Carbondale music series continues Sunday |

Carbondale music series continues Sunday

Post Independent staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado
orthewhale.comSan Francisco band Or, The Whale performs Sunday at Sopris Park in Carbondale.

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Summer of Music series continues Sunday, July 18 with the San Francisco-based alternative country rock band, Or, The Whale, in Sopris Park.

The evening also includes performances by the last two semi-finalists in the inaugural Mountain Fair Singer Songwriter Competition, Lucas Pulver and Lisa Atkinson. The pair will perform beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Or, The Whale takes the stage at 7 p.m., featuring the vocals of Lindsay Garfield and Julie Ann Thomasson, combined with the backing of keyboards, pedal steel, drums and guitar.

“The band started out as a country rock band but has grown into a force of country and rock with alt and Americana peppered in,” says Carbondale Mountain Fair Director Amy Kimberly, who also puts together the Summer of Music series.

The band has shared the stage with indie bands such as The Fleet Foxes, The Dodos and Two Gallants, and has appeared on Good Morning America. They’ve also received favorable write-ups in Paste and Billboard magazines.

The free concert series is presented by the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities and the town of Carbondale.

Meanwhile, judges will be busy selecting the finalist for the singer songwriter competition. The finals will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, during the 39th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair, at the Jam Tent in Sopris Park.

For a full schedule of Mountain Fair events and the music line-up, visit

Mountain Fair volunteers needed

Mountain Fair is also looking for volunteers to help with a variety of duties next weekend, including T-shirt sales, Peace Patrol, Ambassadors, Green Team, traffic control, and more.

The festival runs July 23-25, and raises money for the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities.

Volunteers who put in four hours of time will receive this year’s Friend Of Fair T-shirt, along with a chance to win a New Belgium cruiser bicycle.

Look for the Mountain Fair volunteer sign-up table at the Sunday night concert in Sopris Park, call 963-1680, or stop by the new CCAH office in the Third Street Center.

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