Megan Burtt plays folk pop with an edge Saturday at The Boathouse Pub. The free show starts at 10 p.m.

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Megan Burtt plays folk pop with an edge Saturday at The Boathouse Pub. The free show starts at 10 p.m.

What to do in Steamboat for Sept. 3 to 9

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❱❱ First Friday Artwalk — Downtown Steamboat Springs, 5 to 8 p.m.

Peruse the galleries, restaurants and stores of Steamboat Springs that offer art in a variety of mediums.

❱❱ Sam Ayer — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5 p.m.

Lives acoustic rock on the patio. Call 970-870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Bounce house and movie — Decker Park in Oak Creek, 6 p.m.

A bounce house will be set up for children as Oak Creek begins its weekend of Labor Day celebrations. A family movie night starts at dusk; “Robots” will be shown. Willow Bend and Moffat Avenue.

❱❱ Paul Potyen and Organstein jazz trio — Three Peaks Grill, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Jazz music in a dining setting. Call 970-879-3399. 2165 Pine Grove Road.

❱❱ Deb Lenhart — The Antlers Cafe & Bar in Yampa, 7 to 10 p.m.

Solo acoustic artist plays dining entertainment to classic rock. FREE. Call 970-638-4555. 40 Moffat Ave., Yampa.

❱❱ Cornbread — Mugshot in Oak Creek, 7 p.m.

Local bluegrass band plays as a part of Labor Day celebrations. Call 970-736-8491. 116 W. Main St. in Oak Creek.

❱❱ Rock on Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 8 to 10 p.m.

The arena turns out the lights and turns on the disco lights, cranking the music for this teen-focused event. All are welcome. Admission is $6 and includes skates. Call 970-879-4300. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Dance party — Chelsea’s Restaurant, 8 to 10 p.m.

The event with a disc jockey is part of Oak Creek’s Labor Day celebration. A drawing and karaoke contest follow at 10 p.m. at the Colorado Bar. Both restaurants are on Main Street in Oak Creek.

❱❱ School is in Session — Amante Coffee, 8:30 p.m.

DJ Coincidence spins. FREE. 685 Marketplace Plaza.

Greensky Bluegrass


❱❱ Greensky Bluegrass — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

The five-piece acoustic bluegrass outfit won the Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition in 2006, propelling the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based pickers to new heights. The band plays more than 150 shows each year and is in the process of releasing a series of live albums. Tickets are $10 on the day of the show. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Kip Strean and Laura Lamun — Sweetwater Grill, 5 to 8 p.m.

FREE happy hour entertainment. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

Harmonious Junk

Harmonious Junk 2


❱❱ Harmonious Junk — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Led by James Brown’s former lead guitarist Damon Wood, Harmonious Junk plays jammed-out funk and psychedelic rock. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ String Board Theory — The Boathouse Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The groove-infused jam rockers return to Steamboat Springs armed with elaborate lasers and lights and a fresh face. New guitarist Andrew Edmondson brings electrifying riffs and a new energy to the group’s dance-friendly jam beats. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ The Mighty High Band — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

A Denver-based tribute to Jerry Garcia focusing on the jam legend’s other projects besides the Grateful Dead. They play tunes by the Jerry Garcia Band, Legion of Mary and Reconstruction. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ DJ Also Starring — Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

DJ spins house favorites. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

SATURDAY

❱❱ Steamboat Stock Dog Challenge — Stanko Ranch, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Watch as almost 100 dogs compete by chasing, herding and cutting flocks of sheep in an open field. There will be educational activities for children demonstrating the rich heritage of the sheep industry in Northwest Colorado. Spectators are allowed to bring well-behaved dogs as long as they are kept on a leash. FREE. Visit www.steamboatdogtrial.com. The ranch is 3.5 miles from Bud Werner Memorial Library on Twentymile Road.

❱❱ Wild West Air Fest — Steamboat Springs Airport, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The annual aircraft display and plane ride event features a tribute to the troops at noon. Maj. Gen. Patrick Halloran speaks at 12:15 p.m. The radio-controlled airplane show is at 1:15 p.m., and a motor glider demonstration is at 1:45 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 970-879-0880. Elk River Road/Routt County Road 129 north of Steamboat Springs.

❱❱ Mainstreet Farmers Market — Sixth Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Mainstreet Farmers Market features produce, food vendors and crafts in downtown Steamboat Springs every Saturday. David Harlan plays live music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE. Call 970-846-1800 for more information. Sixth Street downtown between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street.

