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Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Kirk James
• Tuesday, May 28, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Kirk James 5:30-8:00pm

Kirk is known for his strong blues guitar style and distinctive vocals. James plays both original material and also classics from the Blues Masters. He has opened concerts for John Hammond, Eric Johnson, Richie Havens and Los Lonely Boys amongst others. Solo or with the Kirk James Band, he can be found performing at Festivals, Concerts and small venues.

James Ranch Storytime (Wednesdays)
• Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - Wednesday, August 14, 2024 James Ranch Storytime (Wednesdays) 9:00-10:00am

Come join us for this free, special hour of stories, farm adventures and learning to think like nature.

Every Wednesday starting May 29, 2024.

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Tim Sullivan
• Thursday, May 30, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Tim Sullivan 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with Tim Sullivan from 5:30-8:00pm.

Tim Sullivan, singer/songwriter, has been a featured performer with Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Tammy Wynette, and Glen Campbell. He has entertained at venues across the country from “The Crazy Horse” in Los Angeles to “Town Hall” on Broadway in New York City. 

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Leah Orlikowski
• Tuesday, June 04, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Leah Orlikowski 5:30-8:00pm

Join us from 5:30-8:00pm for Live Music with Leah Orlikowski

Leah Orlikowski is a solo musician not defined by the genre she plays but by her interpretation and delivery. Her voice is rich and clear with a little grit and her guitar work rhythmic and in full support of vocals. Her repertoire contains a majority of 60,s folk/rock with twists and turns of songs that will surprise and keep you interested.

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Desert Duo
• Thursday, June 06, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Desert Duo 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for live music with Desert Duo- Dan Hayden and Brian Ross from 5:30-8:00pm

Two members of the 5 piece, Durango band “Desert Child”, Dan and Brian offer an acoustic set of soulful classics you don't want to miss. 

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Sunny Downpour
• Tuesday, June 11, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Sunny Downpour 5:30-8:00pm

Sunny Downpour engages audiences with fresh takes on classic favorites and moving originals. As multi-instrumentalist musicians and engaging entertainers, no show is ever the same with Sunny Downpour.

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Matt Rupnow
• Thursday, June 13, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Matt Rupnow 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with Matt Rupnow from 5:30-8:00pm.

Matt Rupnow is a Singer/Songwriter who lives in Southwest Colorado. He is writing, recording and performing his unique blend of music he likes to call "Rocky Mountain Soul Music".Matt performs his own music as well as an eclectic mix of favorites. His solo act features a variety of styles ranging from Country to Reggae, from Rock to Blues, to Motown, Soul and Funk. 

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Alec Bell & Jordan Rainey from Majik Ham
• Tuesday, June 18, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Alec Bell & Jordan Rainey from Majik Ham 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with Alec Bell & Jordan Rainey from Majik Ham from 5:30-8:00pm.

The Majik Ham setlist is a who's who of familiar classics, as they'll bang out everything from Johnny Cash to Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys to Van Morrison.

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Pete Giuliani & Guy Ewing
• Thursday, June 20, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Pete Giuliani & Guy Ewing 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with Pete Giuliani and Guy Ewing from 5:30-8:00pm.

Durango-based duo with guitarist, singer, and songwriter who brings their love of Rock, Blues, Folk, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, and World Music to the stage.

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Smelter Mountain Boys
• Tuesday, June 25, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Smelter Mountain Boys 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with Smelter Mountain Boys from 5:30-8:00pm.

Radioactive bluegrass from Durango, CO  Smelter Mountain Boys have become known in the Four Corners area for traditional bluegrass with tight instrumentation and high vocal harmonies since their founding in 2018. It’s a bit of North Carolina meets Colorado with Corey Clark bringing an extensive catalog of bluegrass favorites and standards he learned in bluegrass’ birthplace. He’s backed up by some Colorado boys that have grown up around the campground and festivals and jam circles of the Rocky Mountains; Steve Labowskie on bass and vocals, Pete Donahue on mandolin and vocals who also well known in Durango’s punk rock scene and Eli Emmitt on lead guitar. Eli’s flatpicking skills were honed while learning the “family business” of Colorado style bluegrass and jamgrass (the last name might be familiar), he is also a jazz guitar student at Fort Lewis College.

