Experience the lively, exotic sounds of the Caribbean islands in our landlocked state. Steel pannist Jonathan Scales along with his band Fourchestra—a trio featuring a bright mix of jazz, R&B, and jam band sounds—will perform a selection from their self-titled release out this summer. Fri 7:30 p.m.
Tune in to a distinct blend of R&B, funk, blues, and rock with Southern soul roots as Louisiana singer-songwriter Marc Broussard visits the Mile High City. Opening acoustic act Benyaro will pay tribute to music legends such as Sam Cooke, Etta James and Moby with pieces from his 2012 release The Cover EP. Wed 7 p.m.
DJ and producer Steve Aoki has worked with some of the biggest names in hip-hop—Kid Cudi, Will.i.am, and others—and he's remixed the work of many more. In addition to spinning records, Aoki also dabbles in crowd surfing, raft riding, and cake throwing during shows.Waka Flocka Flame and Borgore join him on tour in his attempt to "Aokify America." Tue 7:30 p.m.
This South African-born folk singer credits the everyday miracles of meteorologists as his most recent inspiration. His music reflects an appreciation for the subtlety that makes every day special. Like an accurate forecast, Isakov accomplishes a rare feat, standing out as a singular talent amid a torrent of acoustic folk. Fri 7:30 p.m.
Five decades of consistent recording and performing have made Judy Collins a folk favorite for generations. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter's sound has evolved with the years, but she still has the heart of a '60s Yippie. This show commemorates her induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Other inductees the Serendipity Singers, Bob Lin, and Chris Daniels will also perform.
Inspired by the story of two lovelorn elephants who met a tragic end, this Nederland-based acoustic indie quintet doesn't just make music, they make a difference. Through their music, they support a host of humanitarian causes and promote responsible stewardship of the planet. Aoife O'Donovan and Taarka will also perform. Fri 9 p.m.
There are no crazy acoustic additions or busy eclecticism with this aptly named Voice. They keep it all real, a cappella style. The harmonious trio from the Oxford Girls Choir gets medieval with the music of Hildegard of Bingen while also staying current with folk songs from around the world. Thu 7:30 p.m.
Hip-hop hasn't caught on in mainstream literature appreciation, but one University of Colorado English professor seeks to change that. This presentation will offer an insider's look at an art form often misunderstood and help the uninitiated finally tell the difference between Yeezy and Weezy. Wed 7 p.m.
These trombone melodies are nothing close to what you remember from high school marching band. Trombone Shorty and his group meld rock beats with R&B and funk, and pepper in brass riffs for a soul-filled good time. Their recently released third album, Say That to Say This, brings the soundtrack of New Orleans to a new generation. Thu-Fri 9 p.m.
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