Sep
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Pandas & People

Pandas & People

Pandas & People, a folk alternative band from Northern Colorado, has
been attracting diehard fans from across the world. Founding members
Joshua Scheer (vocals/bass) and Johnny Day (guitar), use the
combination of traditional folk and hook-laden alternative rock to
entice audiences from all over with their unique sound. Beginning as
just a side project, Panda’s & People, through the encouragement of
family and friends, left the basement for the center stage. They
recorded their first single “On My Way” in November of 2013, which hit
the top 100 in the Shazam Colorado charts and continues to receive
airplay from iHeart Radio stations in both Colorado and New Jersey.

Panda’s & People have received media attention from several other
radio stations, including Denver’s famed alternative station Channel
93.3 KTCL. Captivated by their sound, KTCL selected them to open for
Big Gig 2015 in front of thousands of fans. The band has also opened
for several other top names including; Twenty One Pilots, The Oh
Hellos, The Doobie Brothers, Collective Soul, and Nitty Gritty Dirt
Band. Panda’s & People have been voted for several awards including,
“Best New Artist” by The Colorado Sound, and “Best Folk Band in
Colorado” by Westword Magazine two years in a row.

Since then, the live band is now accompanied by Grayson Erhard on
Mandolin, Adam Haag on Percussion and Conrad Marshall on Guitar. The
band continues to thrive not only in the Colorado music scene but all
over the country. With the overall undeniable talent of Pandas &
People and unique fusion of folk with an underlying hint of
alternative rock, this band has the ability to grasp their audience
from the moment you hit play.

Pandas & People, a folk alternative band from Northern Colorado, has
been attracting diehard fans from across the world. Founding members
Joshua Scheer (vocals/bass) and Johnny Day (guitar), use the
combination of traditional folk and hook-laden alternative rock to
entice audiences from all over with their unique sound. Beginning as
just a side project, Panda’s & People, through the encouragement of
family and friends, left the basement for the center stage. They
recorded their first single “On My Way” in November of 2013, which hit
the top 100 in the Shazam Colorado charts and continues to receive
airplay from iHeart Radio stations in both Colorado and New Jersey.

Panda’s & People have received media attention from several other
radio stations, including Denver’s famed alternative station Channel
93.3 KTCL. Captivated by their sound, KTCL selected them to open for
Big Gig 2015 in front of thousands of fans. The band has also opened
for several other top names including; Twenty One Pilots, The Oh
Hellos, The Doobie Brothers, Collective Soul, and Nitty Gritty Dirt
Band. Panda’s & People have been voted for several awards including,
“Best New Artist” by The Colorado Sound, and “Best Folk Band in
Colorado” by Westword Magazine two years in a row.

Since then, the live band is now accompanied by Grayson Erhard on
Mandolin, Adam Haag on Percussion and Conrad Marshall on Guitar. The
band continues to thrive not only in the Colorado music scene but all
over the country. With the overall undeniable talent of Pandas &
People and unique fusion of folk with an underlying hint of
alternative rock, this band has the ability to grasp their audience
from the moment you hit play.

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Aug
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

A Live One

A Live One

A Live One is Texas’ premier Phish tribute, formed in 2011 by guitarist Josh Pearson, bassist Andy Harn, keyboardist Zack Morgan and drummer Alan Eckert. Being huge fans and heavily influenced by Phish, the band found it very exciting recreating their music. With 200 shows under their belts, the band has toured heavily throughout the country and performed at several festivals including Phases of the Moon, Euphoria, Art Outside & Highberry. Digging into the chemistry of Phish’s music, A Live One rises to the challenge, striving to create a similar experience, on a much smaller scale.

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Aug
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Coral Creek

Coral Creek

CORAL CREEK is a Colorado band on the rise, featuring a diverse catalog of original music spanning the genres of rock, country/bluegrass, cajun, folk and island music.  While the new self-titled album sits squarely in the Americana category, CORAL CREEK live performances transport audiences from the beaches of the Caribbean, down to the bayou and back up high into the Colorado Rockies – with instrumentation ranging from mandolin and fiddle to congas and steel pan. 

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Aug
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hello Dollface

Hello Dollface

The music of Hello Dollface unfolds with unexpected flashes of color - a flower blossoming in the desert, the fractured kaleidoscope of your favorite daydream, a voyage into a twilight, streaked with the soothing hues of a summer evening. Their dizzying, ever shifting, hallucinogenic visions drift along like the perfumed vapors arising from a Minotaur’s cave or the green flash of a forest glimpsed through a tiny keyhole. The group is a five-headed monster, a good witch meets Medusa kind of thing, moving in every direction at the same time. Think soul cataclysm, the wail of a Warrior Goddess, driven by dub-conscious indie rockers, a jazz-inspired bubbling cosmic soup, all stirred by a heavy backbeat.

