Get your dancing shoes on and come on up this summer. There’s more live mountain-top music at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, than ever before!
“Our guest experience is about more than the rides and the cave tours, we’re hoping to entertain at every turn,” said Bob Stepniewski, the retail and restaurant manager for Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park who is also responsible for coordinating all of the performances. “There are a lot of things to do here at the park. Sometimes it’s nice to just kick back and enjoy the show for a while. This is definitely added value for our customers since it is all included at no extra cost.”
Cowboy Camp – A little ways up the Iron Mountain Trail, which leads to the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster and the Glenwood Canyon Flyer, you can take a seat and enjoy some country and Western music. The schedule will rotate with one of three cowboys singing and playing from noon to 4 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Jim Hawkins is a local singer, songwriter and lover of history who draws from his experience to tell stories of the new and the Old West. Craig Curry has been performing live music since the 1960s; his shows reflect growing up listening to legends such as Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Tex Ritter, Sons of the Pioneers and Marty Robbins. Caleb Dean Whittington, a former member of the Eagle River Band who also performed with two-time Grammy nominee Rick Devin, is a real crowd-pleaser for country music fans.
In the Plaza – Just outside the General Store, the Harmony Sisters will make you laugh, dance and sing with their funny and engaging musical shows on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The duo, which consists of sisters Susan Anderson and Barb Cyr, performs at the Burlingame Cabin family dinner shows in Snowmass in the winter. This summer, they’re entertaining you by sharing their love of music and laughter. Be careful, they might even convince you to join in the fun.
Back by popular demand, Doc Holliday and Kid Curry reenactors are patrolling the plaza, stirring up trouble and posing for photos most weekends. New this year, our own Bob Koper is roaming the park as the Roving Rock Ranger, sharing his knowledge of geology and park trivia, mixed in with science tricks and optical illusions, on Fridays and Saturdays from 2 to 6 p.m. Koper was hired as a manager and cave tour guide in 1999 — owners Steve and Jeanne Beckley’s first employee — after retiring from 30 years of teaching science at Rifle High School.
In addition, you can watch a blacksmith make sparks at a working coal-fired forge and anvil Blacksmith Shop located just across from the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride.
Friday Afternoon Club on the Mountain – The Lookout Grille is the place to be on Friday afternoons! To thank everyone who voted Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park as the Locals’ Choice for Best Place to View a Sunset, Best Music Venue and Top Local Attraction, we’re giving you more chances to enjoy all of it this summer with our new Friday Afternoon Club (FAC) on the Mountain. Featuring live music and food and drink specials from 5 – 9 p.m. on Fridays through Aug. 15, our FAC also includes a free tram ride with a copy of the ad that’s pictured here.
Music on the Mountain is Back! – Our mountain-top concert series, Music on the Mountain, resumes on Sat., Aug. 9, with classic rock band Fifty50. You can ride the tram or bus free from the floor of the Roaring Fork Valley with the donation of a canned food item for the LiftUp community food pantry. The Music on the Mountain series continues through Sept. 20:
Sat., Aug. 9 – Fifty50, classic rock
Sat., Aug. 16 – Already Gone, classic rock
Sat., Aug. 23 – The Caleb Dean Band, country music and Western swing
Sat., Sept. 6 – The Goodman Band, classic rock and Stevie Ray Vaughan cover tunes
Sun., Sept. 7 – Christian Music on the Mountain with The New Creation Church Worship Team and Jerry Alcorta (free tram rides begin at 2 p.m. for this special Sunday event and the bands play from 4 to 8 p.m.)
Sat., Sept. 13 – Let them Roar, rock/country
Sat., Sept. 20 – The Missing Link Band, classic rock
The Lookout Grille and Snack Shack will be open for dinner and refreshments, with $4 drink specials including glasses of wine, well drinks, Coors Lights and Coronas. You can also enjoy our rides and attractions during the events with a Funday Pass. It’s just $35 with the free tram ride and includes both walking cave tours and unlimited access to the new Glenwood Canyon Flyer, the Alpine Coaster, the Giant Canyon Swing, the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, the Mine Wheel, the Wild West Express Coaster, the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, the Fort WhereAmI Maze, the 4D Motion Theater, the Laser Tag arena, the climbing wall and the Giddy Up! Western ride.
The outdoor rides are open until dusk; the Laser Tag arena and 4D Motion Theater are open until the park closes. The park is open until 10 p.m. during all Saturday Music on the Mountain events. On Sunday, Sept. 7, the park will be open until 8 p.m. for the Christian music concert.
Thanks to our Music on the Mountain sponsors: Bighorn Toyota, Community Banks of Colorado, Dalby Wendland & Co. Inc., Glenwood Springs Post Independent, AMT Network, Swire Coca-Cola, Perri’s Collision, Glenwood TV, Glenwood Insurance and Hotel Glenwood Springs.
What are you waiting for? Come on up and get ready to be entertained!