Local Knowledge: Scott Parker
By Christina Freeman
Scott Parker at the historic Chief Theater in Old Town Steamboat Springs. Photo by Deb Olsen.
New Yorker Scott Parker first came to Steamboat Springs in 1996. He met and married his wife, Shannon, started a family, then headed back east. Three kids later, the Parkers have settled back in the valley, where Scott is now chief of the Chief, committed to bringing mixed entertainment to the ’Boat.
What are your top three favorite Steamboat summer events?
Free summer concerts, Art in the Park and the Farmers’ Market because my entire family can attend and have a great time. Each event has true local flair between the music, art and food.
Favorite way to spend an evening in the 'Boat?
Having a BBQ with friends and family. Grilling local Yampa Valley beef and drinking a microbrew from Butcherknife is the way to go. All summer long, I pick up local food to grill each weekend from the Farmers’ Market.
Who is shaking and stirring your ultimate summer cocktail?
Jack at Harwigs and it's a martini.
How do the Parkers spend a fun and free evening as a family?
Sunset hike on Emerald Mountain. We pack a picnic and head up to the quarry to enjoy a spectacular view!
Ideas for a romantic night out in the valley?
Catch a show at the Chief Theater, then head to Mahogany Ridge for late night Happy Hour. Gotta try the buffalo chicken fingers and the tuna ceviche, it's one for sharing.
Best live band or performance you've ever seen here?
Ben Miller Band at the Chief Theater, 2015