A musical weekend

GOWD offers fan favorites, newcomers

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Musical entertainment for the Grand Olde West Days includes a number of singers and bands familiar to area music enthusiasts, as well as newcomers who's skills remain to be discovered by valley residents.

Saturday, Craig Middle School teacher Bill Ronis will begin the musical entertainment with folk-and-country selections downtown at 12:30 p.m. followed by Texas Heart at 1 p.m., and Legacy at 1:30 p.m.

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Kenny Bradberry also will be the featured artist at the barn dance on Saturday night at the fairgrounds beginning at 8 p.m. Bradberry is known for his regular performances at the Holiday Inn of Craig.

Memorial Day is Monday, and it also is the Downtown Craig Street Festival, running from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on the 500 block of Yampa Avenue.

"I didn't book anybody that wasn't a country act," said Frank Hanel, music coordinator. "We mostly looked at regional favorites that people might have heard about."

Musicians will alternate hourly as well as alternate locations Monday, playing both outside at Alice Pleasant Park, and inside the Museum of Northwest Colorado.

Local favorites include Bob Laford, The Yampa Valley Boys and the Kenny Bradberry Band.

Steamboat Spring's musician Greg Scott will be performing in Alice Pleasant Park and at the museum on Monday, as will Texas Heart, two daughters of the buffalo trainer that is bringing his act to Grand Olde West Days.

Paul Geppert, with the Three Wire Band will be playing solo for the Monday performances, and Bill Ronis will be playing downtown inside the museum at 3 p.m.

A disc jockey also will be playing tunes throughout the weekend at Wyman's Living History Museum.

Dan Olsen can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 207, or dolsen@craigdailypress.com.

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