The Weekender // June 20th - 22nd
Summer solstice, music festivals, and local storytime - this weekend Durango is welcoming the official start of the summer season! As the streets flood with people enjoying all that the Durango area has to offer, make sure you make time to engage with the local events that continue throughout the summer season. Check out what’s going on this weekend!
For a night filled with music, local food, and local beer, head to 11th Street Station this Saturday night. Starting at 5pm, the iAM MUSIC Fest will kick off with a lineup including Elder Grown, Alex Bocker Band, Jive Tribe, Sean Farley and iAM MUSIC student performers. While you’re enjoying the local melodic sounds with fellow Durangotangs getting down to the music, grab some beer from the bar and some grub from one of the many food trucks inside 11th Street Station. With the purchase of a ticket, you’ll receive a giveaway ticket that enters you in a drawing to win a 1-hour iAM MUSIC lesson, a SALT 360 gift card, and the grand prize - a Taylor guitar! All proceeds will benefit the iAM MUSIC 501(c)(3) non-profit. Get your tickets!
This event is tonight at 7:30. Head to the Henry Strater Theatre to hear personal stories from families who have roots in Durango that span over generations. Tonight, you can hear from Mary Jane Clark, the founder of Toh-Ahtin Gallery, as well as Tom & Penni Compton who operate a ranch in Hesperus as well have connections with Fort Lewis College and the 9R School Board maong other organizations. “Each presentation includes first-hand recollections and historic family photographs, many more than a century old.”
The 2019 Summer Solstice is tomorrow - how are you planning on celebrating the longest day of the year? The Powerhouse Science Center is hosting the SOL event, a circus-style celebration. Graceful aerialists will be gliding through the air, a fire troupe will be lighting up the night, and a highliner will walk through the air to start off the first official day of summer. The VIP package comes with tarot card readings, and a “cornucopia of solstice inspired delicacies catered by the Ore House.” After the show, a dance party will be held as Hello DollFace plays their music. Get your tickets now and get pumped to celebrate the longest day of the year!
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