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Mountain Mamas Music... Tuesday

Hey Mamas! I hope you're all having a wonderful summer. Mine's been busy work and travel (for work and for fun), so I'm glad to be back for this update.

Camp and Workshop Updates:

I'm not sure where the summer has gone - can you believe it's the middle of July? The good news is it means that we're that much closer to our next workshop with the amazing Bonnie Sims on August 24 at the Wildfire Community Arts Center in Berthoud. Space is limited (and registration is open), so sign up!


No camp updates this week, everything is moving right along and we're planning to open registration in late August / early September. FYI, if you're thinking about coming to camp and want to stay in town, you may want to go ahead and start booking your room at the Berthoud Inn, Brookside Garden Inn (nearby, but not easily walkable), or finding a nearby AirBnB. Also, Berthoud will be hosting it's annual Oktoberfest on the Saturday of our camp, so pack your lederhosen or dirndl and be ready to grab a pretzel and beer during our break.


Where to go, What to do, Who to See this week

So many great shows and festivals nearby in the summertime! I don't think you can go wrong with any of these:


Jul 18-19 - Clear Creek Rapidgrass Bluegrass Festival (Idaho Springs)- If you haven't been, I'd definitely recommend checking this one out. Great bands and an easy location, all without being too big.


Jul 19-20 - Snowygrass Music Festival (Estes Park) - Another great local festival, this time in Estes Park. If you go, check out our friends, KC Groves and The Cody Sisters, both playing on Saturday.


Jul 22 - 31st Annual Charles Sawtelle Memorial Mountain Jam (Gold Hill) - I am so bummed to be missing this one - I definitely have to reconsider my travel plans for next year. "The Charles" is a long-running event benefiting KGNU and featuring some of the top local bands and travelling national bands - this year's headliner is Che Apalache! Bring a picnic blanket, grab some BBQ, and enjoy the show.


Jul 24 - Bonnie & The Clydes @ One Sweet Summer Concert Series (Loveland) - If you're looking for a mid-week show, check out this concert series in Loveland. Good food, good beer, good music. In addition to our friends, Bonnie & the Clydes, there's a great lineup for the rest of the summer including Grant Farm and Masontown.


Jul 26-28 - RockyGrass (Lyons) - Always an amazing lineup, but don't just go for the shows - Rockygrass is known for it's abundance of jams and picking circles. Grab your instrument and grab a friend and start picking for the full experience. If you don't already have tickets, check out the Festivarian site for last minute opportunities.


Have fun out there!


J. J.


p.s. If you need a few seconds of relaxation, here's a few seconds of calm from my visit to Asheville last Saturday:







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