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Aug
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Brad Parsons

Brad Parsons

Once people get the chance to see Brad Parsons Band, it's an experience they don’t easily forget. The Portland-based singer-songwriter has been enrapturing audiences across the country with his almost-unreal powerhouse of a voice and his genre-bending blend of psychedelic rock and Americana. 

His songs and style aim to hit you right in your chest and his big voice goes for your gut. He begs you to sing, shout, dance, laugh and cry with him with songs that sound like standards but are wholly unique to his own style. 

It’s not just his steadily growing fan base that knows that he’s got something special going on. The former member of Horse Feathers gets a lot of love from other musicians, including being tapped as a special guest for Fruition on Jam Cruise, and artist at large for Winter Wonder Grass Tahoe and Northwest String Summit. 

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Jul
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Space Orphan

Space Orphan

Progressive old school. What does that even mean? For this group, it means providing a soulful, funky sound that is heavily based on groove, just as bands like The Meters and James Brown did in years past. But it also means taking those classic, danceable elements, and adding a few new tricks. Space Orphan will hit you in your soul and keep you dancing at the same time.

While they are sometimes joined by the killer horn section of saxophonist Matt Pitt and trumpeter Gabriel Mervine of The Motet, the core lineup showcases the shredding guitar work of Taylor Scott (Otis Taylor Band), the deep pocket of bassist Todd Edmunds (Otis Taylor Band), the tastefully funky beats of drummer Eric Imbrosciano, and kaleidoscope of aural colors provided by keyboardist and primary writer Jon Wirtz.

Having already drawn comparisons to bands like Soulive, Lettuce, and Mothership Connection-era Parliament Funkadelic, buzz around the band has grown quickly, along with a loyal fanbase. In the band's short history, they have already shared the stage with the legendary George Porter Jr. (The Meters),Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten Trio), Dennis Chambers (Santana, Parliament Funkadelic), as well as members of The Motet, Big Gigantic, Snarky Puppy, Leftover Salmon, Kyle Hollingsworth Band and Lettuce. Their debut record, Shut Up About The Sun, was named one of the 20 Best Funk Albums of 2016.

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Jul
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Whitewater Ramble

Whitewater Ramble

Described as “High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass”, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft it’s sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. The Colorado-bred quintet combines the elements of mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums and vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres and to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations. Whether playing an intimate encore, acoustic and unplugged in the crowd, or surfing on top of the upright bass, Whitewater Ramble delivers a powerful and memorable live performance.

Currently on tour behind their second studio release Roots & Groove (produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth), the band continues their growth as songwriters and musicians while earning legions of new fans and expanding their touring reach.

Based in Fort Collins, CO, WWR has performed and headlined on every major stage across the Rocky Mountain Region. A diverse festival resume has helped bring WWR to stages at events like the Northwest String Summit, Wakarusa, Yonder Mountain’s Harvest Festival, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, 80/35 Festival, Nedfest, Bohemian Nights NewWestFest, The Wildflower Pavilion at RockyGrass, Copper Mountain Sunsation, Desert Rocks Music Festival, Love Your Mother Earth Music Festival, Keystone Bluegrass and Brews, The Denver People’s Fair, South Park Music Festival, Westword’s Music Showcase, numerous Brew Festivals, and their own annual two day music and camping festival, Ramble on the River. With over 800+ performances under their belt, the group has truly established themselves as one of the hardest working groups in the jam scene today.

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Jul
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Moves Collective

The Moves Collective

Imagine funk-grass, gypsy soaked and happily drenched in groove. An irresistibly dance-heavy pace, stampeding through genre-blending journeys that resolve into timeless melodies.  This is why TMC is turning heads in the West with their high-energy performances.  This band has become a live staple in the Golden State, dropping a myriad of musical worlds on-stage, dedicated to keeping you Movin’ & Groovin’!

S
an Diego Music Awards Winners 'Best Americana Band' of 2017

The story behind this San Diego based band is deeply rooted in community.  Teaming up with various local businesses and eco-friendly manufacturers, the band has supported local economies and sustainable practices since their inception.  The collective consist of teachers, healers, role-models and eco-conscious individuals.  In any given week, the members of The Moves are busy giving back to their community.  

