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The Charles Sawtelle GNU Mountain Jam keeps getting better with age. The jam has seventeen years of history, proving that it can offer quality folk, bluegrass and jazz music, authentic Texas barbecue and thirst-quenching local microbrews while maintaining a community feel.

The event's also a fundraiser for KGNU, which can only help the good vibes. "It's very people-oriented, just like the station," says Mouse Bradshaw, KGNU's membership director and office manager.

So grab the kids and head up to the Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main Street in Gold Hill, and take in some barbecue and brews to the tunes of Sweet Sunny South, the Clay Kirkland Band, Darol Anger, Scott Nygaard and Uncle Squ'Earl (featuring members of Uncle Earl and Darol Anger). The party runs from noon to 5 p.m.; tickets are $12 for KGNU members, $15 for non-members, and free for kids twelve and younger. For information, visit; for advance tickets, call KGNU at 303-449-4885.

"We've had a lot of community support over the years," notes Bradshaw. "That's a big deal to us, really being a part of our community."


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