The scheduled Festivals & Events in the Gunnison-Crested Butte area and around Gunnison County are just pure Colorado fun in the mountains. Each venue reflects the nature of the area and the imagination of the people who live here. We invite you to join us in what we believe are fun, entertaining, and mind-expanding experiences! For more information about any of the events listed here, contact the WestWall Lodge front desk at 970-349-1280
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43rd Annual Red Lady Ball
March 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm$25 – $30
High Country Conservation Advocates is thrilled to present the 43rd Annual RED LADY SALVATION BALL on Friday, March 6th, 2020 at the Public House in Crested Butte featuring local favorite Easy Jim.
For 43 years, HCCA has tirelessly worked to protect Mt. Emmons (endearingly known to locals as “Red Lady”) from being desecrated by a proposed molybdenum mine. Rising to the west of and above the town of Crested Butte, Red Lady is a beloved icon of our valley that captures the beauty of sunsets and sunrises like no other mountain.
Come support our efforts at the 43rd Annual Ball by dancing the night away to Easy Jim, Gunnison Valley’s tribute to the Grateful Dead. Just like the original, Easy Jim features two drummers, two guitars, bass, and keys. The band is comprised of well-known local musicians: Dwayne Dodson, Zach Gorsuch, Tyler Lucas, Kevin Reinert, and Ben Wright. Their shows are dedicated to preserving the songs and creative inspiration of the Grateful Dead, and represent the complete repertoire of the band throughout its storied history. You’ll experience Bob Weir’s cowboy songs, Jerry Garcia’s ballads, Phil’s bass drops, the Rhythm Devil’s infectious beat, rockers, jammers, and everything in between.
This year’s Ball will be held at the Public House (202 Elk Avenue) starting at 7:30 p.m. featuring a happy hour with appetizers. At 9:00 p.m., get REDDY to dance as Easy Jim takes center stage. The crowning of the 43rd RED LADY and the fantastic raffle will be at 10:30 p.m., after which Easy Jim will take the stage yet again to keep us dancing the night away!
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and include a 1-year HCCA membership and delicious appetizers! This event is sure to sell out, get your tickets today!