Vail Valley Weekend: Carnival rides and Supersonic Shrimp
The Avon Summer Carnival is in town through Sunday. It’s located east of City Market in Avon. Unlimited ride passes are $18 in advance and available at the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Avon Police Department, Battle Mountain High School, Vail Police Department, Bright Future Foundation in Avon, Marko’s Pizza in Edwards and the Samaritan Center in Edwards. A portion of the proceeds benefits local nonprofits, including the Buddy Mentors Program. Tickets are $30 at the gate. The carnival is open from 5 p.m. to midnight today, noon to midnight on Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 970-763-7210. Saturday
DJ Logic will perform at the Sandbar in West Vail on Saturday at 10 p.m. as part of the Teva after-party. Tickets are $10. Since his emergence in the early ’90s amidst the Bronx hip-hop scene, the New York City-based DJ has been amassing a veritable mountain of collaborations ranging from John Mayer and Ben Harper to Mos Def and The Roots. Call 970-476-4314 to learn more.
Julian Marley & The Uprising Band will headline the Teva Mountain Games celebration with a free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. “JuJu” Marley is the son of Reggae legend Bob Marley and has been active in music since recording his first song at the age of five at the Marley family home in Kingston. Julian’s music incorporates a roots Reggae sound infused with hip hop, bubbling dancehall and R&B. He’s toured extensively with his brothers Damian and Stephen performing his soulful and spiritual music, covering his father’s songs, as well as producing platinum-selling albums of his own. The concert will take place at Checkpoint Charlie in Vail Village.After the show, head to Samana Lounge in Vail for the Teva Black Out Party. DJ Lito will spin. The show starts at 10 p.m. and there’s no cover charge.For more information about Teva Mountain Games’ Bud Light Mountains of Music series, go to http://www.tevamountaingames.com and follow the Games on Twitter @TevaMtnGames.
As part of Paddy’s ongoing “Live in the Pub” series, Shards of Gravity will perform at the Eagle-Vail bar for the first time. The group reunites former Gathering Gravity members Kevin LaCarrubba on guitar and lead vocals, Lucas Weigand on guitar and percussion, James Bosma on keyboards and guitar and former Hot Buttered Rum and Railroad Earth drummer, Jake Brooks. The group plays rock, reggae and blues classics as well as their own lively jams. The free show begins at 10 p.m. and will feature a variety of drink specials including $3 well drinks, $2 PBR’s and $2 Mystery shots. Paddy’s Pub & Eatery is located on Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail. For more information call 970-949-6093 or go to http://www.paddysvail.com.
Local band Supersonic Shrimp is playing a free show Saturday night at Finnegan’s Wake in Avon. The show kicks off at 9 p.m. The group covers classic rock songs by artists like Aerosmith, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead and more, as well as originals. This is their first show at Finnegan’s Wake, which is hosting free live music every weekend this summer. Call 970-748-4610.
The Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures’ grand opening festivities continue. Glenwood’s newest adventure attraction takes participants 40 feet above the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon. The grand opening celebration is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include zipping for only $15 – less than half of the regular ($32) price. There will be free hot dogs and refreshments available. Zipline reservations are required and can be made by calling 970-945-6737. Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures is based at Glenwood Canyon Resort at the No Name Exit 119 off of I-70, just 1.5 miles east of Glenwood Springs. For more information about Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures, visit http://www.glenwoodcanyonzipline.com.