Shawn Colvin may be known for her chart-topping 1997 radio hit “Sunny Came Home,” but the prolific singer/songwriter has a host of accolades for her 10 albums. She plays the Strings Music Pavilion at 8 p.m. today. Tickets are $54. Call 970-879-5056 or visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com for tickets and information.

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Shawn Colvin may be known for her chart-topping 1997 radio hit “Sunny Came Home,” but the prolific singer/songwriter has a host of accolades for her 10 albums. She plays the Strings Music Pavilion at 8 p.m. today. Tickets are $54. Call 970-879-5056 or visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com for tickets and information.

Routt County events calendar for July 22 to 28

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FRIDAY

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol’ 37 — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Live acoustic Americana music on the patio during summer happy hour. FREE. Call 970-870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Organstein with Steve Boynton and Paul Potyen — Three Peaks Grill, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Local musicians play easy jazz music in the bar for happy hour patrons and diners. Call 970-879-3399. 2155 Pine Grove Road.

❱❱ Sunset Happy Hour with Andreux & the See of Sounds — Top of the Steamboat Ski Area gondola, 5:30 p.m.

The mountain hosts Sunset Happy Hour at 9,131 feet above sea level. Enjoy live music with Andreux & the See of Sounds, featuring members of Frogs Gone Fishin’ and Boneless, on the outdoor sundeck with views of Mount Werner, the Yampa Valley and spectacular Rocky Mountain sunsets. Recommended for adults 21 and older. Tickets are $12 and include gondola ride and one beverage. Season-pass holders ride free and get 10 percent off food. Load the gondola at 5:30, 6, 7 and 7:30 p.m. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

Freddy Jones Band

❱❱ Freddy Jones Band — Howelsen Hill, 6 p.m.

The only returning act in this year’s Free Summer Concert Series, the Freddy Jones band gets a shot at redemption for a rained out show in 2009. With an easy-going roots, rock feel reminiscent of the Eagles and The Band, FJB will bring a touch of New Orleans soul to Steamboat. Power rockers Interstate Stash Express opens the show. Bring a nonperishable food item for Lift-UP of Routt County. Read about the band here. FREE. Fifth Street and Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Piknik Theatre Festival presents “Civilisation” — Spring Creek Park, 6 p.m.

The fourth annual outdoor theater festival presents an original play, devised by a troupe of professional actors from New Zealand. The farcical character comedy takes on lofty themes of colonization and nationalism with whimsical wit. Bring a picnic basket, blankets and friends for an evening of FREE outdoor entertainment. Email Stuart Handloff with questions at shandloff@hotmail.com. East end of Maple Street.

❱❱ Sk8 Night — Sk8 Church, 6 to 10:30 p.m.

Pool tables, foosball, video games, $2 pizza and more will be available. Children 14 and younger are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m., and those 15 and older are welcome from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. The cost is $5 with a $25 yearly membership or $7 for nonmembers. Participants must have signed waivers, available at the door or at www.steamboatsk8church.com. Call 970-846-6754 or 970-846-6755. 2851 Riverside Plaza, No. 260.

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

Sing your favorite songs under the disco lights. FREE admission. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series — Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 7:30 p.m.

Cowboys and cowgirls compete in classic rodeo events. Barbecue will be sold starting at 6 p.m., and local musician Jesse Christensen plays from about 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the gate for adults and $8 for children ages 7 to 15. Children 6 and younger are free. More information is at www.steamboatprorodeo.com. Brent Romick Rodeo Arena at Howelsen Parkway and Fifth Street.

❱❱ Evening of Dance — Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp main studio, 8 p.m.

The performing arts camp’s annual dance program features seven world premiere dances choreographed by renowned artists from across the country. From contemporary pointe and James Brown music to Celtic ballet and aerial dance, the program features a wide array of emotionality in physical artistry. Read a story and watch a video about the performance here. Tickets are $20. Call 970-879-7125. 40755 Routt County Road 36.

Shawn Colvin

❱❱ Shawn Colvin — Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

In the 20 years since the release of her debut album, singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin has won three Grammy awards, including the 1998 Song of the Year and Record of the Year for “Sunny Came Home.” Her albums have sold more than 2.5 million copies in the U.S. and have garnered an additional seven Grammy nominations including the 1994 nomination of Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “I Don’t Know Why.” Tickets are $54. Call 970-879-5056 or visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com for tickets and information. Pine Grove and Mount Werner Roads.

