Beer, barbecue, music coming to downtown Bayfield

Sunday, July 29, 2018 6:24 PM
Parsonsfield will take the stage Saturday, Aug. 4 at the inaugural Pine River Brewfest in Bayfield.
Sam Morrow
The River Arkansas

As summer seems to race toward its conclusion, there's one more chance for some live music, beer and barbecue in Bayfield before autumn arrives.

Local beer, live music, wine and spirit sampling, kids' events and barbecue will fill Eagle Park on Saturday, Aug. 4.

The first annual Pine River Brewfest runs from noon to 7:30 p.m. and is a fundraiser for the Be FRANK Foundation, which provides music and outdoor education for area youth.

Organizer Greg Allen, one of the owners of Bottom Shelf Brewery, said the event will highlight local beer, libations and barbecue while supporting a good cause and live music.

Tickets are $30 each for drinks and music, children 12 and under can enter for free. VIP tickets include shuttle rides and a room at Sky Ute Casino and are based on room occupancy. All tickets include drink samples and barbecue by local chefs, with meat provided by Farmers Fresh Market. Barbecue-only tickets are $15.

Allen said he can use a few more barbecue cooks, so interested meat experts should contact him immediately at 884-2442. The winner of the people's choice award will win the $50 entry fee from all of the barbecue cooks.

Beer will be provided by Bottom Shelf Brewery, Eddyline, Golden Block, Mancos Brewing Company, Carver Brewing Company, Pagosa Brewing, Riff Raff Brewing Company, Ska Brewing and Telluride Brewing Company. Fenceline Cider, Durango Craft Spirits and Honey House Distillery will have ciders and liquor available.

Volunteers are needed for the event and will receive a free pass and can register on the website.

Local music starts at noon, with Garrett and Callie Young, Madison Allen and Agave performing.

The headliners for the event are Parsonsfield, the River Arkansas and Sam Morrow.

Parsonsfield is a folk and rock band originally from Connecticut. Driving banjos and smart lyrics punctuate their energetic music. For highlights, visit

The River Arkansas is comprised of musicians on the Front Range. Fronted by Mike Clark, the band delivers a mixture of heartfelt country, blues, folk, and Americana, inspired by the Arkansas River. Song samples are

Sam Morrow is a country musician based in Los Angeles, with his new CD, Concrete and Mud, and a single, "Quick Fix," which he said in an interview was inspired by his addictive behaviors and lack of patience. More information is at