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Chaffee County commissioners met in Buena Vista for the first time in 18 months Aug. 17 at the Buena Vista Community Center.

Although the meeting was in person, the county has chosen to continue convening meetings virtually until further notice due to COVID-19 precautions.

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The Honeydrops visit the Lawn at South Main Aug. 24-25.

Both nights, Nathan & Jessie will be opening and after the Honeydrops show on the Lawn Tuesday night, Dragondeer will play a free show after the Honeydrops in the Surf Hotel’s Ivy Ballroom at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, there will be a free late night Lobby Jam inside the Surf Hotel.

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Meet Me at the Creek was approved for the Meadows Sept. 24–25 after the Chaffee County Board of County Commissioners approved the permit July 20 after considerable time spent on public comment. Event producer Scotty Stoughton has not yet released the performer lineup.

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Meet Me at the Creek has been approved to take place at The Meadows on Sept. 24–25. The board of county commissioners approved the permit on Tuesday afternoon after considerable time spent on public comment. Event producer Scotty Stoughton has not yet released the performer lineup.

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The special event application for the Meet Me at the Creek music festival at the Meadows was unanimously approved by the Chaffee County Board of County Commissioners Tuesday.

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The Chaffee County Board of County Commissioners formally dismissed the special event permit application for the Seven Peaks Music Festival on July 14.

Meadows owner Jed Selby’s application requesting a permit for up to 12 large-scale events per year has been withdrawn by his authorized representative.

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Chaffee County’s most recent health restrictions—even as Gov. Jared Polis lifted all COVID-19 related emergency orders in the state—caused Seven Peaks to cancel its plans for the 2021 event, it announced in a release to ticket holders and others Friday afternoon.

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Chaffee County's most recent health restrictions – even as Gov. Jared Polis lifted all COVID-19 related emergency orders in the state – caused Seven Peaks to cancel its plans for the 2021 event, it announced in a release to ticket holders and others Friday afternoon.

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Soundpost Acoustics of Longmont was engaged to monitor sound levels during the August 2016 Vertex Music Festival at the Meadows near Buena Vista.

The report states at no time did sound levels exceed the 105dBA limit at the property line, but acknowledged there was a more accurate measurement of bass tones that were detected far from the property boundary.

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The Chaffee County Board of Commissioners gave Live Nation until July 6 to amend – which it did – its application for an event permit for the Seven Peaks Music Festival it is selling tickets for Sept. 3–6.

Both Live Nation for Seven Peaks and Bonfire Entertainment for Meet Me at the Creek must find nonprofits to submit applications on their behalf, according to the county commission. Applications must be in compliance with the current public health order limiting event attendees to 5,000 people.

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Day-long public hearings on permit applications

NO DECISION: Seven Peaks left pending ‘til June 30;

UNCLEAR DECISION: Meet Me at the Creek amendments, exemptions ‘confusing’ to promoter

The Meet Me at the Creek music event planned for The Meadows in Buena Vista, is one step closer to approval by Chaffee County Board of Commissioners following a special meeting held Thursday.

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The Meet Me at the Creek music event planned for The Meadows in Buena Vista, is one step closer to approval by Chaffee County Board of Commissioners following a special meeting held Thursday.

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Entertainer Dierks Bentley and the world’s leading live entertainment company Live Nation announced a ticket sale date and the lineup for the third Seven Peaks Music Festival Labor Day weekend in a press release early Tuesday afternoon.

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Coletrain Music Academy, in partnership with the Surf Hotel and the South Main Arts & Parks Trust, announced the summer lineup of their Lawn concerts, which kick off July 11 and run through Aug. 29.

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Included in the application for the Meadows’s Outdoor Theater is the result of an economic impact study of the largest event to be held on the property – the Seven Peaks Music Festival.

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Beginning this weekend, Buena Vista High School’s Trident Theatre Company debuts their first musical on the stage of the new flex commons: The mythical, tropical “Once on this Island.”

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The Greater Arkansas Valley Chamber Choir and Orchestra will present a holiday concert streamed over Youtube Friday, Dec. 11, from the sanctuary of ClearView Community Church in Buena Vista.

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The Alpine Orchestra will perform “Through the Ages,” at 7 p.m., Nov. 14 with a program for what director Mary Hallman calls “a double string quartet with two more,” featuring the music of Mozart, Debussy and Bach, both real and imagined.

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The Arkansas Valley Chamber will perform Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” as well as a selection of secular and sacred holiday music, in a choral and orchestral concert livestreamed from ClearView Community Church

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Compared to other musicians, Dennis Fischer considers himself limited in ability. It did not stop him from finding a way to express himself through music and entertainment.

“I consider fiddling to be an art form that will never die out,” he says. “Popular as ever, maybe more popular than it’s ever been because there’s a lot of people who enjoy the old-time string music. It connects us somehow with something deeper than ourselves, I guess.”

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July Fourth weekend will see a big return to live music following months of self-isolation with two shows by COVID-canceled bands at the Lawn, a new–yet–familiar outdoor venue in South Main.

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Music has filled most of life for l Mary Hallman. Her father, though he loved the violin, mostly played the fiddle. Her mother was a singer, and she got Hallman started on a piano at the age of 4.

The Walden Chamber Music Society is still planning to treat audiences with a concert on Sunday, May 31. Tune in to YouTube for the virtual concert “From My Life: Musical Memoirs” performed by pianist Jo Boatright.

"It’ll be a peaceful, comforting live music venue that’s becoming a tradition here in BV. It’s been about 3 years at the People’s Stage, 3 years at the Watershed and now maybe get 100 years here at the Roastery. Who knows, but live, local music is becoming a tradition here.”

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The Walden Chamber Music Society offers two scholarships of $1,500 to Chaffee County students who wish to pursue an education in the field of music. This year’s recipients are Jasper Lau and Alan Mueller. Both are 2019 graduates of Salida High School.

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Chaffee County commissioners agreed Tuesday to continue until May 12 a discussion about extending due dates for payments from Live Nation for the Seven Peaks special event permit.

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Coleman Smith, the founder of Coletrain Music Academy in Buena Vista and founding member of BV favorite Rapidgrass, just completed a two-week tour of India with the Bluegrass Journeymen.

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Chaffee County commissioners unanimously approved an amended resolution for the Seven Peaks 2020 music festival during their Tuesday meeting.

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The audience at The Lariat should come prepared for “a ruckus night of dancing” Friday, Feb. 21, says Patrick Storen, mandolin player, vocalist and founding member of Liver Down the River.

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The Chaffee County Board of County Commissioners continued the public hearing on the special event permit resolution for the Seven Peaks Music Festival until March 10 at the request of festival organizers.

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WonderGrass Presents, the organizers behind WinterWonderGrass, announced the 2020 Campout For The Cause lineup Tuesday morning. Tickets go on sale for the event at the Medows at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 3 at campoutforthecause.org for the May 29-31 event.

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The 2019 record explores more progressive song structures and psychedelic sounds, bringing to a culmination a journey that is “one of self-discovery, the quest for wholeness, the quest for significance. It has a lot to do with compassion and empathy,” Grant said.

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Celebrate the holidays with a night of Americana, folk and Colorado bluegrass during Trout Steak Revival’s second concert at the Surf Hotel’s Ivy Ballroom on Saturday, Dec. 28.