This year's four-day celebration of the 16th annual Grand Olde West Days is loaded with attractions for music lovers.
Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, dancers can jump to the British beat of the Strolling Scones at a sock hop at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion for a $7 admission fee.
Thursday Brown's Amusements Carnival at Moffat County Fairgrounds
Friday Brown's Amusements Carnival at Moffat County Fairgrounds Sidewalk sale on Yampa Avenue The Memorial Hospital's 5K walk/run at 6 p.m. Sock Hop at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion
Saturday Brown's Amusements Carnival at Moffat County Fairgrounds Colorado Cruisers Car Show at Wyman Living History Museum Cowboy Action Shoot at Cedar Mountain Range Chariot Races at Moffat County Fairgrounds track Antique Tractor Pull at 1 p.m. Parade from downtown to Centennial Mall at 4:30 p.m. Professional Bull Riders Discovery Tour at Moffat County Fairgrounds at 7 p.m.
Sunday Brown's Amusements Carnival at Moffat County Fairgrounds Cowboy Action Shoot at Cedar Mountain Range Chariot Races at Moffat County Fairgrounds track Antique Tractor Pull at 1 p.m. Chili cook-off from 4 to 6 p.m. at Moffat County Fairgrounds Rock the Barn -- Alternative Rock at Moffat County Fairgrounds at 7 p.m.
Monday Brown's Amusements Carnival at Moffat County Fairgrounds Street Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Yampa Avenue Bed Races in downtown Craig Dutch Oven Cook-off Memorial Day services at 11 a.m. at Craig Cemetery Antique Tractor Pull at 1 p.m.
The band is composed of Chelsea Morning on vocals, T. Malcolm Oxford on guitar and vocals, "screamin'" Mimi Manchester on vocals, G. Harrison Harper on harmonica and guitar, Yardley London on bass and vocals, and Stewart Dewar on drums. The band plays British cover tunes including "Hard Days Night" and "19th Nervous Breakdown," along with Motown memories including "Chain of Fools" and "My Girl."
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 will be operating a cash bar at the pavilion to cool down the shoeless, thirsty dancers.
On Sunday, the big steel barn at the Moffat County Fairgrounds will be rocking as KRAI and Nimrod's present several bands from Craig and the Western Slope for the "Rock the Barn" event. The acts are billed as "new metal" or "heavy metal," and include the bands Whip N Spur, Blacklist, Throttle Hold and Angelic Deficiency.
The all-ages concert begins at 7 p.m. and has a cover charge of $3.
Monday's street festival features all-day music in Alice Pleasant Park by a number of artists including The Yampa Valley Boys, Montana's singing cowboy T.J. Casey, Legacy and Hired Gun.
The headliner on Monday will be Brenn Hill.
Hill is a poet, outdoorsman and Utah native whose fifth album, "Endangered," is a tribute to life in the modern West. He sings about friendship in his song, "Pickup Truck Cafe," a tribute to the horse in "Pierce," and about the life of a rough-stock rider in "One Hand in the Riggin." Hill began singing at age 4 while spending summers on his grandparents' farm. At 16, he entered the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nev.
His awards include the 2001 Album of the Year for "Trail through Yesterday," and last year, the 28 year-old was selected as Western Male Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists.