The Drepung Monks perform at the 2014 Folks Fest; All Photos courtesy of BenkoPhotographics
If you live in the Rockies and weren’t able to score tickets to either the sold-out 42nd annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, or the sold-out 43rd annual RockyGrass Festival, you should consider Folks Festival. Run by Planet Bluegrass, the same team that puts on the other two events, Folks is...
April 24 2015, 10:22 AM
As the mercury starts to rise in the Front Range, so does our anticipation for one of our favorite summer traditions: concerts at Red Rocks. Admittedly, we go as much for the music as we do for the view. This Sunday, catch Boulder electronic trio Savoy—and check out the lineup for dozens of...
April 23 2015, 9:30 AM
—Courtesy of Jim Mimna
They started by going door to door, like old-time salesmen. They called on the owners of bars, clubs, theaters—anyplace where the three friends from Littleton, Colorado, could set up and rock. Their pitch couldn’t have been simpler: “We’re a band; how ’bout we play for your customers tonight?"...
—The Infamous Stringdusters
If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve already missed out on Fleetwood Mac. No need to fret though, because April in the Front Range is stacked with a ton of other fine musical opportunities. Though no one else sounds quite like Fleetwood Mac (or could sell-out the Pepsi Center twice in the...
April 3 2015, 1:30 PM
—Canines of the Rockies
Getting involved doesn’t always mean volunteering in a soup kitchen or running a half marathon, not that we're opposed to either. This week it means eating delicious food, taking in a magic show, drinking craft beer, patronizing your local art scene, and (!) playing with puppies.
Enjoy music and...
March 30 2015, 10:15 AM
Greensky Bluegrass, pictured here at Red Rocks in August 2014, will play three nights at the Boulder Theater beginning on March 12. Photo Credit: John Ryan Lockman.
Nashville may be known as Music City, but in my mind the honor goes to Denver: On any given night there’s a wealth of shows to choose from, it’s near Red Rocks and Madison House, and above all, it’s home to Rocky Mountain folk. In fact, it was music that drew me to Denver, first as a jumping-off...
March 3 2015, 10:00 AM
Festival favorites Fruition play to a sold-out crowd in Avon, Colorado at last year's WinterWonderGrass.
Photo credit: Michael Liggett.
There are few things that speak more to Colorado’s collective soul than fresh powder, acoustic roots music, and craft beer. It’s the Rocky Mountain lifestyle, and no festival captures it better than WinterWonderGrass Colorado. The outdoor event takes place February 20–22 in Avon and highlights...
February 6 2015, 4:15 PM
—Courtesy of Mark Sims
Hannah Alkire’s cello, “Phoenix”
Musician: Marc Neihof, Colorado Springs Philharmonic
Maker: Robert Ross of Ross Double Bass, Denver
Why it’s special: Made out of copper, elm, and reclaimed fir from a set of 1940s high school bleachers, Neihof’s bass has two...