Salida Recreation is proud to announce the return of our popular FREE summer concert series, Thursdays@6 at Riverside Park. The series provides weekly entertainment in downtown Salida for locals and visitors alike. It is a fantastic way for local businesses to get their name and services heard and seen by hundreds of people in an exciting, lively, family friendly environment. Over the years attendance has increased dramatically, and now, in our seventh year, people are already looking forward to and planning to attend these community events.
Donations collected from the concerts benefit the Salida Recreation youth scholarship fund. This program helps local children participate in programs, classes or memberships offered by Salida Recreation or Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center. This fund fits with our mission to provide low-cost, healthy and fun activities to everyone.
Community support for this series is vital. Salida Recreation is currently seeking sponsors to pay musicians, provide publicity, and lodging for out-of-town bands.
Contact: Lanette Hartman, (719) 539-5703 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Riverside Park in downtown Salida
Cost: FREE! Donations accepted for our youth scholarship fund
When: Thursday evenings throughout the summer, June through August, 6-8pm
What to bring: A picnic, non-alcoholic drinks, a blanket, camp chairs, family and friends! All concerts are family friendly events.
What to leave at home: Drinks in glass containers, alcohol (alcohol is not allowed in Salida parks without a special permit) and your dogs.
June 1 – SUMMER SERIES KICK-OFF PARTY – Red Sage from Denver
June 8 – Little Raindrops and Wooden Rain from Salida
June 15 – Enjoy FREE music during FIBARK!
June 22 – Blue Recluse from Salida
June 29 – Marc Berger and RIDE from N.Y.
July 6 – Blue Rooster from Crestone
July 13 – B.A.M. from Salida
July 20 – Groove Farmers from Salida
July 27 – The Riff from Salida – TONIGHT’S CONCERT HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE STEAMPLANT BALLROOM DUE TO A FORECAST FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER
August 3 – T.J. and Friends from Salida
August 10 – Pint and a Half from Salida
We could not put on a free concert series without the generous support of our sponsors. We are still in the process of securing sponsorship funds. The businesses below have committed to the success of this year’s series. Please give these local businesses your thanks next time you see them! Click here for 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities and Commitment Form.
Title Sponsors partnering with Salida Recreation
Go To Guide has been the loyal top level sponsor of the Thursdays @ Six Concert series for several years now. We are very thankful for their continued support. Go To Guide produces telephone books for the Arkansas River Valley and surrounding areas. You can also search their website for white page and yellow page information. Proud sponsor of the entire summer series
This year we have asked High Country Bank to partner with the Go To Guide for a shared Title Sponsor for the entire concert series. High Country Bank, living in, working in, and LOVING their local community. Not only serving their customers, but their friends and neighbors too. Serving Chaffee County and surrounding areas for 130 years. They are grateful to have the opportunity to engage their neighbors and work with them in “Building Futures Together.” Proud sponsor of the entire summer series
Heart of the Rockies Radio Group features four community active radio stations to serve Chaffee County. Special programming on each, keeping locals and visitors informed of all of the local activities that make this a great area to live and visit. Proud sponsor of the entire summer series
The Ark Magazine is the premier resource for up-to-date and comprehensive music, arts, and culture news and reviews for the Upper Arkansas Valley of Colorado. We aim to help foster the creative community and provide the exposure and patronage our creative community deserves. Proud sponsor of the entire summer series
The Mountain Mail is currently owned by Arkansas Valley Publishing and has been Salida’s hometown newspaper since 1880. Along with publishing a daily newspaper, they also produce several special publications concerning local interests and activities. Proud sponsor of the entire summer series
Summer Series KICK-OFF Sponsors
Su Casa! Is the place to find fun and affordable furniture and mattresses to suit your pace, your style. We help you enjoy the place where you live. Proud co-sponsor of the June 1 Summer Series Kick-off party with Red Sage
