Vail Daily entertainment briefs
July 30, 2010
For the 12th summer in a row, the Minturn Market kicks off today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Minturn. The market will host 115 vendors this year, including old favorites such as Hunter’s Fresh Squeezed Lemonade and Grammy’s Jam, and lots of new faces, too. In fact, there are at least 40 new vendors this summer, said market organizer Randy Milhoan. “It’s the oldest market around, and I think it’s very diverse since we’re always trying to bring in new things,” Milhoan said. “I think the ambiance is great, the way it settles into that section of Minturn. It doesn’t just run down the street but meanders in and out.”Along with plenty of fresh produce from Colorado farms, there’s jewelry, art, face painting for the kids and live music for everyone at two stages. For more information on the market, call 970-827-5645.Barbecue on GoreBring on the ‘cue! BBQ Bonanza is back today on Gore Creek Drive in Vail Village from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. DJ Wild Bill will perform, and there will be other live music going on throughout the day. “The competition is fierce and the flavors rich as local restaurants compete and cook to produce the best that their secret recipes have to offer in an effort to win the title of Vail’s best barbecue,” said Lourdes Ferzacca, of the Vail Chamber and Business Association. “Kids can enjoy face painting, free balloons, arts and crafts, choo-choo trains, bouncy castles – and for big kids, if there is any spare time, try browsing and shopping Vail’s sidewalk sales.”Call 970-476-4403, or visit http://www.vailbbq.com.Art at ArrabelleThe Vail Arts Festival continues today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arrabelle at Vail Square. Along with lots of artists, there will be live performing arts and children’s activities. Call 970-477-3699, or visit http://www.vailartsfestival.com. Live music at AgaveSinger/songwriter Zach Deputy will perform at Agave in Avon tonight. Deputy is a multitalented musician who fuses together earthy blues, roots rock and soul with hip-hop beats, dance hall rhythms and some calypso and reggae for good measure.Crawford Byers, from Rocky Mountain Entertainment, has seen Deputy play and booked him for Agave.”It is simply amazing when you see this guy play … you simply close your eyes while listening and you can swear that there is a six-man band up on stage. Zach takes the one-man show to a level all its own,” Byers said.Local band Laughing Bones will open the show. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. The show starts at 10 p.m. For more information on the show visit agaveavon.com or call 970-748-8666.MTHDS at Finnegans WakeThe MTHDS are back in town for a free show tonight at Finnegan’s Wake in Avon. The show starts at 9 p.m. Call 970-748-4610 to learn more. Carnival fun in EdwardsThe Edwards Summer Carnival is back in town. Located at Battle Mountain High School, the carnival has all the spinny rides and sugary treats you can handle. The carnival runs through Sunday. Call 970-763-7210 for more information. Supersonic Shrimp at Paddy’sSuperSonic Shrimp will perform a free show at Paddy’s in Eagle-Vail tonight. The band has been making the rounds perfecting their show, which includes a blend of classic rock n’ roll covers, blues and their own jams to throw the spotlight on band members. This show will start at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday at 7 p.m. Trevor Jones and Andrew Portwood, who split time as members of both Frogs Gone Fishin’ and Stereo Assassins, will take to the stage for an open duo session. This is also a free show.For more information about these shows or to get involved in the Sunday sessions contact Paddy’s at 970-949-6093. Paddy’s Pub and Eatery is located on Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail.