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.


To thank the Lyons community for their ongoing support, Planet Bluegrass is once again offering both three-day and single-day tickets to Lyons locals for the 28th Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (August 17 to 19, 2018), available now at The Stone Cup. The 2018 Folks Fest lineup includes: Indigo Girls, Regina Spektor (in a rare solo performance), Los Lobos, Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco), The



I thought I would let you all know ahead of time who will be playing in the Town of Lyons Parks & Rec. free Sandstone Park Summer Concert Series this summer so you could mark your calendars. I have watched with admiration as these shows have grown over the years; with the last couple of years being a full park with lots of families, kids, dogs, and music lovers galore.

As the booker of bands, I have tried to keep the lineup as local as I can, and have chosen acts that play fun music that everyone will enjoy. There are only three bands on the schedule this summer that don't have at least one band member living in Lyons, and those, of course, have big followings and a long history in


The Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission (LAHC) and the Town of Lyons are thrilled to announce a call for artists to submit entries in a public art collection now known as the "heARTS of LYONS - an outdoor arts collection all over town." We wish to judiciously expand this current outdoor collection of art and sculpture through the careful selection of an an additional twenty-four pieces.

To be considered for this two-year commitment, artists may submit online up to three pieces for juried consideration for a one time $30 submission fee. Submission

This month, construction finishes on a dedicated and permanent home for the Longmont Museum’s collection of historic three-dimensional objects. The new “Museum Collections Center” was funded in part by a nearly $150,000 Museums for America grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, a federally administered program designed to transform communities through investing in museums. The Longmont Museum was one of only a


By Bonnie Auslander
The infestation of emerald ash borer to recently hit Lyons is certain to spare at least one new tree—one that was planted outside of the Western Stars Gallery & Studio in commemoration of Earth Day this past Sunday.

That’s because the turquoise blue tree is made of powder-coated steel —600 pounds of it, to be exact. With its metal branches and steel balls that move in the breeze, the 10-foot kinetic “Blue Butterfly Tree,” by nationally-known Lyons sculptor John King, seems to welcome passing drivers to the town of Lyons. It even appears to be

Lyons area artists are welcome to submit their wall hangable creations for Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission's 2018 Quarterly Town Hall Art Show Series - "Four Seasons."  Deadlines and submission instructions are listed below.

Deliver wintry wall hangable creations (all mediums) with placards on Fri. Jan. 5 to Town Hall 4-7 pm; Show Opening / Community Tapas Potluck / Open Poetry

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