Music on the Mountain resumes at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Aug. 20
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The eighth season of Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s mountaintop concert series, resumes today with classic rock band Fifty50. Concertgoers can ride the tram or bus free from the floor of the Roaring Fork Valley in Glenwood Springs with the donation of a canned food item for the Lift-Up community food pantry.
“The community support for Music on the Mountain continues to amaze me. The park collected more than 2,500 cans of food during the first four concerts of the season, bringing the total since the series’ inception in 2009 to 56,341,” said Nancy Heard, general manager.
• Today — Fifty50 is a Roaring Fork Valley-based band composed of Dave Stoltzfus, Beth Getzen Stoltzfus, Dale Loper, Jerry Larsen and Tom Mercer. The band’s choice of music — classic, modern and original rock — and its blend of vocal harmonies and instrumental energy make it original. Tram starts running at 4 p.m., and the band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
• Saturday, Aug. 27 — Specializing in classic rock and Stevie Ray Vaughn cover tunes, the three-piece Goodman Band plays music that ranges from early country, rock and blues to today’s music. The band features Gerry Goodman on guitar and vocals, John Brown on bass and vocals and Darin Elwell on drums and vocals. Tram starts running at 4 p.m., and the band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 10 — A select group of local musicians will come together to pay tribute to two icons of American music: Bob Dylan and The Band. This is Americana music at its foundation, bringing folk, rock, bluegrass and gospel together for one magical, musical night. Tram starts running at 4 p.m., and the band plays shows at 6 and 8 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 11 — The Orchard, a collective of local musicians, worships together through a variety of musical styles, from keyboard-driven rock to fingerpicking folk. The New Creation Church Worship Team plays energetic, uplifting and inspirational music to help people feel a spiritual connection. Tram starts running at 2 p.m., and the bands play from 4 to 8 p.m. for this special Sunday event.
• Saturday, Sept. 17 — Fifty50 returns for its second show of the year. Tram starts running at 4 p.m., and the band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 24 — The Missing Link Band has transformed into one of the most danceable party bands in Western Colorado. With Nick Kuhlmann on drums, Paul Barker on bass, Erik McPherson on guitar and lead vocals, Kim Kwiatkowski on lead and harmony vocals and Bob Stepniewski on percussion, they feature sounds of the ’60s, plus hits from all ages and genres. Tram starts running at 4 p.m., and the band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Food and rides
The Lookout Grille and Snack Shack are open for dinner and refreshments, with drink specials available inside and in the plaza. A Funday Pass, just $35 with the free tram ride, includes both walking cave tours and unlimited access to the Glenwood Canyon Flyer, 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 climbing wall and the Giddy Up! Western ride. The outdoor rides are open until dusk; the Laser Tag arena and 4D Motion Theater are open until the park closes.
More information about the park can be found at http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com or by calling 800-530-1635 or 970-945-4228, ext. 0.
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More base areas open means more space for guests to disperse upon, even if those base area openings don’t translate into more actual terrain openings.