❱❱ Jazz Night featuring Wheeler 3 and friends — Bella’s Wine Bar, 8 to 11 p.m.

Cozy up in the cellar bar for Steamboat’s newest weekly event. Jazz Night will feature Randy Kelley, Chris Koebnick and Ron Wheeler as the Bella’s house band, joined by special guests Kenyon Brenner on saxophone, guest vocalists and a pianist. FREE. Call 970-870-9463. 737 Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ DJ Also Starring — The Tap House Sports Grill, 9 p.m.

Voted Best of the Boat in 2011, DJ Also Starring spins party rock to keep you dancing all night long. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band

❱❱ Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band— Sweetwater Grill, 9 p.m.

Get down with a Denver-based funk rock band. Funky covers and upbeat, danceable originals. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

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❱❱ Fried Grease — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Based in Colorado, the hard-hitting six-piece band is driven by the warm, upbeat tones of the saxophone and two percussionists. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Bad Karma Kings — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Born of the punk-ska revolution in the 1990s, the Bad Karma Kings, of Grand Junction, take on the style of Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake and The Specials. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-2101 for more information. 600 Lincoln Ave.

Whiskey Blanket

❱❱ Whiskey Blanket — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

Combining deep electronic beats and cello and violin riffs, Sloppy Joe, Funny Biz and turntablist Steakhouse are three Boulder rappers who craft witty and relevant rhymes. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ DJ Theory — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

House and electronica music. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

SATURDAY

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

The Mainstreet Farmers Market features produce, food vendors, crafts and live music from Old River Road from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE. Call 970-846-1800. Sixth Street downtown between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street.

Fox Street All Stars

❱❱ Hot Routt Music Festival — Sweet­water Grill, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.

In the inaugural daylong music festival, three members from local band Missed the Boat have brought together 11 regional and national bands for a benefit event for Friends of the Yampa, including Fox Street All Stars, Good Gravy, Missed the Boat, String Board Theory and Frogs Gone Fishin’. Sponsored by Odell Brewing, the festival will offer nonstop music for music lovers of all ages and a late-night VIP option for those 21 and older. Tickets are $22 for general admission and $32 for VIP. Children younger than 10 are free during the day. Read more here. Call 970-879-9500 for more information. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Danny Schaffer — Rex’s Ameri­can Grill & Bar, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Local musician plays acoustic rock music for FREE. Call 970-870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Piknik Theatre Festival presents “Much Ado About Nothing” — Spring Creek Park, 6 p.m.

Enter the world of William Shakespeare as it is imagined in a nautical setting in the 1940s. Stuart Handloff directs this over-the-top rendition of a story of slander, gossip and comedic romance, featuring several professional actors from New Zealand and a troupe of local thespians. Email Handloff with questions at shandloff@hotmail.com. East end of Maple Street.

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

Sing your favorite songs under the disco lights. FREE admission. Call 970-879-9840 for more information. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series — Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 7:30 p.m.

Cowboys and cowgirls compete at classic rodeo events. Barbecue will be sold starting at 6 p.m., and local band Old River Road plays from about 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the gate for adults and $8 for children ages 7 to 15. Children 6 and younger are free. More information is at www.steamboatprorodeo.com. Brent Romick Rodeo Arena at Howelsen Parkway and Fifth Street.

❱❱ Bright Stars featuring Soovin Kim — Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

Soovin Kim won first prize at the Paganini International Competition when he was 20 years old and later received an Avery Fisher Career Grant. He returns to the Strings stage along with other favorites Wendy Chen, Aloysia Friedmann and David Hardy in a wide-ranging program of chamber music. Tickets are $32. Call 970-879-5056 or visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com for tickets and information. Pine Grove and Mount Werner Roads.

❱❱ Evening of Dance — Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp main studio, 8 p.m.

The performing arts camp’s annual dance program features seven world premiere dances choreographed by renown artists from around the country. From contemporary pointe and James Brown music to Celtic ballet and aerial dance, the program features a wide array of emotionality in physical artistry. Tickets are $20. Call 970-879-7125. 40755 Routt County Road 36.

