ED SHEERAN @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

GRAMMY Nominated Ed Sheeran to perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 29 and 30, 2015.

Purchase Tickets – June 29
Tickets for June 30 go on sale March 6

Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran has announced details for his 2015 North American headlining tour.  The cross country trek – produced and promoted by AEG Live & The Messina Group (TMG) – will kick off at Austin’s Frank Erwin Center on May 6th and includes stops at New York City’s Forest Hills Stadium and the iconic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (see attached itinerary).  The dates are part of Sheeran’s highly successful worldwide tour which culminates with three sold out nights at London’s Wembley Stadium.  Additionally, Sheeran will be among the top-billed performers at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (May 2nd) and Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas (May 15th).  For more ticket information and tour updates, please visit

The tour announcement comes on the heels of the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s triumphant night at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, where Sheeran was nominated for 3 awards, including the prestigious “Album of the Year” for his RIAA platinum-certified album “x” (pronounced multiply).  Sheeran’s other nominations came in the categories for “Best Pop Vocal Album” and “Best Song Written For Visual Media” for his song “I See Fire” from the feature film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.  Sheeran also received one of the biggest ovations of the night for his performance of his RIAA-certified Platinum single “Thinking Out Loud,” where he was joined by GRAMMY winners Herbie Hancock, John Mayer, and Questlove.  Sheeran returned to the stage to perform with the legendary Jeff Lynne’s ELO.  Both “x” and “Thinking Out Loud” shot to #1 on iTunes immediately following his appearance.

Already proving to be one of the biggest songs of the year, Sheeran’s latest single “Thinking Out Loud” has skyrocketed to #1 on the Hot AC radio chart and #2 at Top 40. Likewise, “Thinking Out Loud” stands tall at #2 on Billboard Hot 100, earning the acclaimed singer-songwriter the highest charting U.S. single of his career so far.  “Thinking Out Loud” is the third single from “x” following back-to-back RIAA-certified Platinum singles “Sing” and “Don’t.”  Already a global smash, “Thinking Out Loud” has already gone to #1 in 9 countries around the world, including his native United Kingdom.  Sheeran debuted the single in the U.S. with high profile performances of the song on CBS’ “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” and the season finale of NBC’s “The Voice” in December. The single’s beautifully-shot companion music video (  – directed by longtime collaborator Emil Nava – has already amassed over 215 million views and features Sheeran ballroom dancing, a skill he learned through intensive, five-hour training sessions over the course of ten days during the North American leg of his worldwide arena tour.

Next up, Sheeran is set to appear on the syndicated “Ellen DeGeneres Show” today for a post-GRAMMY performance of “Thinking Out Loud.”  The acclaimed artist is also among the star-studded lineup performing on CBS’ “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life – An All-Star GRAMMY Salute” which airs on February 16.  Sheeran will return to London to perform at this year’s BRIT Awards, where he’s nominated for 4 awards, including Male Solo Artist, Single, and Album Of The Year.

Tickets will be available online at or charge-by-phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX.

General Admission, Rows 2-24, 61-69: $53.95
Reserved, Rows 25-60: $63.95

Free Concerts at the Yampa River Botanic Park @ Yampa River Botanic Park
Jul 2 @ 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 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bud Light Thirsty Thursday

Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm
DEAD ROCKS with ZEDS DEAD @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre
Jul 2 @ 10:42 pm

Genre-defying production duo Zeds Dead had yet another successful year in 2014 and bring in 2015 with a very exciting announcement. Today, we have the details on the duo’s highly anticipated return to the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre where they will cause even more damage.

Last year, the boys headlined the iconic venue for the first ever ‘Dead Rocks‘ and brought out Joey Bada$$, Dada Life, Manic Focus, a guest appearance by Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic, and more.  The night was a highlight of the summer for most that attended.

Dead Rocks 2015 will take place on Thursday July 2nd.  Tickets go on sale next week, so stay tuned!

– See more at:

Art Walk Steamboat Springs @ Downtown Steamboat Springs
Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday Art Walk Steamboat Springs

Free self-guided tour of local art galleries, museums and alternative venues in downtown Steamboat Springs.

These businesses remain open the first Friday of every month for this favorite event of locals and visitors alike. Many offer changing exhibits, so there is something new to see each month. Free to the public, 5 to 8 p.m. Refreshments are served.

