Summer Music on the Mountain Kick-Off Party a Success!

Top: Overview of Friday night's kick-off party.
Bottom: View of west Glenwood Springs and the Colorado River at dusk from the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Viewing Deck
                                 photos on this page by Doug Davis

Memorial Day typically signals the unofficial start of summer, but Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park kicked off summer early with the start of the Music on the Mountain summer concert series on Friday night. The mountain was alive with activity, music, rides, and good times!

Doctor Robert, a Beatles tribute band, played a ton of songs from the Beatles catalogue (and took numerous audience requests) until late into the evening, performing rousing renditions of “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” “Come Together,” and many more, inspiring people of all ages to get out and dance. During band breaks, you could hear the screams coming from the Giant Swing as riders soared to new heights 1300 feet above the Colorado River!

Doctor Robert plays Beatles favorites at Music on the Mountain

There were clear skies and balmy temperatures on the mountain for the kick-off party–you could wear shorts without getting cold, even well into the night. Our wet spring has meant that everything is looking really green, which gives way to gorgeous viewing of the surrounding mountains, Colorado River and the Roaring Fork Valley.

The views, especially at sunset, were even more spectacular atop the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, on the Mine Wheel, and on the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride! A trip on the Alpine Coaster was a zooming thrill ride through an abundance of wildflowers.

It was all fun for a good cause, too–Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park collected a total of 866 cans of food to be donated to the Lift Up Food Bank of Glenwood.

The smallest concert-goers were some of the biggest fans of Doctor Robert!

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The next concert will be this Saturday, June 1st, with locals’ favorite Already Gone, drink specials, and a free tram ride with the donation of at least one can of food. Come join the fun!

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