The series begins Fri., May 22, with Beatles tribute band Doctor Robert. Guests can ride the tram and attend the mountain-top concerts free with the donation of canned food items for the LiftUp food pantry.
Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s free, mountain-top concert series, is back for its seventh season. The first concert of the year coincides with the Summer Kick-off Party on Friday, May 22, featuring Beatles tribute band Doctor Robert. The series continues with 10 additional concerts throughout June, August and September. Guests can ride the tram or bus and enjoy the concerts free with the donation of at least one canned food item for the Lift-Up community food pantry. The concerts are held on top of Iron Mountain overlooking Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Here’s the lineup for the 2015 concert series:
Friday, May 22 — Doctor Robert (Beatles tribute band)
Back for the third year in a row, this Crested Butte-based band featuring Ben Wright, Karen Janssen, Casey Falter and Kevin Reinert brings a modern sound to the Fab Four’s classics. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 30 — Night Plane (acoustic rock)
Longtime valley locals, singers and songwriters Haden Gregg, Jimmy Dykann and John Zajicek perform original selections and tasteful cover tunes. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 6 — Poser (Colorado rock and roll)
Poser is a six-piece cover band that faithfully performs the hits of the Beatles, Joe Cocker, Santana and many more rock-and-roll legends. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 13 — Already Gone (American resort rock)
Over the last several years, Already Gone has become one of the most in-demand party bands in the region with selections that weave through originals, classic rock, R&B, funk, blues, country crossover and rock and roll. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, August 15 — Fifty50 (classic, modern and original rock)
Fifty50 is a Roaring Fork Valley-based band comprised of Dave Stoltzfus, Beth Getzen Stoltzfus, Dale Loper, Jerry Larsen and Tom Mercer. Their choice of music—from classic, modern and original rock—and their blend of vocal harmonies and instrumental energy make this band unique. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, August 22 — The Goodman Band (Stevie Ray Vaughan cover tunes, classic rock)
Specializing in classic rock and Stevie Ray Vaughn cover tunes, the three-piece Goodman Band plays music that ranges from early country, rock and blues to today’s music. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, August 29 — Vidicus Maximus (provocative grooves, soul, rock and blues)
Originally from the Detroit area, Vid Weatherwax has vast experience in the club, studio and concert scene. With Vid on keyboard and vocals, he has partnered with two of the most respected musicians in the valley, Hap Harriman on guitar and Chris Bank on percussion and sax. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, September 12 — Derringer (unique country-rock sound)
Derringer, a Colorado favorite for 20 years, continues to bring an energetic show to the stage, performing today’s country radio hits as well as original songs. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sunday, September 13 — Christian Music on the Mountain (featuring two bands)
The Kings Loyal loves to connect with people through their music. They play a mix of covers by artist such as NEEDTOBREATHE, Cold Play and David Crowder. Following the Kings Loyal, the Orchard’s band, led by Kara Montie, is a collective of local musicians who worship together through a variety of musical styles, from keyboard-driven rock to finger-picking folk. Free tram rides begin at 2 p.m. for this special Sunday event. The bands play from 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 19 — Mile Markers (Americana rock)
Founded by front men Hap Harriman and Nelson Oldham in 2011, the Milemarkers have developed a passion for organized, thoughtful Americana music. The set is a very diverse mix of originals and covers from Dire Straits, The Band, Tom Petty, Jack Johnson and others. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, September 26 — The Missing Link Band (blend of classic rock, dance, funk & groove tunes)
The Missing Link Band—the only band to perform during all seven seasons of Music on the Mountain—has added some new members along with many new classics to their set list, reflecting the band’s additional capabilities. They still feature the “AM Gold” sounds of the 60s plus hits from all ages and genres. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
The Music on the Mountain Concert Series is made possible by these sponsors: Bighorn Toyota, Glenwood Insurance Agency, Community Banks of Colorado, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Lift FM, Swire Coca-Cola, Glenwood TV, Hotel Glenwood Springs, Perri’s Collision and Climate Control Company.
The Lookout Grille and Snack Shack are open for dinner and refreshments, with drink specials available inside and in the plaza. Guests can also enjoy the park’s rides and attractions during the events. A Funday Pass, just $35 with the free tram ride, includes both walking cave tours and unlimited access to the 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 the Summer Kick-off Party and all Saturday Music on the Mountain events. On Sunday, Sept. 13, the park will be open until 8 p.m. for the Christian music concert. More information about the park, including hours of operation and a list of which attractions are open, can be found at GlenwoodCaverns.com or by calling 800-530-1635 or 970-945-4228, ext. 0.