Amie Cook, 8, rides her bike during the 2010 Independence Day parade in downtown Steamboat Springs. This year’s parade begins at 10 a.m. on Lincoln Avenue. The Yampa Fourth of July Festivities begin at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, and their parade begins at 1 p.m.

Photo by Joel Reichenberger

Amie Cook, 8, rides her bike during the 2010 Independence Day parade in downtown Steamboat Springs. This year’s parade begins at 10 a.m. on Lincoln Avenue. The Yampa Fourth of July Festivities begin at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, and their parade begins at 1 p.m.

Routt County events calendar for July 1 to 7

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TODAY

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

Peruse the galleries, restaurants and shops of Steamboat Springs that offer art in a variety of mediums. Read more about the Artwalk here. FREE. Various downtown venues.

❱❱ Premium Blend — Mountain­Brew, 5 to 7 p.m.

A duo of local musicians plays classic rock guitar tunes at coffee shop and bistro MountainBrew. Call 970-879-7846. 427 Oak St.

Hot Tuna

❱❱ Hot Tuna — Howelsen Hill, 5 p.m.

Hot Tuna opens the Free Summer Concert Series with a high-energy rock show featuring Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, of Jefferson Airplane. With 50 years of experience under their belts, Tuna released its first studio album in 20 years in April. Local mountain rockers Missed the Boat open. Read more about the band here. FREE. Bring a nonperishable food item for LIFT-UP of Routt County. Fifth Street and Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ DJ Chardo — The Buzz Bar at Amante Coffee, 5 to 7 p.m.

Start the weekend off with an evening on the Buzz Bar patio with a DJ spinning live during happy hour. Call 970-871-8999 for more information. 685 Marketplace Plaza.

❱❱ 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 at Three Peaks for happy-hour patrons and diners. Call 970-879-3399. 2165 Pine Grove Road.

❱❱ 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. FREE. Call 970-870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

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

Friday nights throughout the summer, the mountain hosts Sunset Happy Hour at 9,131 feet above sea level. Enjoy live music with island reggae rocker Djate on the expansive outdoor sundeck with beautiful views of Mount Werner, the Yampa Valley and spectacular Rocky Mountain sunsets. Recommended for adults 21 and over. Tickets are $12 and include the gondola ride and one beverage. Season-pass holders ride free and get 10 percent off food and drinks. Load the gondola at 5:30, 6, 7 or 7:30 p.m. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ 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.

Rockin' Jake


❱❱ Rockin’ Jake — Hahn’s Peak Cafe, 8:30 p.m.

The Southern-based harmonica player returns to Routt County with his zydeco, Cajun and blues harmonica jams backed by a three-piece band. Tickets are $5 at the door. A pig roast starts at about 6 p.m., and plates are $12.95. Call 970-871-1495. Routt County Road 129, about 26 miles north of Steamboat Springs.

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

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

Wynton Marsalis

❱❱ The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis — Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

The world-renowned jazz trumpet musician, composer, bandleader and teacher leads what is considered the greatest jazz band in America today. Marsalis has expanded the vocabulary for jazz and created a vital body of work that places him among the world’s finest musicians and composers. This show is sold out. A limited number of $55 lawn seats will be available today at 9 a.m. at the Strings box office. Call 970-879-5056 for more information. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ 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.

The Sessh

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

Bursting with energy, emotion and experimentation, the Vail Valley-based trio tears open the artistic envelope, bringing nuance and eclectic strength to its electro-funk-oriented repertoire. The sound is atmospheric and ambitious without losing the pedal-to-the-metal power. $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ String Board Theory and DjMT — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Local electro jam rockers return to one of the locals’ favorite venues, bringing an enticing laser light show and dance beats. With special guest local dubstep DJ Rich Allison, a.k.a. DjMT. $5. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

Potcheen


❱❱ Potcheen — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

Celtic “pirate” folk rock from an eclectic band of Denverites who named their group after the Irish term for “moonshine.” Expect kilts, rock kicks and the unexplainable urge to drink a Guinness. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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

Local DJ spins electronic and house music. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

SATURDAY

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

The Mainstreet Farmers Market features produce, food vendors, crafts and live music from John Aviza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE. Call 970-846-1800 for more information. Fifth Street downtown between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street.

❱❱ Art on the Mountain — Gondola Square, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. hosts the 10th Annual Art on the Mountain. Local and visiting artisans bring a variety of work to display and sell in Gondola Square at Steamboat Ski Area. Call 970-871-5382. 2305 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Book signing with Jean Perry — Wild Horse Gallery, noon to 4 p.m.

