Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mountain Dulcimer virtuoso Robert Force returns to Manitou Springs!

Robert Force - a favorite of the Mountain Music Festival, returns this year to Manitou Springs to join in 30th annual celebration. For over thirty years, Robert has traveled, taught and performed with the Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer throughout most of the United States and parts of Europe.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Save the Date! 30th Annual Mountain Music Festival

Celebrate 30 years of music heritage on August 24-26, 2012 at the Mountain Music Festival in historic downtown Manitou Springs, Colorado -
at the foot of gorgeous Pikes Peak!

Judy Piazza returns to Manitou Springs - August 2012

The international sensation, Judy Piazza, makes her return to historic Manitou Springs for the 30th annual Mountain Music Festival, August 24-26 2012.  Judy must be experienced in person to appreciate her great versatility, talent and percussion skills.  She's simply amazing.  

30th Annual Mountain Music Festival ANNOUNCED!

August 24-26, 2012

Manitou Springs, Colorado – The 30th Annual Mountain Music Festival is gearing up for a major celebration marking three decades of great music at the foot of Pikes Peak.  This year’s free festival is August 24-26, 2012 held in the pavilion at beautiful Soda Springs Park in historic downtown Manitou Springs, Colorado.  Over a dozen bands will perform 21 hours of Americana, bluegrass, folk, world, cowboy and gospel music over three days.  Delicious food, crafts vendors and childrens activities make this family-friendly festival one of the region’s great summer destination events.

Performers include the Big Valley String Band, Robert Force, Cripple Creek, Pretty Good Folk, Jim Young, local favorites the Mitguards and Mango Fan D’Jango plus international sensation Judy Piazza among others. 

The Mountain Music Festival is presented and coordinated by The Dulcimer Shop of Manitou Springs and is sponsored by the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, iManitou and the creative community of Manitou Springs. This musical heritage celebration is a smoke and alcohol-free event where well-mannered music-loving dogs on leashes are welcome. 

“Friends of the Festival” donations may be made online at or mailed to MMF/ Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, 354 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829.  Proceeds help underwrite musicians and festival expenses.  Volunteers are needed and vendor booth applications are being accepted online now at 

For more information about the musicians and the festival happenings, to volunteer or reserve vendor booth space, contact Bud or Donna Ford at the Dulcimer Shop, (719) 685-9655 or