Explore’s Top 5 events for Aug. 28 to 30 | SteamboatToday.com

Explore’s Top 5 events for Aug. 28 to 30

— This weekend features barbecue cookouts, live music, workshops and anniversary parties to celebrate the last bit of summer Steamboat-style.

Beer, Bourbon and Bow Ties

In celebration of The BARley’s first-year anniversary, there will be live music from the Morningside Duo (Paul Geppert and Craig Thronhill), a special barbecue menu and samplings, giveaways and beer specials. The BARley will have 31 beers on tap in addition to craft cocktails by Breckenridge Distillery.

Beer, Bourbon and Bow Ties | 6 to 9 p.m. | Friday, Aug. 28 | The BARley Colorado Craft & Draft, 635 S Lincoln Ave. | Free

Java & Jazz

The signature fundraising event for Partners of Routt County will feature live jazz and blues from Tera Johnson and Friends as well as great food, wine, coffee, specialty drinks and an incredible silent auction featuring signed copies of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Go Set A Watchman.” Visit http://www.PartnersRouttCounty.org or call 970-879-6141 for more information. 

Java & Jazz | 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Friday, Aug. 28 | Larson Barn, Highway 131 | Tickets are $60 for one and $100 for two and can be purchased at the Partners office, online or at the door. 

REPS cookout

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide will be providing free beef and pork barbecue in celebration of the suicide prevention efforts of REPS and its affiliates.

REPS cookout | 4 to 7 p.m. | Saturday, Aug. 29 | Routt County Courthouse lawn, 522 Lincoln Ave. | Free

Gyotaku: The ancient art of fish rubbing

Learn how this form of nature printing was used by fishermen to record their catches and how it has taken on an art form of its own.

Gyotaku: The ancient art of fish rubbing | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Saturday, Aug. 29 | Yampa River State Park Visitor Center and Elkhead Reservoir east swim beach, 6185 U.S. Highway 40, Hayden | Free with a parks pass

Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda

This rock and Americana band is based in Denver. Frontman Pete Pidgeon was recognized in five categories for the 2011 Grammy Awards. He was even praised by Rolling Stone contributor Jesse Jarnow for having a “credibly original approach,” with music that is rooted in stories of perseverance and rejuvenation. For more information, visit petepidgeon.com.

Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda | 10 p.m. | Saturday, Aug. 29 | Schmiggity’s, 821 Lincoln Ave.

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