The series kicks off on Fri., May 23, with Beatles tribute band Doctor Robert. Guests can ride the tram and attend the concerts free with the donation of canned food items for the LiftUp food pantry.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (May 15, 2014) — Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s free, mountain-top concert series, is back for its sixth year. Guests can ride the tram or bus free from the floor of the Roaring Fork Valley with the donation of a canned food item for the Lift-Up community food pantry. The concerts are held on top of Iron Mountain overlooking Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
The first concert of the year coincides with the Summer Kick-off Party on Friday, May 23. The series continues with 10 additional concerts throughout June, August and September. Here’s the lineup for this year’s concerts:
Fri., May 23: Summer Kick-off Party — Doctor Robert, Beatles tribute band
Doctor Robert is the next generation of Beatles tribute bands, with a commitment to the accurate reproduction of more than 100 songs of The Beatles’ repertoire. Their high-energy shows are full of Beatles magic, as Casey Falter, Karen Janssen, Ben Wright and Kevin Reinert love the challenge of recreating even the most demanding musical compositions live onstage. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sat., May 31: Night Plane, acoustic rock
Longtime Roaring Fork Valley locals, singers and songwriters Haden Gregg and Jimmy Dykann are joined by John Zajicek for original selections and tasteful cover tunes. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sat., June 7: Poser, classic rock
Poser is a Colorado dance band based in the Roaring Fork Valley with a wide-ranging repertoire of classic to modern rock. Poser is sure to infuse fun into every occasion. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sat., June 14: The Bobby Mason Band, rock ‘n’ roll
Performing the soulful sounds of Americana rock ‘n’ roll, classic hits, tight vocal harmonies and world-class guitar tones, Bobby Mason has worked with some of the top recording artists in the music industry. Bobby Mason will be joined by Hap Harriman, Bryan Savage and Hayden Gregg for this appearance. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 9: Fifty50, classic rock
Fifty50 is a Roaring Fork Valley-based band comprised of Dave Stoltzfus, Beth Getzen Stoltzfus, Dale Loper, Jerry Larsen and Tom Mercer. Their choice of music — including classic, modern and original rock — makes this band unique with a blend of vocal harmonies and instrumental energy. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from6 to 10 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 16: Already Gone, classic rock
The breadth of their set list is as diverse as the band itself, with selections that weave through classic rock, R&B, funk, blues, country crossover and good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll. Already Gone achieves a synergy onstage that has been forged during years of collaboration. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 23: Caleb Dean Band, country music and Western swing
The Caleb Dean Band is a local favorite country dance band, performing traditional country and Western swing. Featuring pedal steel, fiddle, hot guitar licks, mandolin and flat top acoustic, bass and drums with great country vocals. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 6: The Goodman Band, classic rock and Stevie Ray Vaughan cover tunes
Performing classic rock and Stevie Ray Vaughn cover tunes, the Goodman Band is a three-piece group based primarily out of Grand Junction. The music ranges from early country and rock to blues to today’s music. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 7: Christian Music on the Mountain, The New Creation Church Worship Team and Jerry Alcorta
The New Creation Church Worship Team is leading the people of the Roaring Fork Valley in passionate, uplifting and intimate praise and worship, with a talented pool of musicians and songwriters led by Melissa Hefferon. Jerry Alcorta will be joined by local musicians that enjoy creating heartfelt and spiritually impacting music together. With a variety of musical tastes and backgrounds ranging from rock to bluegrass, their passion is to blend music, life and faith. Free tram rides begin at 2 p.m. for this special Sunday event. The bands play from 4 to 8 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 13: Let them Roar, rock/country
The band formerly known as All the Pretty Horses, Let Them Roar is an American musical melting pot. With twangy voices, a jazz-trained rhythm section and a pair of teles, plus steel and mando, each member brings a unique history and interest in music. The band was born to explore the music of Bob Dylan, but soon grew passionate about the sounds of Bill Frisell, the voice of George Jones and traditional music from our country’s rough beginnings. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 20: The Missing Link Band, classic rock
Starting at the end of 2005, Paul Barker on bass, Erik McPherson on guitar and vocals, and Nick Kuhlmann on drums began a band with an emphasis on diverse blends of music for audiences with broad tastes. Every genre and style are included in a typical set, ranging from blues, rock, country, R&B and dance music. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
The Music on the Mountain Concert Series is made possible by these sponsors: Bighorn Toyota; Community Banks of Colorado; Dalby, Wendland & Co. Inc.; Glenwood Springs Post Independent; Lift FM; Perri’s Collision; Swire Coca-Cola; Glenwood TV; Glenwood Insurance and Hotel Glenwood Springs.
The Lookout Grille and Snack Shack will be open for dinner and refreshments. Drink specials including glasses of wine, well drinks, Coors Lights and Coronas for $4 will be available in the plaza.
Guests will also be able to enjoy the park’s rides and attractions during the events. A Funday Pass, just $35 with the free tram ride, includes both walking cave tours and unlimited access to the new Glenwood Canyon Flyer, which is scheduled to open May 23, 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.
The park is open until 10 p.m. during the Summer Kick-off Party and all Saturday Music on the Mountain events. OnSunday, Sept. 7, the park will be open until 8 p.m. for the Christian music concert. More information about the park, including hours of operation and a list of which attractions are open, can be found at GlenwoodCaverns.com or by calling 800-530-1635 or 970-945-4228, ext. 0.
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