Arts & Culture in Rock Springs, WY
From live music and theater to festivals and art galleries, Sweetwater County residents can choose from an assortment of cultural offerings.
The Broadway Theater is back. After sitting empty for several years the theater was completely renovated and re-opened in April 2012. Renovations to the 370-seat venue started in June 2008 and cost approximately $1.4 million. It now hosts parties, special events and productions.
The theater program at Western Wyoming Community College produces professional, award-winning dance, theater and musical theater while providing students with first-class performance and technical instruction. WWCC's Green River Center houses the 135-seat John Wesley Powell performance hall, complete with an array of in-house audio and video equipment.
Free Fun at Bunning Park
International Day at Bunning Park pays homage to Rock Springs’ nickname, “Home of 56 Nationalities,” by giving visitors a taste of the region’s rich heritage through exotic foods and local, regional and international entertainment. Concerts in the Park run evenings from June through August and showcase musical styles ranging from blues and country to classic rock, folk and polka.
At the Rock Springs Community Fine Arts Center, guests enjoy paintings, sculptures, photographs, crafts and more by artists from all around the country. Lectures, workshops, demonstrations and a special “ArtCamp” mean there is something for all ages. The High Desert Art Gallery and Local Color, the largest artist-owned gallery in the state, are also in the area.
The Blues n’ Brews Festival offers top-shelf microbrews and live blues music, and the nearby Green River’s River Festival hosts duck races, a kayak rodeo, food and free games for kids. Flaming Gorge Days at Expedition Island Park showcases performances by big-name artists such as Brett Michaels, Ted Nugent and Night Ranger, to name a few. Sweetwater County also boasts Wyoming’s Big Show County Fair and the Red Desert Roundup Rodeo. A Lighted Holiday Parade is held each December in downtown Rock Springs, with fantastically decorated holiday floats that feature brilliant lighting and festive music.
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