Thursdays@6 Concert Series

Presented by Salida Recreation, The Go To Guide and High Country Bank

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.

Thank you!

Contact: Lanette Hartman, (719) 539-5703 or

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Where:  Riverside Park in downtown Salida

Cost:  FREE!  Donations accepted for our youth scholarship fund

When:  Thursday evenings at 6pm, June 1-August 10 (no concert 6/15 for FIBARK)

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.

2017 Lineup

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 from Central New York
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
August 3 – TBD
August 10 – Pint and a Half from Salida

2017 Sponsors

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

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.

High Country Bank

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.”

Summer Series KICK-OFF Sponsors

Su Casa! Furniture and Sleep Shop

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 on Third

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

Media Sponsors

Heart of the Rockies Radio

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.

ARK Magazine

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.

The Mountain Mail

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.

Golden Summer Sponsors

VIP Mortgage

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.

Liz Petersen State Farm Insurance

Agent in Salida for 8 years. State Farm has been the #1 auto and homeowners’ insurer for over 50 years.

Dragonfly Gifts

Dragonfly Gifts located in F Street. The best place to find unique gifts for that special someone.

Kathleen Nelson, Colorado Mountain Realty

Kathleen Nelson/Broker Associate – Community Realtor; 25 years’ experience; first-time home buyers a specialtyProud Sponsor of August 10 Pint and a Half Concert

Arlie Dale’s Jug Liquors

Fine wines, beers & liquor in downtown Salida. Enjoy the Show! Proud Sponsor of Blue Rooster July 6 Concert, July 20 Groove Farmers Concert and August 10 Pint & a Half Concert

Crest Counseling Services

Crest Counseling Services provides mental health and substance abuse services to individuals, couples and families.  Try something new this summer – join a therapy group.

Little Cambodia Restaurant

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 20 Groove Farmers Concert, July 27 The Riff Concert and August 10 Pint & a Half Concert

Warm Summer Breeze Sponsors

The Palace Hotel

The Palace Hotel – voted Salida’s “Best Hotel” in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Newly renovated historic hotel. Boutique accommodations in downtown Salida!

Wood’s High Mountain Distillery

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.

Salida Mountain Sports

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

Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center

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.

Colorado Central Magazine

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

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

The Book Haven – New and used books, regional guidebooks, journals, cards, and maps.

Alpha Dog Care

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