Flavor of pagosa

Kick back with dinner and live
entertainment after a day of fun

Now that you’ve spent the day playing in the snow, staying warm in area geothermal pools, shopping or whatever else you’ve found to do and explore in Pagosa Country, are you looking for a nice bite to eat and some evening entertainment?

In addition to being host to a number of delightful eating establishments, the Pagosa Springs area is home to many talented performers, ranging from youth just polishing their chops to Grammy winners and award-winning actors, making it easy to plan a night out featuring dinner and live entertainment.

The variety of entertainment options make it easy to vary your experiences during your stay, allowing you to have some nights where you combine a dinner followed by a show and others where your apres-ski time is spent kicking back at a bar or laid-back restaurant featuring live musicians, DJs or karaoke.

If you’d like to grab a quick bite before kicking back with some live entertainment, depending on when you plan your trip to Pagosa, you may be lucky enough to catch a show put on by one of Pagosa’s theater groups (we have both an award-winning theater company and a decades-old community theater group who put on regular productions).

Or, you could be lucky enough to catch one of the Pagosa Springs Choral Society’s annual Christmas concerts or another local nonprofit holding a fundraiser that makes for a great night out with a live band or storied performer.

Too, several venues around town work to regularly feature local musical talent, dancing and more.

Perhaps you’ll catch Tim Sullivan, an award-winning singer/songwriter who’s played venues such as Carnegie Hall and with the likes of Vince Gill and Willie Nelson. Maybe you’ll catch Bob Hemenger, a saxophonist and local teacher who has played with people like Victor Wooten and Darrell Scott.

Or, you could also catch any number of business owners, retirees and more who rank as local favorites.

Several of the area’s restaurants and bars also seek to feature live entertainment several times a week, making dinner and entertainment a combination that’s typically easy to find and enjoy, with a wide variety of musical genres featured to suit your tastes.

If you’re more into letting loose by being the entertainment, watch for DJs to host karaoke nights and dance parties, and scope out restaurants and venues with a dance floor. 

For more information on live entertainment happening during your stay, pick up a copy of The Pagosa Springs SUN, visit www.PagosaSUN.com or www.visitpagosasprings.com, ask a local for their suggestions, or just pop into a restaurant or bar — who knows what you might find.

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