❱❱ Labor Day festivities — Decker Park in Oak Creek, 10 a.m.

Beginning with a fishing derby at 10 a.m., Oak Creek celebrates Labor Day weekend with a day of free family fun. Enjoy vendors, games and activities including a horseshoe tournament and petting zoo. Oak Creek Coal Princess and Queen will be crowned at 3 p.m. FREE. Willow Bend and Moffat Avenue.

❱❱ Rod Hanna Book signing — Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 2 to 4 p.m.

Local photographer will sign his autumn-focused book, “Colorado’s Seasons of Gold.” FREE. 68 Ninth St.

❱❱ Bryan Joyce — Sweetwater Grill, 5 p.m.

Live acoustic rock at happy hour. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ 3Wire — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5 p.m.

Acoustic folk on the patio. FREE. Call 970-870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Cosmic Night and free karaoke — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

FREE admission. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

❱❱ Comedy show — Colorado Bar, 7 p.m.

A comedian performs as part of Oak Creek’s Labor Day weekend festivities. Call 970-736-0715. 100 W. Main St., Oak Creek.

❱❱ Rock on Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 8 to 10 p.m.

The arena turns out the lights and turns on the disco lights, cranking the music for this teen-focused event. All are welcome. Admission is $6 and includes skates. Call 970-879-4300. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Teen night — Shorty’s, 9 to 11 p.m.

Shorty’s hosts a night for local teenagers with free movies, games, karaoke and more. Call 970-736-2686 for more information. FREE. 107 Moffat Ave. in Oak Creek.

❱❱ Throwdown — Colorado Bar, 9 p.m.

The band performs as part of Oak Creek’s Labor Day weekend festivities. Call 970-736-0715. 100 W. Main St., Oak Creek.

❱❱ Harmonious Junk — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Led by James Brown’s former lead guitarist Damon Wood, Harmonious Junk plays jammed-out funk and psychedelic rock. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Jay Roemer and the Old Town Pickers — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

Great American Taxi


❱❱ Great American Taxi — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Guitarist Vince Herman, of Leftover Salmon, returns to Steamboat Springs with his Americana jam-rock act Great American Taxi. Read more about Herman and his band in Saturday’s Steamboat Today. Tickets are $8. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

Megan Burtt


❱❱ Megan Burtt with Tim Blane Band — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Denver-based vocalist plays folk pop rock with an edge. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ DJ Melirae — Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

Ladies night. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

SUNDAY

❱❱ Steamboat Stock Dog Challenge — Stanko Ranch, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Watch as almost 100 dogs compete by chasing, herding and cutting flocks of sheep in an open field. There will be educational activities for children demonstrating the rich heritage of the sheep industry in Northwest Colorado. Spectators are allowed to bring well-behaved dogs as long as they are kept on a leash. FREE. Visit www.steamboatdogtrial.com. The ranch is 3.5 miles from Bud Werner Memorial Library on Twentymile Road.

❱❱ Wild West Air Fest — Steamboat Springs Airport, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The annual aircraft display and plane ride event features guest speakers Christina Olds at 11:30 a.m. and Maj. Gen. Patrick Halloran at 12:15 p.m. The radio-controlled airplane show is at 1:15 p.m., and a motor glider demonstration is at 1:45 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 970-879-0880. Elk River Road/Routt County Road 129 north of Steamboat Springs.

❱❱ Chuck Wagon Chili Challenge — Downtown Steamboat Springs, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sample homemade chili and goods in three categories — red, green and firehouse chili and cornbread and salsa. Live music and vendors. Admission is FREE, and 10 tasting tickets are $7. Eighth and Oak streets.

❱❱ Steamboat Symphony Orchestra opening concert — Strings Music Pavilion, 3 p.m.

Led by music director Ernest Richardson, the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra opens its 2010-11 concert season with a celebration of the triumph of the human spirit. The concert opens with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, continues with Copland’s Lincoln Portrait and concludes with the famous Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students in advance, and $30 for adults and $10 for students at the door. Call 970-870-3223 or visit www.steamboatspringsorchestra.com.

❱❱ Historical Society Barbecue — Decker Park in Oak Creek, 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Oak Creek celebrates Labor Day weekend with family festivities and a barbecue in Decker Park. Meals are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Willow Bend and Moffat Avenue.

