Near the headwaters of the Arkansas River – in Salida, Colorado – you will find a delightful venue for your holiday weekend and an opportunity to enjoy bluegrass music, food, drink and fun for all ages.
Bluegrass on the Arkansas, an annual fundraiser for the Salida Rotary Club, will be back Memorial Day weekend this year.. Our thanks go out to everyone who helped make the 2016 show a success!
As usual, bands will perform Saturday evening starting at 6:00 p.m in the Riverside park and then on Sunday starting at noon in Riverside Park. The Salida Circus will be performing on Saturday at 5:30 and then on Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
This is a free event that our community enjoys every year and that draws visitors to Salida.In addition to the line-up of bluegrass bands, volunteers from the Rotary Club have a variety of food. Games available for kids making this a fun day for families.
The Salida Rotary Club serves food and drinks as a fundraiser to help the youth of our community in the form of vocational and scholastic scholarships.
And, of course, a selection of beer, wine and sodas are available for sale every year.
Admission to Bluegrass on the Arkansas is free. Your donations are encouraged in support of the Salida Rotary Club’s scholarship fund.
Performers: for the 2017 year include:
Saturday, May 27:
5:30 p.m. : 6:00 p.m. – Salida Circus
6:00 – 6:45 p.m. – BAM
7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. – Pint and a Half
8:00 – 9:45 p.m. – Songs of the Fall
Sunday, May 28
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 Salida Circus
12:45 p.m. 2:15 Alan and Martin
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sweetwater String Band
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Steel Pennies
5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Heidi Clare and Ron Thomason
7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Rapidgrass