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Bluegrass, classical, percussion, pop, and jazz – a little bit of everything can be found on the Blue Sage Stage throughout the year! Whether you like to kick off your shoes and dance or experience world-class pianists in concert, our Live Music events offer a little something for everyone. Be sure to check out our Concert Series and Chorus Concerts in addition to all the other fun events!

Concert Series (Classical and World Music)

Community Choruses

  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Blue Sage Center for the Arts
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    CU Boulder Artist Faculty return to the Blue Sage Series with an exploration of musical soundscapes. Modernist George Crumb’s 'Voice of the Whale' journeys through a rich world of sound and texture illuminating a remarkable scope of musical color and emotion.
    Saturday the 22nd
    April
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
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    Experience the world of dreams and visions in song!
    Sunday the 9th
    April
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
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    Experience the world of dreams and visions in song!
    Saturday the 8th
    April
  • Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Blue Sage Center for the Arts
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    Critics have praised violinist Rachel Lee Priday for her “dazzling, forceful technique,” “rich, mellifluous sound,” and “silvery fluidity.” Join us as we usher in the spring with a program of violin and piano duos celebrating the beauty and burgeoning spirit of the season.
    Saturday the 11th
    March
  • Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Blue Sage Center for the Arts
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    A troupe of musicians has assembled; included in the ensemble are strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Grab your pack and jump aboard as they traverse borders and time, uncovering the sounds of foreign lands and forgotten days.
    Saturday the 21st
    January
  • Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Blue Sage Center for the Arts
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    This is 'La Dolce Vita' with dessert wine, luscious treats and sweet music. Savor the ultimate pairing as Artistic Directors David Alderdice and Susan Ellinger collaborate in a special concert to benefit the 2016-17 Music Series.
    Sunday the 11th
    December
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    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
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    You're not going to want to miss this show! Join the Blue Sage in welcoming Moors and McCumber and the 3Tinkers to the stage in exchange for an incredible night of music.
    Saturday the 10th
    December
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    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
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    Join the North Fork Community Chorus and the Exploratory Chorus for a Holiday Celebration!
    Saturday the 10th
    December
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    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
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    Join the North Fork Community Chorus and the Exploratory Chorus for a Holiday Celebration!
    Friday the 9th
    December
  • Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Blue Sage Center for the Arts
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    The seductive melodies of Schubert’s Austria, Chopin’s Paris and Brahms’ Vienna shine with the “virtuosic, tempting and beautiful” musings of pianist, Susan Ellinger. Be transported to the century of longing.
    Saturday the 19th
    November
  • Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Blue Sage Center for the Arts
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    The court is in attendance. You stand by Galileo’s telescope peering up at the stars while Mozart performs a late sonata at the keyboard. This is the age of enlightenment. Come for the “refined, poised and singular” vision of pianist, Susan Ellinger.
    Friday the 18th
    November
  • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
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    Two well traveled bands with local roots, The Scones and Brodie Kinder, team up for a rockin’ good time at the Blue Sage.
    Saturday the 5th
    November
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    7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
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    Rock and Roll your way into Halloween! Take Five headlines the Blue Sage's Halloween party. Tickets are $10. in advance and $12. at the door. Join your neighbors for an evening of dancing and camaraderie.
    Saturday the 29th
    October
  • Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Blue Sage Center for the Arts
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    Grammy-nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, brings his brilliant musicality and insurmountable technique to the stage performing Bach’s incomparable Goldberg Variations.
    Friday the 21st
    October
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    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
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    Join the North Fork Community Chorus for a taste of Broadway! Featuring everything from classics to shows currently on the big stage, this show is one you don't want to miss!
    Thursday the 29th
    September
  • 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
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    Mountain Harvest Festival is a 4-day celebration held in Paonia during the last full weekend in September. It is a community-oriented event which seeks to benefit the local economy by providing entertainment from local musicians, writers, dancers, and comedians; organizing a sales outlet for local growers, artists and crafts-persons; conducting agriculture-based workshops; and supporting charitable causes. The Blue Sage is happy to host a night of music in Curtis Hall! Lineup: 7:00-8:15PM Will Whalen 8:30-10:15PM Erik Stucky 10:30-midnight Bicycle Annie For tickets and more information about the event, visit Mountain Harvest Festival.
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Blue Sage Center for the Arts
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    Join Zimbabwean master musician, Musekiwa, in a celebratory group vocal workshop where he will teach traditional songs and lyrics of the Shona people. Musekiwa is very experienced at sharing this joyful music with North Americans in a friendly and supportive way.
