music

Happy New Year 2021: Times Square’s virtual ball drop this year!
Dec31

Happy New Year 2021: Times Square’s virtual ball drop this year!

                          Many of us have watched the ball drop in Time Square as a New Year’s Eve ritual.  This year there won’t be 400,000 in attendance… but there will be millions watching as the event is live streamed at TimesSquareNYC.org, NewYearsEve.nyc, Livestream.com/2021, TimesSquareBall.net, It will be viewable on major TV stations. The event...

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iAM Music Fest
Oct22

iAM Music Fest

We live in times where live music is close to non-existent… Yet, we do everything we can to make sure that people in Durango can enjoy live music as much as possible. Winter is coming and who knows how for how long we will be able to pull this off… This Saturday, October 24th, at Durango Craft Spirit, we have prepared a unique musical experience for you which includes: Two of the best local bands: J-Calvin and the...

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Live Music with Terry Rickard
Oct21

Live Music with Terry Rickard

Live Music with Terry Rickard Terry has been entertaining Strater guests and locals for years! Terry grew up playing in rock bands around the Boston area before moving to southern California. In the 80’s and early 90’s he played all over Orange and L.A. counties as a solo guitarist-vocalist. He played in many fine clubs and restaurants such as the Rusty Pelican in Newport Beach and Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach, just to mention a...

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Drive-In Concert Series: Ben Gibson & Rob Webster – Sep 5th
Sep01

Drive-In Concert Series: Ben Gibson & Rob Webster – Sep 5th

Four Corners Expos is bringing back Live Music! Every Saturday for the Month of September, Four Corners Expos is hosting a three and a half hour drive-in concert. Family and Friends can gather in their cars to watch and listen to some of Durango’s finest local artists play. All cars will be safely social distanced. A portion of the proceeds from each concert will benefit a different organization. Location: Durango Senior Center...

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Irie Friday with Rasta Stevie
Aug18

Irie Friday with Rasta Stevie

Take a listen as Emcee Rasta Stevie brings us some irie reggae jams with Heart Beat of...

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Community Concerts Reimagined
Jul17

Community Concerts Reimagined

One of the unique aspects of the pandemic we have all seen is the creative thinking and ideas of so many people. We have all had to make new traditions, think “outside of the box” for special occasions, and find new ways to entertain ourselves. On a local level, we have seen this with a rise of virtual and at-home experiences. One of the unique ideas comes from The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado. They are offering...

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JOHN DENVER inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, hosted by Olivia Newton-John, as Governor Hickenlooper declares “Earth Day in Space.”
Apr22

JOHN DENVER inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, hosted by Olivia Newton-John, as Governor Hickenlooper declares “Earth Day in Space.”

JOHN DENVER inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, hosted by Olivia Newton-John, as Governor Hickenlooper declares “Earth Day in Space.” Olivia Newton-John emailed me and asked me if I was going to the “Earthday” Broomfield concert April 21, 2011 honoring JOHN DENVER and his induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.  I asked Olivia if I should go and she told me YES as she would be hosting and I...

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Music for the soul…
Apr11

Music for the soul…

Music for the soul… As we celebrate Easter Sunday, many Christians turn to spiritual music for inspiration. – Andrea Bocelli sends an inspiriing Easter message in “Music for Hope: Live From Duomo di Milano,” a livestreamed concert that is heard around the world from the empty cathedral.   Andrea Bocelli- performing The Lord’s...

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Rasta Stevie interview with DJ Carlos Culture
Apr08

Rasta Stevie interview with DJ Carlos Culture

M.C. Rasta Stevie “The World Emcee” has been doing Reggae Radio and proponent of Rastafari for over 35 years spreading the musical message of love. Rasta Stevie Smith has done everything from Reggae Radio to 8750 Reggae Band the Award Winning Nationally Touring Reggae Band to MC extraordinaire to Promoter and more. Rasta Stevie never stopped doing his radio show the entire time whether on the road here or abroad. He is a...

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Life on the road: A recount by Derek Abt of Liver Down the River
Mar25

Life on the road: A recount by Derek Abt of Liver Down the River

We all know the life of a musician is a glorified one. But not all of us realize the all-encompassing commitments of being in a band. As the great Bon Scott of AC/DC said, “it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll.” Touring really has its ups and downs. I mean, you’re in a 6-person marriage living in a van. For people who have issues regarding personal space, it’s probably not the best career path for you. That being...

