Editor’s pick: Top 10 things to explore July 13 to 15 in Steamboat Springs | SteamboatToday.com

Editor’s pick: Top 10 things to explore July 13 to 15 in Steamboat Springs

The Drew Emmitt Band, featuring Drew Emmitt (pictured), Andy Thorn and Greg Garrison of Leftover Salmon, will take the Gondola Square stage Saturday as part of the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert series.
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — No matter where this weekend takes you, Explore Steamboat has you covered on what to do and where to go. 

Friday, July 13

Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series

Noon to 1 p.m. | Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St.

This week’s installment features “The Life of Margaret Duncan Brown,” who for 47 years ran a successful ranching operation completely alone in the Elk River Valley. Family descendant Mary Walker discusses Brown’s life and diaries highlighted in the popular book, “Shepherdess of the Elk River Valley.”

Mountain Music Series: Drew Emmitt Band featuring Drew Emmitt and Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon

7:30 p.m. | Steamboat Ski Resort, Gondola Stage

Revered as one of the most energetic and innovative mandolin players on the jamband/newgrass scene today, Drew Emmitt also knows how to play acoustic and electric slide mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar and mandola. This show is also free.

Perry-Mansfield Pre-Professional Theatre Performance “Gilgamesh”

7:30 p.m. | Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14 | Julie Harris Theatre at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Camp, 40755 Routt County Road 36

The theatre students at Perry-Mansfield present a workshop performance of a new one-act play.

Rocky Horror Picture Show screening

8 p.m. | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show – a 1975 film starring Tim Curry as a cross-dressing alien— will be be shown at the Chief on Friday. Costumes strongly encouraged and will get you into the show for free. A $10 donation at the door is suggested for those who don’t come in costume.


10 p.m. | Schmiggity’s, 821 Lincoln Ave.

Groovement, a seven-piece funk-rock band that embodies the soul of Northwest Arkansas, is funky, a little unpredictable and certainly fun. The band will take the Schmiggity’s stage with their catchy melodies, big harmonies, tasteful solos and funky grooves.

Saturday, July 14

Hot Air Balloon Rodeo

6 to 10 a.m. | Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 | Bald Eagle Lake, 35565 S. U.S. Highway 40.

The 37th annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo will be a colorful spectacle filling the early morning sky. Don’t forget to arrive at the launch grounds early to see the balloons inflate and then watch as they compete by dipping their baskets into Bald Eagle Lake. Launch field opens and transportation begins at 6 a.m. from the Meadows Parking Lot. No public parking at the event. No dogs are allowed due to balloon hazards.

Main Street Steamboat Springs Farmers Market

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Seventh and Yampa streets, between Sixth and Eighth streets

The Main Street Steamboat Springs Farmers Market features fresh fruit and vegetables each week. The market focuses on food and offers a variety of local and cottage industry products. Entertainment is provided by local musicians.

44th annual Art in the Park

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 | West Lincoln Park, 1305 Lincoln Ave.

The annual Art in the Park offers a creative frenzy of art, crafts, live entertainment, food, interactive children’s art area and much more. Featuring nearly 160 artist vendors, you won’t want to miss this summer event.


Star Gazing with Paul McCudden

9 p.m. | Yampa River State Park,6185 Highway 40
Learn about the summer stars and constellations, and then use telescopes to see some of the great wonders of the summer sky – the planets: Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. Free.


Sunday, July 15

Jeremy Garrett of the Infamous Stringdusters

10 p.m. | Old Town Pub, 600 Lincoln Ave.

Jeremy Garrett is known as an innovative fiddle player, expressive singer and creative songwriter in the Grammy Award-winning band, The Infamous Stringdusters, who broke onto the national scene in 2007, scooping up three International Bluegrass Music Association awards, including Album and Song of the Year.


To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@SteamboatToday.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1.

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