Events on this Day

 Tuesday, March 5th
The Durango Bach Festival - Bachs Lunch Concert No. 2
12:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Bach’s Lunch is a half-hour recital at noon, followed by lunch catered by Manna Soup Kitchen in the Parish Hall. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and mingle with other Bach lovers.
Start-Up Support
12:00pm / Center for Innovation
Every Thursday | noon - 10:00 The Center for Innovation in Durango is launching entrepreneurs with a free, weekly workshop. Gain the knowledge to kickstart your podcast, from crafting your concept to mastering editing software. This workshop equips you with the skills needed to turn your startup dream into a reality.
Master Class with violinist Vadim Gluzman
1:30pm / Roshong Recital Hall
Internationally-renowned performer, and longtime friend of the Music in the Mountains Festival, violinist Vadim Gluzman is returning to Durango to host a special master class at Fort Lewis College!   The master class, given to FLC music students, will be open to the public for viewing. Enjoy this special opportunity to witness one of today's top performers sharing his craft.   "Universally recognized among today's top performing artists, Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman is acclaimed for his appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, London Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw under Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnányi, Tugan Sokhiev, Santtu-Matias Rouvali and other leading conductors.   Mr. Gluzman has introduced the public to new works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Giya Kancheli, Moritz Eggert, Elena Firsova, Lera Auerbach and P?teris Vasks, and is planning premiere performances of the new violin concerto by Erkki-Sven Tüür.   Accolades for Gluzman's striking catalogue of recordings for the BIS label include the Diapason d'Or of the Year, Gramophone's Editor's Choice, Classica magazine's Choc de Classica award, and Disc of the Month by The Strad, BBC Music Magazine, and ClassicFM.   Distinguished Artist in Residence at The Peabody Conservatory, where he teaches a selected group of young violinists, Gluzman performs on the extraordinary 1690 'ex-Leopold Auer' Stradivari, on loan through the Stradivari Society of Chicago."
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
Big Something: Headspace Tour with The Ries Brothers
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm   $35 / $40 / 21+   Big Something  Hailing from the North Carolina countryside, or "The Middle of Nowhere," as it's proudly dubbed on their debut album, the 6 headed musical monster known as 'Big Something' has steadily become one of the most unique and exciting rock bands to emerge from the Southeast. Their musical alchemy is deeply rooted in the strong bond of its members—Nick MacDaniels [lead vocals, guitar], Jesse Hensley [lead guitar, vocals], Casey Cranford [saxophone, E.W.I. "Electronic Wind Instrument"], Ben Vinograd [drums], Josh Kagel [keys, trumpet], and Matt Laird [bass].   After over a decade of touring together with 7 full-length studio albums produced by GRAMMY-nominee John Custer and even their own Summer music festival The Big What?, Big Something has emerged as a grassroots phenomenon in the live music community.   "I'm proud that we've stuck together through all of this," notes Nick. "We have our own unique thing as a group, and I'm very excited about where it's always been going."   The band has progressively evolved their catalog with each subsequent release. From their debut album Stories from the Middle of Nowhere in 2010, through fan favorites a la Big Something [2013], Truth Serum [2014], Tumbleweed [2017], The Otherside [2018], and Escape [2020], they have constantly pushed the boundaries of their sound. Among many highlights, "Song For Us" and "Love Generator" have accumulated millions of Spotify streams, while their performances at Sweetwater 420 Fest, Lock'n, Electric Forest, Peach Music Festival, Summer Camp, High Sierra and 10 years of their own festival, The Big What? have further solidified their place as luminaries of progressive improvisational rock.   Their seventh studio album, Headspace [out 11/17 on Truth Serum Records], is significant for the band in many ways. Featuring a collection of songs written over the past few years as the world emerged from a strange moment in history, Headspace was inspired in large part by the ongoing conversations surrounding mental health. As the band releases each new single, they will also spotlight several non-profit organizations focused on helping people navigate mental health and wellness. Headspace will also mark the band's last studio release with founding members Doug Marshall (bass) and Josh Kagel (keys/trumpet), both of whom announced their retirement from touring in 2023. For the new album, Big Something journeyed to Cannon Falls, MN to track at the legendary Pachyderm Recording Studios— birthplace of Nirvana's In Utero. Accompanied by longtime producer John Custer, they lived together in a guest house overlooking a serene trout stream tucked away into nature.
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