Concerts for Kids helps raise funds for youth programs
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Downtown Denver rock out for a great cause this Saturday, May 28, when 25 bands take to five stages as Concerts For Kids hosts the second annual Denver Day of Rock. The performance areas are along the 16th Street Mall, Denver’s mile-long pedestrian promenade, making it easy to roam from act to act. Food and beer booths will be set up throughout downtown for the event, with free music rocking the city from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the first day of Memorial Day weekend.
In 2010, more than 100,000 people attended the free music event, making it the city’s largest one day music festival. This year, Day of Rock has added a fifth stage, four new beer gardens, and five more bands. Stages and beer gardens are located just off the 16th Street Mall on Arapaho, in Skyline Park, at Champa, Curtis and Welton. Continue reading “Travel: Rock out this weekend in downtown Denver”→
Popular jam band expected to take a break from touring next year, so catch them this summer
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Widespread Panic’s musical meanderings will take them to high deserts of New Mexico, where the popular jam band will play a June 22 solstice gig at the Taos Solar Music Festival in Kit Carson Park.
For centuries, Taos has been a gathering place where cultures share song and dance. Organizers of the concert said in a press release that it’s great spot for the renowned road warriors to celebrate the band’s 25th anniversary tour before Widespread Panic takes an expected break from the road in 2012.
The band will perform in Taos prior to working its way to three sold-out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre The band’s attendance records exceed any other act in Red Rock history with 35 sold-out performances.
What’s attracted artists and off-the-grid settlers for centuries to Taos is what will charm Widespread Panic’s fervent fans to this high desert town. Bluebird skies, a relaxed pace, breathtaking views of Taos Mountain and an eclectic art scene provides a showcase for SolarFest‘s belief that all art forms are universal communicators with Eco-awareness as the future’s chosen life-style. Continue reading “2011 Taos Solar Music Festival features Widespread Panic”→
Spring Fever concert series runs April 2 – 17 at the base of Peak 8
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — The Wailers and Ozomatli and Devotchka will be among the headliners at this year’s Breckenridge Spring Fever concert series, kicking off Saturday, April 2 and running through the end of the season in late April.
The Flobots, a progressive hip hop group from Denver,will kick off the series April 2 on a specially constructed stage at the base of Peak 8, followed by Bluegrass sensation Cornmeal on April 3. The shows are set to run from about 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday through the spring season, with local high country bands opening each performance. Continue reading “Breckenridge: Wailers, Ozomatli headline spring concerts”→
SUMMIT COUNTY — The most-viewed stories of the past couple of days show the effects of social media on a local and global scale.
The top story is about a local music program. Parents and other people interested in music education in Summit County helped spread the story via e-mail among neighbors and friends. And by the way, the program culminates with a free concert tonight (Saturday) at the Dillon Community Church. Click on the headline to get all the info.
The number two story was a travel essay about a visit to Naples and Pompeii. the story was first published as our travel feature last weekend and got a decent amount of hits. Then it was picked up by a news aggregator and posted on the first page under Naples, where it picked up considerable traffic. Finally, it was also rebroadcast widely through the Twitter travel community. Whatever the reason, I like the story and if you haven’t read it yet, please click on the link and share it with your friends.
*The 2011 Beer and Bluegrass is Aug. 6 & 7 at River Run Village. Visit the festival website here.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Tasty brews and old-time fiddling just seem to go together well, and Keystone has made the most of that combo with its annual Bluegrass & Beer festival, now in its 14th year. Along with unlimited sampling from some of Colorado’s best microbreweries, this year’s festival features some of the hottest names in traditional and progressive bluegrass, including the Farewell Drifters, Grass it Up and No Longer Boys.
It was a beautiful spring day for the final ski day of the season on Sunday, April 18, at Copper Mountain Sunsation. Check out Pato Banton & the New Generation and Los Lonely Boys at the Summit Voice YouTube channel: