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@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm
Jay Roemer is the face of original, acoustic Americana and Bluegrass in the Colorado mountain town of Steamboat Springs. Jay first started turning heads in the state he calls home as the front man/songwriter for the band, Old Town Pickers. Deeply focused on intriguing lyrics, along with some fancy guitar work, his songs continue to connect with all types of audiences.
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm
Neal is originally from Rossville, Indiana, where he grew up an athlete. “Sports totally preoccupied my time” until college at Purdue, he said: “It’s a Big 10 school and I wasn’t good enough to play there!” So, he joined his brother Trent, and a few others who played in a band with him, and taught himself the kind of music he wanted to play.
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm
One girl, one guitar. That’s how it all started when I moved from my hometown on the California coast to Seattle, Washington. I began my musical journey playing to coffee shops and the bustling streets of Pike Place Market. I then graduated to New York City, where I played more open mics until I couldn’t afford the one drink minimum. Then I took to the parks to play, gathering dollar bills for a shawarma at the corner cart. An opportunity to form a bluegrass band brought me to Colorado, where Tay Tay and I have busted out G Runs at weddings, parties, festivals and breweries for five years.
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm
Erik spent his Bay Area youth trying nearly every instrument and style he came across. Piano lessons, saxophone quartets, garage bands and folk songs had all weaseled their way into his life by the time he hit high school. College in Portland, OR, where he studied music and writing, brought new musical horizons, new conspirators (including classmate Nat Keefe) and a new project, Hot Buttered Rum, which would soon take over his life.
After enough time in the non-profit and teaching worlds to know that playing music was the world’s only sensible job, Erik hit the road with HBR to change the world “one bar at a time.” The group has become a platform for all his various trades, musical and otherwise. It pushes his banjo and guitar picking and his songwriting, which he now combines with his knack for wind instruments (flute and saxophones) to give HBR its unique musical palate. Erik has appeared with songwriters Peter Rowan, Tim and Nikki Bluhm, and banjoist Bill Evans (also his teacher). When not on the road with HBR, Erik can be found playing around Colorado and touring in support of his first solo album, Give it Time, out this year on Floating Records.
Open 7 days a week at 4pm
Built in 1937 as a dance hall for the Big Band Era, The Rock Inn continues to be a lively gathering place with local flair. In the winter, our two wood-burning stoves keep the room toasty for folks stopping in for a beer or a bite after playing in Rocky Mountain National Park. During the summer season we enjoy stunning continental divide views from our outdoor dining patio.
Our menu is an ever evolving blend of hand-crafted, hearty comfort food with a health and planet conscious twist. We aim to fill you up with goodness so you can get back to enjoying the mountains again tomorrow. We feature Gold Canyon Natural Angus Beef, All-Natural Colorado chicken, fresh salads, whole grains, organic teas and coffees, local beers, sustainable produced wines, and a full bar.
On occasional nights after dinner, we set-up one of many original Colorado bands on our nearly 80 year old stage, clear the dance floor and boogie all night. Some of the bands playing these days include Chain Station, Bonfire Dub, The Jay Roemer Band, Flynn and The Electric Co, We Dream Dawn, Thunder and Rain, KC Groves, and many more.
During the summer time, acoustic music acts play most other nights of the week, Sunday nights are a mellower feeling as we host acoustic Colorado songwriters during dinner. You might catch Jon Pickett, Alex Thoele, Erik Yates, Erik Oftedahl, Carter Sampson, Jay Roemer, Andrew Wynne, Sean Flynn, Billy Shaddox, Erin Peet-Lukes, Jay Stott, or Terry Kishiyama and Ash Ganley. We also offer a great open bluegrass pick on Thursday during the winter months, led by a few talented local musicians, either joining in on the pick or just sitting back and enjoying the bluegrass, these are funny nights of music.
We look forward to having you join us. Reservations are not accepted, however if you want to give us a call (970-586-4116) when you are on your way we will be happy to get a table ready for you or put you on the list. During the off-season there is rarely a wait. In July, August, and September it is best to get here before 6pm.
We open at 4 pm daily. Our closing hours vary with the season and weather.
Take-out is available. We do not use any Styrofoam containers. 970-586-4116.
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