Okay all you Leadville hipsters, there’s a doubleheader of fun coming up under the neon glow of downtown Lead Vegas this weekend! So, grab your glow sticks and your best pals! Then make sure you have Katy Kat’s Kash Kab or Uber Dave’s digits in your device because after you’re done tearing up the dance floor, you’re gonna need a ride home!
Get Your Winter Glow On
Tonight, Friday, Jan. 10 they will be celebrating Nate’s Electric Birthday Bash down at Leadville’s historic Pastime Bar & Café. DJ extraordinaire Riitmo Sweetz will get the tunes spinning with a focus on electronic and jam band genres starting at 9 p.m.
And if you know Nate, you know one of his favorite spots is the Electric Forest, so be ready for some glow-in-the-dark fun that’s sure to match the glow of the former red-light district down on Old State Street.
The Pastime is located at 120 W. 2nd Street. They also serve food from burgers to wings to get your grub on before shaking your groove thing. Happy Birthday, Nate!
A Cherokee Jamboree: The Band Is Back
The band is back together! Well, actually Leadville Cherokee reunited last summer and most recently rang in the New Year down in BV at The Lariat.
But this Saturday night the musicians are coming home to their roots, to America’s highest city where it all began. And if the genesis of this troubadour of talent piques your interest, then be sure to check out the 2015 Leadville Today interview. It includes tales from the tour – like how they got their name, to stories reaching back to their high school band days.
And while some of the players from the “How To Build A Fire” CD days have shifted, fans will still find their favorite jams and original collaborations bound to get everyone bobbing their heads and heading yo the dance floor. It’s sure to be a packed Saturday night, as Leadville Cherokee is welcomed back to a hometown stage!
The Scarlet is located at 3rd Street and historic Harrison Avenue in downtown Leadville.
Cherokee Plays The Scarlet (2012)
The Return of Scarlet and Other Signs
In other corner bar news, the original Scarlet stained glass piece has seen the art work’s return to its rightful place of glory at the bar.
“I pulled her out, dusted her off and cleaned her up,” said The Scarlet’s bartender Filbert.
While the artist’s name is not known (if you know, please say so!), Scarlet in all her natural beauty and inspiration led the bar through some of its leaner years. But as the recent gentrification crept in, she disappeared from the rafters one day with no explanation other than the attempt to “go for another look.” Well, welcome back, Scarlet!
Remember when former owners Chuck and Lee used to have fun dressing her up like a paper doll for each local occasion in The Leadville Chronicle newspaper advertisements? She’d have her Santa hat on for Christmas; her chaps on for Ski Joring. Now the stained-glass piece just needs to be hanging from the ceiling and all will be right. Well, not quite right, because it sure would be keen to see that old Scarlet red arrow sign back on the corner, pointing the way to the good times in good old Lead Vegas!
Eric and his kitchen crew are trying some new in the evenings and “when the light is on” you can find their offering for $9 Noodle Nights.
From Pad Thai to Fettuccine if you’re looking to try something new, you’ll find it at 315 Harrison Avenue; they’ll leave the light on for you.