main act starts at 7pm; Concludes around 9pm

2015 Summer Schedule

Friday, June 19     Chris Robinson Brotherhood

BEFORE: A Short Video About a Short Time in Life

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

BEFORE: A Short Video About a Short Time in Life

Do you remember being 11 years old?

A good friend of mine at Slantyhouse Productions made this great video about life through the lens of one 5th grade class on the last day of elementary school. What it’s like to be 11; a tween.

This 37 minute documentary short is incredibly well done, charming and heartfelt. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

 

And if you are still looking for summer camps and activities for your tweens and elementary school aged children, here is a guide to summer camps in Steamboat Springs. Our town is a lot of fun anytime of year but summer in Steamboat Springs, CO is really special. Thankfully, there are many options for childcare in Steamboat Springs, whether you are a resident or not, which make it easier for parents to enjoy an afternoon to themselves.

Steamboat Springs Summer Camp Guide 2015

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Steamboat Springs Summer Camp Guide 2015

 

Rock Climbing in Steamboat

Rock Climbing in Steamboat Springs

It’s getting to be that time of year again, the time when parents turn their attention to planning the family’s summer. If you have school aged children, this may entail planning the kids’ summer camps and activities. To help in the time-consuming task of searching for and sorting through various camps, I have compiled a list of day camps, sport and other activity camps offered here in Steamboat Springs, CO. I hope these ideas ease the stress of planning activities to combat the dreaded words, “I’m bored”.

If you are planning to put your Steamboat home on the market or are looking for homes for sale in Steamboat Springs or  I am here to help.

 

Summer Day Camps

Kids’ Adventure Club at the Steamboat Ski Resort. Age appropriate activities and adventures for 3-12 year olds.

102nd Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

102nd Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

 

Winter Carnival Steamboat Springs

Winter Carnival Steamboat Springs

For 102 years now, Steamboat has celebrated our love of snow and our western and ski heritages with one heck-of-a Winter Carnival. Imagine 4 days of festivities, snow activities, fireworks, friendly competitions, and shenanigans that bring a community and visitors together for fun and merriment. That’s what the 2015 Winter Carnival here in Steamboat Springs, CO is about.

Howelsen Hill in my Steamboat Hometown

Winter Carnival Fireworks over Howelsen Hill 

This year we are also celebrating Howelsen Hill’s 100 year anniversary. Thanks to Norwegian ski jumping champion, Carl Howelsen, who came to the Yampa Valley in 1913 along with his skis and his passion for snow sports, we have one of the oldest continuously running ski areas in Colorado (Howelsen Hill) and have one of the oldest Winter Sports Clubs in the nation. Howelsen organized friends and neighbors to build a modest ski jump in Steamboat and kicked off the first Winter Carnival with jumping competitions and cross country ski races. The rest is history.

Most Affordable Cultural Music in Steamboat

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Most Affordable Cultural Music in Steamboat

Steamboat Springs may be a bit remote, located in Colorado’s NW region just west of the Continental Divide, but cultural opportunities in the quaint mountain town are not void. In fact, Smithsonian.com recently named Steamboat its #4 Best Small Town for its wide offering of music. From the highly acclaimed Strings Music Pavilion, hosting international phenoms and award winning bands, to a variety of music festivals and free concert series, Steamboat provides a great number of quality music concerts per capita.

Friends and Family Series at the Chief Theater

A new music series that I am excited about and is completely affordable is the Friends and Family Series at the Chief Theater. While I love the Strings Music Pavilion, its ticket prices are sometimes cost prohibitive. This new classical music series at the Chief Theater costs only $20 online or $25 at the door for adults and only $5 for students. Affordable, right?

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