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September 2013 – April 2014
Live music concerts on Saturday, Sep. 28.
The annual Mountain Harvest Festival in Paonia is a wonderful community celebration of agriculture, art, music and life in general on Colorado’s Western Slope, held in Paonia in the North Fork Valley, the Heart of the Western Slope.
This festival draws people from around the West to share in the celebration, and features locally grown and produced agricultural products, including local beer and wine. Come learn about and meet local farmers, artists, musicians, craftsmen and performers from the Western Slope. Enjoy interesting workshops and tours. Support various local non-profit organizations through your participation in many different activities. Be entertained. Learn something new. Make new friends. Get involved.
This year’s best environmental films are coming to a big screen near you. For the fifth year in a row, the Western Slope Conservation Center is hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on November 16 at the Paradise Theater in Paonia. Find your inspiration with twenty short films showcasing nature’s wonders, the problems facing our planet, and the work communities like ours are doing to protect the environment.
The film lineup includes “Wild Things,” documenting the role of native carnivores in healthy ecosystems; an attempt to reconnect the animal with the meal in “Murder Mouth;” how we might learn from the Earth’s engineers in “Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution;” and seven other award-winning shorts exploring the environmental issues you care about.
In addition to this action-packed evening program beginning at 7:30pm, the Conservation Center is again hosting a 2 pm Wild & Scenic Family Matinee, with an hour of short films chosen with families in mind. Explore the world and inspire wonder with the next generation of environmental stewards, and then head over to the second Annual North Fork Winter Gear Swap, from 3 to 5 pm, at Paonia Town Hall.
This is a sell-out event, so save your seat now. Evening program tickets are $10 for Conservation Center members and $15 for non-members. As a festival special, the Conservation Center is offering new memberships for $25, which includes a free ticket to the evening screening! Family matinee prices are $5 for children, and $8 for adults. Have some gently used gear you would like to sell? Gear swap vendor tables are available for a paltry three dollars; admission is free.
Purchase tickets at the Conservation Center office, at 204 Poplar Avenue in Paonia. More information about the festivities can on the Conservation Center’s website or by calling Brian at (970) 527-5307 ext 206.
Join us on November 16 for the best environmental films of the year, along with giveaways, silent auction, gear swap, family matinee, and general festivities in honor of our Earth. This event will benefit the Western Slope Conservation Center, which is a grassroots non-profit located in western Colorado working to protect and enhance our lands, air, water and wildlife. This festival is also supported by Dragonfly Anglers, Sunlight Mountain Resort, REI, Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Aspen Ski Company, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, the Paradise Theater, and South Yuba River Citizens League.
Pass The Mic
See the North Fork Valley through the eyes of seven young reporters!
An amazing documentary film featuring local kids’ interviews:
- Director of Paonia Players, Merrily Talbott
- Director of the Blue Sage Center, Annette Pretorius
- Dancer and runner, Lindsey Ballyhoo
- Taxidermist and hunting guide, Robert Stephenson
- Volunteer EMT, Linda Kiser
- Brewer and owner of Revolution Brewery, Mike King
- Hops farmer, Glen Fuller
- Coal miners, Jake Wilson and RJ Wist
- Micro-hydro expert, Todd Harding Solar
- Energy instructor, Jeff Tobe
What is it like to be a teenager here?
- Anika Carlson
- Shira Woods
- Ethan Eller
- Harry Happy
- Marisa Edmondson
- Cash Weaver
The short film, “HeartSpots,” looks at high school students who plan to stay in the Valley and start their own business:
- Amanda Harding
- Bryanna Cox
- Garrett Park
- David Oviedo
What: A FREE screening of Gasland Part II: In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global scale.
Why: A better informed citizenry, to benefit the efforts of Citizens for a Healthy Community & Fractivist.
“Joyous, Melodic Anthems” – Billboard
“Perfect, Magnetic Pop Music” – NPR
Lucius is a triple-threat of vocal harmonies, infectious hooks, and dance-inducing percussion. Pair those traits with the band’s irresistible live show and it’s easy to see why NPR Music calls Lucius “a fabulous band playing such infectious pop songs” and Paste hails the group as “blissful.” Charismatic co-founders and lead vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig sing in unison – two voices as one – uniquely delivering songs with stories told from the same perspective. Multi-instrumentalists Andrew Burri, Peter Lalish, and Dan Molad round out the stylish, Brooklyn-based quintet.
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7:30 pm
The Paradise Theatre 215 Grand Ave, Paonia, CO
Tickets $20 Advance, $25 Door ~ On Sale Now!
Available locally at Homestead Market & Backcountry Bistro
And online at www.pickinproductions.com
Band Website: www.ilovelucius.com
Lucius Promo Material: www.ilovelucius.com/
Lucius Bio & Hi Res Photo: www.ilovelucius.com/
Tickets & More Concert Info: www.pickinproductions.
Additional Concert Info: Rob Miller pickinproductions@
Still Going 70 in a 55
Mike Gwinn & The North Fork Flyers will present a CD Release Party at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia Colorado on Saturday March 15th. The new CD, “STILL GOING 70 IN A 55″ is a celebration of Mike’s 70th birhday and features 10 original songs penned by Mike and engineered by David Snider. The North Fork Flyers have been performing together for the past 10 years, thrilling crowds with their amazing repertoire of horn based jazz, funk and rock. Don’t miss this concert/premier. Tickets at the door $25.00 or $20.00 presale. LIMITED SEATING. Ticket includes CD. Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm.
Lake Street Dive find themselves on the cusp of stardom, though they insist they will always be the same people whose stage outfits once consisted of matching sweater vests.
Lake Street Dive has come a long way, but this just could be the start of something even bigger. It took a casually made video featuring the band gathered around a single mic, performing a cover of Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” shot on a Brighton, Massachusetts, street corner to grab the public’s attention—its YouTube views now hurtling past a million views. What followed was nothing less than a modern-day music business success story—T Bone Burnett tapping them to perform on the Another Day, Another Time show at Town Hall featuring music from and inspired by the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, taped for an upcoming special on Showtime. The New Yorker raved of their Town Hall performance: “I can’t imagine then, that Lake Street Dive—a quartet led by an amazing young singer, Rachael Price—won’t be getting some air time soon.” Rolling Stone called the band “unexpected showstoppers,” while Hollywood Reporter noted the group “delivered one of the show’s best moments with the swinging ‘You Go Down Smooth,’ with stirring vocals by lead singer Rachael Price.” The New York Daily News was similarly enthused, saying Lake Street Dive “was the evening’s wild card,” and noting Price “has the soulful howl of a young Etta James.”
4th Annual Paonia Film Festival
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