June 15, 2016--Dolores River Festival rebounds; online sales help (Cortez Journal)

Nearly 2,000 music lovers met at Joe Rowell Park Saturday for the 13th annual Dolores River Festival after online ticket sales bumped up attendance. “We’re back up to our usual numbers,” said Scott Clow, president of Greater Dolores Action, the community organization that puts on the popular river celebration. “We sold 500 tickets online in the last 48 hours.” A chilly rainstorm dampened attendance last year, but sunny skies and mid-80 temperatures this year warmed up festivarians as for the 11 bands that played on two stages. The small-town atmosphere, national and local bands, free raft rides, dog-friendly grounds and large playground continued to make the family-friendly event a regional favorite. To view the full article visit the Cortez Journal.