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Welcome to the FREE Ridgway Concert Series website!

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

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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!

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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.

After-Shows @ The Sherbino: Each night starting at 9:45pm (directly after the concert in the park) the opening act plays a full show at the Sherbino, just two blocks from the main stage. This is the place to be (and be seen) after the show!

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.

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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

We are back to our regular four-Thursday schedule for this year! And what a lineup it is…

Get this on your calendar folks, it’s our 2016 lineup!!

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

This is going to be another amazingly joyful July-full of music. Hold on to your hats!!

Fundraising Events

Love Your Valley Festival

Love Your Valley fest poster

This is our big annual fundraiser for the Concert Series.

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

[Brewers list to be announced soon!]

Don’t miss it!


Enjoy Photos  and Videos from the Ridgway Concert Series

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

And enjoy this slide show of images from the Ridgway Concert Series Flickr Group

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Ridgway’s FREE Concert Series begins its ninth year, this coming July 7th. The concerts bring a variety of high quality national bands, with local and regional bands opening the shows. The music is a great mix, with acts playing bluegrass, folk, funk, swing, country, alt-country, jazz and their own combination of those styles. The bands are always family friendly so the young, the elders and everyone in between will enjoy the shows.

The concerts are held every Thursday in July, from 6 till dark, in Ridgway’s Town Park (Hartwell Park). With an endless grassy lawn to lay blankets and chairs on, concert goers will find plenty of room for the kids to run around or for a game of frisbee or some hoola-hooping. All concerts provide local vendors selling food and drinks, and you’re welcome to bring a picnic as well.

The Series is totally FREE to attend and supported entirely by community donations. The donations we receive pay for the bands and infrastructure of the concert series. Please support our donors and consider making a contribution of your own.

All the concerts are broadcast live on KVNF radio.