Near the headwaters of the Arkansas River in Salida, Colorado, you will find a delightful venue for your holiday weekend and an opportunity to enjoy bluegrass music, food, drink, and fun for all ages.
Bluegrass on the Arkansas, an annual fund raiser for the Rotary Club of Salida, will be back Memorial Day Weekend May 25th and 26th this year. Our thanks go out to everyone who helped make the 2023 show an awesome success!!
Bands will perform Saturday evening starting at 4:00pm in Rotary Riverside Park and again on Sunday starting at noon, until 9:30pm. See the full schedule.
This is a FREE event that our community has enjoyed for 21 years that draws both visitors and locals alike. In addition to an exciting two days of bluegrass bands, both regional and local, we are providing food trucks for your convenience and enjoyment. Rotarians will again be pouring SoulCraft beer from the beer truck and hoping to supply sustainable, reusable cups for the event. A Bouncy House will be available for kids on Sunday and nonalcoholic beverages (as well as wine and hard spritzers) will be available. Come join us in supporting Salida Rotary and enjoying BlueGrass on the Arkansas at Riverside Park: all make this a fun weekend.
This event is the main fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Salida. We are proud to help the youth of our community not only by providing vocational and scholastic scholarships but also by giving to other local nonprofits throughout Chaffee County. All proceeds of the event go to support our seniors and community organizations who work hard to make a difference.
Bluegrass on the Arkansas is FREE, but your donations are encouraged! Thank you!
If your organization is interested in applying to the Rotary Club for a donation, the application form is available here. as a PDF file..