❱❱ DJ MelRae — The Tap House Sports Grill, 9 p.m.

Local DJ spins house favorites for ladies night. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Fried Grease — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Based in Colorado, the hard-hitting six-piece band is driven by the warm, upbeat tones of the saxophone and two percussionists. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

Interstate Stash Express


❱❱ Interstate Stash Express — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

From the Front Range of Colorado, the power-rock trio plays in the vein of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Uncle Tupelo. FREE. Call 970-879-2101 for more information. 600 Lincoln Ave.

Juno What?!


❱❱ Juno What!? — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

The Motet’s famed side project Juno What!? returns to Steamboat to turn Ghost Ranch Saloon into a 1980s disco funk dance party. Tickets are $10. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Billy Franklin Trio — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Billy Franklin and friends bring the New Orleans jazz funk vibe to the riverside bar. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

SUNDAY

❱❱ Yoga on the Ski Time Green — Lawn next to The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 8 to 9 a.m.

The Yoga Center of Steamboat is offering by-donation yoga on the lawn next to Tugboat on Sundays this summer. Yoga on the Ski Time Green’s suggested donation is $5 to $10 per class. Bring your own mat and props. Weather permitting. Call 970-870-1522. Ski Time Square.

❱❱ Rock ’n’ Roll Brunch — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 11 a.m.

Share memories from the night before over a buffet and live music. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Teri Rose — Mountain Brew, noon to 2:30 p.m.

Local harpist and flutist plays outdoors on the shady patio. Call 970-879-7846. 427 Oak Street.

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❱❱ Reggae on the River — Sweetwater Grill, 3 to 6 p.m.

Kick back on the Sweetwater lawn for the weekly Reggae on the River celebration. Dominica’s island reggae rocker Djate plays soulful, funky reggae covers and originals with an unusual rock ’n’ roll flavor. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 4 to 6 p.m.

Enjoy solo acoustic American folk rock during afternoon happy hour. FREE. Call 970-879-3773. Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Piknik Theatre Festival presents “Civilisation” — Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6 p.m.

The fourth annual outdoor theater festival presents an original play, devised by a troupe of professional actors from New Zealand. The farcical character comedy takes on lofty themes of colonization and nationalism with whimsical wit. Bring a picnic basket, blankets and friends for an evening of FREE outdoor entertainment. Email Stuart Handloff at shandloff@hotmail.com. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Live trivia — Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, 6:30 p.m.

Test your nonessential knowledge in four rounds of questions. FREE. Call 970-871-6277. 628 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Dollar bowling night — Snow Bowl, 9 p.m.

Enjoy $1 games and drink specials at Snow Bowl. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

MONDAY

❱❱ Book signing and discussion with Steven Richheimer — Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 6:30 p.m.

Local author and research chemist Steven Richheimer will be leading a discussion about and doing a book signing for his new book, “The Unity Principle: The Link Between Science and Spirituality.” Call 970-879-6830. 68 Ninth Street.

❱❱ 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 years old. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Open mic night — The Boathouse Pub, 8 p.m.

Jay Roemer hosts an open mic night for local musicians and other acoustic acts. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

TUESDAY

Banana Slug String Band

❱❱ Banana Slug String Band — Strings Music Pavilion, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Celebrating more than 25 years in spreading the word of conservation, the Banana Slug String Band continues to inspire children and their families with songs that range from boogies to folk songs to reggae and rap with vocals, guitars, mandolin, bass, harmonica and banjo. Expect a lot of audience participation for a fun-filled learning experience. Tickets are $10 for adults and $1 for children. Call 970-879-5056. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Steamboat Stomp country swing dancing night — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 8 p.m.

Learn how to swing with local country dancers and enjoy two hours of country favorites. A free two-step and triple-step dance lesson is at 8 p.m. upstairs. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Dollar bowling night — Snow Bowl, 9 p.m.

Enjoy $1 games and drink specials at Snow Bowl. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

WEDNESDAY

❱❱ Pat Waters — Sweetwater Grill, 5 to 8 p.m.

