Dust off your cowboy hat and shine your boots as the Spring Creeks Ranch Concert Series brings good times and good music to Carbondale August 26-27, on scenic land owned by the Gianinetti ranching family. for 100 years. .
Spring Creeks Ranch manager Tanner Gianinetti recounts how his great-grandfather, Ben Angelo Gianinetti, who had served as a cross-country skier on a border patrol in the Italian Alps, emigrated to Colorado in 1911. found the Roaring Fork Valley and absolutely loved it.
In 1923 Ben married Alphonsine Diemoz and in 1927 they purchased the Spring Creeks Ranch property from Alphonsine’s father, Ernest Diemoz.
Gianinetti explained that in the 1920s the ranch “was quite a large piece of land, representing almost a little over a quarter of the town of Carbondale. This was when Main Street was the main street; there was no Route 133. It ran behind the [Honey Butter] restaurant and the trailer park to what is now the Rio Grande bike path, that was the railroad back then.”
From its earliest days, the ranch has been where Gianinetti family memories were and continue to be made, but it’s also a community gathering place “famous for polka and barn dances, galas of rodeo,” Gianinetti explained. He added, “and we’ve brought the community together since we’ve been here.”
Over the years, people have often approached the family to rent the property, as its dreamy mountainous backdrop is perfect for weddings and special events. In the early 2000s, Gianinetti explained, a pavilion structure was built for the wedding of a Gianinetti granddaughter and “it snowballed from there.”
The family-owned and operated Spring Creeks Ranch has facilities to host events – from weddings to wellness seminars and programs and annual corporate meetings. They also have an equestrian center with a boarding school and an outdoor arena. Their fly fishing program offers anglers year-round access to the Roaring Fork River.
They pay special attention to customer service. Gianinetti said, “We go above and beyond for them, and the property is just beautiful, and then you have my great-grandfather’s working ranch behind it all – it’s a really special environment.”
As a result, loyal customers have become friends. “We have clients who send us photos of their newborn babies. They call to tell us they’re in town and want lunch,” Gianinetti said.
Although they’ve held smaller-scale events, such as the YouthZone charity benefit, last August, they made their “first pitch at a real big event,” Gianinetti said, with a concert featuring featured country music singer-songwriter Ned LeDoux, who garnered a following. of about 500 people.
This year’s concert is a two-day event, kicking off Friday with a family fun night featuring a range of local talent with The Tyler Rust Band, Joey Rowland, A Band Called Alexis and The Sean Moon Band.
Saturday night is an 18+ event with country music singer-songwriter William Michael Morgan. At 29, he’s already a seasoned performer with a smooth, warm baritone voice who burst onto the Nashville music scene with his 2016 debut single, “I Met A Girl.”
Gianinetti shared that Morgan will be releasing a new album soon, so “crowds are going to be discovering new songs and enjoying the ones they know.” Morgan will be joined by special guest Aaron Goodvin, who “has been all over Nashville and played many festivals. He really gets everyone moving, so I think he’s going to be a great addition,” Gianinetti said. .
Food will be provided by the Rolling Fork Truck and the Colorado Q, with adult drinks in the beer garden and spirits from the Marble Distillery in the cocktail tent.
Gianinetti said they hope the Spring Creeks Ranch concert series will continue as an annual event.
Spring Creeks Ranch is at 644 Cowen Drive in Carbondale. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday. To reduce traffic congestion to and from the event, carpooling is encouraged.
For more information about Spring Creeks Ranch or to purchase tickets to the concert series, go to www.springcreeksranch.com. Use promo code SCR22 for ticket discounts.