* 13714 Poudre Canyon Hwy * Bellvue, CO 80512 * (970) 482-4420 * mishawakaconcerts.com *
Nestled in the cradle of the Poudre Canyon, right on the banks of the Lower Mishawaka river bend, is a hidden yet large amphitheater and bar that hosts some incredible shows, festivals, events, concerts, and parties. The Lunar Fire Solstice celebration on 6/20/09 was my second time attending this fabulous venue. (The first time was to see Kan’nal) Apparently the Mishawaka Amphitheater was birthed in 1916 by the well known musician Walter S. Thompson who found this small stretch of the Cache La Poudre River Valley and settled this sacred land. It was here he built his summer home. Having to homestead the piece of land in order to own it he moved there. His home became known as the Mishawaka Dance Hall where there was a dance almost every night. It is this hall that evolved into the legendary Mishawaka Amphitheatre which is otherwise known as “The Mish”. One of my favorite concert venues in Colorado! Rating: 5 stars out of 5.