Red AlertRock out to tunes like “Drops of Jupiter” and “House of the Rising Sun,” along with original music by Carbon Red in Pagosa Springs. This local band doesn’t have any set particular style and is willing to jam out to whatever mood the crowd is feeling, whether it be country or rock. Joined by Mike Sauce, these two groups are going to light up Coyote Moon Bar & Grill in a performance you’ll be sorry you missed…so don’t be sorry. Just go instead.
Details: Oct. 19, Carbon Red, 9 p.m., free, Coyote Moon Bar & Grill, 120 Piedra Road, Pagosa Springs, carbonredband.com
High as a balloonGet high as a balloon this weekend, err, watch them get high IN THE AIR. At the Animas Valley Balloon Rally, you’ll be able to get up close and personal to some beautiful hot air balloons. To start things up, you’ll get to watch a balloon glow in downtown Durango. Then, later in the weekend, the public is welcome to watch two mass ascensions.
Details: Oct. 19-21, Animas Valley Balloon Rally, 8:15 a.m., free, Durango Train Depot on Oct. 19, 479 Main Ave., field on Hermosa Meadows Road and Hwy 550 N on Oct. 20-21, animasvalleyballoonrally.com
iAM MUSIC, youARE MUSICKick off fall with a concert put on by iAM MUSIC, which will include the J-Calvin album release, Let Them Roar, StillHouse Junkies, Secret Circus Society, Kristine White, and Bad Goat Disco. iAM MUSIC student performers will open for the event. Aside from some badass music, attendees can enjoy local food, beer specials, and a giveaway.
Details: Oct. 20, iAM MUSIC Fest, 5 p.m., $15, 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave., iammusic.us