Latest News – August 14

If It’s Friday in Leadville, It’s Lead Vegas, Baby

The bright, neon lights of downtown Lead Vegas.

The bright, neon lights of downtown Lead Vegas.

It’s the week after Boom Days and the eve of the Leadville Trail 100 (LT100) Mountain Bike Race. Next week, it’s the USA Pro (Cycling) Challenge coming through Lake County on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by the LT100 “Race Across The Sky” Run. It’s hard to keep up with it all, but Leadville Today is here to assist with some helpful information. And if it’s Friday in Leadville, then it’s time for the Lead Vegas report!

Friday Nights in Leadville Continues This Weekend

The “Friday Nights in Leadville,” series continues this Friday, Aug. 14 for the summer season with a Poetry Reading by Juan Morales starting at 7 p.m. 

fridaymoralesphoto (1)Juan Morales is the author of the new collection of poetry, The Siren World (Lithic Press) and Friday and the Year That Followed (Bedbug Press). His poems have recently appeared in Poet Lore, Huizache, Luna Luna, and are forthcoming from Hayden’s Ferry Review, Mas Tequila Review, Ostrich Review, Origins, and Duende. He is a CantoMundo Fellow, the Editor of Pilgrimage Magazine, and an Associate Professor of English at Colorado State University-Pueblo, where he directs the Creative Writing Program and curates the SoCo Reading Series. 

 The free event will take place at Upstairs at the Brewpub, 115 East Seventh Street (BYOB). These “Friday Nights in Leadville” cultural events are free and part of the summer’s Friday night series sponsored by Zuni Canyon Institute. For information call 719-486-1282.

Live Music at Scarlet Friday & Saturday

LeadVegasSignThe Scarlet Bar in downtown Lead Vegas will be having live music on both Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15. Tonight, it’s one of the locals favorite: GROOVESPEAK.

Founded by Leadville’s Carey Nall,  GROOVESPEAK, has been rocking the mountains since 2003 with some original tunes and of course, some old Grateful Dead favorites. Everybody out on the dance floor!

Then on Saturday when you’re ready to celebrate your LT100 MTB Finish, head over to The Scarlet and take in the Soul Tones band w/ special guests Roadrunnerz as they light the evening ablaze with their rock in’ funky, dance till you drop sound! Catch the band as they perform tunes off their newest upcoming album as well as performing some old favorites. With almost 60 years of accumulated musical experience, you can be assured that the Soul Tones are a refined act that is sure to please.Obit_Spacer_Thin

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