DGO’s picks in and around Durango

by DGO Web Administrator

Folk up in Pagosa SpringsLos Lobos, Béla Fleck, Abagail Washburn, The Wood Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, John Fullbright, We Banjo 3, The East Pointers, and more will play the Four Corners Folk Festival in Pagosa Springs. There’ll be music all day, food vendors, and afternoon workshops on Saturday and Sunday.

Pro-tip: If you’re planning on camping on-site at the fest, you’re gonna need a three-day pass.

Details: $45 advance day pass to $350 three-day Patron pass, all-day, Sept. 1-3, Reservoir Hill Park, 320 Hot Springs Blvd., Pagosa Springs, www.folkwest.com/fourcornersfolkfestival

Durango Labor Day partyLabor Day is celebrated the first Monday in September and honors the American Labor Movement, without which we wouldn’t have an eight-hour work-day or weekends off. Celebrate by guzzling brewskis and dancing in the streets two days in a row. The Kirk James Band will play from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday and The Pete Guilaini Band will play from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Festivity proceeds benefit Building Homes for Heroes.

Details: free entry, music from 5-9 p.m., Friday & Saturday, Sept. 1-2, Main Ave. and 10th St., www.downtowndurango.org/LaborDay

Get out your hog and rideThe Durango Rally at Four Corners is a GO! Everyone thought there wouldn’t be a motorcycle rally this year, but Trevor Bird, new owner of Durango Harley-Davidson made it happen. Labor Day weekend will feature poker chip runs, live music by bands like Snake Oil and Code of the West, BBQ, and more in locations spanning Rusty Shovel Saloon to Durango Harley-Davidson to Sky Ute Casino.

Details: hella free events, all-day, Sept. 1-3, go to https://www.durangorally.com to see the whens and wheres of the mega-packed schedule.

Bare chests at the StraterGod bless the Bohemian Burlesque Society for bringing a steady string of boobalicious performances to Durango. Their eleganza of eroticness is back at the Strater with 16 unique acts featuring dance, humor, and, ya know, getting’ nakedish. Stick around after the show for the dance party featuring a best cross dressed contest and tunes by DJ Borealis.

Details: $25 GA, $50 VIP, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Monday, Sept. 4, Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., http://bohemianburlesquesociety.com

Hip-hop funk rock at ACT The Main Squeeze – formerly of Chicago, now loving L.A. – are a five-piece of funkalicious rock-n-rollers who know how to rule a crowd. Expect ripping solos, tight grooves, and to put on your dancing shoes.

DJ Soul Atomic will open the night with deep cuts that span Nu Disco, indie dance, soul, reggae, and whatever can get that phat, funky ass swaying.

Details: $20 advance, $25 day of, doors 8:30 and show at 9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Dr., www.animascitytheatre.com


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