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On July 9 and 10, Dvorak Expeditions (DVK) will host the Bluegrass Roustabout which features a two-day, one overnight campout in Brown’s Canyon National Monument.

The event also offers rafting and will feature live music from the band Old Mose. Old Mose has been called “high-country grass” or “whisky grass”, with some of the best pickers ever. The name “Old Mose” pays tribute to the legend of the last great grizzly bear in Colorado.

This is a reservation-only event and locals receive a 20 percent-off deal.

Bill and Jaci Dvorak started Colorado’s first Licensed Outfitter. They say that with a personal penchant for Bluegrass music, taking Old Mose down the river will put bluegrass into a natural Alpine setting. The night on the river allows guests/performers to mingle over a campfire, laugh, sing and, dance. The mean is planned as a “Gourmet dinner and Dutch oven dessert, hors d’oeuvres”. Soulcraft Brewery beers and local wines will be served.

Unsplash photo by Tegan Mierle.

Participants will raft for two days on the Arkansas River – Browns Canyon Class II-III+ rapids. Bill Dvorak recently received a number of awards for his more than 20 years of conservation work to secure the Browns Canyon National Monument and was awarded by American Rivers as the “River Champion of the West”. 

This $595 rafting trip includes professional staff/guides, boating equipment, four meals, camp gear (tent, sleeping bag-pad), or participants can bring their own. Transportation is by DVK to the river and return. The concert will be held on the night of July 9 with participants departing the afternoon of July 10.

The Old Mose band is made up of Kurt Beddingfield on standup base, Jason Lapointe on guitar, Kurt Snyder on the open back banjo, Josh Rogers on rhythm guitar, and Adam Taubman on mandolin.

Click here to learn more and get tickets or call 719-539-685.