Coyote Ridge entertains Fremont County with services including Campfire Concert Series – Canon City Daily Record


Although the world has been slow to exhume itself from the days of COVID, Fremont County has many community members who want nothing more than to bring exciting new activities and events to citizens.

Gillian Cheek, the owner of Coyote Ridge, is one such person.

Cheek previously owned and successfully operated Sweet Cheeks Cakery, which earned him national and international acclaim for his innovative and over-the-top sculpted cakes. Cheek decided it was time to bring his skills in baking and wizard-like business and apply them to the greater expanse of Fremont County along with Coyote Ridge.

Coyote Ridge offers a range of wedding and event-centric amenities, such as full-service catering, cake carving and bakery, bartender, mobile bars, florist services, and DJ and party supply. live music.

As part of Cheek’s ever-evolving vision, she has announced a series of Campfire concerts for 2022. The first concert was June 9 at The Abbey and the next event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at the Pathfinder Events Center, located at 6655 Colon. 115 in Florence, although doors open at 6 p.m.

“When I came into this industry, it was like going to Fremont County. We have the population here, we have the people who want to come here,” Cheek said. “To see a big name gig, you’d have to go to Springs or Pueblo. It’s like, why can’t we bring this here and keep locals and have people drive us for a change? »

Country singer and songwriter Brian Grace and his band will open the concert beginning at 7 p.m. and country-western band, Exit West, will headline the concert beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at and cost $10. If purchasing online, attendees will receive a confirmation email and a QR code to scan on their phone. Tickets will also be available at the door for $15 while supplies last.

Coyote Ridge will provide tacos and similar foods for purchase while Super Team PCSO, which helps the St. Baldrick Foundation fight childhood cancer, will handle liquor sales. Proceeds from the indoor concerts will be shared between Coyote Ridge and Super Team PSCO.

Although the July 8 concert focuses on country-western motifs and styles, Cheek hopes to bring other musical genres to Fremont County, such as classic rock bands in August. For more information on upcoming concerts, visit

If a business or individual would like to sponsor an upcoming concert, email Cheek at [email protected] or call 719-378-4994.


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