Ask anyone who’s attended Songwriters in the Round at The Old Gallery in Allenspark and they’ll be quick to tell you it’s one of the best listening room environments in the Rocky Mountain region. “The Old Gallery has incredible acoustics and is such an intimate environment to hear regional songwriters perform,” said longtime Allenspark resident Barb Coles. “We go to every single one and think each one is better than the last!”

Songwriters in the Round is a monthly singer-songwriter event that features four artists sharing their original music and the stories behind them.  However, this month’s Songwriters in the Round will be even more special.  “Theresa Peterson is eTown’s songwriter curator every month,” said Steve Weaver, who along with

 

 

By Kathleen Spring
Farewell to an era of live music in the mountains of Lyons. The 20th anniversary show on Labor Day of Jammin’ at Little Red Rocks was its last. This private free party was put on by Clark and Tracy Hodge on their Spring Gulch property that overlooks the mountain landscape between Lyons and Longmont. Initially Clark built a small stage in his yard so that he could share the innovative music of his friend Jimmy Lange with his friends. Each year little additions were added, with the last one being a small

 

 

 

 

By Kathleen Spring
The Antique & Historic Quilt Program was a big success, and the Lyons History Video Project (LHVP) can now go on and complete the final Pioneer family interviews. It was a combination of many people and businesses helping to make it happen. The Town’s economy had the side benefit of having dozens of people go from the modern outdoor quilt show being put on by Tracey Barber of Lyons Quilting, on the east end of town, to the historical program being put on at Rogers Hall by myself as LHVP director, in the north end of town.

 

 

By Ken Singer
Tickets went on sale for the 46th annual RockyGrass Festival months ago, and quickly sold out. The reputation of this production, as well as having some of the biggest names in bluegrass, drew people in from across the state and the country, as well as a host of international music fans. A good number of the bands had a connection to Colorado



This month, construction finishes on a dedicated and permanent home for the Longmont Museum’s collection of historic three-dimensional objects. The new “Museum Collections Center” was funded in part by a nearly $150,000 Museums for America grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, a federally administered program designed to transform communities through investing in museums. The Longmont Museum was one of only a

 

 

Small Town Stew

To make a small town stew,
You need a cauldron just the right size;
    The whole town nestles there
    Between walls of red rock
    With high mountain views
    And two rivers running through it.

Lyons area artists are welcome to submit their wall hangable creations for Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission's 2018 Quarterly Town Hall Art Show Series - "Four Seasons."  Deadlines and submission instructions are listed below.

WINTER SHOW
Deliver wintry wall hangable creations (all mediums) with placards on Fri. Jan. 5 to Town Hall 4-7 pm; Show Opening / Community Tapas Potluck / Open Poetry

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