Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue featuring Tyler Grant will headline a free event that begins at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Salida SteamPlant theater, 220 W. Sacket Ave.
Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue boasts a Colorado all-star lineup. In addition to national flat-picking champion Grant on guitar, the band features Jake Wolf on drums, Edwin Hurwitz on bass and Bill McKay on keyboards.
Friends of Browns Canyon organized this event to raise public awareness about the Browns Canyon National Monument Resource Management Plan, which will guide activities in the monument for a decade or more.
“Public lands advocacy is paramount to the core values of our musical tribe,” said Grant. “My regular band, Grant Farm, has worked with Friends of Browns Canyon, The Wilderness Society, Conservation Colorado and Rock the Earth, on several benefit shows, rallies and promotional videos for Browns Canyon National Monument and the Continental Divide Wilderness and Recreation Act.
“We performed the night Sen. Udall delivered his speech standing on the bar in Salida. We are thrilled to work with any group that is working to preserve our greatest national resource, public lands.”
The event will begin with a screening of Grit and Thistle Film Company’s short documentary film, “The Spirit of Browns Canyon.” Following the film, Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue will rock the SteamPlant.
Throughout the evening, volunteers will be in the lobby to provide information about the management plan and assist people with submitting comments online or in writing. A cash bar will be also available.
Event sponsors are Pinon Vacation Rentals, Collegiate Peaks Chapter of Trout Unlimited, LifeStream Water Systems, Wild Connections, 7000 Feet Running Co., Wood’s High Mountain Distillery, The Wilderness Society, Tenderfoot Health Collective and Boathouse Cantina.
Join Friends of Browns Canyon Saturday to enjoy these world-class musicians for a free performance and celebrate our local landscape.