Monthly exhibition listings at

Art Walk Steamboat

Steamboat Springs First Friday Artwalk is a collaborative effort among local visual art venues with a mission to foster appreciation of the visual arts in Steamboat Springs and support the growth of the local art community. First Friday Artwalk is a self-guided walking tour of art exhibitions at member venues which is free to the public and held on the first Friday of every month from 5PM – 8PM. For further information, contact Linda Laughlin,  [email protected]

April 3, 2015- 5 p – 8 – Show Openings

Downtown Steamboat – Free

Tour Maps at All Locations Below




1009 Lincoln Ave., 879-4744

will feature an ALL GALLERY SHOW.  Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor paintings, Monotype on paper, Bronze, Mineral, Metal and Wood sculptures, Glass, Ceramics, Photography, Jewelry.  Come enjoy good company and good friends.

730 Lincoln Ave., 871-1822

Experience the wonder of nature through the lens of Thomas D. Mangelsen. Celebrating 40 years and his newest book The Last Great Wild Places.


807 Lincoln Ave., 870-1755

Steamboat Art Museum presents winter exhibits:  Mark Thompson Retrospective, featuring award winning Colorado artist Mark Thompson who mastered techniques of the lost art of painting with egg tempera. The museum will display many of his egg tempera paintings and etchings.  Also on display Exquisite Miniatures by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist.  December 5, 2014 – April 11, 2015.


1001 13th St., 879-9008

Routt County Youth Art: This exhibition features a HUGE collection of artwork showcasing students in grades K-12 throughout Routt County. The annual Routt County Youth Art Show is a spectacle of visual art in a variety of mediums, presented by Steamboat Springs Art Council, opens with a family friendly reception.


837 Lincoln Ave., 846-5970

Come see new artworks and local photography by our 30+ local artist members, including new photography for spring by KAREN GORDON SCHULMAN, encaustic landscapes by CHERIE DUTY and endearing representational regional landscapes by oil painter, STEVE BOLANDER  Complimentary wine and snacks.


802 Lincoln Ave., 879-5515

Wild Horse Gallery will feature all of its Gallery artists for the end of the season Artwalk!  For more information call 970-819-2850 or



509 Lincoln Ave., 875-2917

Katherine Burke will be featuring a photo exhibition of her travels through Asia showing her explorations throughout the globe. She will be donating 10% of the proceeds from this show to The Forgotten International, an amazing organization that provides aid to impoverished women & children worldwide.


131 11th St., 879-4925

Three talents, three mediums.  Beth Liggitt (Wyld Blue Studio) is a jewelry and glass artist who makes thoughtful, creative pieces that have soul.  Glenna Clark/Olmsted presents a brilliantly colored oil, acrylic and watercolor collection of seasonal landscapes, European inspired oils and NEW acrylic work created in Bali! Mel Dow presents hand sewed, creative unique layering bands, worn around your hips.


911 Lincoln Ave., 879-1919

Todd Sowers: Crossing The Antarctic Circle -Come on a photographic journey around the Antarctic Peninsula with local nature photographer Todd Sowers. Images and HD video will be on display from Todd’s recent Antarctic expedition. Come see penguins, whales, icebergs and more!


1306 Lincoln Avenue, Suite A, 871-4838

NorthWest Colorado Center for Independence is showcasing work by artists with unique skills born of creativity, realized from the challenges of living with disabilities.  Our office at the northwest corner of 13th and Lincoln, at the end of the line, where it is never the end of the line.


912 Lincoln Avenue, 879-7427

Lake Tahoe artist Hailey M. Kreis uses concrete and photography to create both a natural and industrial body of work.  Hailey applies an offbeat perspective of imagery to capture the essence of materials used.


813 Lincoln Ave., 720-425-0522

Winter brings many challenges to a painter who hesitates to venture out into the cold.  To find inspiration, Carol Jean turned to the lights and ornaments strung on her ficus tree.  Ultimately this inspiration took her places that were unexpected.  Please enjoy Carol Jean’s new collection titled “Winter Radiance”.  Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave., 5-8pm, FREE.


703 Lincoln Ave., Suite B101, 879-9169

URBANE presents “A Call for Local Artists”.  Join us to view a fun mix of art made in or around the Yampa Valley.  5-8pm

Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm

New Orleans Suspects Steamboat Free Summer Concert Series

New Orleans Suspects began playing together in 2009 as a pick-up band at the Maple Leaf in New Orleans. Comprised of some of the most seasoned, highly respected players in NOLA, the group called themselves The Unusual Suspects. Their chemistry was undeniable and by the summer of 2011 they decided to tour full-time, renaming the band New Orleans Suspects. They quickly began attracting large crowds from San Francisco to New York. In three short years they release three CDs and established themselves as one of New Orleans’ best supergroups.



“Mean” Willie Green was the drummer for the Neville Brothers for over thirty years. His unparalleled style has helped shape New Orleans funk, and his drumming has graced recorded tracks by dozens of artists, including The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Edie Brickell.

