Free Music in the Park Continues this July in Ridgway, Colorado!
Summer in Southwest Colorado is filled with wonder and beauty. What better way to celebrate the season than by dancing blithely at the base of the San Juans.
As the music takes you away, The majesty of the mountains and scenery create an almost surreal sense of oneness with each other.
Children run about, dancing to the tunes, and enjoying the many activities, while parents can enjoy a cold craft beer as they tap their way to the center field or sit in lawn chairs and on blankets, just soaking it all in.
The month of June brings a variety of great talent to Ouray. Fellin Park is filled with joy and music every Thursday night. But the music goes on.
The Ridgway Concert Series invites you to celebrate summer concerts for another month in a new park!
Featuring a diverse range of national bands, with awesome local and regional bands as well, the Ridgway Concert series will once again offer a total of five concerts every Thursday in July, featuring a variety of genres from bluegrass to jazz, and everything in between!
The July Line up is as follows:
Thursday, July 2, 2015 – Sol Driven Trai, with Blair Crimmins and the Hookers
Sol Driven Train is comprised of a group of friends hailing from Charleston, who for the past 14 years have steadily developed a following of music fans eager for a new upbeat sound. Named “2011 Rock Band of the Year” “2012 Jam Band of the Year” and “2013 World/Groove/Reggae Band of the Year” by the Charleston City Paper, and “On the Verge” by Relix Magazine in January 2012, Sol Driven Train is an independent band breaking into the national spotlight.
Bringing a modern sound with a 1920’s Dixieland Jazz style, Blair Crimmins and the Hookers are a band to be heard. With a blasting of saxophones and trombones, you will be transported to a time when music was all about moving.
Thursday, July 9, 2015 – Humming House, with Intuit
As complete as they are in the studio and on record, Humming House is fundamentally and emphatically a live band. With scarcely a tube’s worth of amplification or electricity and a drum kit’s worth of percussion distributed among the band members, they emit force on stage and demand attention. They’ve rocked rooms of all sizes and played Forecastle Festival, Bristol’s Rhythm & Roots Festival, and the Cayamo Cruise with the elite of Americana.
Boulder based Intuit creates a sound all their own with roots in Reggae, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Hip-Hop, Folk and World Music. Lyrics to every song are filled with their message of love for the Earth and all of her creatures as well as a dedication to building a community and growing together.
Thursday, July 16, 2015 – The Congress with the Blackberry Bushes
Founded by Scott Lane and Jonathan Meadows in Richmond, VA, The Congress brings notions of genuine musicianship and inventive songwriting to a modern world of dubious, cosmetic sound. Their brand of Rock & Roll is neither nostalgic nor progressive; It occupies the space between vintage sounds and the hyperbolic cynicism of our post-modern world.
Originally from Puget Sound in the Appalachian Mountains, the Blackberry Bushes base their Americana sound on a variety of genres and locales. Elements of jazz, classical, pop and gospel saturate this modern string band sound that is buoyant, bold, and like their thorny namesake, rooted and growing, growing, growing.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 – Roxy Roca, with Mipso
Hailing from Houston, Texas, Roxy Roca made their debut at an ACL Festival after-party. The wait was worth it. The band exploded out of the gate firing on all cylinders. They recently wrapped up production on their new record, “Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy,” recorded at EAR Studio in Austin with producer Lars Goransson at the helm and are looking forward to its release on February 24, 2015 on Stag Records. The band also recently announced signing with Hoplite Music booking agency for exclusive North American representation.
Formed in Chapel Hill in 2010, the members of Mipso are doing their part to take three part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory. These North Carolinian s are currently touring to support their 2013 release, “Dark Holler Pop”.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 – The Steep Canyon Rangers, with Front Country
When the time came for the Steep Canyon Rangers to record the follow-up to 2012’s Nobody Knows You, they headed north to Woodstock, NY, to Levon Helm’s famed studio with Grammy-winning producer Larry Campbell and engineer Justin Guip. This was a departure for the band, and they gave Campbell full control over the recording rather than act as their own co-producer.
Formed in 2011 as a collective of the Bay Area’s finest young acoustic talent, Adam Roszkiewicz, Jacob Groopman, Jordan Klein, Leif Karlstrom, Melody Walker and Zach Sharpe joined forces to play a monthly gig with friends in San Francisco’s Mission District. 2013 and early 2014 has seen Front Country break onto the national scene with festival performances at Rockygrass, Old Settlers Music Festival, Wintergrass, Grass Valley Bluegrass Festival and many others along with headlining performances at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.
As you can see, the line-up is pretty spectacular next month in Ridgway.
Always family friendly, everyone can enjoy these free concerts in the park, and as always, there will be local beer on tap, margaritas & wine, as well as great food, drinks and snacks from local vendors!
Don’t wait til the end of summer! Plan a trip to the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs for a summertime event that will have you ready to stay for more!