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May
28
12:30pm12:30pm

Sweet Lillies @ CKS Paddlefest

The Sweet Lillies’ high-energy, melodic tunes have quickly captured the hearts and music souls of fans in Colorado and beyond. The band credits its appeal to the original and compelling songwriting of all four members. The magnetic combination of Melly Frances (vocals), Julie Gussaroff (upright bass), Becca Bisque (viola), and Danjo Lynn (banjo) give this band a soulful, rare, alluring sound that blends Americana and bluegrass, creating a style all its own. As testament to their appeal, The Sweet Lillies have already shared the stage with the likes of Peter Rowan, Vince Herman, Kyle Hollingsworth, Andy Hall, Bill McKay, Jake Wolf, Dave Abear, Leftover Salmon, Yarn, and Drunken Hearts. Based out of Colorado’s Front Range, The Sweet Lillies are continually expanding their audience and reach, building fan and critic support through an unwavering commitment to creativity, a contagious love of music, and a get-up-and-dance attitude that spreads lots of love and smiles. 

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May
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Drunken Hearts @ CKS Paddlefest

“...An electrifying force of Americana music." 

From their humble inception as an acoustic trio, The Drunken Hearts have grown into an electric five-piece that is captivating audiences across the country. In those few years, the Colorado-based group has managed to make a name for itself in a state that is known for producing and cultivating world-class music. The band fearlessly bottles a tempestuous, yet honest brand of American music — infusing spirited vocals with electric and acoustic instruments, and crafting thoughtful songs that are resonating with crowds everywhere. 

Originally an outlet for lead singer and acoustic guitarist, Andrew McConathy, he knew the band needed to expand musically to satisfy his growing songbook of material. With their newest release, Love & Thirst, the band's journey is clear and truthful, letting the listener beneath the love and loss that has shaped the band and it’s members. With the track “Want You Back,” their rowdy guitar-riff rock and country influences are showcased, while the title track “Love & Thirst” conveys a more delicate sentiment through both the music and lyrical delivery. 

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May
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Liver Down the River @ CKS Paddlefest

From the high mountain river-valley of Durango Colorado comes a six piece psych-a-funk-a-grass-a-delic band of musicians called Liver Down The River. The group has their roots in countless river floats, campfires, late night picking, and Colorado living. Since it’s creation in 2012, the band has strived to have nothing but a good time. Their unique sound and high energy performances have lead them to share the stage with the likes of Head for the Hills, Tony Furtado, and Billy Nershi to name a few.

The music is a blend of original compositions and improvisational journeys that paint a picture for the listener. Each member brings their own inspirations and elements to the sound. From the high peaks of bluegrass, deepest pockets of the funk, and outer reaches of space, a unique genre of music is created. Inspiration comes from the band’s collective adventures, lessons of growing older, the following of the soul, and the ability to keep on moving on.

Original song "Murder Ballad" Live from the Animas City Theater in Durango, CO. 2/22/14
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Sep
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Eminence Ensemble

Eminence Ensemble

Eminence Ensemble is a progressive rock/fusion quintet, based out of Boulder, Colorado.   Now in their sixth year together, Eminence Ensemble is cranking it up a notch with a plethora of national tour dates, new music, and a tighter sound than ever. The band has influences ranging from Rush, to Steely Dan, to Michael Jackson.   Audiences have come to love Eminence Ensemble's explosive live performances and captivating unique style of songwriting. 

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Sep
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Policulture

Policulture

Policulture is a five-piece band from Boulder, Colorado whose music strives to bridge the gap between generations and unite all under one sound. While reggae music began in Jamaica and spread across the globe, Policulture seeks to bring the music full circle with their trademarked style of "Original Mountain Reggae". This term illustrates Policulture's perspective and approach to reggae music. Policulture emanates heavy drum and bass with roots rhythm, a melodic horn section, and conscious lyrics. Their message is created to enlighten and music made to move you. 

In 2014 the band released their debut album “The Bridge” which depicts their journey as contemporary reggae musicians. Policulture has a deep passion for Roots Reggae music from all across the globe, and is blessed to have shared the stage with world renown artists like The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, John Browns Body, SOJA, Katchafire, and many more. 
 

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Sep
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Pandas & People play the BEACH

PANDAS & PEOPLE

Pandas & People, a folk alternative band from Northern Colorado, has
been attracting diehard fans from across the world. Founding members
Joshua Scheer (vocals/bass) and Johnny Day (guitar), use the
combination of traditional folk and hook-laden alternative rock to
entice audiences from all over with their unique sound. Beginning as
just a side project, Panda’s & People, through the encouragement of
family and friends, left the basement for the center stage. They
recorded their first single “On My Way” in November of 2013, which hit
the top 100 in the Shazam Colorado charts and continues to receive
airplay from iHeart Radio stations in both Colorado and New Jersey.

