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Music festival planned for Salida: Officials hope to draw 35,000

F Street is a popular street in downtown Salida with many galleries, shops, and restaurants. (Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post file)

Salida on Monday will announce the musical acts anchoring a two-day festival that could lure 35,000 concertgoers to town — more than double the population of Chaffee County.

Gov’t Mule, John Scofield at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos, review)

Gov't Mule, John Scofield at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos, review)

John Scofield joined Gov’t Mule at the Ogden Theatre in Denver on Tuesday to revive their jazz-meets-blues sound in a live setting.

Medeski Martin & Wood at the Newman Center in Denver (photos, review)

Medeski, Martin, and Wood and Alarm Will Sound @ Newman Center 2/5/15

The Medeski Martin & Wood experiment was on display Thursday at DU’s sonorous Newman Center, where MMW joined Alarm Will Sound, an ensemble of 17 classical musicians, in a night of world premiere, genre-tweaking music.

Del McCoury, David Grisman at the Oriental Theater in Denver (review)

Del McCoury performs at the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Photo by Dylan Langille,

The table was sparse, but David Grisman and Del McCoury served a feast for the ages Friday night at the Oriental Theater.

Aaron Freeman at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (review)

Aaron Freeman @ the Bluebird 11/3/12

After more than 25 years as Gene Ween, Aaron Freeman is plotting a new course truer to his name.

Leftover Salmon announces Bill Payne as permanent keyboard player

Leftover Salmon Thanksgiving '13

Leftover Salmon has announced that Little Feat co-founder, Bill Payne, is joining the band as a permanent fixture on keys.

PHOTOS: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Red Rocks show (review)

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals @ Red Rocks 9/20/14

Backed by The Nocturnals – which includes her husband Matt Burr on drums – Grace Potter revealed her potent range as one of the most vibrant women in rock.

Telluride Blues & Brews 2014: Violent Femmes, George Clinton and more (review)

A view of the crowd at Telluride Blues & Brews 2013. Photo by Evan Semon,

Telluride Blues and Brews is a musical stew. While the sounds that shook the stony walls of the dead-end canyon last weekend were decidedly varied, all revolved around a pervasive groove. The Violent Femmes and Parliament Funkadelic may seem odd partners on a bill. Stir aging rocker Peter Frampton, a host of bayou funk masters, blues legends and a swelling contingent of eager up-and-coming rockers into the mix and the weekend festival ascended into a beery cradle of groove.

PHOTOS: Phish at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park day three review

Phish at Dick's Night Three

Phish played a tight, predictable second frame Sunday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, wrapping up its fourth three-night stand on the Commerce City pitch with expected plays that roamed in unanticipated directions.

PHOTOS: Phish Dick’s Sporting Goods Park day two review

Phish at Dick's 2014 Night Two

Amid a swirling wind of manure, marijuana and rain, Phish found greatness on Colorado’s plains Saturday with a show for the ages.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park = Phish’s home.