Lariat welcomes Seven Peaks Music Festival attendees

With the Seven Peaks Music Festival coming to Buena Vista, The Lariat is gearing up for an epic weekend, including late night music and food offerings during the festival. Additionally, The Lariat and Colorado Adventure Tours are sponsoring a free shuttle between the festival and downtown Buena Vista. It’s a safe and easy way for festival-goers to catch late night shows at The Lariat Friday and Saturday.

The Lariat is also offering plenty of music before and after the festival comes to town. From 6 to 9 p.m. today and Thursday, Andy Sydow finishes up a week-long residency at The Lariat, playing his original rock, blues, pop and jazz-influenced music with a few popular covers mixed in.

Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts will take the stage after Sydow’s Thursday, Aug. 30, performance. This outlaw country band is influenced by the songs and personalities of legends like Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. They drive their sound with blazing guitars and a rock ’n’ roll attitude.

Colorado singer-songwriter Winter Walker will perform the early set Friday, Aug. 31, beginning at 6 p.m.

Gasoline Lollipops will finish out the Friday night music, playing at 10 p.m. named the Gasoline Lollipops Best Country Artist in 2016 and 2018, and the group released its latest album, Soul Mine this winter. Fans describe the band as “Johnny Cash on steroids,” and these alt country musicians offer the perfect late-night treat for Seven Peaks attendees.

On Saturday, Sept. 1, the Lariat music begins at noon with a 3-hour set by Barb Maxey, who will perform acoustic covers to complement the Seven Peaks festival scene.

At 6 p.m. Saturday, South for Winter will perform. The Nashville-based trio blends folk, blues and gypsy jazz into a unique sound that features seamless harmonies and intricate guitar work.

Following South for Winter, the Arkansas Valley All-Star Jam will take the stage at 9:45 p.m. This late-night jam session will feature members of the Otis Taylor Band, Leadville Cherokee, Groovespeak, Mo’ Champipple, Airing of Grievances, and many others, including Minna Wells and Barb Maxey.

Barb Maxey will return for a 6 p.m. performance Sunday, Sept. 2.

On Wednesday, Sept. 5, the Ark Valley’s premier open mic night resumes at 7 p.m. at The Lariat.

Durango’s popular psychedelic bluegrass band Liver Down the River returns to The Lariat at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7.

Saturday, Sept. 8, brings The Burroughs to The Lariat for a 10 p.m. performance. Steeped in classic soul, The Burroughs is a nine-piece band with a powerhouse sound that has electrified audiences across Colorado and beyond.

Seven Peaks
Shuttle Schedule

Friday, Aug. 31
10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 1
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 2
10 a.m.-3 p.m.