Salida Riverside Art & Music Festival This Weekend

The 11th annual Salida Riverside Art and Music Festival is Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. 

The festival features art, sculpture, jewelry, photography and more, plus live music, food vendors and a beer garden. 

Admission is free and there’s something for the whole family to do.

Heart of the Rockies Radio will be broadcasting live from Riverside Park Saturday from 10 am until noon. Come out and join us!

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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