We have amazing outdoor fun in Colorado’s mountain towns including the launch of great Colorado Music Festivals and Events that you will want to Save the Date and plan for. We have a round-up on some of the best around.
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival revealed its 2022 artist lineup. The festival returns to delight the event’s fans with a well-rounded mix of live blues, funk, indie, rock, jam band, gospel, and soul performances featuring Buddy Guy, Gov’t Mule, and Ceelo Green As… “Soul Brotha #100″ (A James Brown Tribute), John Hiatt & The Goners, The War and Treaty, and many more. The complete list of announced artists is included below.
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The I Bar is an authentic western heritage event center that seats up to 515. It is situated on a 10 acre converted hay meadow, 250 ft off of the Tomichi Creek at the base of ‘W’ Mountain in beautiful Gunnison, CO. The Colorado DOW operates the buffer of land between our venue and Tomichi Creek and offers access to amazing fly fishing and equestrian/hiking opportunities.
The I Bar is situated 1.5 miles southeast of downtown Gunnison behind Jorgenson Park and the Pioneer Museum. Its unique setting is what makes it very special; just on the edge of town, but deep into the quiet spaces of agriculture and recreation.
The venue is a converted hay barn with stage, lighting & sound. While the sides are open to provide fresh air and scenery, there are curtains that can be closed for inclement weather. The venue is in operation from May-October for community-orientated events and music you won’t want to miss. www.ibarranch.com/music/
We love the awesome little town of Frisco, Colorado. Great restaurants, an amazing marina, trails to hike and bike all contribute to what makes this town so wonderful! Special Events and Music are another amazing reason why we adore Frisco. The Frisco Concert in the Park Series has some bands that will have you grabbing your outdoor blanket and lawn chairs for an evening out. Enjoy a fun, free concert in Frisco’s Historic Park on Thursdays in summer.
2022 Concerts in the Park Lineup
June 23, 2022
Eyes Wide Open
Based in Dillon, CO, The Eyes Wide Open band has performed together for over 12 years. With powerful female lead vocals, the band performs covers of rock and alternative favorites. Concert to benefit Breck Film Fest
June 30, 2022
Meadow Mountain continues to evolve traditional string band music, combining a wide range of influences with an astounding work ethic to produce quality music that belies their age. Their distinct connection to all the best parts of traditional bluegrass is apparent in their musicianship, vocal harmonies, songwriting, and the soulful tones that make bluegrass so unique. Audiences should expect to hear original music that represents bluegrass in the best possible way. Concert to benefit League for Animals and People of Summit (LAPS)
July 7, 2022
The Runaway Grooms
Born from the rich culture of the Colorado mountains, the Runaway Grooms are bringing a refreshing take on contemporary jam band music. With pocket grooves, syncopated rhythms, and expansive tones, the band captures elements of funk and psychedelic rock, while simultaneously celebrating the traditional songwriting roots of Americana music. Dueling guitar solos, 3-part harmonies, and a screaming lap steel guitar combine to create a unique soundscape that takes listeners through an experiential musical journey. Concert to benefit Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC)
July 14, 2022
Turntable Revue Trio
Self-described as a family band, siblings Joe Bianchi and Terry Armistead grew up playing music together with their musician parents in Vermont. Joined by Bob Masters on bass, guitar and vocals, Mark Levy on drums, and Jeff Armistead on the keyboards, audiences should expect to hear rock and roll with some folk, hard rock, and bluegrass influences. Concert to benefit Summit Seniors
July 21, 2022
The Coffis Brothers
Hailing from the Santa Cruz Mountains of northern California, the Santa Cruz Weekly describes the Coffis Brothers’ sound as a “blend of folk, country and rock with the intensity of personal lyrics into a gritty and often tender harmony of sound… a show that delivers one part Avett Brothers and one part early Neil Young for a full night of dancing and fun.”
