At an elevation of 9, 318 feet and surrounded by 13,000-foot peaks, Silverton is known for its natural beauty and Old West heritage. Starting this summer, it will also be known for hosting Colorado’s newest outdoor beer and music festival — The Rockin’ Brews Festival.
Beginning at high noon on Saturday, June 12, bands, breweries, distilleries, vendors, locals and visitors will fill the softball field at the entrance to town to enjoy the early summertime with friends, family and the local community.
The live music will be provided by some of Colorado’s finest rock ‘n roll bands, headlined by Durango’s own Lawn Chair Kings. Coming down from the Front Range will be the Denver City Saltlicks, and opening the festival will be Cyle Talley and the Late Greats, also from Durango.
Among the breweries that are confirmed to attend are the Silverton Brewery, SKA Brewing, Del Norte Brewing, Crested Butte Brewing Co., Carver Brewing Co., Colorado Boy Brewery, Steamworks Brewing Co., Dolores River Brewery, San Luis Valley Brewing Co., and Horsefly Brewing Co. Joining the breweries will be Silverton’s own Montanya Distillers as well as Peach Street Distillers from Palisade.
The event will run from noon to 5 p.m. and tickets are only $30, which includes a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited tastes. Designated drivers (and non-drinkers) pay only $10, and kids under 12 are free.
Tickets are available online by visiting RockinBrews.com. Following the day’s activities, visitors will find live music at bars and restaurants throughout Silverton, including the official (and free) after-party at the Silverton Brewery with the Lawn Chair Kings beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket packages are also available through the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, including an option to ride up on the train in the morning and return on a bus that will depart for Durango late enough for visitors to have dinner after the festival’s conclusion. For more information on train tickets and packages, visit DurangoTrain.com.
All proceeds from Silverton Rockin’ Brews will go to support the Silverton Family Learning Center, the local Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool. For more information on the SFLC, please visit SilvertonFamilies.org. For further information on Silverton Rockin’ Brews, please visit RockinBrews.com.