Next Saturday, May 19, 2012, look to spend a day at the park in beautiful Ridgway, Colorado. The Love Your Valley Music and Brew Festival of 2012 is being held downtown in Ridgway, Colorado’s Hartwell Park, only a few blocks from our beautiful resort here at the Chipeta. Book your room now as we’re filling up quick. Spend your day accompanied by good friends and family, with food and fun for everyone. The event is held in honor of the city of Ridgway, whom every summer hosts free concerts in the park on Thursdays. To fund these free concerts in the park, Ridgway first holds events each year such as this year’s Love Your Valley Fest. The event is free, with booths scattered throughout the park offering a variety of snacks and microbrews. There are also a variety of activities to choose from, ranging from children activities to dog obstacles. Live music is preformed by Shed, a band forged in 1999, whom mixes electronic and acoustic sounds and is still creating new songs and producing videos. The event is only $20 per person, and those over 21 are welcome to try the number of different popular brews offered from several regional breweries, some of which being Telluride Brewery, New Belgium, Ska, Steamworks, Colorado Boy Brewery, Silverton, Ouray, Durango Brewery and many more. After this event, come for the free Music in the Park Concert Series happening every Thursday evening in July, featuring a variety of talented and well known artists ranging from bluegrass, folk, funk, swing, country, alt-country, jazz, and any combination of those styles! The Love Your Valley Music and Brew Fest runs from 1:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday May 19th. Come spend a day in Southwest Colorado to sample and enjoy everything this festival has to offer!