DGO’s weekend picks in or near Durango

by DGO Web Administrator

Banjos and big skies in PagosaFrom Friday, June 9 through 11, the 12th Annual Pagosa Folk ’n Bluegrass takes over Reservoir Hill Park in Pagosa Springs. Tickets range from $35 to $50 for day passes all the way up to $350 for VIP access.

Loudain Wainwright III, The O’Connor Band, and the Lil Smokies headline the three day festival. Other bands include Molly Tuttle, Ten Strings and a Goatskin, and The Dustbowl Revival.

Deets at www.folkwest.com

Oddball art at Sweet 11 Gallery Dan Groth is a local artist known for work that’s “More fun than coal-rolling a big toad on a unicycle,” according to Dr. Ghost Van Goofstubb, M.D., on the show flyer.

Groth’s mind-bending, weirdo, thoughtful illustrations will be on display upstairs at Sweet 11 Gallery, 863 ½ Main Ave., on Friday, June 9 from 5 p.m. to 9. It’s a one-night-only show of printmaking, illustration, watercolor, and pen and ink work.

Storytelling at the StraterSit a spell and open them ears for two storytellers at the Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. On Thursday, June 8, from 7:30 p.m. to 9., the Turners, a pioneer Four Corners family, take over the stage to highlight local history.

In Part I, Rod Turner, a fourth generation-Native American, will explore family stories going back to 1861 – 20 years before the train arrived in Durango. In Part II, Jack Turner will speak about his grandfather, Ansel F. Hall, the first chief naturalist of the National Park Service, and his pal, famed photographer Ansel Adams.

Doors at 7. Tix are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Info: www.henrystratertheatre.com

Dolores River FestivalGet in the sun down by the water at the Dolores River Festival at Joe Rowell Park in Dolores. Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons, Gene Avaro Jr., The Yawpers, and Selasee and the Fafa Family headline the fest. Music starts at 11 a.m. with Hello, Dollface, and goes all day long. Plus, merch, food, and a beer tent.

Gates open at 10 a.m.

$20 in advance and $25 at the door.


Summer parties at SkaYour sun-drenched Thursday evenings will never be empty. Ska has music from now till yer dancin’ shoes fall to bits. This Thursday, June 8 from 5 p.m. to 7, Amoramora will bring their jazz fusion mountain rock to Ska Brewing, 225 Girard St.

Check out http://skabrewing.com for details and more Ska-BQ Thursday shows.

Free show. 21 and over.


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