❱❱ PBR Rocky Mountain Bull Bash — Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 5 p.m.

Gates open at 3 p.m. for the professional bull-riding event. Tickets are $25 for arena floor seating and $30 for covered grandstand seating. They’re available at F.M. Light & Sons, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply in Craig. Fifth Street and Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Nevermind the ’90s — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Tribute band plays ’90s pop, rock and grunge hits. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Dance party — Chelsea’s Restaurant, 9 p.m.

The event, part of Oak Creek’s Labor Day celebration, includes bartender races. Karaoke follows at 10 p.m. at the Colorado Bar. Both restaurants are on Main Street in Oak Creek.

❱❱ Frogs Gone Fishin’ — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

As Colorado natives, the Frogs jump through several genres such as soul, rock funk and blues they call “Colorado Rocky Mountain goodness.” FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

MONDAY

❱❱ Steamboat Stock Dog Challenge — Stanko Ranch, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Watch as almost 100 dogs compete by chasing, herding and cutting flocks of sheep in an open field. There will be educational activities for children demonstrating the rich heritage of the sheep industry in Northwest Colorado. Spectators are allowed to bring well-behaved dogs as long as they are kept on a leash. FREE. Visit www.steamboatdogtrial.com. The ranch is 3.5 miles from Bud Werner Memorial Library on Twentymile Road.

❱❱ Labor Day Parade — Oak Creek, 11 a.m.

Featuring floats, cars, tractors and children. Line-up is at Soroco High School at 10 a.m. Games and vendors will follow at Decker Park. A volleyball tournament and horseshoe tournament are at 1 p.m., and the grease pole event is at 3 p.m. at Decker Park. The parade is on Main Street in Oak Creek; the park is at Willow Bend and Moffat Avenue.

❱❱ TLC featuring Deb Coniff and Bob Laford — Sweetwater Grill, 5 to 8 p.m.

Acoustic folk and rock from Yampa Valley locals. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Poker night — The Tap House Sports Grill, 7 p.m.

Steamboat Recreational Poker League hosts a weekly poker tournament. Players must be at least 18. Call 970-879-2431 for more information. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Open Mic Night — The Boathouse Pub, 8 p.m.

Paul Geppert hosts an open mic night. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

TUESDAY

❱❱ Expressions of the Spirit — 465 Anglers Drive, Suite C, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Local writer and life coach Susan de Wardt leads a weekly writing workshop. Call 970-846-6562 or visit www.mindworkscoaching.com for more information.

❱❱ Live music — Saketumi, 5 p.m.

Locals night includes food and drink specials and live music with Eric Delaney and friends. FREE. Call 970-870-1019. 1875 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter with Rural Wreck­age — The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.

Local Americana folk rock. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ Country dancing — Steamboat Smokehouse, 7 p.m.

A two-step and swing lesson will be from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and then a DJ spins country favorites. FREE. Call 970-879-7427. Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

WEDNESDAY

❱❱ Writers workshop — Amante Coffee, noon to 1 p.m.

The workshop is $10 per writer per session and is hosted by author Jill Murphy Long. Bring paper and pen or laptop and writings. Call 846-1428. 685 Marketplace Plaza.

❱❱ 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 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Extended happy hour with Brian Kofke — Old Town Pub, 7 to 9 p.m.

Live acoustic rock music. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Danny Shaffer — The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.

Local acoustic music. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Living Legends

❱❱ Living Legends — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Hailing from South Central, Los Angeles, the eight-person rap group survived the hip-hop surge of the ’90s by staying true to its independent roots. The group’s music has been featured in several Tony Hawk Pro Skater video games. Tickets are $20 in advance. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

THURSDAY

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Writers Group — Depot Art Center, noon

Local writers gather for weekly readings of their work; visitors are welcome. FREE. Call 970-879-9008. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ Writers workshop — Epilogue Book Co., 6 to 7 p.m.

Author Jill Murphy Long hosts the weekly workshop. Bring your writings, ideas and questions. $10 per session. Call 970-846-1428 for more information. 837 Lincoln Ave.

John Common


❱❱ John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Denver-based John Common is known for his powerful lyrics and indie-pop rhythms. His voice, coupled with the velvety vocals of Jess De Nicola, produces emotionally prolific sounds. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Karaoke — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

The Tap House hosts karaoke every Thursday. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

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