In Carbondale: Music and ‘lobstah’ |

In Carbondale: Music and ‘lobstah’

Trina OrtegaCarbondale correspondentAspen, CO Colorado
Dr. Mike Stahl, "Big Daddy" Lee Hollowell, Rob Leventhal and Larry Gruber (seated) comprise Big Daddy Lee & The Kingbees, performing at Carbondales Music & Lobster Fest on June 22-23. (Contributed photo)

CARBONDALE – Carbondale will be anything but crawling during the annual Music & Lobster Fest on June 22-23, as more than 100 local musicians perform at eight downtown venues.In addition to the free live music on Friday night and Saturday, the celebration includes fresh Maine lobster with sides and beverages, a 5K run and a kids sprint on Saturday morning.The lobster dinners are limited by the amount we can prepare at the town plaza, so get your tickets soon, advised Steve Standiford, owner of Steves Guitars, who has helped line up free music for the event.For the feast, live Maine lobsters are flown in from the East Coast and cooked at the event. Diners consumed 1,000 lobsters last year. Tickets are $30 (and usually sell out). The feast includes a 1 1/2-pound lobstah, corn, rolls, slaw and a drink. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and reservations are scheduled in hour-long time slots. Call 704-4116 for more information. Tickets are on sale at Town Hall; Steve’s Guitars; the Carbondale, Basalt and Glenwood Springs chambers; Roaring Fork Music; Glenwood Music; and Sounds Easy.Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the JOY International, a nonprofit that provides food, clothing and toys during Thanksgiving and Christmas to families in need.The Children’s Rocky Mountain School is hosting the LobsterCRAWL Run on Saturday, June 23. The 5K race starts at 10 a.m. and the Kids Sprint is at 11 a.m. at Fourth and Main streets in Carbondale. To register for the races, call Town Hall at 963-2733.The school also will host a dunk tank, bounce house, clown entertainment and face painting, and will hold a silent auction. Proceeds from these activities go toward the preschool programming.Local musicians kick off the celebrations on Friday night with performances beginning at 5 p.m. and rocking until late. Fridays lineup includes Scooze and Funky Monkey & The Thunder Love at the Fourth Street Plaza; Soular Sisters with Kathy Moser and Lone Pine Bluegrass Band at Steves Guitars; Straight Shot and Scooze at The Black Nugget; and The Natives at Phat Thai.Day-long music and festivities continue Saturday, beginning with live performances by T-Ray Becker at 10 a.m. at The Lift; Steve Koch at 10 a.m. at The Village Smithy, and Drew Stofflet at 11 a.m. at Grana Cafe. Those locations are hosting music into the afternoon, along with additional performances at the Fourth Street Plaza and Steves during the day.Saturday evening acts include Big Daddy Lee & The Kingbees and Louis & The Lizards at the Fourth Street Plaza; Russell Howard at the Black Nugget; Emily & Friends and Common House at Steves; and Big Daddy Lee playing late at Phat Thai.Go to for a complete schedule of the music.

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