Arts and entertainment briefs from Summit County and beyond |

Arts and entertainment briefs from Summit County and beyond

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
Special to the Daily
Special to the Daily |

BMF fundraising committee announces summer events

Applause!, the special events and fundraising committee of the Breckenridge Music Festival, recently announced its lineup of summer Bon Appetit parties and functions to support the BMF. Through these social affairs, Applause! volunteers provide a venue to strengthen the Summit County community and at the same time raise a substantial portion of the annual BMF budget.

Bon Appetit season schedule:

• 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16 — Opening Night Extravaganza, Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge

• 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23 — Meet the Maestro and More!, Barney Ford Museum, 111 Washington Ave., Breckenridge

• 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 — Where the Wild Things Are!, Breckenridge

• 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 — A Biking Event with a Historic Leadville Bent, Frisco

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 — Mushroom Mania, Breckenridge

• 4-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug 23 — A Rip-Roarin’ Rootin’ Tootin’ Road Rally Rodeo!, Cater Park Pavilion, Breckenridge

• 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 — History Repeats Itself, Breckenridge

Applause! membership benefits include two vouchers for 2-for-1 tickets to Breckenridge Music Festival summer or winter concerts, an invitation to the Membership Picnic in July, reduced rates for Bon Appetit parties, your name in the BMF program and a copy of the membership poster. Applause! membership is $50. Click on “Applause!” at http://www.breckenridge for membership forms and more information.

Tap It Tuesday, live trivia at Dillon Dam Brewery

The Dillon Dam Brewery will host its monthly Tap It Tuesday on Tuesday, July 14, with a 5-gallon keg of the brewmaster’s special stash tapped at 5 p.m. and $5 half-pints while they last. This month’s beer is an apricot habanero stout.

“It’s our McLuhr’s Irish Stout with apricot puree and habaneros,” said Mike Bennett, head brewer at Dillon Dam. “I expect it to be pretty sweet from the apricots; there’s about four or five cups of apricot in there with the habaneros. We added a little extra to overcome the maltiness of the stout.”

On Wednesday, July 15, Steven A. will host live trivia at the Dam Brewery, with no cover and Dam prizes. For more information about these and other events at the Dam, visit

In Your Element hosts hiking and yoga adventure

This summer, Vail Valley-based yoga and adventure company In Your Element is hosting a hiking and yoga retreat at Eiseman Hut, from Friday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 2. The trip is open to 12 participants, and the two-night stay includes an 8-mile guided hike in to the hut, four yoga classes, daily guided meditation sessions, journaling and inquiry prompts, seven nourishing meals, free time to relax and a swag bag with local goodies.

Cedar Davidson, a certified wilderness guide, will guide the hike to and from Eiseman Hut. Gear and food for the trip will be shuttled up to the hut with a truck so attendees don’t have to carry weighty loads during the hike. Schuette and In Your Element co-founder Kim Fuller will lead yoga and meditation classes in the hut, and Davidson will prepare the backcountry cuisine —dishes such as yogurt parfaits, quinoa salad and vegetable curry.

The retreat is $475. For more information and to register for the Eiseman Hut Retreat, visit, or call (970) 445-0361.

Flavors of Colorado fest returns to Avon

Now in its second year, the Flavors of Colorado festival brings together Colorado-based musicians, restaurants, artists, craft beer and spirits to celebrate all things Colorado. The weekend-long festival is on a new weekend this year, Friday, July 24, through Sunday, July 26, in Avon. It is free to attend.

The 2015 line-up includes The Flobots, Otone Brass Band, Robby Peoples & the Bank Walkers, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene, Wash Park Funk Band, Mac McCain and Bonnie and the Clydes. The Flobots will be taking the stage as the headlining act Saturday evening, and Colorado’s own Mac McCain will perform at Friday evening’s Farm to Chef’s Table charity dinner.

In addition to live music, the festival is full of entertaining and educational events all tied to back to local artisans and their craft. From food and drink tastings to live music, panel discussions, cooking demonstrations, an art showcase and plenty of activities for the kids, the Flavors of Colorado festival offers something unique and interesting for everyone. To see the full musical lineup and festival schedule, visit

Beaver Creek Rodeo Series continues throughout summer

The Beaver Creek Rodeo Series, presented by The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, began Thursday, June 25, for the 14th season, with events, food, drinks, a kids’ zone and more. The series continues every Thursday night through Aug. 13, except for July 23.

New this summer, ranch saddle bronc riding will be added to the event lineup. Ranch saddle riding is similar to other bucking bronc events; however, the horse must be saddled as it is for daily use on a ranch, rather than with a rodeo-specific model. Other events include bareback and saddle bronc riding, kid-friendly calf scramble and mutton bustin’, team roping, barrel racing, burro racing and bull riding competition.

Rodeo gates open at 5 p.m. each Thursday, with the grand entry and national anthem beginning at 6 p.m. Rodeo tickets can be purchased at or by visiting the Beaver Creek Adventure Center in Beaver Creek Village until 3 p.m. the day of the rodeo. Tickets may also be purchased at the rodeo beginning at 5 p.m. The rodeo takes place rain or shine, and tickets are nonrefundable.

For more information and ticket prices, visit or call Beaver Creek at (970) 754-4636.

— Compiled by Krista Driscoll

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