Carbondale Mountain Fair

Lynn Burton

First aired in August of 2019. Wick Moses is one of the personalities that put KDNK on the air. He joins Traci Gurley-Tomashosky on United Way Cares to give a glimpse into Carbondale's colorful history, the origins of Mountain Fair and CCAH and the beginning of KDNK.

Carbondale Arts


Carbondale Arts


Carbondale Arts

Something about the Carbondale Mountain Fair draws out the best from visiting artists. You hear it time and again on the 22 years of Mountain Fair recordings, ranging from Yonder Mountain String Band in 2000 to the Infamous Stringdusters in 2012.


Amy interviews Dave Watts of The Motet. Carley DeBeque and Alta Otto tell us about the pie contest at Mountain Fair. Brian checks in with Kyle and Kelly Phelps about their show at the Carbondale Clay Center. 

Mountain Fair has been growing and changed a lot throughout the years, I suppose we all have to Grow Up some time.

Listen to all the growing pains Mountain Fair has gone through to get to where she is today!

The Crystal Theatre is Open Again!

Jun 25, 2021


Carbondale Arts

Express Yourself visits with Symphony in the Valley before its upcoming "Swing" show and more.

Buh-Bye 2020: A KDNK Audio Collage

Dec 31, 2020
Amy Hadden Marsh/KDNK

Enjoy an audio collage of the unique content on KDNK's airwaves this year, including live original music, love letters to KDNK, new Mountain Fair traditions, bloopers, voices you know and love, and some dude with a French accent(?). From everyone at KDNK, thanks for keeping our community resilient and our airwaves wacky. Happy New Year!

Jane knows what she's talking about, Pam says she doesn't often know what she's talking about but she does it anyway. And Luke said nothing. Hah! Another thrilling episode of Whatever.


Tune in Live for Carbondale Mountain Fair

Jul 27, 2019
Gavin Dahl / KDNK

Tune in live all weekend for KDNK's broadcasts from Sopris Park for the 48th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair. 

Jyemo Juju

Jul 19, 2019

Jonny Jyemo is an A-list go-to drummer for many Colorado bands. But for his own band, The Jyemo Club, he lets someone else pound the skins while he directs the chaos of a ten-piece band. He also picks up the rhythm guitar, charango and Andean flutes. Jonny calls his music Busta Music. It's multi culti world rebel music with elements of Afro-Cuban, cumbia, funk and reggae. The Jyemo Club headlines Saturday at this year's Mountain Fair. KDNK's Luke Nestler spoke with Jonny about his band and his CD So Near So Far.

Jesse and his psychotropic folk band from Austin, The Deer, return to Carbondale for two shows next week: Friday night at the Carbondale Mountain Fair, and the following night at Steve's Guitars. The Deer, Austin’s answer to Elephant Revival, have an elliptical way with a lyric and delicate but complex melodies that surround and suffuse the words. It all adds up to something psychedelic and irresistable. The Deer have played Steve’s Guitars several times, and in the process have become Carbondale favorites. We caught up with Jesse while the band drove through Nevada. 

They blew us away last year at Mountain Fair with their Sunday morning set and here they are again. They dropped by the Roots Branches and Buds show to say hello on their way to Telluride Bluegrass, performing three tunes live in-studio: The Well, Oshu and Bwana. We also heard Pirulito recorded from that Mountain Fair set.