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Get ready for the weekend in the Vail Valley

Caramie Schnellcschnell@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado -Got a hankering for circus food, namely cotton candy and corn dogs? Check out the Avon Summer Carnival. The 15-ride amusement park is back in Avon this weekend, located just east of Chapel Square. Tickets are not required to enter the carnival, but are required for rides. Unlimited ride tickets are $25 at the gate. The carnival is open from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Some of the proceeds from the carnival benefit The Buddy Mentors Program and the Samaritan Counseling Center. Call 970-763-7210 for more information. Bluegrass at Yeti’sCottonwood Acoustic – a bluegrass, blues and ’70s band – performs at Yeti’s Grind, located at 4th and Broadway in Eagle. The free show is Friday at 6:30 p.m. Call Yeti’s at 970-328-9384 for more information. Jam with Dr. AwkwardVail band Dr. Awkward brings its rhythmic jams to Rick & Kelly’s American Bistro in Edwards Friday night. The music gets going on the patio at 5:30 p.m., during the restaurant’s happy hour. Band members Kevin Heinz, Dan Keel, and Ted Welles will likely play until around 10 p.m. The restaurant offers two happy hours – one from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and one from 9 to 11 p.m. Enjoy buy-one-get-one-free appetizers and pizzas as well as $4 glasses of wine and $3 beers. Call 970-926-3423 for more information. Pulling pranksThe Pranksters, a Denver-based Grateful Dead tribute band, perform at Mango’s in Red Cliff Friday night and again Saturday night. Both shows begin at 8 p.m. The show is free and Mango’s will be offering its free shuttle. Call 970-827-9109 for details. FAC at the Yacht ClubThe newly reopened Yacht Club is hosting its Friday Afternoon Club Friday night from 6 to 10 p.m. Local band Hustle will perform on the deck. The cover charge is $2. Along with some typical fried fare – fries, onion rings and chicken fingeres – the special FAC menu has a slew of slider options, including a lump crab cake slider with red pepper fennel syrup ($6) and a tuna poke slider with carrot slaw ($5 and lots of fresh seafood options like shrimp and oysters. Call 970-926-3444 for more information. Live music at Gore RangeDenver musician Matt Clark is performing a solo acoustic show at Gore Range Brewery in Edwards Friday night at 5 p.m. Clark blends elements of rock, reggae and blues into his music. Call 970-926-2739 for more information about the show or visit for more on Clark.A nod to the ’70sBritish rock band Foghat brings its blues rock to Nottingham Lake in Avon on July 3. The annual Salute to the USA kicks off at 5 p.m. Foghat will perform at 8 p.m.”I requested they play oldies but goodies,” said Danita Chirichillo, special events supervisor for the town of Avon. “It will be a fun show.”The opening band for the evening hasn’t been determined yet, Chirichillo said. The town of Avon, in collaboration with KZYR, is hosting a battle of the bands at Loaded Joe’s in Avon on June 20 to pick the opening band. Visit for details, or to enter to compete at the battle. Visit or call 970-748-4060 for more information about the Salute to the USA celebration. Have an upcoming event you’d like to see here? E-mail High Life Editor Caramie Schnell at

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