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The Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is inviting the public to free live music on the Arkansas River from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday, June 12 at River Runners BV, just off U.S. 285 south of Buena Vista.

Photo courtesy Alan Robinson for Greater Arkansas River Nature Association – GARNA

Music will feature the Ascent House Band w/ Coleman Smith and Charlie Mertens (of Rapidgrass) and the amazing Bonnie Culpepper (of The Blind Pigs!)

This free, family-friendly event, is open to the public.

This free offering is part of a summer music series that combines free music events and some paid music events. For more information go to

The evening event is part of Chaffee County EDC’s work to build a thriving, diversified, year-round economy by supporting local entrepreneurs. “We do that work by hosting some of the brightest, most accomplished business mentors and investors in our remarkable community to share their insight and expertise with local business leaders,” explains the EDC.

About Rapid_Pitch @ Riverrunners

This unique, private two-day business event pairs business growth experts from around the state with local entrepreneurs within the EDC programming schedule. They share exhilarating whitewater experiences in Browns Canyon National Monument and The Numbers, combined with food, drinks, music, all meant to encourage and support a growing entrepreneurial community.

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