- Festival Office Opening 20 September 2017
- Last Minute Venue Changes
- Dinner Menu for Saturday Evening & Cowgirl Cantina Discount
- Open Sessions – Late Night Venues
- Paying by Credit Card at the *Door* – Available at Friday,
Saturday & Sunday Concerts, only
- Travel Alert – Expect Delays Thursday & Friday on Hwy 160
between Walsenburg & La Veta
- Your Donations Help Keep Us Going – Thank You
FESTIVAL OFFICE OPENS
WEDNESDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER
La Veta School of the Arts, 105 W Ryus
- The Festival Office is open from 8am to 4pm beginning Wednesday, 20 September through Sunday, 24 September.
- The Office is located at the La Veta School of The Arts, 105 W Ryus, on the alleyway between Main and Oak Streets.
- We encourage patrons to obtain tickets online through our website at celticmusicfest.com, where you can print your own tickets and avoid lines. Otherwise you can purchase individual tickets, Full Concert or Full Festival passes in person during office hours.
- Please call the Festival phone number 888-950-8807 if you have questions.
- Come to the office to pick up Festival Programs, Maps, and Full Festival Badges (ordered on the website or in person) or to purchase Performer CDs and Festival merchandise.
- Last minute Tickets will be available at the door of events with cash or checks only. Make checks out to SPICMF.
VENUE CHANGE – FINALE DOUBLE CONCERTS
SUNDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER
NOW AT FRANCISCO CROSSING
C06 2:00 – 4:00 pm Doors open 1:30 $25
2:00 pm THE HYDES with TADHG O’MEACHAIR
3:00 pm STRAMASH – ED MILLER, ROBBIE O’CONNELL & FESTIVAL ARTISTS
DINNER MENU FOR SATURDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER
6 pm at Washington School, Walsenburg
$18 per person
Once again this year, we’re in for a treat at Saturday evening’s dinner between the late afternoon and evening concerts. Master chef Kristina Heim creates a feast of ancient and traditional Celtic dishes from the bounty supplied by La Veta Farm to Table. Whet your appetite with a peek at the dinner menu below.
**Note that Dinner price includes teas and flavored water. The Festival will supply wine as a separate purchase.**
*SPECIAL OFFER FOR FESTIVAL ARTISTS
AND FOR PAID FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS *
Festival Participants – Bring Proof of Purchase for any 2017 SPICMF event ticket or Festival pass and receive 10% discount on meals at the Cowgirl Cantina, 202 Main Street in La Veta.
Festival Artists – Show your artist badge to receive 10% discount.
AND, the Cantina invites anyone who would like to participate in open mic night during Festival Week, Thursday, 21 September, from 6 to 9 pm. Come do your thing.
OPEN SESSIONS – LATE NIGHT VENUES
Throughout each day of Festival Weekend, we encourage and delight in open sessions wherever they spontaneously erupt. Good bets are the La Veta Park Pavilion when no class is scheduled there, Paradise Coffee inside and out, the front deck at Shalawalla Gallery (107 W Ryus), the lawn area next to La Veta Library, and just about anywhere two or more gather together.
For after-concert, late night sessions, we recommend:
- Deerprint Wine & Bistro, 106 E Francisco St, LV – smaller, intimate setting especially suited to singers and storytellers and musicians who dig that vibe.
- Francisco Crossing, 300 S Main Street, LV - larger venue more suited to traditional session playing and lots of volume.
Both locations will offer spirits for purchase. Open until 1:00 am after Friday and Saturday evening concerts.
PAYING BY CREDIT CARD AT THE DOOR –
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY CONCERTS, ONLY
ALL OTHER ‘AT THE DOOR’ PURCHASES
VIA CASH OR CHECK
To purchase tickets and passes using a credit card, please order online at celticmusicfest.com or in person at the Festival Office located at the La Veta School of The Arts, 105 W Ryus.
Festival volunteers cannot process credit card purchases at the door to events, except at Friday, Saturday & Sunday concerts. You can pay at the door with cash or by check for all other events.
We strongly recommend purchasing tickets
ahead of time to avoid delays at venue entrances.
TRAVEL ALERT – EXPECT DELAYS
THURSDAY & FRIDAY ON HWY 160
BETWEEN WALSENBURG AND LA VETA
Road construction continues on Hwy 160 between Walsenburg and La Veta. At intervals, delays can be significant. Allow plenty of extra time when traveling to and from La Veta so you don’t miss a moment of the workshop or concert you’ve been wanting to attend. Stay safe and arrive on time.
HELP KEEP US GOING – THANK YOU
As a 501(C)(3) non-profit arts/educational organization, each year we count on the generosity of you, our friends and participants, to help make this major four-day event possible.
Inevitably, the cost of running the festival and providing the extensive program of school activities increases each year as we attempt to keep pace with rising prices. Unless we are willing to cut back on the quality of our artists, drastically raise our prices, or give up our school programs – none of which we are willing to do! – we must count on donations from folks like you to make up the difference between our costs and our income.
All donations go directly towards the festival expenses and our Schools Outreach Programs. Those of us dedicated to running the festival do so strictly as volunteers, and do so gladly.
We deeply appreciate your interest and belief in the value of this festival. Today, we appeal to you to help support us in continuing to bring this richness of experience to our county and to Celtic music lovers from near and far.
To donate online go to the Donations page of our website at celticmusicfest.com. To donate by mail, send your check to P.O. Box 612, La Veta, CO 81055. To donate in person, stop by the Festival Office between 8am to 4pm beginning Wednesday, 20 September through Sunday, 24 September.
Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival Board of Directors