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James Ranch 2017 Calendar of Events

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All events listed below are weather permitting.

Season-Long Events

Guided Tours: June 12th - August 31st

tours at james ranch Learn all about our responsible agriculture. Click here for more information on the dates and times of Guided Tours.

Free Storytime: June 7th - August 16th

storytime at james ranch Wednesdays at 10:00am - Learn about ranch etiquette, see if we can catch the last of our cows being milked, say "hi" to the kids goats and piglets then read farm/ranch books under the apricot tree. Come join us for this free, fun family time!


Burger & Band Night Schedule & Other Special Events

Burger & Band Summer Series: Black Velvet
• Thursday, June 01, 2017 Burger & Band Summer Series: Black Velvet 5:00pm-8:00pm
$20 (includes dinner* and live music on the terrace)

Black Velvet (Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country) - Nina Sasaki and Larry Carver have been performing together full time as the core duo of Black Velvet since 2009.  Their sound blends Nina’s velvety smooth vocals and acoustic rhythm guitar with Larry’s melodic and passionate electric lead guitar work, and covers a wide range of rock, blues and jazz.

*Meal includes your choice of beef or veggie burger and a bag of chips
Kids under 12 order off the menu and no band fee

Burger & Band Summer Series: Lisa Blue Trio
• Thursday, June 08, 2017 Burger & Band Summer Series: Lisa Blue Trio 5:00pm
$20 (includes dinner* and live music on the terrace)

The Lisa Blue Trio is a real treat as their music flirts with perfection, their voices somewhat revealing at the edges and talent surprisingly evolved for a group in a small town like Durango. They play "A Sultry Blend of Your Favorite Songs from the 50's-90's Pop, Rock, Jazz, Standards, Country, and R&B, so come prepared to sing and dance along.

*Meal includes your choice of beef or veggie burger and a bag of chips
Kids under 12 order off the menu and no band fee

Burger & Band Summer Series: The Assortment
• Thursday, June 15, 2017 Burger & Band Summer Series: The Assortment 5:00pm
$20 (includes dinner* and live music on the terrace)

The Assortment is a Durango, Colorado band that has been bringing the fun to the party since 2006. Kim Heikens on percussion, Jeff Haspel on bass & guitar, Mike Mixter on mandolin, and Jason Thies on guitars. Everybody sings. Originals & covers of Folk, Rock, Country, Blues, R&B, and more.

*Meal includes your choice of beef or veggie burger and a bag of chips
Kids under 12 order off the menu and no band fee

Burger & Band Summer Series: Kirk James Band
• Thursday, June 22, 2017 Burger & Band Summer Series: Kirk James Band 5:00pm
$20 (includes dinner* and live music on the terrace)

Kirk James is solidly grounded in the Texas Blues tradition, playing Texas Shuffles, Ragtime and funky grooves. A blues performer for over 30 years, Kirk is known for his strong blues guitar style and distinctive vocals. In 1998 he won the Telluride Blues Contest in Colorado.  James and his band play both original material and also classics from the Blues Masters.

*Meal includes your choice of beef or veggie burger and a bag of chips
Kids under 12 order off the menu and no band fee

Burger & Band Summer Series: Will Cooter Gang
• Thursday, June 29, 2017 Burger & Band Summer Series: Will Cooter Gang 5:00pm
$20 (includes dinner* and live music on the terrace)

Whether performing their original songs or popular covers, they blend unique vocal harmonies​ with a swingy flare. Bill (Will Cooter) Stewart writes dynamic, compelling and fun songs that have inspired them to get in and really work on harmonies as they sing Swing, Blues, Country and Classic Rock. 

*Meal includes your choice of beef or veggie burger and a bag of chips
Kids under 12 order off the menu and no band fee

Burger & Band Summer Series: Tim Sullivan
• Thursday, July 06, 2017 Burger & Band Summer Series: Tim Sullivan 5:00pm
$20 (includes dinner* and live music on the terrace)

Tim Sullivan, singer/songwriter, has been a featured performer with Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Tammy Wynette, and Glen Campbell.  Tim and his band, Narrow Gauge, have been featured at the Olympic Equestrian Center in Sydney, Australia and also at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky as they play some of the best Modern Country you’ll ever lay your ears on.