    Sunday the 18th
    September
  • Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Blue Sage Center for the Arts
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    Delight in the pure, joyful and magical music of Zimbabwe. Internationally renowned Musekiwa Chingodza brings the enchanting instruments and ancient melodies of the Shona people to life.
    Saturday the 17th
    September
  • Gabrielle Louise (720) 388-0525
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
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    Come enjoy the miraculous American songwriter and exceptional singer, Michael Fracasso!
    Friday the 19th
    August
  • Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Blue Sage Center for the Arts
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    Pianist Max Levinson, hailed by the LA Times as “extravagantly gifted and extraordinarily accomplished” joins the San Juan Chamber Players performing Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. The Russian ark is exposed in a delightful flurry of bravura, spirit and soul.
    Saturday the 6th
    August
  • 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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      Don't miss Blue Sage's summer dance party with Red Haven!! When Red Haven’s Brendan Steele and Jennifer Charters visited New Orleans in February 2014, they were struck by the spontaneity and simplicity expressed by the roving swing bands of Frenchman Street, stopping traffic every night of the week. They returned home with a notebook full of songs, and a concept for a band that would encompass the vitality of a New Orleans street party with the west-coast Canadian folk and indie music they were raised on. Long-time collaborator, songwriter Nathan Turner, picked up an upright bass, and the three...
    Saturday the 2nd
    July
  • 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    Local band Dixie Driver brings you 'RED-BLOODED ROCK N' ROLL'. Performing original music and a few jams everyone knows! Free Admission!
    Saturday the 14th
    May
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
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    Great fun for the whole family! The North Fork Valley Embodying Rhythm Marimba Project will be returning to the Blue Sage in Paonia on Sunday April 24th for a 2pm matinée show. This concert will feature the YPES Marimba Band - a local youth performance ensemble that has been studying with David and Arlyn Alderdice for the past several years. Select students from the HHS choir led by Jeannette Carey will also share their vocal talents. The concert will showcase traditional Zimbabwean music, South African jazz tunes, and contemporary pieces from Europe and the Americas. The Embodying Rhythm Faculty Marimba...
    Sunday the 24th
    April
  • 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    Concert For Howard is a tribute to the late Howard Berkman whose family will be donating the remainder of his estate to The Blue Sage and KVNF at the show. Howard’s musical friends, Mike Gwinn, Harry Harpoon, The Scones, and Johnny O. (who Howard taught how to play guitar and is now touring worldwide) will provide the music. It will be an evening of fun, dancing, celebration, plus a bunch of Howard’s songs will be covered throughout. Howard was a big force in the North Fork Valley music scene. He grew up in Chicago in the 1960s and performed with and...
    Saturday the 23rd
    April
  • Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Blue Sage Center for the Arts
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    With our final concert of the Blue Sage's 2015-16 Music Series we venture back to the Baroque period when composers break away from traditional Renaissance modality and a western musical language is finally born. Composers delve into the sacred, writing music to honor God and the infinite. Come home to the birthplace of western music.
    Saturday the 2nd
    April
  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    It's a Benefit to help RAISE THE ROOF for our dear friend and neighbor Louie's Pizza! Join us all on FRIDAY, MARCH 25th - 7:00 pm @ The Blue Sage. Listen and Dance to: Mike Gwinn & The Northfork Flyers - Rick & Helen - Jeanine Devlin & Joe Mentori - Gustavo Brett - Harry Harpoon - Plus a Surprise Guest! Free admission...donations for the roof gladly accepted!!
    Friday the 25th
    March
  • Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Blue Sage Center for the Arts
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    Don't miss this final World Music concert in the Blue Sage's 2015-16 Music Series. Experience NEAR EASTERN SOUNDS: OLD & NEW with many of the musical selections drawn from Turkish classical and devotional repertoire, music from the golden age of Egyptian cinema (1940s-50s), as well as Mr. Seligman's own compositions.
    Saturday the 19th
    March
  • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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    Celebrate St. Patty's Day on Saturday! Beta Sigma Phi's "Tools 4 School" Fundraiser benefiting NFV kids in need will take place at the Blue Sage on Saturday, March 12th. Tickets $20.00. Tickets are available from sorority members, Paonia Flower Shop and at PHS home basketball games. Ticket price includes: "A Taste of Ireland" corned beef and cabbage, live music by Mike Gwinn and friends Bid on local treasures and services in the silent auction. "Tools 4 School" sponsorship opportunities will also be available for $35.00 Sponsored by Kevin Parks State Farm
    Saturday the 12th
    March
  • 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Blue Sage Center for the Arts
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    The Grizzly Pears will bring their unique brand of New Orleans street Jazz, grinder blues, gypsy cabaret, and other musical styles to the Blue Sage on February 27, 2016. Featured musicians are Jon Hickam on accordion, resonator guitar and vocals, Lindsey Lazer Kid Kotowich on trombone and vocals, David Alderdice on percussion, and the Grizzly Pear's debut of Jeannette Carey on Sousaphone and flute. Special guest vocalist Dallas Desmond will also be singing a couple tunes. Fresh-made sweet and savory tapas will be available with 100% of proceeds going to support the Learning Council. There will be band-designed cocktail and...
    Saturday the 27th
    February
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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    Wednesdays 7:30 to 9:30 PM The North Fork Community Chorus reconvenes for the Spring season on February 10th to prepare for concerts on May 13 and 22. This group is open to the community ages 15 and up.
    Wednesday the 10th
    February