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Lighting designer Dusty Derry adjusts the lights inside the Strings In The Mountains Tent on Wednesday afternoon for an upcoming event. The Steamboat Stings in the Mountains season began Tuesday night with performances by Crooked Still and Infamous Stringdusters. This Friday, Strings will host the 20th Anniversary Celebration with two free performances at 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. by Riders In The Sky. The organizers are expecting about 2,000 people for the celebration.

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Strings in the Mountains kicks off 20th anniversary season

It has been 20 years since Strings in the Mountains hosted its first concert in the Yampa Valley. Since then, the famed music festival has grown to include about 80 concerts a summer that draw more than 30,000 music lovers.

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