Local one-man band spices up happy hour on the lawn with a set of acoustic rock music. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets

❱❱ Billy Franklin — Old Town Pub, 6 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy an extended happy hour with New Orleans musician Billy Franklin playing acoustic funk rock. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Poker Night — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

The Steamboat Poker Tour plays Texas Hold ’em. FREE to play for anyone 18 or older.

❱❱ “Kings of Pastry” screening — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 7 p.m.

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a film by Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker about the competition for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, the country’s Nobel Prize for pastry. Sixteen chefs whip up gorgeous, delectable, gravity-defying concoctions and edge-of-your-seat drama as they deliver their spun-sugar desserts to the display table. More information is at www.steamboatlibrary.org/Events.html. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Chamber Masterworks — Strings Music Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Celebrate the most well-known masterworks of the chamber music repertoire. Haydn’s Trio in G Major, nicknamed “Gypsy” because of its Hungarian sounds, features the Carnegie Mellon trio. Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence” Sextet is a dynamic piece that leaps from the beautiful and lyrical to the intense and rhythmic. Tickets are $28. Call 970-879-5056 or visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com for tickets and information. Pine Grove and Mount Werner Roads.

❱❱ DJ Chris Freese — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

Local DJ Chris Freese will spin hip-hop and dance favorites to keep you dancing into the morning hours. FREE. Call 970-879-9898 for more information. 56 Seventh Street.

THURSDAY

❱❱ Music on the Green with the Meridian Quartet — Yampa River Botanic Park, 12:15 p.m.

“From Russia with Love” explores the many facts of Russian music in the string quartet literature of Tchaikovsky, Prokoviev, Borodin and Shostakovich. Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch and your family to stretch out on the lawn, enjoy the gardens and great music. Rain or shine. FREE. Call 970-879-5056. Parking in lot at the end of Pamela Lane.

❱❱ Leaner, Lunker & Friends — Sweetwater Grill, 5 to 8 p.m.

Local musicians play acoustic rock on the lawn for free happy hour entertainment. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Organstein with Steve Boynton and Paul Potyen — Mambo Italiano, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Local musicians play jazz music in a dining setting. FREE. Call 970-870-0500. 521 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol’ 37 — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Live acoustic Americana music on the patio during summer happy hour. FREE. Call 970-870-0438 for more information. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ African dance and drum master classes — Depot Art Center, 6 p.m.

The Steamboat African Dance & Drum Ensemble presents community classes with guest artists Alhassane “Papin” Camara and Lamine Bangoura from Guinea, West Africa. These two brilliant young artists are making their Steamboat Springs debut. Djembe drum class with Lamine is from 6 to 7 p.m., and a mixed-level dance class with Papin is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Depot. The classes are $15 each. Call Jennie at 970-846-9695 for more information. 1001 13th Street.

❱❱ Encore concert fundraiser with Mark Masri — The Hayden home in Dakota Ridge, 6 p.m.

Join the Strings family for the breathtaking new home of John and Carrie Hayden in Dakota Ridge for dinner, drinks and a private concert with vocalist Mark Masri and special guest Anne Cochran. Mark’s soulful tenor is one of the finest voices of his generation. Tickets are $165. Call 970-879-5056 or visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com for tickets and information. Pine Grove and Mount Werner Roads.

❱❱ “The Music Man” — Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp Julie Harris Theatre, 8 p.m.

Perry-Mansfield’s Pre-Professional Intensive program theater students put on a robust production of the fast-talking American musical, “The Music Man,” featuring famed tunes like “76 Trombones” and “Goodnight, My Someone.” Tickets are $20 and $10 for children 10 and younger. Call 970-879-7125. 40755 Routt County Road 36.

❱❱ Jon Gibbs and Willie Samuelson — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 8 p.m.

Two longtime local musicians join forces for an early show of Americana folk rock. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

The Motet

❱❱ The Motet — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

Although the Boulder-based jazzy jam band has branched out into several Front Range acts and side projects (Juno What!?, Big Gigantic), the original lineup still can bring the jam funk. Listen to the track “Nemesis” and watch a video at ExploreSteamboat.com. Tickets are $12. Call 970-879-9898 for more information. 56 Seventh St.

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Jeff_Kibler 3 years, 5 months ago

Shawn Colvin or Freddy Jones? Isn't it great we have such a tough choice to make?

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