The free Ridgway Concert Series began in 2009 as a local event and has grown to become an extremely popular regional event.
Some of the headliners from past concerts include:
Peter Rowan Pato Banton Steep Canyon Rangers
Billy Strings Lake Street Dive Carrie Rodriguez
Big Sam's Funky Nation Euforquestra March Fourth Marching Band
Andy Frasco Eilen Jewell Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
The Travelin' McCoury's Mike Love Ozomatli
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real Carolyn Wonderland
Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts The Lowdown Brass Band
The outdoor shows are held in Hartwell Park every Thursday in July. Music begins with an opening act at 6:00 pm and ends around 10:00pm. Please bring low-back chairs, blankets or tarps (shade-type structures will not be permitted).
Items offered for sale include a variety of food vendors; local non-profit organizations selling snacks; and an alcohol tent offering micro brewed beers off tap, hard cider, margaritas and wines.
This year's alcohol tent will offer for sale:
July 6 Beer from SKA Brewing; Snow Capped Cider - Sour Cherry and 6130'; Coyote Gold Margaritas; Wine - Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
July 13 Beer from Silver Basin Brewing; Snow Capped Cider - Sour Cherry and 6130'; Coyote Gold Margaritas; Wine - Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
July 20 Beer from Colorado Boy Brewing-Ridgway; Snow Capped Cider - Colorado Peach and Lavender Lemonade; Coyote Gold Margaritas; Wine - Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
July 27 Beer from Palisade Brewing; Snow Capped Cider - Colorado Peach and Lavender Lemonade; Coyote Gold Margaritas; Wine - Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
This year a portion of the proceeds from alcohol sales will go to support four local non-profits: Ouray Mountain Rescue; Ouray County Soccer Association; George Gardner Scholarship Fund; and Ridgway Area Trails Group.
No outside alcohol will be allowed in the park.
Dogs are not allowed in the park.
Please do not leave pets unattended in vehicles. It is too warm in July to leave them in a closed vehicle.
Sponsors of the 2023 series are:
Mountain Annie's Cannabis
Rocky Mountain Cannabis
Ridgway Real Estate
Colorado Boy Brewery
San Juan Wine & Liquors
Chipeta Lodge and Spa
Fiddlers Green Cannabis Dispensary
Orvis Hot Springs
The Market at Ridgway
Julie and Dave Duff
Ouray Riverside Resort
For questions and all other inquiries please contact:
Town Clerk / Treasurer
201 N. Railroad St.
Post Office Box 10
Ridgway, Colorado 81432