July 4th Celebration
Jul 4 all-day


7:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Pancake Breakfast, Little Toots Park
9:15 a.m.  Cross Country/ Nordic Combined Roller Ski Race, Lincoln Avenue
9:40 a.m.  Steamboat Sprint, Lincoln Avenue, Lyon Drug
10:00 a.m.  Fourth of July Parade, Downtown Steamboat on Lincoln Avenue
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Art on the Mountain, Base of Steamboat Ski Area
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Pioneer Day Block Party, Tread of Pioneers Museum
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  First Round Elimination Jump, Howelsen Hill
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Jumpin’ & Jammin Ski Jumping Competition and Fundraiser, Howelsen Hill
6:30 p.m.  Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series, Romick Arena
9:00 p.m.  Firework Show at Howelsen Hill

July Fourth Parade Skiing Jumping Rodeo


Floats are judged on originality, creativity, effort and enthusiasm in the categories below. Photos below courtesy of Shannon Lukens.

Steamboat Ski Resort Parade 2014

Best Theme
Steamboat or BUSt (bottom left)

Best Group
Routt County Rednex Games aka Routt County Redneck Olympics (bottom right)

Best Commercial Business
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation (right)

Best Parade Theme: How the West was Won
Friends of Perry-Mansfield (bottom center)

Parade Winners 2014

For theme information, application and day-of procedure visit the parade event listing.


Find information in the below links for options on how you or your business can be a part of one of the longest standing events in Steamboat Springs.







Farmers Market @ Steamboat Springs
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Steamboat Farmers Market is now in its 11th year, now located at the intersection of 7th and Yampa Street.  The market was moved to it new location in 2014 and has proven very successful for both vendors and shoppers with more than 80 booths, featuring local and regional foods and products.

The Market includes fresh produce, meats, cheese, baked goods, canned and prepared foods, plants and other consumables.  In addition, there is a limited number of handcrafted-by-the-vendor arts and crafts as well as several non-profit organizations participating.

Vendor registration for the market opens on January 15, 2015.  To register as a vendor, go to


The Market is held, rain or shine from 9am to 2 pm, every Saturday from June 13 to September 19, 2015. The Markets new location is at  7th Street and Yampa Street, near the river, in downtown Steamboat Springs.

For more information, email: [email protected] or call 970-846-1800.

BLUES TRAVELER RED ROCKS 2015 @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm

BLUES TRAVELER RED ROCKS 2015 with Guster and Hanson

A New York-based blues-rock quartet formed in 1988 by singer/harmonica player John Popper, guitarist Chan Kinchla, bassist Bobby Sheehan, and drummer Brendan Hill, Blues Traveler were part of a revival of the extended jamming style of ’60s and ’70s groups like the Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin. Signed to A&M, they released their first album, Blues Traveler, in May 1990 and followed it with Travelers & Thieves in September 1991. Popper was in a serious car accident in 1992, leaving him unable to perform for a number of months. Fortunately, he recovered, yet he still had to perform in a wheelchair for a period of time. In April 1993, Blues Traveler released their third album, Save His Soul, which became the band’s first to make the Top 100.


Blues Traveler‘s aptly named fourth album, Four, released in September 1994, at first looked like a sales disappointment, but it rebounded in 1995 when “Run-Around,” a single taken from it, became the group’s first chart hit. “Run-Around” became one of the biggest singles of 1995, spending nearly a full year on the charts and sending Four into quintuple platinum status. As the group prepared the follow-up to Four, Blues Traveler released the live double album Live from the Fall in the summer of 1996. The group returned in the summer of 1997 with its fifth studio album, Straight on Till Morning. After completing his 1999 debut solo effort, Zygote, Popper — who’d been experiencing chest pains for months — was forced to undergo an angioplasty; weeks later, tragedy struck on August 20, 1999, when Sheehan was found dead in his New Orleans home. He was just 31 years old.

The new millennium saw a newly charged Blues Traveler, and their sixth record, Bridge, appeared in May 2001. The next winter, Blues Traveler released the live What You and I Have Been Through. The studio record Truth Be Told followed in 2003, and another concert album, Live on the Rocks, appeared in 2004. The group returned to the studio in 2004, releasing the Jay Bennett-produced Bastardos! in September of the following year. In 2007, Blues Traveler released Cover Yourself, a collection of previous hits reworked with acoustic arrangements. The David Bianco-produced North Hollywood Shootout appeared from Verve Forecast in 2008. In March 2012, the band released 25, a two-disc set (one disc of hits and key tracks and a second disc of B-sides, demos, and rarities) celebrating the group’s 25th anniversary. It was followed in June by Suzie Cracks the Whip, the group’s 11th studio album, which was produced by S*A*M & Sluggo, and featured guest spots from Ron Sexsmith, Chris Barron (Spin Doctors), and Crystal Bowersox. Three years later, Blues Traveler returned with Blow Up the Moon, an album filled with collaborations from pop stars including Jewel, Hanson, Plain White T’s, and JC Chasez.
A NIGHT WITH PERRY-MANSFIELD DANCE: Baroque Masterpieces @ Strings Music Pavilion
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm
A NIGHT WITH PERRY-MANSFIELD DANCE: Baroque Masterpieces @ Strings Music Pavilion | Steamboat Springs | Colorado | United States