First Street Flooring has been working within this community for the past 10 plus years. We sell all types of floor coverings and window coverings and manage projects start to finish. Through buying locally, our community enables us to support many different projects in and around this wonderful city of Salida. We are so grateful for our wonderful customers and friends. Proud co-sponsor of the June 1 Summer Series Kick-off party with Red Sage
Golden Summer Sponsors
VIP Mortgage…where people are our priority. It’s been my pleasure serving the fine people of Chaffee County and surrounding areas for the past 17 years. Proud Sponsor of June 22 Blue Recluse Concert, June 29 Marc Berger Concert, July 6 Blue Rooster Concert and August 10 Pint and a Half Concert
Agent in Salida for 8 years. State Farm has been the #1 auto and homeowners’ insurer for over 50 years. Proud Sponsor of June 8 Wooden Rain Concert, 6/29 Marc Berger Concert, July 6 Blue Rooster Concert and August 3 T.J. Hittle & Friends Concert
Dragonfly Gifts located in F Street. The best place to find unique gifts for that special someone. Proud Sponsor of 6/22 Blue Recluse Concert, June 29 Marc Berger Concert, 7/13 B.A.M. Concert and August 3 T.J. Hittle & Friends Concert
Kathleen Nelson/Broker Associate – Community Realtor; 25 years’ experience; first-time home buyers a specialty. Proud Sponsor of June 22 Blue Recluse Concert, July 27 The Riff Concert, August 3 T.J. Hittle & Friends Concert and August 10 Pint and a Half Concert
Fine wines, beers & liquor in downtown Salida. Enjoy the Show! Proud Sponsor of July 6 Blue Rooster Concert, July 20 Groove Farmers Concert, August 3 T.J. Hittle & Friends Concert and August 10 Pint & a Half Concert
Crest Counseling Services provides mental health and substance abuse services to individuals, couples and families. Try something new this summer – join a therapy group. Proud Sponsor of June 22 Blue Recluse Concert, July 6 Blue Rooster Concert, July 13 B.A.M. Concert and August 3 T.J. Hittle & Friends Concert
Little Cambodia Restaurant in Downtown Salida – Thai and Vietnamese Cuisine – happy to support our local concert series and to offer delicious take-out for your picnic dinner in the park. Proud Sponsor of July 13 B.A.M. Concert, July 20 Groove Farmers Concert, July 27 The Riff Concert and August 10 Pint & a Half Concert
The Palace Hotel – voted Salida’s “Best Hotel” in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Newly renovated historic hotel. Boutique accommodations in downtown Salida! Proud Sponsor of June 8 Wooden Rain Concert, June 22 Blue Recluse Concert, June 29 Marc Berger and RIDE Concert and July 27 The Riff Concert
Warm Summer Breeze Sponsors
We distill and bottle small-batch Handcrafted spirits here in historic downtown Salida, Colorado. We bottle our passion for outdoor adventures into spirits that shine with the essence of the mountains of Colorado. Enjoy a cocktail or dram of our spirits and celebrate a little high mountain living. Proud Sponsor of July 6 Blue Rooster Concert and July 20 Groove Farmers Concert
Salida Mountain Sports is your local source for quality outdoor gear and clothing. Enjoy the music! Proud Sponsor of July 20 Groove Farmers Concert and July 27 The Riff Concert
At RMOC, we offer kayaking, rafting, stand up paddling (SUP), climbing and mountain biking. Pick one or combine them to “Choose Your Own Adventure” in our amazing outdoor playground. Whatever your adventurous heart desires, we have the perfect trip for you and your group of friends. Half day, full day, and multi-day adventures await. Proud Sponsor of June 29 Marc Berger Concert and July 27 The Riff Concert
Colorado Central Magazine – the monthly magazine for those in the know. Proud Sponsor of June 8 Wooden Rain Concert, July 13 B.A.M. Concert and August 10 Pint and a Half Concert
Weekly Concert Sponsors
Kaleidoscope Toys is happy to support the summer concert series and the Salida Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund. Stop by our store at 116 F Street for “something fun for everyone.” Proud Sponsor of June 8 Wooden Rain Concert
The Book Haven – New and used books, regional guidebooks, journals, cards, and maps. Proud Sponsor of July 13 B.A.M. Concert
At Alpha Dog Care, canines are our passion! We give your pet a safe place to socialize, play, and release their energy while you are busy or away. Our supervised open-play daycare gives dogs an environment to just be dogs at their own pace. Proud Sponsor of July 20 Groove Farmers Concert