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Bluegrouse
• Thursday, June 27, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Bluegrouse 5:30-8:00pm

Bluegrouse emerged from the Durango music scene in 2015.  This popular four-piece band is known for their outstanding vocal harmonies, with wide ranging musical tastes that dip into bluegrass, folk, swing and even the occasional Celtic tune. Comprised of veteran local musicians they have become a mainstay in and around the desert Southwest. There is an undeniable natural chemistry that brings these birds-of-a-feather together and you can't miss their fun-loving, playful energy on stage. So buckle up for an unforgettable performance. Tap your feet, sing along, or get up and dance. Bluegrouse invites you to be part of their musical journey.

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Yes, No, Maybe
• Tuesday, July 02, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Yes, No, Maybe 5:30-8:00pm

YES, NO, MAYBE. is an acoustic musical duo based in Durango, Colorado. Strings and powerful female vocals define the sound of this band. Enjoy guitar, mandolin and bass with classic covers ranging from Sam Cooke to Elton John to the Talking Heads. This band engages and entertains their audiences with professional live sound and musical presence. Vocals, strings and smiles!

 

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: The Badly Bent
• Thursday, July 04, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: The Badly Bent 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with The Badly Bent from 5:30-8:00pm.

Winners of the prestigious 2005 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition, The Badly Bent has performed regularly in Durango and nationally at over 100 festivals.  Although the band’s lineup has changed through the years, we have remained loyal to the traditional sounds of bluegrass with our own high energy twist.

The Badly Bent is comprised of Patrick Dressen, guitar and vocals, Mark Epstein, banjo and vocals, Joel Denman, mandolin and fiddle, and our newest member of the band, Alex Read on bass. This band has been performing throughout the southwest and is happy to be performing for our hometown friends.

The Badly Bent, in the words of Bryant Liggett, “has been a mainstay in the local bluegrass scene for over 20 years.” The band has had a wide variety of member musicians through the years and has been able to reimagine itself with each new configuration. The Badly Bent for 2024 is no exception!

From Patrick, Mark, Joel, and Alex, thanks to all our loyal friends and fans who have stuck with us through more than two decades.

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Three Way Street
• Tuesday, July 09, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Three Way Street 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for Live Music at 5:30-8:00pm with Three Way Street

SUMMER OF LIVE tour continues with Durango's own THREE WAY STREET! Catch this dynamic and experienced trio who combine their special three part harmony and musical skills to songs and melodies you know! Guitar, Ukulele, Keyboard and Cajon complete the sound. Kiddo friendly too!

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Devin Scott
• Thursday, July 11, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Devin Scott 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with Devin Scott from 5:30-8:00pm.

Armed with a ukulele and a big, unexpected voice, Devin Scott easily entertains audiences of all ages. Performing everything from Coolio to Patsy Cline, Devin aims to include every one of his listeners. 

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Tim Sullivan
• Tuesday, July 16, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Tim Sullivan 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with Tim Sullivan from 5:30-8:00pm.

Tim Sullivan, singer/songwriter, has been a featured performer with Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Tammy Wynette, and Glen Campbell. He has entertained at venues across the country from “The Crazy Horse” in Los Angeles to “Town Hall” on Broadway in New York City. 

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Ben Gibson Duo
• Thursday, July 18, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Ben Gibson Duo 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for Live Music 5:30-8:00pm for the Ben Gibson Duo

The Ben Gibson duo is an exciting Durango Colorado based music act that plays classic rock favorites from the 60s 70s and 80s. Featuring Ben Gibson on guitar and vocals, and Jim Belcher, and bass and vocals.

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Lisa Blue Trio
• Thursday, July 25, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Lisa Blue Trio 5:30-8:00pm

The Lisa Blue Trio performs a sultry blend of your favorite songs...honey voiced local favorite Lisa Blue is joined by the four corners finest...performing 50's-90's pop, jazz, country, and blues, laced with the delicious undernotes of summer living.

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Desert Duo
• Tuesday, July 30, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Desert Duo 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for live music with Desert Duo- Dan Hayden and Brian Ross from 5:30-8:00pm

Two members of the 5 piece, Durango band “Desert Child”, Dan and Brian offer an acoustic set of soulful classics you don't want to miss. 

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Tashi Brundige
• Thursday, August 01, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Tashi Brundige 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for Live Music from 5:30-8:00pm with Tashi Brundige 

Bashful is a folk duo born in the San Juan mountains. Tashi and Zach came together while living in Silverton around a love for slow ramblin songs, heartfelt lyrics, and touching harmonies. Since their inception they’ve been composing original music that puts its own spin on the folk, Americana and bluegrass traditions.

