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Steamboat Magazine

Sunset Kicks Things Off

06/28/2022 07:45AM ● By Dan Greeson

Courtesy of Keepin' It Free

As you unwind from the day’s activities and the sun begins to set, Steamboat Springs’ world of culinary delights and live entertainment comes to life. 


Head downtown for a family outing or date night right in the heart of Steamboat Springs’ restaurant scene. Walk along Lincoln Avenue or Yampa Street for a peaceful ambience under the twinkling lights and easy access to many restaurants.  


If live music is what you seek, this quaint mountain town provides many options. Many reputable acts like Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams and Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real have graced the stage at the world-class Strings Music Pavilion. The Keepin’ It Free Concert series returns every summer, drawing big crowds with acts like Billy Strings, The Lil’ Smokies, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Galactic and more. Smaller venues downtown, like Old Town Pub and Schmiggity’s, keep the live music and dancing going weekly for locals and visitors alike. 


Stay mountainside for nightly activities and dining at the Steamboat Ski Area. While the resort continues construction throughout the base area, there’s still plenty of fun to be had with the family. Pack up your camp chairs and bring the kids to the Torian Plaza Lawn for weekly Coca Cola Movies on the Mountain outdoor movie nights, held throughout the summer. Grab a bite from mountainside eateries like Los Locos and Slopeside Grill before turning in for the evening.  


Whether you’re looking for nightlife entertainment downtown or on the mountain, Steamboat Springs has nightly activities for the kids, the kids at heart and everyone in between.