Established local painter Jean Perry signs copies of her new book, “30 Years of Plein Air Painting: The Art of Jean Perry.” Call 970-879-5515. 802 Lincoln Ave.

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

Americana folk rock and bluegrass with local musicians Gib Manzanares and John Aviza. FREE. Call 970-870-0438 for more information. 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.

❱❱ 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 musician Jesse Christensen plays from about 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 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.

❱❱ Lil’ Laura and the Nude Blues Trio — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 8 p.m.

Local singer Laura Lamun wails away with a blues-rock backing band. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Throwdown — Sweetwater Grill, 9 p.m.

Add on to the night after the Free Summer Concert Series with a local classic rock cover band. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

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

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

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

Bursting with energy, emotion and experimentation, the Vail Valley-based trio tears open the artistic envelope, bringing nuance and eclectic strength to its electro-funk-oriented repertoire. The sound is atmospheric and ambitious without losing the pedal-to-the-metal power that keeps the audience dancing. $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

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

Local guitarist Jay Roemer plays acoustic rock and folk. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

Chris Watson

Chris Watson Band


❱❱ Chris Watson Band — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

Young guitarist Chris Watson fronts a Southern rock band from Texas. Hard-hitting riffs and bluesy vocals complement funky beats. Read about him on page 28. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ The Rockin’ Jake Band — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Rockin’ Jake has been playing harmonica for 35 years and returns to Routt County to throw a Cajun-style dance party. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

SUNDAY

❱❱ Yoga on the Ski Time Green — Lawn next to The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9 to 10 a.m.

The Yoga Center of Steamboat is offering by-donation yoga on the lush lawn next to the 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. For more information, visit www.yogacenterofsteamboat.com. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ “Colori Deliziosi” opening reception — Ciao Gelato, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Enjoy an exhibit of delicious color photographs and vivid images. Come enjoy a taste of Italy at the free opening reception featuring the work of Lynne Garell, Lana Turner and Jen Holdeman. For more information, email Garell at garell@symmetryworld.com. 700 Yampa St.

❱❱ Art on the Mountain — Gondola Square, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. hosts the 10th Annual Art on the Mountain. Local and visiting artisans bring a variety of work to display and sell in Gondola Square at Steamboat Ski Area. Call 970-871-5382. 2305 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Teri Rose — MountainBrew, 11 a.m.

Local harpist Teri Rose plays classics at coffee shop and bistro MountainBrew. Call 970-879-7846. 427 Oak St.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ 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 and 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.

❱❱ 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 musician Trevor G. Potter 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.

❱❱ Brent Rowan & Friends— Strings Music Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Steamboat’s favorite two-time Academy of Country Music Guitarist of the Year invites special guests in country songwriters Deborah Allen and Jim Photoglo as he returns to the Strings stage. Tickets are $40. Call 970-879-5056 or visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ 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.

Pete Stein

❱❱ Pete Stein — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Pete Stein is a songwriter and solo performer who rambles adventurously around that broad and wanderlustful genre of Americana and alt country music with his heart-worn songs, soulful voice and mournful harmonica. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Avenue.

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

Bursting with energy, emotion and unpredictable experimentation, the Vail Valley-based trio tears open the artistic envelope, bringing nuance and eclectic strength to its electro-funk-oriented repertoire. Their sound is atmospheric and ambitious without losing the pedal-to-the-metal power that keeps the audience dancing. $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Rebel Tongue — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

This eclectic outfit from Denver successfully blends jazz, hip-hop, neo-soul, funk and blues to give the listener a seasoned pot of musical gumbo. Listen to the band at ExploreSteamboat.com. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

FOURTH OF JULY

❱❱ Yampa Fourth of July Festivities — Downtown Yampa, 7 a.m.

Fourth of July is no small ordeal in the South Routt County town of Yampa, where the annual celebration kicks off early in the morning with a pancake breakfast at the Ladies Aid Hall. The parade begins at 1 p.m. at River Park, and lineup is before noon. A barbecue lunch is after the parade at South Routt Elementary School and includes activities for all ages. The horse polo and horse race events begin at 4 p.m. on Moffat Avenue. For more information, call Tom Yackey at 970-734-4547. Colorado Highway 131, south of Oak Creek.

❱❱ Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast — Little Toots Park, 7 to 10 a.m.

