The Run. End your week with a 5K Fun Run (or walk) that has great views of the Front Range and supports libraries at the same time. Be in Elizabeth on Saturday, August 18, 2012. The run starts (and ends) at the Wildpointe Reserve (www.wildpointereserve.com)
The Fun. Headlining the 1st Annual Elizabeth Community Music & Art Festival (http://elizabethfestival.com) is Grammy Award winner Sally Van Meter playing with the Black Dog Band. She is the only female to win a Grammy for playing an instrument. A modern style resophonic guitar and lap steel player, Van Meter plays Scheerhorn resophonic guitars. Now living in Boulder, she is known for her tone and clean playing and is considered one of the leading “dobro” players in the contemporary bluegrass scene.
The Festival takes place from 10 am to 10 pm on Saturday, August 18, 2012, on the grounds of the Elizabeth library at 651 West Beverley Street (between Safeway and Big R) in Elizabeth. It includes food, crafts and art vendors, free pony rides for the kids and exhibits as well as a beergarden.
Entertainment. The music offering is outstanding (See the list with more information on the Web at www.reverbnation.com/
- Elizabeth's own TJ Hallett
- The Elizabeth High School Jazz Band
- Fantastic blues from Castle Rock's Front Street Blues Band (www.frontstreetbluesband.com)
- Blues from MojoVille of Denver
- Outlaw Country/Americana from The Longest Day of the Year
- Dixie LeadFoot her Rock-A-Billy Sounds
- Alternative Country from the J Miller Band
- Bluegrass from Hoot & Ruger
- The Legendary Chuck Pyle
- Alternative Rock from Jaded Traveler
- Black Dog Band with Grammy Award winner Sally Van Meter
About the Elbert County Libraries Foundation (ECLF): ECLF is a tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to the libraries of the Elbert County Library District (www.ElbertCountyLibrary.org)
About the Festival. The 1st Annual Elizabeth Community Music & Art Festival, “By the Community, For the Community,” engenders a cooperative spirit in the communities in Elbert County for a day of impressive music and art instilling a feeling of unity. On the Web at www.elizabethfestival.com Organizer is Mike Anthony at 303-886-9392.
About the Elbert County Library District. Formed in 2000, the Elbert County Library District supports literacy, lifelong learning, and leisure pursuits, transforming lives and building community throughout the county. On the Web: www.ElbertCountyLibrary.org. Executive director is Ms. Kari May at 303 646-3792.