TORELLI Sonata in D Major, G-1 (Sachs)
BACH (arr. Schumann) Partita No. 3 in E Major for Violin (Chalifour, Pearce Martin)
HANDEL Concerto for Oboe No. 1 in B-flat Major (Koch-Tiscione)
VIVALDI Concerto for Bassoon in D minor, RV 481 (Clouser)
BACH Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 (Kosower)
BACH Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 (Chalifour, Gupta)

Faculty dancers from the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp return to the Strings stage for the fourth annual collaboration with Strings musicians. This year, they perform some of the greatest in solo and chamber orchestra repertoire from the Baroque era.

Violin: Martin Chalifour, Vijay Gupta, Jun-Ching Lin, John Macfarlane, Leslie Shank, Scott Weber; Viola: Robert Vernon, Kathryn Sievers; Cello: Mark Kosower; Bass: Timothy Pitts; Oboe: Elizabeth Koch-Tiscione; Bassoon: John Clouser; Trumpet: Michael Sachs; Piano/Harpsichord: Joanne Pearce Martin

Town Challenge Churn and Burn Cross Country
Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm

Town Challenge Churn and Burn Cross Country

Afterparty: TBD

Town Challenge Churn and Burn








Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm
Free Concerts at the Yampa River Botanic Park @ Yampa River Botanic Park
Jul 9 @ 12:15 pm
Free Concerts at the Yampa River Botanic Park @ Yampa River Botanic Park | Steamboat Springs | Colorado | United States

Free Concerts at the Yampa River Botanic Park

Free 45 minute concerts in the park for all ages.  Presented by Strings Music Festival, a non profit Music Festival bringing music to the Yampa Valley

June 25 ~ Catalyst Quartet~ classical
July 2 ~ Catalyst Quartet~ classical
July 9 ~ Leaner and Lunker ~ Americana
July 16 ~ Chamberlin Birch ~ pop indie duo
July 23 ~ C Street Brass ~ brass quintet
July 30 ~ C Street Brass ~ brass quintet
August 6 ~ Emerald City Opera
August 13 ~Missed the Boat ~ Americana

Bud Light Thirsty Thursday @ Sunpie's Bistro
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bud Light Thirsty Thursday

Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm


 Sixteen years ago, at the age of 16, Jonny Lang found incredible success with the release of his major label debut album Lie To Me.  Fame does not seem to have impacted him from being the same country farm boy from Fargo, ND who got his start in the local clubs of Minneapolis.  He survived the passage of youth to adulthood, fell in love, began a family, and in the process passed through the life lessons we all endure.  He has a keen sense of what he aims to achieve creatively, what music means to him, and is focused on the impact that his songs bring to the lives of those that encounter his repertoire.  For Lang, with the release of Fight For My Soul, he is entering a chapter wherein he has found his true voice.When asked what he would tell his younger self if he was afforded the opportunity to share advise, he wisely answers, “I would say all of those voices steering you away from questionable decisions, listen to them.  They are right.”  He has encountered many in the public eye through his career that approaches two decades.  With those experiences, and the personality traits he has witnessed, he has a clarity of how he wants to be, and how he wants to treat others.This sense of who he wants to be is the core of the album.  Lang shares, “The inspiration for the songs on the record vary widely.  Some are about personal struggles, some are focused on injustices I have seen.  Some are random fictional stories that hopefully can relate to people in some way that is a blessing to them.  I’ve wanted to make this album for a long time.  Creatively, I think there is a lot more going on inside of me than I’ve been sharing on recordings.”The album defies categorization by a single genre.  The textured arrangements, broad worldview, gorgeous vocal melodies, and expressive guitar playing are what defines Fight For My Soul.  It is unequivocally what Lang aimed to achieve over the long period he has been working on reaching a realized vision.  He offers, “Much of what I’ve experienced through music and life in general is in these songs.  I really like reaching out and connecting with people.  For me, this is what it’s all about.  It keeps it fresh with different experiences every day.”JonnyLang_2757RealaLang has been working on the release for three years with Producer Tommy Sims, who co-wrote Eric Clapton’s Grammy winning “Change the World.”  The duo collaborated on the project from the ground up. The first step was fine-tuning the soulful numbers Lang demo’d at home.  He relates, “Sometimes I write music that I could never imagine putting on a record, and thanks to Tommy’s ability to see the continuity in these songs, where I might not have, they are on the album”.   Sims also brought in one number, the acoustic-electric soul-rocker “Blew Up (The House),” and played several instruments the album that include resonator guitar on that tune, and contributing world class bass guitar performances on select others.This grass roots approach was new to Lang, whose four earlier studio albums were written and crafted under the watch of his previous record labels.  It was a welcome change. After Lang released his Grammy winning Turn Around in 2007, he made the decision to forego the major label route and became an independent artist. The first result was 2009’s Live At the Ryman, but Fight For My Soul, by its nature, is his first fully realized artistic achievement through his own label SayRai Music, featuring his own touring band: drummer Barry Alexander, bassist James Anton, rhythm guitarist Akil Thompson, keyboardist Dwan Hill and background vocalist Missi Hale.  “Recording with the band for the first time was really gratifying,” says Lang. “They’re all amazing musicians and we’ve grown together musically and personally by playing hundreds of live shows.”  This served us well in the making of Fight For My Soul.  Because of them, I have grown musically in ways I never thought I could, and it really is an honor to have them on this record.”JonnyLang_2386FujiRealaLang’s full touring schedule as well as making his family a priority in his life, are the primary cause for the length of commitment it took to deliver this album.  He reflects, “Between being with my family, and being out on the road touring, the last thing you want to do when home is to go and make a record.  We have had to pick our spots to fit in recording time.  In the last year, we’ve been able to work on it more consistently, and to finally wrap this thing up.” And with the delivery to label partners Mascot in Europe and Concord for North America, he achieved what he set out to deliver offering, “I’m really happy with the body of work we have for this one.  It’s kind of hard to be excited and know what the record was going to be like when the process is extended over such a long period of time.  Today sitting here I am really proud of the recordings.”As an artist he has evolved since he began the writing process.  The sound of that evolution is all over Fight For My Soul. “What You’re Looking For” carefully layers banjo, guitars, spacey keyboards and a percussion sample to create a sonic dreamscape for its story of searching for life’s essentials — faith, love, hope. The arrangement of “We Are the Same” evokes the freewheeling spirit of Motown’s Psychedelic Shack era.

Jonny_Lang_2715The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to interact with some of the most respected legends in music.  On the way up, he shared the stage with The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith, Sting, and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today.  As a 12-year-old, he began a journey in Fargo, ND that has brought him to points across the Globe, and as he looks on the upcoming near-term future, he shares, “With this album, I really look forward to bringing our music to people in places where I’ve never been before.  Music is one of the greatest conveyers of ideas and emotions, and in a sense that doesn’t have as much to do with the individual performing, but the power of the connection.  One of my goals is the music can be a blessing to the people listening to it in some way.  And if Fight For My Soul can help somebody by making them feel better or that they’re not alone, that’s my idea of success for this album.”

KFMU Concert Calendar Slide

Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm
AEG Live is excited to announce three nights with THE AVETT BROTHERS live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre July 10, 11 & 12, 2015.


General Admission and Reserved tickets are $49.95 – $59.95 plus applicable service charges.  All ages are welcome.


If you put your ear to the street, you can hear the rumble of the world in motion; people going to and from work, to school, to the grocery store. You may even hear the whisper of their living rooms, their conversation, their complaints, and if you’re lucky, their laughter. If you’re almost anywhere in America, you’ll hear something different, something special, something you recognize but haven’t heard in a long time. It is the sound of a real celebration.It is not New Year’s, and it is not a political convention. It is neither a prime time game-show, nor a music video countdown, bloated with fame and sponsorship. What you are hearing is the love for a music. It is the unbridled outcry of support for a song that sings to the heart, that dances with the soul. The jubilation is in the theaters, the bars, the music clubs, the festivals. The love is for a band.The songs are honest: just chords with real voices singing real melodies. But, the heart and the energy with which they are sung, is really why people are talking, and why so many sing along.

They are a reality in a world of entertainment built with smoke and mirrors, and when they play, the common man can break the mirrors and blow the smoke away, so that all that’s left behind is the unwavering beauty of the songs. That’s the commotion, that’s the celebration, and wherever The Avett Brothers are tonight, that’s what you’ll find.

The Avett Brothers

Scott Avett – Vocals, Banjo, Kick Drum
Seth Avett – Vocals, Guitar, High-Hat
Bob Crawford – Vocals, Bass
Paul Defiglia – Keyboard, Organ
Tania Elizabeth – Violin
Joe Kwon – Cello
Mike Marsh – Drums

amt music notes