Panda’s & People have received media attention from several other
radio stations, including Denver’s famed alternative station Channel
93.3 KTCL. Captivated by their sound, KTCL selected them to open for
Big Gig 2015 in front of thousands of fans. The band has also opened
for several other top names including; Twenty One Pilots, The Oh
Hellos, The Doobie Brothers, Collective Soul, and Nitty Gritty Dirt
Band. Panda’s & People have been voted for several awards including,
“Best New Artist” by The Colorado Sound, and “Best Folk Band in
Colorado” by Westword Magazine two years in a row.

Since then, the live band is now accompanied by Grayson Erhard on
Mandolin, Adam Haag on Percussion and Conrad Marshall on Guitar. The
band continues to thrive not only in the Colorado music scene but all
over the country. With the overall undeniable talent of Pandas &
People and unique fusion of folk with an underlying hint of
alternative rock, this band has the ability to grasp their audience
from the moment you hit play.

 

Pandas & People, a folk alternative band from Northern Colorado, has
been attracting diehard fans from across the world. Founding members
Joshua Scheer (vocals/bass) and Johnny Day (guitar), use the
combination of traditional folk and hook-laden alternative rock to
entice audiences from all over with their unique sound. Beginning as
just a side project, Panda’s & People, through the encouragement of
family and friends, left the basement for the center stage. They
recorded their first single “On My Way” in November of 2013, which hit
the top 100 in the Shazam Colorado charts and continues to receive
airplay from iHeart Radio stations in both Colorado and New Jersey.

Panda’s & People have received media attention from several other
radio stations, including Denver’s famed alternative station Channel
93.3 KTCL. Captivated by their sound, KTCL selected them to open for
Big Gig 2015 in front of thousands of fans. The band has also opened
for several other top names including; Twenty One Pilots, The Oh
Hellos, The Doobie Brothers, Collective Soul, and Nitty Gritty Dirt
Band. Panda’s & People have been voted for several awards including,
“Best New Artist” by The Colorado Sound, and “Best Folk Band in
Colorado” by Westword Magazine two years in a row.

Since then, the live band is now accompanied by Grayson Erhard on
Mandolin, Adam Haag on Percussion and Conrad Marshall on Guitar. The
band continues to thrive not only in the Colorado music scene but all
over the country. With the overall undeniable talent of Pandas &
People and unique fusion of folk with an underlying hint of
alternative rock, this band has the ability to grasp their audience
from the moment you hit play.

 

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Aug
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Saltwater String Band

Saltwater String Band

SWSB is a high energy, low stress bluegrass group based in Ocean City, MD.   Centered around core members singer/songwriter Nate Clendenen and mandolin player Darin Engh, they are frequently joined by the Mid-Atlantic's best pickers... Sam Guthridge, Marc Dykeman, Joe Esham, Lucy B. Cochran, Dave Shepherd, Robert Mabe, Patrick McAvinue, and more... it's good stuff people. 

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Aug
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

FY5

FY5

Colorado’s FY5 proudly swim in the deep currents of American music-classic bluegrass, tried-and-true honky tonk, country swing and skillfully spun folk tales. While their sound evokes timelessness, it is decidedly contemporary, well-traveled 21st century sensibility that informs their songwriting. Their tunes draw on the bumps, bruises and laugh lines earned when we find ourselves in the “bogs” of back roads, dive bars and long, lonesome nights.

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Jul
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

Brian Collins

Brian Collins

Hailing from the music hotbed of West Georgia, Brian Collins radiates a true southern soul. Humbled by his modest upbringing as the son of two truck-driving parents, Brian exudes passion and love in every corner of his career. The release of his debut album, Healing Highway certified Brian as one of the most promising emerging acts on the country scene. Following the trailblazing success of his leadoff single “Never Really Left,” Brian is back with sophomore tune, “Shine A Little Love.”

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Jul
1
3:00pm 3:00pm

Rapids & Grass River and Music Festival

South Main Arts & Parks Trust is proud to announce the first Rapids & Grass Music Festival!

Float six miles of the Arkansas River from the Buena Vista River Park in South Main to the Browns Canyon Riverside Grill. Enjoy one hour of half price drinks then get shuttled back to The Beach for live music from RapidGrass.

River Trip Departs from South Main at 3:00 pm

Music Starts at 6:30 pm

$30 Guided Trip

$10 Private Boaters

Please book your spot in advance for the Happy Hour Float at whitewater.net/rapids-grass

The Inaugural Rapids & Grass River & Music Festival is a fundraiser for the South Main Arts and Parks Trust. All proceeds benefit more great music, art and parks in Buena Vista, CO.

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