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Welcome to the FREE Ridgway Concert Series website!

We’d like to thank 2016’s three Major Sponsors!

Colo. Yurt Company boxcanyonlodge





If you do business with any of these companies, please tell them how much you appreciate their support of the Concert Series!

Scroll down for info about this past spring’s Love Your Valley fest, our biggest fundraising event for the Concert Series. It will be back in May of 2017!

Proud member of the Alpenglow Arts Alliance!


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***NOTE: Due to issues that have cropped up as our crowds have gotten bigger & bigger, starting in 2017 we will no longer allow dogs at the concerts. We’re sorry that it has to come to this, but the health, safety & hygiene of our audience is of primary importance. Thanks for understanding!***

***NOTE #2: Another big change is afoot with the Series this year. For the first time since anyone can remember, the “After-Dark” shows will no longer be happening at the Sherbino. Instead, the openers will do a longer set, and the entire night will likely run a little later (though we will always attempt to comply with an informal 10 pm curfew). The Sherbino has agreed to take over the libations concession, so we mutually agreed that the late-night shows would have to go as a result. We’re excited about the new arrangement, especially the fact that our openers won’t have to stop just when we’re getting our knees warmed up!! Of course, we also hope that some of the other nightlife providers in town will step up to fill the void! We appreciate your patience and understanding with all the changes!*** 

The Ridgway Concert Series is held every Thursday in July, from 6 till dark, in Town Park, and it’s FREE to attend. For 2017 we’re looking forward to another incredible lineup! There will be eight fantastic bands presented over the course of four Thursday evenings in July. The entire series is free to the public. Events are family-friendly and include a popular children’s activity area for the little ones, chock full of costumes and games to play. Come early and take in the breathtaking views, mountain bike the local trails, soak at the hot springs or play in the river. Expect an evening of fun, engaging and trend-setting music and of course, lots of dancing. Several food vendors will be on hand, cooking up a diverse selection of locally prepared meals. In addition to serving local micro-brews, wine and margaritas are also available. The audience is welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and picnics. Please note, no glass or outside alcohol is allowed in the park. The Ridgway Concert Series is presented by the Town of Ridgway and funded entirely by community sponsors, fundraisers and donations. The on-site alcohol and merchandise sales also help fund the series. Shows begins at 6pm and run well into the evening, with over three hours of live music.

Radio Broadcast: All four Ridgway concerts are broadcast live on KVNF Community Radio (90.9, 89.1, 88.9 FM) beginning at 7pm, and stream live on the web at www.kvnf.org.

For more information:

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Here’s the poster from last spring’s Love Your Valley Festival! It took place May 21st from 1 to 6pm.

Love Your Valley fest poster

This year’s Love Your Valley Festival was held on Saturday, May 21st, 1 to 6 pm in Town Park. The band was fabulous: Cold River City out of Boulder. This years celebration included 20 breweries for the tasting portion of the event – and we also celebrated the Town of Ridgway’s 125th birthday! It was a free event, though micro-brew tasting was $20 – and all the proceeds help fund the free Ridgway Concert Series

Enjoy this incredible little promo video created by local videographer Abel Lannan of Phresh Act Productions. Thanks Abel!

Be sure to keep checking back to learn all the details on our Schedule Page!

We’ve got our permanent lighting up and working, and this year’s sound promises to be better than ever too. We can’t wait!!

Don’t forget to check out our Photo & Video Gallery Page too.


Schedule of Events

Stay tuned for our 2017 (10th anniversary!) lineup!

We think you’re going to be really excited to see who all we’ve got coming this year. A few details are still in the works, but we hope to be able to make the full announcement  by May 1st!

In the meantime, here’s who we had in 2016:

July 7

Honey Island Swamp Band
w/ Red Haven

July 14
The Hip Abduction
w/ Niceness

July 21
w/ Woodshed Red

July 28
Jenny & The Mexicats
w/ I Draw Slow

It was yet another amazingly joyful July-full of music. Hold on to your hats for 2017, as this will be our 10th anniversary year!!

Fundraising Events

Love Your Valley Festival

Love Your Valley fest poster

This is our big annual fundraiser for the Concert Series.

Last year’s Love Your Valley Festival was held on Saturday, May 21st in Town Park. The band was amazing, Cold River City out of Boulder. The celebration included 20 breweries for the tasting portion of the event – and we also celebrated the Town of Ridgway’s 125th birthday! The Love Your Valley Fest is always a free event, though micro-brew tasting is $20 – and all the proceeds go to fund the free Ridgway Concert Series.

Don’t miss it!


Photos  and Videos from 10 years of the Ridgway Concert Series

Enjoy these amazing images from Scotty Kenton Photography!

The March Fourth Marching bands shouts out to Ridgway on opening night  of the 2012 Ridgway Concert Series July 5th.


Please become a supporter of the Ridgway Concert series and help to continue making FREE music available through a financial or in-kind donation.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please download our Sponsor Information Sheet or contact Pam Kraft at 970-626-5308 x11.

Please support the people and businesses below

that make FREE music in Ridgway possible

Major Sponsor (Donating $2500 or more):


Box Canyon Lodge


Ridgway Real Estate

Colorado Yurt Company

Sponsor (Donating $1,000 or more)



Alpine Bank


Billings Artworks


Citizen’s State Bank

Mountain Market

Orvis Hotsprings logo

Orvis Hot Springs


Acme Healing Center

Alternative Power

Alternative Power Enterprises

Rocky Mountain Cannabis

Rocky Mountain Cannabis

 In Kind Sponsor (Donating services, material, & labor over $1000.00)


San Juan Wine & Liquors


Colorado Boy logo
CO Boy Montrose

 Supporter (Donating $50.00 to $999.00)

In-Kind Supporter (Donating services, material, & labor under $1000.00)

Palisade Brewing Company

SKA Brewing


Two Rascals Brewing


Supporter Tax Credits made available with the assistance of Region 10

Contact Us

Concerts take Place in Hartwell Park located in the center of downtown Ridgway Colorado.

For questions and all other inquiries please contact:

Pam Kraft
Town Clerk / Treasurer
201 N. Railroad St.
Post Office Box 10,
Ridgway, Colorado 81432
970-626-5308 x11
pkraft @ town . ridgway . co . us