A ‘venueless location,’ Yampa Valley Amusement appears to do it all in the celebration area

Nick LaGorga, operator of Yampa Valley Entertainment.Nick LaGorga/Courtesy photo Past weekend, Buffalo Commons brought down…

Nick LaGorga, operator of Yampa Valley Entertainment.
Nick LaGorga/Courtesy photo

Past weekend, Buffalo Commons brought down the home at the Hayden Middle, and the happiest man or woman in the location might nicely have been Yampa Valley Entertainment’s Nick LaGorga.

“I myself preferred my company to be located correct right here in Hayden,” LaGorga claimed of his new startup. “There are a lot of men and women transferring below from Steamboat, and other destinations, and we just really do not have incredibly substantially a nightlife ideal now.”

LaGorga, who lives in Hayden, is hoping his new organization venture, Yampa Valley Enjoyment, will adjust that, and his system is to carry new amusement options to Hayden which include regional expertise and, someday, larger identify entertainers.



Mathew Mendisco, Hayden city supervisor, was also thrilled Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, when people from Hayden, Steamboat and Craig packed into the 300-seat auditorium at the Hayden Middle to appreciate good friends, audio and even a tiny dancing in the aisles of the previous significant faculty auditorium.

“Buffalo Commons was final weekend, and it rocked the Hayden Center,” Mendisco stated. “Everybody experienced a ton of pleasurable, and most people who was at the concert was terrific.”



Mendisco said it was also gratifying that the firm handling the movie and seem, as effectively as other factors of the exhibit, is owned and operated by Hayden’s LaGorga, who gained $10,000 in Hayden’s very first organization pitch competitors.

“Nick is beginning to just take that seed revenue, and he’s really setting up to improve, and which is the total stage,” Mendisco said. “We experienced the plans to do a concert collection and anything else, but obtaining a partnership with him — for the reason that he appreciates Buffalo Commons and a whole lot of other things — it makes it less complicated. So he’s accomplishing his point, He’s creating a dwelling, and Hayden people are acquiring bands, and perhaps a comedy exhibit and everything else. It’s a earn-gain.”

Yampa Valley Entertainment gained the contest, which was portion of the Hayden Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Undertaking. Yampa Valley Entertainment was followed by the Hayden Farmers Market place, which obtained $3,000, and Hayden Tire, which took house $1,000.

The winners had been introduced very last August, and LaGorga squandered small time in investing in the gear he necessary to get Yampa Valley Leisure off the ground.

“I was awarded some seed dollars, and I went out and bought a complete (general public address) procedure to increase to what I was now amassing,” LaGorga claimed. “Now I basically have all the equipment, and the know-how to operate the products, so that I can set on activities at distinctive venues. I’m like a venueless venue.”

Nick LaGorga, proprietor of Yampa Valley Amusement.
Nick LaGorga/Courtesy photograph

LaGorga explained the Buffalo Commons exhibit was 2nd of 12 displays that the he will generate for the city of Hayden this yr. He also did a pair of exhibits in Steamboat in excess of Wintertime Carnival and is already seeking ahead to Hayden Times and the farmers market place.

He will welcome Jay Roemer and Buddies, alongside with opening performer Adia Clark Lay, for a live performance from 4:40-8 p.m. at the Hayden Granary.

In addition to live shows, his company can supply support for anybody seeking to set on a fundraiser, a household reunion, a marriage or some other form of exclusive occasion.

“I will book the bands, I will convey in all the machines, and I’ll established every thing up. I will either run sound or have a sound technician there with me, and I’ll possibly operate lights or have a distinct mild technician with me. We will put on a whole-blown demonstrate, begin to finish,” LaGorga stated. “That way individuals who have the money to put on and occasion — but do not always have the machines, or the folks that operate the machines — can rely on me to come in and set on the exhibit.”

LaGorga said he can also take care of the promoting, the electronic promoting, the electronic artwork for posters and commercials and handle social media. His web-site yampavalleyentertainment.com has a listing of all forthcoming events.

LaGorga first moved to Steamboat Springs in 2016. Soon thereafter, he observed a put with the band Acutonic and opened at the Steamboat Totally free Concert Collection for artists like Stephen Marley and Tribal Seeds. He has also labored at venues like the Outdated Town Pub as a sound engineer and the Strings Audio Pageant as a stage hand, and, most just lately, stage supervisor. He also makes an on line publication, “Good Morning Acoustics,” wherever he recognizes community talent.

This year, LaGorga is adding Yampa Valley Entertainment to his list. He mentioned he will trailer in all the machines and perform with venues to place on functions.

Most recently, he has been concentrated on the Hayden Centre, which he mentioned was slated to near down after the Buffalo Commons gig for some renovations.

“The options that they have for the theater are phenomenal,” he said. “It appears to be like quite equivalent to the Strings theater. … It is heading to be huge, and truly fancy, which is brilliant. If I can manage my romance with city all over the several years, I would enjoy to be a element of making use of that theater and bringing in some truly substantial functions.”

For now, he options to remain focused on the prosperity of gifted musicians that can be identified in the Yampa Valley, but he simply cannot support but glance to the long run.

“I know that if the interest is revealed, and the budgets are adequate, we can get in some actually huge names,” LaGorga claimed. “I assume it is heading to really be a daily life-switching occasion for every person who’s concerned.”

Thanks to the income he gained from the Hayden small business contest and his appreciate for songs, things have now begun to change for LaGorga.

“I’ve worked with some large names, I have labored with some tiny names, but all round I have aided place on a great deal of superior shows, and now I’m just variety of hoping to do it for myself,” LaGorga explained. “My aim is to put on excellent reveals and having memorable ordeals for my clients, the artists that I operate with and all the folks that occur out to listen and look at.”