Main Street performers close year |

Main Street performers close year

BRECKENRIDGE – If you walked south on Main Street in Breckenridge on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday afternoon this summer and wondered where crowds were assembling, it was most likely at the Blue River Plaza.

A combined effort between the Breckenridge Resort Chamber and the Town of Breckenridge has allowed locals and visitors the delight of an outdoor venue where people of all ages can draw together to look, listen, learn and enjoy as part of their experience in Breckenridge.

“Main Street performances offer value-added free entertainment commonly known as “busking,'” said Ken Miller, director of event operations for the Breckenridge Resort Chamber and coordinator of the Main Street performances. “There is a common theme whether a person is on the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver, at the Pearl Street mall in Boulder, in Mallory Square in Key West or even at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. The vision of the Main Street performances is to differentiate from that common theme.”

The Blue River Plaza serves as the entertainment site and is on the east side of the Blue River, just across from the Riverwalk Center.

“By reaching to local nonprofit organizations, local musicians and area locals with talent in categories such as sports and recreation, music, art and culture, we are providing a diverse and very unique type of environment,” Miller said.

The Main Street performances began in June and will wrap up on the weekend of Sept. 22. Entertainers include local non-profits such as the National Repertory Orchestra, The Backstage Theatre, Summit Historical Society, Summit County Arts Council and The Mountain Top Children’s Museum. Other acts tentatively booked for the remaining dates in September include The Alpine Brass Trio, guitarist and percussionist John Crowder and local bluegrass heroes the Kudzoo Brothers.

“The Gold Prospectors of Colorado, Blue River Anglers fly-fishing clinics, MBS Mountain Board demonstration and the Summit Historical Society event called Summit Historics, A Celebration of Travel and Road Racing History have all lent themselves to our goal of continued unique, free entertainment this summer,” Miller said.

The Main Street Performances are held at the Blue River Plaza on Main Street in Breckenridge. Show times are from 3-6 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Sept. 22. For more information, call Miller at (970) 453-2913 ext. 210.

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