Blending the new and nostalgic and the classic with the contemporary, their newest record, Turn My Radio Up, makes equal room for heartland rock & roll anthems, front-porch folk songs, and campfire-worthy Americana ballads. Concert to benefit Colorado Learning Connections
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The Wildmans come from the hills of Floyd, Virginia in the heart of the Appalachian mountain music tradition. From campsite jamming at festivals and fiddler’s conventions and a college level music education comes the foundation for musical exploration that sets this group apart, taking the audience on a musical journey that reflects the growth and passion of these talented musicians as they make their way in the American string band scene. Concert to benefit the Family Intercultural and Resource Center (FIRC)
August 4, 2022
Laney Lou & The Bird Dogs
Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs are an energetic Americana band from Bozeman, Montana that infuses four-part harmonies, engaging songwriting, and rock-n-roll drive into a modern approach to traditional folk music. Coming from varied musical backgrounds, the five-person ensemble creates a sound unique to them, but one that finds common ground by adding the energy of Montana’s big sky country into their music. The Bird Dogs weave stories through their songs that are reflective, joyous, longing, or meant to share a journey with the listener. Concert to benefit Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD)
August 11, 2022
Split Window features a large ensemble of talented musicians. Performing with as many as 12 musicians, the band is able to approach many genres and is known for upbeat and danceable music with a positive message and socially conscious lyrics. The band started in 2012 as the duo of Julian Daknis and Jodi Messa and has since become a staple of the Colorado mountain music scene. Concert to benefit the Summit Chamber of Commerce
August 18, 2022
SATELLITE13 is a modern rock band out of Colorado made up of members John Truscelli, Jess Rose, Tyler Easton, and Leo Lopez. The band formed in December 2018, bringing together different backgrounds and influences to create a modern sound with rock roots. Their style appeals to the younger listener looking for the most innovative new music, as well as the seasoned music fan who wants to rock. Concert to benefit Mountain Dreamers
August 25, 2022
The Margarita Brothers is a “fun in the sun” band playing the music of Jimmy Buffet, Beach Boys, Reggae, Calypso and your favorite toe-tapper oldies, with plenty of encouraging audience interaction. Concert to benefit Summit Advocates for Victims of Assault
September 1, 2022
Knight Groove is a powerful funk-blues-jazz musical adventure into the depths of groove eclecticism. Heavily influenced by The Meters, Allman Brothers, James Brown, and Led Zeppelin, Knight Groove delivers a dance beat with creative musical arrangements and classic rock riffs. Knight Groove has added Tom Marsh on Keys and Brian Mahanke on sax, trumpet, flute, and flugelhorn, which has completed the Knight Groove sound. Concert to benefit Women of the Summit
September 8, 2022
Beau Thomas Band
Since October 2018, Beau Thomas and his crew have been bringing Soul, R&B, and Hip Hop to the high country with up-tempo arrangements and strong soulful vocals as the backbone to Thomas’ project. The six-piece ensemble comes together out of Summit County and the Vail Valley with members Beau Thomas on(lead vocals, Jeffery Smith on keys, Matt O’Rourke on lead guitar, Austin Dreher on sax, Max Engelman on bass, and Mike Bahr on drums. Concert to benefit Smart Bellies
For more information: TownOfFriscoEvents.com
The Town of Silverthorne is making the first Friday of every month a reason for residents and visitors alike to get together and celebrate what’s special about this vibrant community. From arts and food to music and fun, First Fridays showcase the community’s talented makers, artisans and performers, and include hosted evenings with artists, chefs, brewers, musicians and more in various locales that welcome the whole community to participate.
We say bring it all because Colorado mountain town weather will make the unprepared sad!
Strings Music Festival’s 35th anniversary has organized more than 60 concerts and special events spanning classical to rock, jazz, country, and more. The summer music scene in Steamboat will be jam-packed. Headliners such as Bruce Hornsby and Mary Chapin Carpenter join perennial Strings’ favorite events like free Music on the Green concerts. The centerpiece of the festival is the 569-seat Strings Pavilion, which will host a free community-welcoming event from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 24. Meet music director Michael Sachs and hear a short performance while learning all about the summer’s programs. June 25 Sachs will conduct Strings Festival Orchestra on opening night for selections from Tchaikovsky and Schumann.
24 1-2 pm Welcome to Strings Event with a free short performance
25 Opening Night Classical with Strings Festival Orchestra
26 Keb’ Mo’ 2020 Grammy WINNER!
28 5:30 pm House Party with Martin Chalifour & Verne Lundquist
29 9 am Yoga with Classical Music in Strings Park
29 10 am Music on the Green at the Yampa River Botanic Park
29 Mozart and Brahms
For July, August and September head to: www.stringsmusicfestival.com/ongoing
The Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association and Beyond the Groove Productions are pleased to announce their annual Music on the Green concert series in Mountain Village, Colorado. Music on the Green, a free summer concert series taking place most Fridays, starts June 7 through September 6 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Mountain Village Reflection Plaza, adjacent to the Madeline Hotel & Residences.
“Music on the Green is a great way to start your summer weekends,” said Anton Benitez, president of TMVOA. “Meet with friends, grab a drink, a bite to eat, and enjoy live music in Reflection Plaza.”
The concert series line-up features a wide variety of bands and musicians who will start the weekend with a celebration of music and art amid the backdrop of the San Juan Mountains surrounding Mountain Village.
June 3: Brent Cowles
June 10: Devon Worley
June 17: You Knew Me When
June 24: Daniel Rodriquez
July 1: Sammy Brue
July 8: Willis Alan Ramsey
July 15: Never Come Done
July 22: RO Shapiro
July 29: Cousin Curtiss
Aug. 5: Taylor Ashton
Aug. 12: Tall Tall Tess
Aug. 19: LVDY
August 26: Foxfeather
Sept. 2: Emily Scott Robinson
Sept. 9: Sarah Vos & Daniel Wolffe of Dead Horses
Last summer proved to be a magical summer of events in Dillon with one of the most spectacular views and sound systems around. The Dillon 2022 Summer Music lineup is changing rapidly with new announcements coming weekly. Head to their website for complete details.
For further information on RiverWonderGrass head to their website at www.riverwondergrass.com
The lineup is announced and tickets are available at www.telluridejazz.org
FOR COMPLETE DETAILS: www.aspensnowmass.com/visit/events/bud-light-hifi-concert-series
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