Latest News – March 14


Lead Vegas! Have you ever heard Leadville called Lead Vegas and wondered why? Well, all you need to do is stand at the top of Capitol Hill at night and watch the glow of Harrison Avenue to appreciate the Las Vegas reference.LeadVegasSign

Lead Vegas is also a throwback to the most recent heyday boom time of the late 70s/early 80s here in Leadville. It was then that there were more bars than churches and the nightlife and live music spilled out on to the streets from nearly every other doorway on Leadville’s main drag.

So as an Ode to Lead Vegas, here’s a lineup of some live music and entertainment coming up over the next few days – get out there and have some fun! Viva Lead Vegas!

Today, Thursday, March 14, Ski Cooper continues with its incredible Thursday deals. Thursday_March 14Every Thursday get a $30 lift ticket, and enjoy drink and appetizer specials, along with live music. This afternoon, Leadville’s very own Carey Nall will be entertaining Apres Ski. And a special welcome to all the visiting Spring Breakers – it’s good to see you!

Then Friday, March 15, The Scarlet Inn on the corner of 4th and Harrison in downtown Leadville will be celebrating Spring Break with some live music. Scarlet_FridayThe Sunnyside Ups will be funking things up with some Reggae music. 

The Sunnyside Ups are a versatile dance band, with an original repertoire that spans Reggae, Blues, Soul, R&B, and Rock. 

Intertwined within their music are The Sunnysides messages of environmental and social responsibility, a longing for peace, and love for all of humanity, without prejudice or pre-condition.


StPats_True_PosterOn Sunday, March 17 the festivities ramp up with Leadville’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade starting at Noon from Capitol Hill. The word on the street is that there will be TWO Irish Bagpipers!

Afterward the parade, the Leadville Lions will be serving corned beef and cabbage at The Silver Dollar Saloon to raise funds for various community projects. There will also be some Irish music sing-a-longs and Karaoke later into the evening. The Dollar is Leadville’s Irish Pub and is the place to celebrate the day! Slainte!


If you decide to take advantage of some fresh snow (predicted 😉 ) at Ski Cooper, StPatsMtnMinistrelsyou can still celebrate St Patrick’s Day with the Mountain Minstrels  playing lively and lyrical, Irish, Scottish, and Celtic music starting at 2 p.m.

They will also be serving Reuben sandwiches and green beer all day out at the mountain. 

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