Sam Ayer plays from 4 to 7 p.m. today at The Boathouse Pub as part of St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

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Sam Ayer plays from 4 to 7 p.m. today at The Boathouse Pub as part of St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

Live music, food, increased transit on tap for Irish holiday

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Euforquestra, a jam band that uses rhythms from cultures around the world, plays at Ghost Ranch Saloon.

— Corned beef will steam, Guinness will flow and live music will boom at Steamboat Springs bars and restaurants today as locals and visitors celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Local festivities start with live music during happy hour on the mountain and downtown. Corned beef and cabbage dinners offer traditional Irish fare at Hayden Valley Elementary School in Hayden and Holy Name Catholic Church in Steamboat. A fireworks display at Steamboat Ski Area gets nighttime celebrations moving. Live music touching on rock, funk, blues and dance styles starts at about 9:30 p.m.

For those planning to partake in St. Patrick’s Day revelry, Steamboat Springs Transit will add four buses to join its regular fleet of seven for the holiday. The buses will run on routes where they are needed most, with the last bus departing most areas between 1 and 1:50 a.m.

Area law enforcement will increase patrols to curb drunken driving today. Colorado State Patrol troopers and Steamboat Springs Police Department officers will have more officers on patrol, an effort funded by a Colorado Department of Transportation grant. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies also will step up enforcement across the county today, though not through a grant.

St. Patrick’s Day

❱❱ Djate — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 p.m.

Live reggae music. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Hayden Lions Club St. Patrick’s Day Dinner — 4 to 7 p.m., Hayden Valley Elementary School

The Hayden Lions Club hosts its annual corned beef and cabbage dinner. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children 11 and younger; tickets are available from members of Hayden Lions Club or at the event. Proceeds help fund scholarships, Soapbox Derby, Kidsight screening, eyeglasses for people with disadvantages and LIFT-UP of Routt County. 300 Breeze Basin.

❱❱ Sam Ayer — The Boathouse Pub, 4 to 7 p.m.

Ayer plays acoustic, soulful renditions of classic songs. Irish Night specials. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ Holy Name St. Patrick’s Day Dinner — Holy Name Catholic Church, 5:30 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 4462 holds its 51st annual corned beef and cabbage St. Patrick’s Day Dinner in the Holy Name basement. Admission is by donation. Call 879-0671 for more information. 524 Oak St.

❱❱ Live trivia — The Tap House Sports Grill, 6:30 p.m.

Answer questions on a variety of topics for a chance at Tap House gift cards. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Torchlight parade and fireworks — Steamboat Ski Area, 7:30 p.m.

Watch the torchlight parade at Steamboat Ski Area. Fireworks accompany the display. Gondola Square is recommended for viewing; given clear weather, it’s possible to see the fireworks from town. FREE. Call 879-6111 or go to www.steamboat.com for more information.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 9 p.m.

Local musician Trevor G. Potter plays acoustic Americana music in the singer-songwriter tradition. Listen to his songs at www.trevorgpotter.com/music.html. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

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"Cause a Reaction" by Euforquestra

❱❱ Euforquestra — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

The Fort Collins-based jam band Euforquestra started out its decade-long life as a four-piece, mostly rock-styled band called Euphoria. When the four original members moved to Iowa City, Iowa, for college, they met three more players and fleshed the band out to include the horn section and stage-filling instrumentation it features today. Learn more at www.euforquestra.com. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

Chris Duarte, "The Best That I Can Do"


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❱❱ Chris Duarte & Bluestone Company — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Chris Duarte is a guitarist with a blues foundation and a psychedelic edge to his playing. His backing band for this tour, Bluestone Company, is a group of blues musicians based in Osaka, Japan. Learn more at www.myspace.com/chrisduartegroup. Listen to Bluestone Company at www.myspace.com/bluestonecompany. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ The Broken Everlys — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

The Broken Everlys play classic rock and Americana with a danceable edge. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/thebrokeneverlys. Irish Night specials. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ DJs Also Starring, Ricky Prime and Pretty Ninja — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

Three local DJs spin on four turntables. Listen to Also Starring at www.myspace.com/djalsostarring and Ricky Prime and Pretty Ninja at www.myspace.com/ninjaprime_mobiledisco. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ John McKay Band — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Colorado guitarist, singer and songwriter John McKay puts out a diverse blend of musical styles with a set of diverse experiences at its root. Learn more about the musician at http://jcmckay.net. Cover is $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

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