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An Evening with Suzy Bogguss- POSTPONED
Mar08

An Evening with Suzy Bogguss- POSTPONED

Walking the line between critical acclaim and commercial success, Suzy Bogguss remains one of the rare artists who has pleased fans and critics alike with her vocal style, musicianship and meaningful lyrics. One of the most acclaimed female country singers of the late ’80s and ’90s, she blends songs of substance and depth with mass-market appeal and balanced country tradition with a contemporary mainstream sensibility....

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LEFTOVER SALMON
Mar08

LEFTOVER SALMON

Called the architects of what is now popularly known as “jamgrass,” Leftover Salmon has established itself as one of the great purveyors of Americana music, digging deep into the well that supplies its influences: rock ‘n’ roll, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz and blues. ~ Ticket prices include all service fees ~ More info at:...

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Durango Celtic Festival
Feb28

Durango Celtic Festival

One of Durango, Colorado’s best events of the year! Get live music, music workshops, and great venues in its amazing downtown area for an entire weekend! Durango Celtic Festival features rich musical and cultural heritage, full expressive gamut of folk music at its best, and are justly renowned for their thrilling live shows. March 12 – 14, 2020 Venues Tickets See artists like Ed Miller & Rich Brotherton, Alasdair...

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Donny McCaslin Trio
Feb16

Donny McCaslin Trio

A graduate of the Berklee School of Music, Donny McCaslin began playing the saxophone during his early childhood years. While perhaps best recognized for his contributions to Blackstar, David Bowie’s final studio album, McCaslin’s comprehensive approach to jazz as a popular American music genre is vast and mesmerizing. Throughout his extensive career his repertoire has integrated the full range of sounds that a tenor sax...

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The High Kings – 2020 U.S. Tour
Jan31

The High Kings – 2020 U.S. Tour

A so-called “bunch” of Irish lads, The High Kings have brought back the tradition and richness of the Irish ballad. The group maintains the core of traditional Irish music but performed in a contemporary style and arrangement. ~ Ticket prices include all service fees ~ https://durangoconcerts.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1161486

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The New Colossus – The Actors Gang, directed by Tim Robbins
Jan31

The New Colossus – The Actors Gang, directed by Tim Robbins

By The Actor’s Gang, directed by Tim Robbins Presented by the Community Concert Hall @ FLC and New Face Productions A powerful production of The Actors’ Gang Theater, The New Colossus reflects on America’s immigrant history as the actors tell their ancestors’ stories, their struggles and their journeys from oppression to freedom. The play celebrates the courage and great character of the refugees who came to this country...

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The Metropolitan Opera – ENCORE Showing in HD – The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS (Gershwin)
Jan24

The Metropolitan Opera – ENCORE Showing in HD – The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS (Gershwin)

The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. Tickets available at: https://durangoconcerts.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1146175 This is...

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Rock N’ Roll Snowdown
Jan19

Rock N’ Roll Snowdown

The 42nd annual Snowdown will bring Rock N’ Roll lovers from all over the world to Durango to jam. Dress up as your favorite Rock N’ Roll musician this year for the many exciting events and activities taking place around town. “Snowdown is a non-profit created to promote Fun, Commerce & Tourism in Durango. It is the original “Cabin Fever Reliever”. Outside Magazine rated Snowdown as one of the top 5...

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Grammy-Nominated Artists: Chris and Aaron Poland Return!
Aug09

Grammy-Nominated Artists: Chris and Aaron Poland Return!

Grammy-nominated artists Chris and Aaron Poland return leading the Warsaw Poland Brothers Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Animus City Theatre, from 10 P.M. to 12:30 A.M. Catch Double AA on the Conch and Crix on the sax! Band: Warsaw Poland Brothers Genre: Ska, Reggae, large energetic rockin’ rollers with original licks and a few spicy covers just for kicks Location/Time/Date: Animus City Theatre, from 10 P.M. to 12:30 A.M. Thursday,...

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An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt
Jun05

An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt

An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt   What it Means to be a Small Town Funkadelic Band, on the Rise   What are your intentions for your musical future? “If you asked me five years ago, I would have said we’re headed for Red Rocks,” Derek said in a phone interview last week. Now, he seeking and reaching for a joy-seeking experience. The road to Red Rocks carries more stress than you may initially...

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