July 26, 2016

Music is particularly crisp, notably beautiful, communally celebrated when heard in the outdoors under the skyline of mountains. This richness of music written and performed in the mountains must be why Wyoming’s Wind River Country rings with it week after week, from corner to corner all summer long.

Kyle Duba photo
Kyle Duba photo

Music carried for generations among the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes, music generated as a new blend of familiar styles, music celebrating classics, music that moves the moccasins, cowboy boots, or flip flops under our feet. Find any and all of this, and even more by spending a few evenings in Wind River Country.

The music is already playing. When will you join in to dance in the mountain air of Wind River Country, the air through which music moves so freely? Learn more about any of the following events at windriver.org/calendar

July

July 27, Riverton: Concerts by guitarist Jerry Jerome Flick at the Wind River Hotel and Casino. Free. 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

July 27, Riverton: Lost Springs Band plays on the lawn of the Riverton Library. Classic rock and country hits. Free. 7–9 p.m.

July 27, Lander: Eagle Spirit Native American Dancing. Performances are accompanied by a drum circle and explained by a local, Native emcee. The public is invited to join in the Friendship dance at the end of the performance. Leashed pets are OK. Free. 7–8:30 p.m.

July 28, Lander: Lander LIVE featuring Hayes Carll at Jaycee Park. Americana, country roots-based singer/songwriter best known for his poetic, humorous and human emotive songs. Free. 6–9:30 p.m.

August

August 1, Lander: Hot Notes Cool Night concert at Lander City Park featuring Sweet Wednesday. Free. 7 p.m.

August 2, Riverton: Northern Arapaho Native American Songs and Dance. Traditional Native American dancers perform in full regalia at the Wind River Hotel & Casino. Free. 6–7 p.m.

August 2, Dubois: Your chance to learn traditional square dancing in the Frontier Room of the Rustic Pine Tavern. Family friendly, adults $3, children 12 and under $2. 8–9:30 p.m.

August 3, Lander: Eagle Spirit Native American Dancing. Performances are accompanied by a drum circle and explained by a local, Native emcee. The public is invited to join in the Friendship dance at the end of the performance. Leashed pets are OK. Free. 7–8:30 p.m

August 6, Lander: Riverfest Art and Music Festival: A celebration of regional favorite artists as they come together in Lander. $4 adults, 12 and under free. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., live music starting at 12 p.m.

August 9, Riverton: Northern Arapaho Native American Songs and Dance. Traditional Native American dancers perform in full regalia at the Wind River Hotel & Casino. Free. 6–7 p.m.

August 9, Dubois: Your chance to learn traditional square dancing in the Frontier Room of the Rustic Pine Tavern. Family friendly, adults $3, children 12 and under $2. 8–9:30 p.m.

August 10, Lander: Eagle Spirit Native American Dancing. Performances are accompanied by a drum circle and explained by a local, Native emcee. The public is invited to join in the Friendship dance at the end of the performance. Leashed pets are OK. Free. 7–8:30 p.m

August 11, Lander: Lander LIVE concert featuring Lake Street Dive, retro-soul, at Jaycee Park. Free. 6–9:30 p.m.

August 16, Riverton: Northern Arapaho Native American Songs and Dance. Traditional Native American dancers perform in full regalia at the Wind River Hotel & Casino. Free. 6–7 p.m.

August 16, Dubois: Your chance to learn traditional square dancing in the Frontier Room of the Rustic Pine Tavern. Family friendly, adults $3, children 12 and under $2. 8–9:30 p.m.

August 19­–21, Crowheart: Rocking the Winds Charity Event at the Grizzly Rock Ranch. Live bands nightly by Full Blown Mosey, Smokehouse, and Under Command. Admission by donation to benefit the Green Beret Foundation.

August 23, Riverton: Northern Arapaho Native American Songs and Dance. Traditional Native American dancers perform in full regalia at the Wind River Hotel & Casino. Free. 6–7 p.m.

August 23, Dubois: Dubois: Your chance to learn traditional square dancing in the Frontier Room of the Rustic Pine Tavern. Family friendly, adults $3, children 12 and under $2. 8–9:30 p.m.

August 25, Lander: Lander LIVE concert featuring Fruit Bats at Jayce Park. Free. 6–9:30 p.m.

August 30, Riverton: Northern Arapaho Native American Songs and Dance. Traditional Native American dancers perform in full regalia at the Wind River Hotel & Casino. Free. 6–7 p.m.

August 30, Dubois: Your chance to learn traditional square dancing in the Frontier Room of the Rustic Pine Tavern. Family friendly, adults $3, children 12 and under $2. 8–9:30 p.m.

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