This Week’s Live Music Performances in Pagosa Springs, by Cynda Green

TURN OFF YOUR TV:  This Week’s Live Music Performances in Pagosa Springs


Cynda Green

This Tuesday, May 3, is Tobi Wiseman Wilton’s last day as bar manager for the Buffalo Inn.  Tobi also booked the bands for the Buffalo, and said that what she will miss most is working with the musicians.

But Tobi isn’t taking a break.  Her new venture is as restaurant manager for the new and yet to be named Pagosa Springs Golf Club restaurant and bar.  It will be a full service restaurant year-round.  Her plan is to bring Friday night solo or duo performers to her new location.

I was curious about the new restaurant, so I drove to the Pagosa Springs Golf Course clubhouse where it is located and met with Tobi.  The restaurant and bar share the same space and is currently being renovated.  It’s an intimate space and will seat at the most 60.  The bar faces a wall of windows with a beautiful view of the mountains.  There’s also a small deck to enjoy the view and drinks outdoors.

The menu will be creative and affordable.  “We don’t want to be a high end restaurant,” Tobi said.  “With a smaller space we think we can keep fresh high quality ingredients on hand, and we’d like to use local and organic ingredients whenever possible.  All of our breads will be homemade. “  They plan to have creative desserts and light tapas at night.

In other words, it will offer healthier fare than typical bar menu.

This new yet to be named restaurant plans to have a soft opening, serving breakfast, lunch, and happy hour, on May 9th.  Dinner service will be added June 1. 

I wish Tobi and her new venture much success, and am looking forward to dining there. 



Thursday, April 28

Open Music Jam, 6-8 pm at Dorothy’s Restaurant.  All levels of music lovers invited.

Open Mic, 7pm at Buffalo Inn.  Hosted by Eli Carpenter.

DJ Dusty, 8 pm at Pagosa Pub Works, variety.

Friday, April 29

Achachaya, 9pm at Bear Creek.  Funk.

Cabin Fever, 9pm at Buffalo Inn.  Rock n roll and a little bit of country.

Treena B. the Kiwi, 6-9pm at Nello’s.  Mellow acoustic guitar and vocals.

Brooks-I, 6pm at Kip’s.  Rock ‘n blues.

Saturday, April 30

UFC, 7pm and DJ Bobby Hart, 9pm at Bear Creek. $15 cover.   

Leadfoot Ruthie, 6-9pm at Nello’s.  Dine and dance to local rock n roll favorite.

DJ Matt, 10pm at Buffalo Inn.  Rocki’ Rocky Mountain Blues.

Variety Express, 8pm at Dorothy’s.


Sunday, May 1

“Feelin’ Randy” at Buffalo Inn 3-9pm.  A benefit for Randy Trainor. Bring your instruments and donations!


Tuesday, May 2

Carl Mori, 7pm at Buffalo Inn


Wednesday, May 3

John Graves & Friends, jazz, 5-7 pm at Nello’s

Karaoke Dance Party with Lisa Saunders, 9pm at Buffalo Inn




Bear Creek Saloon, 475 Lewis Street  970-264-5611

Buffalo Inn, 164 North Pagosa Boulevard   970-731-0519

Dorothy’s Restaurant, 120 County Rd 600 (Piedra Rd)  970-731-3164

JJ’s Riverwalk Restaurant & Pub, 356 E Highway 160, 970-264-9100

Kip’s Grill and Cantina, 121 Pagosa Street  970-264-3663

Nello’s Bistro, 135 Country Center Dr. (next to Alco)  970-731-9899

Pagosa Pub Works, 165 North Pagosa Boulevard, 970-7313775