As most of you know, I live in a really rural area of Colorado in the middle of the Rocky Mountains. Both the town I live in and the town 10 miles down the road have populations of about 1,000 people, and there are 4,000 people in the entire county…so when I say “small town” – I mean a small town. Not 30,000 people. 🙂
At any rate, the two local communities started a really cool summer concert series 5 years ago that is free to attend and supported entirely by community donations. The music is a great mix, with acts playing everything from bluegrass to folk, funk, swing, country, alt-country, jazz, or any combination of those styles, and there are beer and food tents galore. In short, it’s a great time!
Every Thursday in June the concerts are in the town 10 miles down the road, and every Thursday in July the concerts are in our town. This means that Friday morning always comes a little too early, but it’s sure fun to get out, chat with friends, listen to some good music, and take in the scene.