Action-Packed Weekend in the Works for Lake County
When you think summertime, do you think the great outdoors, good food, and live music? Well, if that’s the case, then Leadville has what you’re looking for this weekend.
Things kick off Friday, July 11 with some homegrown acoustic music at the Pastime Bar. As part of the ongoing “Friday Nights in Leadville” events, an Acoustic Music Jam and Saloon Sashay will be performed at The Pastime Bar, 120 West Second Street.
The weekly organizers will host a fun and friendly evening for acoustic musicians and music-lovers of all skill levels starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Preceding the music event will be a Saloon Sashay, a rehearsal for Boom Days. Everyone is encouraged to get gussied up and promenade Leadville and stop to visit a watering hole or two before the music jam and sample the specialty of the house!
Let’s Do the Time Warp . . . Again!
Need some cinematic inspiration to get you in the mood for all that live music? Then try the FREE Community Movie Night over At Ice Palace Park. While most of the community movies are geared more toward the kiddos, this Friday, July 11 will feature a musical favorite: The Rocky Horror Picture Show! The movie starts at dusk (8:15ish?).
For those who don’t know, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy horror film that plays tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1930s through early 1970s.
It stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick among many others. Now a cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show was largely ignored when it was first released, only to become a cult classic by gaining notoriety as a midnight movie, where members frequently talked back to the screen and began dressing as the characters in the film. It’s Rated R (restricted for anyone under 17 unless you have an adult or parent with you), so please leave the kids at home.
Jazzin’ It Up at the Opera House
The musical weekend continues on July 12 at the opera house. As posted on their Facebook Page: We’re gonna be “Jazzin” at the Tabor Opera House this Saturday! They’ll be featuring their two vocalist Doug Barta (doing Sinatra/Buble material) and Suzanne Morrison. Gary Dempsey-Estes Park on the piano keys… as well as many more excellent soloists on sax, trumpet and trombone.
Tickets are available on-line at taboroperahouse.net or at the opera house. It continues to be an amazing season of great performers and audiences! See you there !
Race Season Continues with Silver Rush 50s, Tri-It-High
These 50-mile races are often dubbed as the 100-milers, but with the easy parts taken out! The Silver Rush Mountain Bike Race is on Saturday, July 12 and the 50-mile run is on Sunday, July 13. Both races begin and end at Dutch Henri Hill just below the Colorado Mountain College campus off Highway 24. Full details, including schedules and course maps, can be found HERE.
These races have really grown in recent years, so there will probably be thousands of people in town this weekend. Buckle up, be patient, and take the back roads!
All Aboard the Bar-B-Que Train, A Delicious Ride!
Why not plan on topping off the weekend with a delicious ride with incredible views, and hop aboard the Leadville BBQ Train! This is one of many special packages and deals being offered this summer by the Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad. Last year, folks were raving about the BBQ, which is encouraging, since most locals already know that the train ride is spectacular!
The menu consists of BBQ Pulled pork plates and sandwiches included all the delicious sides. They’ll also be throwing some hot dogs on the grill, especially for the kiddos. The cost is $55 for adults and $25 for kids. Reservations are highly suggested as this 2-hour BBQ Train Ride will likely sell-out!
So there you have it – what’s happening in Leadville this weekend. And Pul-lease . . . get out there and have some summer fun, because Boom Days isn’t far off. Don’t be one of those people who gets caught saying, “What happened to summer?”