October 2023 Concert and Event Listings 

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SOLD OUT Pine Creek Cookhouse Luncheon and Concert

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Pine Creek Cookhouse , 12500 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO


Come join us at The Pine Creek Cookhouse for a delicious luncheon and John Denver's music by Chris Collins and guests! Our other special guest this year will be Tom Crum. Our non-profit this year is Texas Blessings, who does wonderful work with animal rescue. With beautiful views of the Elk Mountain Range, soak in the scenery while enjoying a good time together! We have enjoyed many special moments and guests these past years, and look forward to being back! As this year will, most likely, be the last year for us to be able to have the event, please come out and join us for a special time together to celebrate John Denver and his music.

Prices have increased over the years, with this year being no exception. The cost for the meal and buffet type luncheon will be $98.00 per person. Reservations are required and on a first come, first serve basis. So, please reserve early! Event is general admission with restaurant style seating at tables.

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Please e-mail mountainsrose312@gmail to be put on a waiting list should there be any cancellations.


A Tribute to Denver with Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon 25th Annniversary John Denver Tribute Concert

The year 2022 will mark 25 years ago that we tragically lost one of the greatest singer-songwriters and humanatarians of all time, John Denver. Although he left us much too soon, his words and musical legacy continues to live on.

Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon have toured across the country and internationally delighting audiences with their talent, warmth, humor and passion for the music of John Denver. With the show’s captivating performance and stunning visuals of nature, they return to the Wheeler Opera House stage to perform many of John Denver’s famous hits such as "Rocky Mountain High", "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Annie’s Song", "Sunshine" and other favorites. Join Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon, along with some special guests, for an unforgettable concert in celebration of the life and music of John Denver.

One of our special guests: Jim Connor, writer of "Grandma's Feather Bed" and friend of John's will be joining us to perform this classic!


Tickets: On line at www.aspenshowtix.com or by calling 970-920-5770 (local) or 866-449-0464 (toll free)

Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon website: www.bouldercanyonband.com

Martin Tyner-Eagle Man/"Healer of Angels", Founder and CEO of Enoch Rescue Wildlife Rescue (d/b/a Southwest Wildlife Foundation) in Utah will present an Education Program on Birds of Prey of the West & the Preservation of Wildlife and the Environment

Martin Tyner is a federally licensed Master Falconer, eagle falconer, wildlife rescuer/rehabilitator, wildlife propagator, and wildlife and environmental educator. This informative event is being presented in cooperation and partnership with the Pitkin County Library, Aspen, CO.

Martin, who has been providing wildlife and environmental educational presentations throughout the western United States to schools, scouts and community groups for over 50 years, will present a 2-hour program on October 8, 2022 at the Pitkin County Library in Aspen, CO on Birds of Prey of the West and the Preservation of Wildlife and the Environment. He will be accompanied by his wife Susan, his wild Golden Eagle, "Scout," and two other "Ambassador" birds of prey; a Harris Hawk and Peregrine Falcon.

Join Martin Tyner to experience a little "flavor" of John Denver's former Windstar Choices for the Future Symposiums in this notable, educational event. Learn "What One Man Can Do" to make a positive difference in the world.. and discover what YOU can do as well, to support the invaluable work of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation/Enoch Rescue"


Doors open at: 12:45 p.m.

For information on this event, contact Val Cooper at: eagle1997@d-pcomm.net or call the Pitkin County Library at 970-429-1900.

To learn more about Martin Tyner and the Enoch Wildlife Rescue (d/b/a Southwest Wildlife Foundation), visit his website at: www.gowildlife.org

Songs For A Life: Remembering John Denver

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Wheeler Opera House , 320 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611


Songs for A Life: Remembering John Denver

John Denver earned international acclaim as a singer, songwriter, He was also one of the best known and loved performers our time. His music still resonates today and remains timeless.

In honor of John Denver and his music, this event will feature three shows in one very special concert event!

Chris Bannister opens the evening. He hales from the North of England. A professional musician since the age of twenty, his distinctive vocal style has always led to him being compared to the great John Denver, and twelve years ago Chris started performing his show “The Music of John Denver.” After being contacted by John’s former lead guitarist Steve Weisberg in 2012, Chris has performed in the USA at the annual Aspen In October festival and is looking forward to returning this year. www.chrisbannister.com

Jeffrey Pine is the evening’s second show. He is a world class guitarist, vocalist and songwriter with a celebrated career of over three decades of live performance, song craftsmanship, recording and entertainment. Residing in California, Jeffrey’s repertoire of music includes his own compositions, as well as well-known classics that include paying tribute to John Denver’s music. www.jeffreypinemusic.com

Mack Bailey and Chris Nole close out the evening as a duo. With his strong, expressive, classically trained tenor voice, Mack Bailey, is a nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter who has performed all over the world as a member of the renowned folk group, The Limeliters. As a member of The Hard Travelers and “Tribute to John Denver” productions, Mack has sung with dozens of folk and country stars, as well as performing with his wife Rachel Levy as duo. With a masters degree in music therapy, Mack currently resides in Aspen, Colorado where he has a private practice working with the Aspen School District and with his 501(c)(3), Music Therapy of the Rockies. www.mackbailey.com

