Local rock band Fifty50 kicks off the second half of the 2018 benefit concert series in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Guests can get a ride up the mountain and enjoy the shows free with the donation of at least one canned food item for the LiftUp food pantries.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 9, 2018) — After a peak-season hiatus, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s Music on the Mountain concerts resume Aug. 18 with local rock band Fifty50. The series, which features free rides up the mountain to enjoy live music under the stars in exchange for a canned food donation for LIFT-UP, is now in its 10th season. Since its inception in 2009, more than 68,000 cans have been donated.
“The fun isn’tover yet! There are still six concerts left this year, including some of our most popular bands,” Bob Stepniewski, food and entertainment manager for Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, said. “You can enjoy everything from rock, funk and bluegrass to the blues, Christian music and a Rolling Stones cover band. We hope you’ll join us for great music and family fun under the stars.”
For all Saturday concerts, the free cans-for-a-tram rides begin at 4 p.m., and the bands perform from 6 to 10 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 9, the free tram rides begin at 2 p.m. with music from 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 18 – Fifty50
Fifty50 is a Roaring Fork Valley-based band comprised of Dave Stoltzfus, Beth Getzen Stoltzfus, Jerry Larsen and Tom Mercer. Their choice of music—classic, modern and original rock—and their blend of vocal harmonies and instrumental energy make this band unique and is why they’re proud recipient of many Locals’ Choice Awards over the years.
Saturday, Aug. 25 – Hell Roaring Stringband and Defiance String Band
This evening features a double-header show by two local favorites. The Defiance Stringband trio features a mix of acoustic instruments including fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and bass, playing an eclectic mix of American hoedown, bluegrass, swing, rags, waltzes, some eastern European tunes and songs from our American icons Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Leon Redbone and Steve Goodman to name a few. The Hell Roaring String Band, formed in Carbondale in 1999, has performed throughout and beyond the Roaring Fork Valley. The band members’ diverse musical interests and abilities influence their eclectic musical choices and interpretations, but interesting musicality remains its foundation.
Saturday, Sept. 8 – Vidicus Maximus
Vidicus Maximus is a local four-piece rock, funk, blues, soul and pop “musical gumbo” featuring Vid Weatherwax, Suzzanne Paris, Hap Harriman and Bryan Savage.
Sunday, Sept. 9 – Christian Music on the Mountain
The Orchard, a collective of local musicians, worships together through a variety of inspirational musical styles, from keyboard-driven rock to finger-picking folk. The Kings Loyal will make a special appearance as well. Free tram rides begin at 2 p.m.; the group will perform from 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 15 – The Missing Link Band
The Missing Link Band—the only band to perform during every season of Music on the Mountain—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 and mandolin, they give their audiences the best from the country, rock, blues, pop and rhythm and blues genres.
Saturday, Sept. 22 – Emotional Rescue
Emotional Rescue is dedicated to playing Rolling Stones tunes in an authentic, high-energy way that wows their audiences. Lead singer Tim Rafferty embodies Mick Jagger to the fullest, dancing his way through the audience, over the tables and engaging everyone in his wake. They encourage guests to wear their dancing shoes for this end-of-the-summer party.
The Music on the Mountain Concert Series is made possible by these sponsors: Bighorn Toyota, Glenwood Insurance Agency, Community Banks of Colorado, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Lift FM, Swire Coca-Cola, Glenwood TV, Hotel Glenwood Springs, Young Services and Iron Mountain Hot Springs.
The Lookout Grille and Snack Shack are open for dinner and refreshments, with drink specials available inside and in the plaza.
Guests can also enjoy the park’s rides and attractions during the events. A Funday Pass, just $38 with the free tram ride, includes both walking cave tours and unlimited access to all open rides—including the new Haunted Mine Drop. 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, 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.
Mandy Gauldin | 970-379-5277 | [email protected]
51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Located in scenic Glenwood Springs, Colo., midway between Aspen and Vail, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park offers a one-of-a-kind mountain-top adventure. The Adventure Park features a gondola ride, walking and wild tours of Glenwood Caverns and Historic Fairy Caves, dining, and year-round attractions including the new Haunted Mine Drop, Alpine Coaster, 4D Motion Theater and Laser Tag Arena. Seasonal offerings include the Giant Canyon Swing, Glenwood Canyon Flyer, Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, Wild West Express family coaster, a climbing wall, gemstone sluice box mining, a Ferris wheel ride and a holiday light display. Ideal setting for groups and birthday parties. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park operates the new Iron Mountain Hot Springs now open on the bank of the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs.