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Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering will hold its Outdoor Concert and Barn Dance from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at River Bend Ranch. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file)

Best bets this weekend include the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo.

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering will hold its seventh annual Outdoor Concert and Barn Dance from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at River Bend Ranch.

The Tim Sullivan Band will provide live music. Lone Spur Cafe will serve sandwiches and a drink for $10, and ice cream from Cream Bean Berry will be available.

Tickets are $20 online and at the door. Admission is free for children 12 years old and younger.

For more information, visit www.durangocowboygathering.org.


The 91st annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo will take place Friday and Saturday at Montezuma County Fairgrounds, 30100 U.S. Highway 160.

Gates open each day at 5:30 p.m., and the rodeo begins at 7 p.m. The rodeo will feature Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association contestants from all over the country, competing to win prize money, Frazier Shows carnival rides, a Coors in the beer garden and more.

In addition to the rodeo, the eighth annual Rob Yates Memorial Cowboy Golf Tournament will take place at 7 a.m. Friday.

Dancing will be available at the Saturday rodeo performance with music from Tanner Usrey. The concert will be held in the indoor arena. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Tickets for the rodeo are $17 to $20 and are available at www.utemountainroundup.org.


You Knew Me When, 6 p.m., Fox Fire Farms Winery and Events, 5513 County Road 321, Ignacio.

Merely Players presents “Art,” 6:30 p.m., TBK Bank parking lot, 259 W. Ninth St., www.merelyplayers.us.

Pioneer Village Concerts: Songs of 1921 – Jane Voss & Hoyle Osborne, 7 p.m., Aztec Museum & Pioneer Village, 125 N. Main Ave., Aztec.


Ceramic Painting Class, noon, $25, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., https://bit.ly/3pyyv1P.

Saturday Night Commander, 6 p.m., $5, Guild House Games Durango, 835 Main Ave., Suite 203-204.

Summer Campground Concert featuring San Juan String Band, 7 p.m., House Creek Recreation Area, Dolores.


Family Affair Band, 4 p.m., Wines of the San Juan, 233 Highway 511, Blanco, N.M.

Historical Ghost Walk Tour, 7 p.m., $20, meet at 1201 E. 12th St., purchase tickets at https://bit.ly/3eQgHMn.

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