Salida JazzFest Kicks Off Tonight

The CMC Big Band kicks off Salida JazzFest weekend tonight with a free concert at the SteamPlant beginning at 7 pm. 

JazzFest continues tomorrow in Riverside Park with free music from 11 am to 9:30 pm featuring headliner Robin Barnes. 

JazzFest wraps up on Sunday with Richard Cunico on the SteamPlant Plaza from 5 pm to 7 pm.    

The City of Salida Fire Department has scheduled a full fireworks display for Saturday night to coincide with Salida JazzFest

Spiral Drive on Tenderfoot Mountain will be closed at the gate to all traffic—vehicle, bike and walking—starting this evening through Sunday at noon.  Biking trails on Tenderfoot will be closed as well. 

The fireworks show will begin at full dark tomorrow night, about 9 pm. 

Salida Fire thanks all in advance for their consideration and patience with closures, and support of the Salida JazzFest fireworks. 

Dan R

Danny “Dan R” Ridenour has been in radio and television broadcasting for 42 years, starting as a senior in high school at KAMO in Rogers, Arkansas.

Dan attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas from 1978-82 (where he picked up the name Dan R after his fraternity brothers couldn’t pronounce his last name), majoring in Radio/Television. Dan lived in Jonesboro for 10 years working in radio and then was a TV weatherman for ABC affiliate KAIT Channel 8.

Television was a little boring when compared to radio, so Dan returned to hosting radio morning shows in Nashville, Memphis, Oklahoma, and then eventually, Colorado.

Dan enjoys being involved in the community, having been an member of the Upper Arkansas Service Club and is currently on the board of directors for the Salida Community Center and is a member of the Chaffee County Fair Committee.

Dan and his wife Carrie spend their days doing everything the mountains have to offer: hiking, camping, fishing and skiing. They raised 3 children together and have 2 grandchildren.
Dan R

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