A&E briefs: Free, live music around Summit County on Saturday
August 1, 2014
The Lake Dillon Tavern will host Booty Shakin’ Saturday with DJ Crisp on Saturday, Aug. 2. Summit County’s resident DJ will be throwing down the best in hip-hop, dance, funk and just plain fun music. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/lakedillontavern.
Hot Lunch will take the stage at the Dillon Amphitheater on Saturday, Aug. 2, as part of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s Sunset at the Summit concert series. Hot Lunch, a Denver-based R&B band, was recently chosen as the local winners in the fifth-annual Budweiser Showdown. Thirty-five of the top radio stations in the nation are hosting “The tournament of Jams” in search of the best original, urban contemporary music talent. The free music starts at 7 p.m. Visit http://www.townofdillon.com for more information.
Dave Connelly will bring classic rock, country and top-40 hits to the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Saturday, Aug. 2. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Leadville’s Boom Days celebrate mining, Old West
Lawmen, miners, cowboys and Victorian ladies will stroll the streets of Leadville once more during the 64th annual Boom Days Festival, which continues Saturday, Aug. 2, and Sunday, Aug. 3.
Leadville was one of America’s longest-lived and bawdiest boomtowns during the gold and silver heydays of the 1880s, and it’s pulling out all of stops for this celebration of its heritage. This Colorado festival offers entertainment and activities that range from mining competitions, a 5K and a rod and gun show to live music, a street fair and historical re-enactments, shootouts and appearances by Old West characters. The 21-mile Leadville Boom Days International Pack Burro Race, the second leg of Pack Burro Racing’s Triple Crown, tops off the weekend’s festivities.
The most up-to-date schedule of events is available at http://www.leadvilleboomdays.com or by calling (855) 488-1222. During the event, visitors can check in at the information booth located in front of the courthouse and scan a QR code for details about scheduled activities.
American West in Bronze runs through August
“The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925” is now on display at the Denver Art Museum and will run through Sunday, Aug. 31.
The urban populace eagerly collected the Western bronze statuette at the turn of the 20th century, and a century later, no segment of American sculpture remains more appreciated by the public. Yet there has never been a full-scale exhibition of this rich and complex topic until now. “The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925,” follows a loose chronological structure with four distinct areas of thematic exploration: American Indians, wildlife, cowboys and settlers (mountain men, cavalry, prospectors and pioneers). Approximately 60 bronze sculptures are showcased in the exhibition, with 25 artists represented including John Quincy Adams Ward, Hermon Atkins MacNeil, Alexander Phimister Proctor, Charles Russell, Frederic Remington and Paul Manship.
“The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925,” is organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Denver Art Museum. For more information on this and other art installations at the Denver Art Museum, visit http://www.denverartmuseum.org.
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