Reggie Scanlan’s career has been defined by his thirty-three years playing bass in The Radiators – the longest running rock act in the history of New Orleans – but his résumé is far deeper; Scanlan spent much of the 1970’s in the bands of legends James Booker, Professor Longhair, and Earl King.



Jake Eckert was the lead guitarist in the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. While living in Los Angeles he played in the band New Soul Underground along with jazz great Larry Carlton. He has performed with some of the biggest names in the business, including Warren Haynes, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, and Dave Matthews.


CR Gruver is a classically trained pianist who immersed himself in New Orleans piano styles after touring with national bands such as Outformation and singer/songwriter Angie Aparo. Adept at James Booker-style piano and the swelling B-3 stylings of Art Neville, Gruver has also become a well-regarded sideman for Leo Nocentelli of The Meters.


Jeff Watkins is an accomplished sax player, engineer and producer. He spent twelve years leading the James Brown Band, including Brown’s induction into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame. He also worked for six years with Joss Stone as her producer, engineer, and bandleader.

The two albums New Orleans Suspects have released since 2011 include their eponymous debut studio album and a live  recording, Caught Live at the Maple Leaf, which made it into the iTunes® highly competitive “New and Noteworthy” page.

Their upcoming release, Ouroboros, is an all-original studio album that characterizes the band’s sound and places them in a class of their own. Putting a contemporary twist on the funk, rock, and R&B traditions of New Orleans music, this album is like taking a wild ride through they city’s musical history in a brand new vehicle. Ouroboros will be released on Louisiana Red Hot Records and distributed by E-1 in October of 2014 and will give the band their first shot at a national marketing campaign – including a radio push for their first single “Soothe Me,” written by Mr. Eckert. As always, the band will continue to keep the hot in support of the new release.

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UMPHREY’S MCGEE @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jul 3 @ 6:30 pm
Live Nation is pleased to present UMPHREY’S MCGEE at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, July 3 and at Boulder Theater on Thursday, July 2.PURCHASE TICKETS

At Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Special Guests Papadosio and TAUK will open the show.

Umphrey’s McGee returns to Colorado this summer to headline the one and only Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the sixth consecutive year, celebrating Independence Day weekend on Friday, July 3.  They will perform a 2-set rock show and will be accompanied by the progressive psychedelic rock of Papadosio as well as the gritty funk-fusion rockers TAUK.  In addition, Umphrey’s McGee will perform an intimate pre-Red Rocks show at the Boulder Theater on Thursday July 2.

Since forming on the campus of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, a little more than 16 years ago, Umphrey’s McGee—guitarist/vocalists Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger, keyboardist/vocalist Joel Cummins, bassist Ryan Staslik, drummer/ vocalist Kris Myers and percussionist Andy Farag—has gone on to perform over 100 concerts annually, releasing seven studio albums and selling more than 3.3 million tracks online.

With their eighth studio album, Similar Skin, and first for their own indie label, Nothing Too Fancy (N2F) Music, the group has tackled the studio with the same intensity and focus as they do their fabled live shows, with an eye towards maintaining the very special relationship with their loyal fan base. This time around, the band’s varied musical touchstones range from the melodicism of Police, U2, the Beatles and Nirvana, the symphonic prog of Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Yes and Genesis to the heavy metal thunder of Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Soundgarden and Pantera. Produced by Umphrey’s McGee in conjunction with Manny Sanchez and Greg Magers, Similar Skin was conceived as “a coherent vision,” featuring plenty of dynamics and contrast, featuring many of the songs honed from their live repertoire. In a shrinking music business, Umphrey’s McGee have found a way to connect to their audience on a grassroots, one-to-one level—albeit enhanced with high-end technology—that keeps them coming back for more.

The best example is the group’s fabled “Headphones and Snowcones” live soundboard mix delivered directly to followers in their homes, as well as making past shows available online. Similar Skin is ultimately a paean to that complementary relationship between band and audience that has marked its impressive career.

Purchase tickets at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at or by calling 800-745-3000.

Tickets are $39.50 GA ADV and $45.00 GA DOS plus applicable service charges.

A VIP ticket is also available: $75.00

Pre-sale for umVIP packages & two-show ticket packages start Wednesday, January 28 at 10:00 am MT via Umphrey’s ticketing.

Tickets for Boulder Theater are only available as part of a 2 day show ticket @ $89.00 GA ADV and only available via Umphrey’s ticketing.

The Fillmore box office (1510 Clarkson St.) is open Monday – Friday from 12:00 Noon – 6:00pm & Saturdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  On days of Fillmore shows, the box office is open from 12:00 Noon – 9:00pm. The box office accepts cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express – No checks!  Service charges may apply.

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.