Contemporary on the inside and out

The Arts Campus at Willits broke ground this summer on a sharp new midvalley facility, and the physical spaces are evolving to meet the needs of the pandemic and remain true to the goal of net-zero carbon generation. This week, as the first structure of TACAW’s Willits Town Center campus continued to take shape, less […]

Basalt to host two nights of free jazz at Pumpkin Jazz festival

Music lovers who are starving for an in-person live concert experience, after more than half a year without the Roaring Fork Valley’s normally crowded slate of festivals and shows, have a buffet feast this weekend. In its second iteration, the annual Pumpkin Jazz will bring six bands to 12 venues across two days in Basalt […]

Pumpkin Jazz takes over Basalt this weekend

Jazz will flow from all over Basalt this weekend, beginning Friday night in downtown, followed by a plate of music served up at a half-dozen Willits Town Center venues on Saturday evening. Pumpkin Jazz, which is free to all, returns for its second consecutive year with a refined format and pandemic regulations in place. Initially […]

TACAW breaks ground on performing arts center in Basalt

The Arts Campus at Willits broke ground this week in pursuit of a goal that was set nearly 20 years ago. Grading and other work started on a performing arts center that will be completed in spring 2021. The arts center is being constructed in Willits Town Center, along Willits Lane. The town of Basalt […]

Basalt begins an experiment with buskers on Wednesday nights

Basalt will kick off an experiment Wednesday to replace its usual lineup of weekly Wednesday night concerts with smaller events held simultaneously to spread out crowds. Buskers ranging from musicians, poets, comedians, magicians, circus performers, theater artists and whatever acts seem to fit will perform each Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. through Aug. 19. […]

‘Wednesday Night Live’ to fill concert series void in Basalt

Social distancing put the kibosh on Basalt’s summer music series for 2020, but a collaboration between the town, Basalt Chamber of Commerce and The Arts Center at Willits will instead bring traveling entertainers to people who are shopping or dining in the historic downtown and Willits Town Center. The program for “Wednesday Night Live,” which […]

The Contemporary on track for June groundbreaking

The Arts Campus at Willits expects to break ground in June on a $5.8 million campus that has a 240-seat performance space as its centerpiece. A building permit is expected this month for the 10,000-square-foot facility that will rise on a parcel set aside for arts and culture as part of the Willits Town Center […]