The Steamboat Springs Lions Club serves up the annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors older than 65 and youths younger than 10. Proceeds stay local and fund projects such as scholarships and optical care. Call Bob Rowe at 970-879-2396 for more information. Little Toots Park, 12th and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Fourth of July Parade — Lincoln Avenue, 10 a.m.

The theme for the annual Fourth of July Parade is “The Greatest Summer on Earth.”

❱❱ Art on the Mountain — Gondola Square, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. hosts the 10th Annual Art on the Mountain. Local and visiting artisans bring a variety of work to display and sell in Gondola Square at Steamboat Ski Area. Call 970-871-5382. 2305 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Pioneer Block Party — Tread of Pioneers Museum, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The annual celebration of local heritage includes “Routt” beer floats, free hot dogs, free admission to the museum, children’s activities and live music. Free. Call 970-879-2214. Eighth and Oak streets.

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series — Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 6:30 p.m.

Cowboys and cowgirls compete at classic rodeo events. Barbecue will be sold starting at 6 p.m., and local band Cabin Fever 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.

❱❱ 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.

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

Learn how to swing with local country dancers and enjoy country favorites until the fireworks start. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ 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 for more information. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ Fourth of July Fireworks — Howelsen Hill, about 9:30 p.m.

Good viewing sites can be found across downtown and in some elevated areas near Mount Werner. Residents are encouraged to watch the show from home, and those who travel to Howelsen Hill are encouraged to take Steamboat Springs Transit’s free buses or park at the Stock Bridge Transit Center and walk to Howelsen Hill on the Yampa River Core Trail. KBCR 96.9 FM will provide a live simulcast of music choreographed to the fireworks. FREE.

Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band

❱❱ Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

Get down with a Denver-based funk rock band. Funky covers and upbeat, danceable originals. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ DJ Chris Freese — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Longtime local DJ Chris Freese spins electronic and house music. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

TUESDAY

❱❱ Peter Davison — Strings Music Pavilion, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

As a part of the Youth and Family Concert Series, the “Poet of Motion” Peter Davison returns to Strings for a magical performance of physical theater, juggling and dance with appeal for all ages. 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 for more information or visit www.mindworkscoaching.com.

Echo

❱❱ Wild Films at the Library presents “Echo: An Elephant to Remember” — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6 p.m.

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents the winner of the International Wildlife Film Festival. Echo, the remarkable matriarch of a family of elephants in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, was the most studied elephant in the world before her May 2009 death. For nearly four decades, elephant expert Cynthia Moss and award-winning filmmaker Martyn Colbeck were on hand to record the trials and triumphs of Echo and her family. FREE. Call 970-879-0240 for more information. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ 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. You don’t need to bring a partner. A free two-step and triple-step dance lesson is 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. Reservations are recommended. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

WEDNESDAY

❱❱ Wild West Wednesdays — Various locations at Steamboat mountain village, 4 to 7 p.m.

During the weekly celebration of community on the mountain, enjoy retail discounts, wine, snacks and more. Off the Beaten Path II will offer a book signing author Carol Deckard of Edwards, who wrote “Mountains of Inspiration: Reflections on Climbing Mountains.” Deckard will give 20 percent of her book sales and homemade bookmarks from the event to the Roundup River Ranch, a camp for children with medical issues. Base of Steamboat Ski Area.

❱❱ Jesse Christensen — Sweetwater Grill, 5 to 8 p.m.

Local musician plays acoustic rock on the lawn. 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. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

E.O.E.

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❱❱ E.O.E. — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

E.O.E. returns to Steamboat in full form. Winner of six Best of New Orleans awards, E.O.E. features funky jazz and soulful beats, featuring guitarist Billy Franklin, who calls Steamboat home in the summer. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

THURSDAY

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

“Music of the Mountains” presents pieces that capture the essence of nature from composers Haydn, Puccini, Mendelssohn and O’Connor. Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch and your family — stretch out on the lawn, enjoy the gardens and great music. FREE. Call 970-879-5056. Parking in lot at the end of Pamela Lane.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol’ 37 — Sweetwater Grill, 5 to 8 p.m.

Live acoustic Americana music on the lawn. FREE. 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.

❱❱ Jesse Christensen and Jon Gibbs — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Two longtime local acoustic artists team-up for an outdoor happy hour set. FREE. Call 970-870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Ty & the Devil — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 8 p.m.

FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

Whitewater Ramble

❱❱ Whitewater Ramble — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

The Colorado-based bluegrass/jam band calls itself “high-octane Rocky Mountain dance grass.” FREE. Call 970-879-9898 for more information. 56 Seventh St.

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