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Tim Sullivan Band
• Tuesday, August 06, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Tim Sullivan Band 5:30-8:00pm

Tim Sullivan, singer/songwriter, has been a featured performer with Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Tammy Wynette, and Glen Campbell.  He has entertained at venues across the country from "The Crazy Horse" in Los Angeles to "Town Hall" on Broadway in New York City.  

Tim and his band have been featured at the Olympic Equestrian Center in Sydney, Australia and also at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky.  Tim and his family have performed in concert at "Carnegie Hall" four different times.  The last performance at Carnegie Hall was featured on NBC's "Today Show" and NBC's Nightly News.

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Smelter Mountain Boys
• Thursday, August 08, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Smelter Mountain Boys 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with Smelter Mountain Boys from 5:30-8:00pm.

Radioactive bluegrass from Durango, CO  Smelter Mountain Boys have become known in the Four Corners area for traditional bluegrass with tight instrumentation and high vocal harmonies since their founding in 2018. It’s a bit of North Carolina meets Colorado with Corey Clark bringing an extensive catalog of bluegrass favorites and standards he learned in bluegrass’ birthplace. He’s backed up by some Colorado boys that have grown up around the campground and festivals and jam circles of the Rocky Mountains; Steve Labowskie on bass and vocals, Pete Donahue on mandolin and vocals who also well known in Durango’s punk rock scene and Eli Emmitt on lead guitar. Eli’s flatpicking skills were honed while learning the “family business” of Colorado style bluegrass and jamgrass (the last name might be familiar), he is also a jazz guitar student at Fort Lewis College.

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Tim Sullivan
• Tuesday, August 13, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Tim Sullivan 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with Tim Sullivan from 5:30-8:00pm.

Tim Sullivan, singer/songwriter, has been a featured performer with Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Tammy Wynette, and Glen Campbell. He has entertained at venues across the country from “The Crazy Horse” in Los Angeles to “Town Hall” on Broadway in New York City. 

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Badly Bent Band
• Thursday, August 15, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Badly Bent Band 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with The Badly Bent from 5:30-8:00pm.

Winners of the prestigious 2005 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition, The Badly Bent has performed regularly in Durango and nationally at over 100 festivals.  Although the band’s lineup has changed through the years, we have remained loyal to the traditional sounds of bluegrass with our own high energy twist.

The Badly Bent is comprised of Patrick Dressen, guitar and vocals, Mark Epstein, banjo and vocals, Joel Denman, mandolin and fiddle, and our newest member of the band, Alex Read on bass. This band has been performing throughout the southwest and is happy to be performing for our hometown friends.

The Badly Bent, in the words of Bryant Liggett, “has been a mainstay in the local bluegrass scene for over 20 years.” The band has had a wide variety of member musicians through the years and has been able to reimagine itself with each new configuration. The Badly Bent for 2024 is no exception!

From Patrick, Mark, Joel, and Alex, thanks to all our loyal friends and fans who have stuck with us through more than two decades.

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Alison Dance
• Tuesday, August 20, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Alison Dance 5:30-8:00pm

More info and bio coming soon!

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Andrew Schuhmann
• Thursday, August 22, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Andrew Schuhmann 5:30-8:00pm

Andrew Schuhmann, aka "the San Juanderer," is a singer/songwriter/cover artist gracing the vibrant music scene of Durango and the Four Corners region with his distinctive talent. Revered by both fans and venues as 'refreshing!',  he brings a fusion of powerful vocals, original storytelling, and a repertoire that transcends genres. Whether you’re a fan of nostalgic 90’s, classic rock, or Americana hits, his performance promises an evening of foot-stomping rhythms, poignant originals, and beloved favorites.

You can find Andrew on Youtube and Instagram @AndrewRocksDurango and online at AndrewRocksDurango.com.

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Brian Ross
• Tuesday, August 27, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Brian Ross 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for live Music at James Ranch Grill from 5:30-8:00pm with Brian Ross from Desert Child.

Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Blue Moon Ramblers
• Thursday, August 29, 2024 Live Music at James Ranch Grill: Blue Moon Ramblers 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for live Music at James Ranch Grill from 5:30-8:00pm. The Blue Moon Ramblers are a Durango-local Americana/Bluegrass band.  This is the last live music for this season so come join us!