6:30 pm18:30

Eminence Ensemble plays @ the BEACH

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. 

6:30 pm18:30

Policulture plays @the BEACH


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. 

6:30 pm18:30

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.

6:30 pm18:30

Saltwater String Band plays @ the BEACH

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. 

6:30 pm18:30

FY5 plays @ the BEACH


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.

6:30 pm18:30

Brian Collins plays @ the BEACH

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.”

3:00 pm15:00

Rapids & Grass River and Music Festival

  • The BEACH

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

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.