*Meal includes your choice of beef or veggie burger and a bag of chips
Kids under 12 order off the menu and no band fee

Burger & Band Summer Series: Pete Giuliani Band
• Thursday, July 13, 2017 Burger & Band Summer Series: Pete Giuliani Band 5:00pm
$20 (includes dinner* and live music on the terrace)

Pete’s music is founded on his study of classical guitar and his love of Rock, Blues, Folk, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, and World Music. Fueled by Pete’s unique songwriting style, the Pete Giuliani Band is an Acoustic/Electric group that showcases infectious grooves, playful improvisations, and creative interpretations of cover songs. The Pete Giuliani Band fuses tight arrangements, crafted vocal harmonies, and exciting instrumental adventures that keep audiences up and dancing.

*Meal includes your choice of beef or veggie burger and a bag of chips
Kids under 12 order off the menu and no band fee

Burger & Band Summer Series: Kirk James Band
• Thursday, July 20, 2017 Burger & Band Summer Series: Kirk James Band 5:00pm
$20 (includes dinner* and live music on the terrace)

Kirk James is solidly grounded in the Texas Blues tradition, playing Texas Shuffles, Ragtime and funky grooves. A blues performer for over 30 years, Kirk is known for his strong blues guitar style and distinctive vocals. In 1998 he won the Telluride Blues Contest in Colorado.  James and his band play both original material and also classics from the Blues Masters.

*Meal includes your choice of beef or veggie burger and a bag of chips
Kids under 12 order off the menu and no band fee

Burger & Band Summer Series: La La Bones
• Thursday, July 27, 2017 Burger & Band Summer Series: La La Bones 5:00pm
$20 (includes dinner* and live music on the terrace)

La La Bones is a five-piece bluegrass band that draws inspiration from the wild landscape and western history of southwestern Colorado. Rooted in Durango with a vocal arsenal shared by two women and three men, La La Bones delivers a diverse, original, and dynamic bluegrass sound.

*Meal includes your choice of beef or veggie burger and a bag of chips
Kids under 12 order off the menu and no band fee

Burger & Band Summer Series: Tim Sullivan
• Thursday, August 03, 2017 Burger & Band Summer Series: Tim Sullivan 5:00pm
$20 (includes dinner* and live music on the terrace)

Tim Sullivan, singer/songwriter, has been a featured performer with Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Tammy Wynette, and Glen Campbell.  Tim and his band, Narrow Gauge, have been featured at the Olympic Equestrian Center in Sydney, Australia and also at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky as they play some of the best Modern Country you’ll ever lay your ears on.

*Meal includes your choice of beef or veggie burger and a bag of chips
Kids under 12 order off the menu and no band fee

Burger & Band Summer Series: Pete Giuliani Band
• Thursday, August 10, 2017 Burger & Band Summer Series: Pete Giuliani Band 5:00pm
$20 (includes dinner* and live music on the terrace)

Pete’s music is founded on his study of classical guitar and his love of Rock, Blues, Folk, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, and World Music. Fueled by Pete’s unique songwriting style, the Pete Giuliani Band is an Acoustic/Electric group that showcases infectious grooves, playful improvisations, and creative interpretations of cover songs. The Pete Giuliani Band fuses tight arrangements, crafted vocal harmonies, and exciting instrumental adventures that keep audiences up and dancing.

*Meal includes your choice of beef or veggie burger and a bag of chips
Kids under 12 order off the menu and no band fee

Burger & Band Summer Series: Jeff Solon Jazz Trio
• Thursday, August 17, 2017 Burger & Band Summer Series: Jeff Solon Jazz Trio 5:00pm
$20 (includes dinner* and live music on the terrace)

Based out of Durango, Colorado, Jeff Solon has been performing regularly in the Durango, Telluride, and southwest mountain region with his jazz duos, groups, and swing'n big band for 30 years.  His jazz trio will perform a mix of great jazz standards, original compositions, as well as some blues and boogie boogie.

*Meal includes your choice of beef or veggie burger and a bag of chips
Kids under 12 order off the menu and no band fee

Burger & Band Summer Series: Blue Moon Ramblers
• Thursday, August 24, 2017 Burger & Band Summer Series: Blue Moon Ramblers 5:00pm-8:00pm
$20 (includes dinner* and live music on the terrace)

The Blue Moon Ramblers are comprised of 5 local musicians, who have been performing live music professionally for nearly 40 years each in Colorado, primarily in the Four Corners’ region.

*Meal includes your choice of beef or veggie burger and a bag of chips
Kids under 12 order off the menu and no band fee