Accomplished pianist, songwriter, and performer, Chris Nole, has worked with some of the biggest names in music. Nole recorded and toured internationally with folk/pop superstar John Denver in the 1990s until October 1997. Residing in Tennessee, Chris keeps busy as a music producer and session musician.  www.chrisnole.com

Tickets: $55/$45 Tickets will be available at www.aspenshowtix.com or by calling the Wheeler Opera House's Box office at 970-920-5770 or 866-449-0464 (toll free)

25 Years of Celebrating John Denver

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Mountain Chalet Aspen-5th Floor Conference Room, 333 E. Durant St. , Aspen, CO 81611

Aspen in October - 25 Years of Celebrating John! We have been celebrating John Denver in Aspen each October for 25 years!!!! There are lots of precious memories and stories to be shared, as well as wonderful photos thru all the years we have gathered together to celebrate John Denver. Come experience this celebration through a powerful presentation that captures the years, the tears, the laughs, the friendships, and the music that has become special to folks from all over the world. The presentation is a prelude to the commemorative book “Aspen in October: 25 Years of Celebrating John Denver”, edited by J.P. McDaniel and to be printed in late 2022. This event will take place on the 5th floor of the Mountain Chalet from 2 – 3:30 on Friday, Oct. 7. Then stick around for a special presentation about the life cycle of eagles by Don Larson, who will share his very interesting experiences and beautiful photos of eagles he has observed. (4 - 5 pm).

Ron Matthews in Concert

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Mountain Chalet Aspen-5th Floor Conference Room, 333 E. Durant Ave. , Aspen, CO 81611

From Ron Matthews Event Listing, Aspen in October Facebook Page: Yes, it's that time of year when we make our plans to get together in Aspen to celebrate the life and music of JOHN DENVER -- and this is also YEAR 25 since he left us. How time flies! I want to invite you to join me and my fellow musicians to spend the evening Thursday, Oct 6th doing just that -- sharing John's wonderful music together! What a legacy and vast catalog of unique and fantastic songs John left us! We'll be playing a 2-1/2 hour set sharing some of our -- and YOUR -- favorite songs. Get ready for some great music! Joining me onstage this year will be the top-notch musicians we fondly call the Centennial Sound Machine -- Paul Swanton, Kevin Delmolino and Mark Nelson. We'll also have special set of songs with Broc Norman and Jake Love joining us! Also, it's my pleasure to welcome the incomparable JIM HORN to grace us with his woodwind talents, which this year include his beautiful Indian flutes. Jim has two brand new CD's for sale that you are going to need to take home with you! Time, date and location: Thursday Oct. 6th, 6:30-9:00 pm MDT The 'Mountain View Room', Mountain Chalet 5th floor I hope you'll set aside an extra $25 so you can attend our show! We'd love to help make your visit in Aspen - this special year in particular - a most pleasant and memorable experience, as we enjoy together some of the best acoustic music ever written -- the music of John Denver! General admission $25 donation. No advance sales, please pay at the door (cash USD cash please) THANK YOU so much!

Crystal Mill Jeep Tour

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Crystal River Jeep Tours , 407 West Main Street, Marble, CO 81623

This is a jeep tour to the town of Crystal and also to the Crystal Mill. The ride will be rough but not difficult to walk around once you get to the location. You will need to dress warmly, bring layers. There are no toilets along the way. So if you are uncomfortable copping a squat in the woods, you may not want to do this tour. There are outhouses at the town of Crystal and at the mill if you can stand to use those. The tour group will provide TP. Cost is $450 per jeep. Each jeep can hold five people. So that comes out to $90 per person to be paid at the time of check-in. No money is needed right now. The tour can handle up to 20 people at each time slot. First tour starts at 10. Need to be there at 9:30am. Should leave Aspen by 8am. Second tour starts at 2pm. Will need to be there by 1:30. Suggest leaving Aspen by noon. Each tour will take 3 hours. Please contact me through messenger if you will definitely be going to reserve a spot. To keep cost at $90 per person, I need at least five people or 10 people or 15 people or 20 people. Anything less than a number divisible by five means it will cost more money for people to go. Contact is Aspen in October at their Facebook Page ( L. Stowers). https://www.facebook.com/events/310499874553810?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D

Campfire Sing-A-Long and Cookout

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East Maroon Portal Picnic Area, Maroon Creek Road, Aspen, CO

Hosted by Mike Charbonneau & Chris Collins . Anyone willing to play and lead the evening would be a huge help! We'll meet at the East Maroon Portal Day Use area at 530. No parking reservations are needed but you do need a park pass or $10 entrance fee. Come help us in a starlit singalong!

DIRECTIONS :From Independence Pass, take Highway 82 west from downtown Aspen for a mile to the roundabout. Take Maroon Creek Road 4.7 miles to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station; East Maroon Portal is 2 miles past the Welcome Station on the left. From Glenwood Springs, take Highway 82 for 40 miles to the roundabout. Take Maroon Creek Road 4.7 miles to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station; East Maroon Portal is 2 miles past the Welcome Station on the left.