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Energetic blues come to the Tabor Opera House on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. Internationally renowned native American musician Cary Morin opens for returning Tabor-favorite Hazel Miller and the Collective.

“Rooted in the Blues Double Header: Cary Morin & Hazel Miller” starts at 7:00 p.m. at 308 Harrison Ave. in Leadville, Colorado.

Tabor Opera House exterior signage. Photo by Craig Hensel.

Cary Morin and Ghost Dog, from Fort Collins, bring high-energy roots rock music and are intent on getting audiences up and out of their seats. Described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today,” Morin brings together America’s great musical traditions.

Morin crafts an inimitable style often characterized as roots-infused Native Americana with hints of bluegrass, folk, blues, and rock. He has performed at renowned venues across the globe, including the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center, and is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades.

Hazel Miller has been a sought-after performer in Colorado for more than three decades, with music designed to make the audience dance and sing along. “She is a force of nature!” says the Rocky Mountain News. Her voice has been called “stunning, moving and powerful.”

The band’s present members are a tight-knit family of great musicians and singers. They perform an eclectic blend of jazz, R&B, blues, soul-R&B, and original music. Hazel Miller and the Collective has opened for Al Green, Herbie Hancock, James Brown, India Arie, Michael McDonald, and Gladys Knight and has toured internationally.

Tickets are $30, with a student price (ages six to 17) of $15. Tickets are available through

About the Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation

The Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates the Tabor Opera House and leads its rehabilitation, partnering with the City of Leadville, which owns the building. Together, they are working to revitalize the historic Tabor Opera House for a diverse and inclusive audience.

The Tabor Opera House, built in 1879, is a much-needed cultural and community center. Yet this elegant building, deemed a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has been endangered by nearly a century and a half of long winters in North America’s highest-elevation city. It has now embarked on a multi-year, $15 million rehabilitation. Learn more at and on Facebook at @taboroperafoundation.