Lyons Regional Library Adult Summer Library Program

 Social media is no longer a choice, but needs to be a component of your marketing plan. Social media is a great place for an artist to build awareness, engage with your audience, and sell work. But how do you know where you should be spending your social media time, what you should be sharing, and how to use social media to actually sell your work? In this workshop, Cindy Hohman will walk



As of Thursday, August 9, Saturday tickets for this year's Folks Festival are just about sold-out. However, a few three-day passes, and some single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday will still be available at The Stone Cup, or online at (with no service fees).

This year's 27th Annual Folks Festival lineup includes artists from around the geographic (from African nomadic blues band Tinariwen to Quebec's Les Poules a Colin) and musical world (from solo performances from pop singer/songwriter Regina Spektor and Wilco leader




By David McIntyre, Lyons Bluesologist

As many of you know I have been booking the Sandstone Park Summer Concert series for over a decade. It has been a treat watching it grow from a handful of music lovers to a packed park almost every Thursday night in the summer. It is a pleasure to watch all the kids dance and dogs and families getting together in the park to enjoy our extensive group of local musicians.

This year, I was determined to bring a few great local artists, who never get to play for their local fans because they are usually out of



By Ken Singer
Tickets went on sale for the 46th annual RockyGrass Festival months ago, and quickly sold out. The reputation of this production, as well as having some of the biggest names in bluegrass, drew people in from across the state and the country, as well as a host of international music fans. A good number of the bands had a connection to Colorado



Small Town Stew

To make a small town stew,
You need a cauldron just the right size;
    The whole town nestles there
    Between walls of red rock
    With high mountain views
    And two rivers running through it.



Are you looking for an opportunity to hear exceptional artists perform and share the stories behind their songs? The Old Gallery in Allenspark has been making quite a name for itself for bringing high quality musicians to the tiny mountain hamlet just thirty minutes from Lyons. And Songwriters in the Round, a monthly offering on the last Saturday of every month, is a real gem.



By David McIntyre, Bluesologist
I hope you saved the last article about Part 1 of the free Sandstone Park Summer Concert Series, so you would know when to show up at the park this summer. But if not, I will list all the shows at the end of this article for reference. Here is a little about the bands playing the second half of the Thursday night concert series.

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