Once the temperatures heat up, so does the music scene! Although the population of Glenwood Springs is relatively small, the number of concerts and music festivals makes the population boom during the summer months. Here are some upcoming events that will be sure to bring music to your ears.

Two Rivers Park

In previous years, the concert season has lured many musicians to the area, performing for an ever-growing crowd. This year is no different with music that started in June and lasting thru August 1st, performers will delight every Wednesday evening. On this year’s lineup, you will find Lipbone Redding, Otone Brass Band, Johannes Linstead, Carolyn Wonderland, My Blue Sky, and Grant Farm. You can find more information about it here.

The popularity of these evening concerts has increased significantly, drawing larger crowds over the years. The city of Glenwood Springs has allocated $20,000 to aid in the funding of these concerts, which is joined by donations from the community residents to support this annual tradition. So what are you waiting for?!

Music on the Mountain

Another annual musical tradition is Music on the Mountain, which is held in the breathtaking Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. With the donation of a canned food item, you can grab a free trip on the tram, bus, or Adventure Vehicle. The live music events are being held during the Friday Afternoon Club, with music starting at 5pm every Friday in July, as well as the first two Fridays in August. This year’s Music on the Mountain lineup includes Whiskey Stomp, Louis & The Lizards, Motivado, Fifty50, Hell Roaring Stringband, Defiance String Band, Vidicus Maximus, The Missing Link Band, and Emotional Rescue. With genres spanning from classic, modern, and original rock, to Tex-Mex and blues, there is guaranteed to be a band that you just simply cannot wait to see!


Swim and Stay is Music (and Melodrama!) to your Ears

If you are planning on attending one of these music festivals, why not make it a weekend event and book a reservation at one of the local lodging options? When booking through Gateway Reservations, you can select one of a number of Stay & Play packages, with accommodations available for just about every budget. When you build your own package, you can select from activities such as relaxing in one of the amazing hot springs, cave tours, and even whitewater rafting.

After enjoying the sounds and sights that Glenwood Springs has to offer, stop for a bite and refuel for more adventure! With the purchase of a Funday Pass, you can enjoy free tram rides, cave tours, rides, and laser tag during your stay.

You can also head over to the Iron Mountain Hot Springs for a presentation of Trouble Bubbles, which is a melodrama that runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The melodrama is a mix of mystery, comedy, romance, and ghost story, which sounds like a winner in our book! Besides, incorporating a bit of ghost story seems only natural, as Doc Holliday called Glenwood Springs home. You can find out more about Doc Holliday and his amazing life here.

Strawberry Days Glenwood Springs

Photo: Glenwood Chamber

When compared with other parts of the country, the temperatures during the summer months in Glenwood Springs are rather comfortable, and with the addition of the free music series and the healing properties of the hot springs, it is clear that this is the place for your next trip. Head on over to Gateway Reservations to see what types of activities you may be interested in enjoying during your stay. Glenwood Springs’ scenic beauty will only be rivaled by the music that fills the area every summer. This is a summer you don’t want to miss!