Chris Daniels and the Kings amps up Glenwood Springs’s Summer of Music |

Chris Daniels and the Kings amps up Glenwood Springs’s Summer of Music

Christina Brusig
Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts
Chris Daniels & the Kings bring their critically acclaimed act to Two Rivers Park on Wednesday as part of the Summer of Music concert series. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. with local band No Joes.
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Week five of the Glenwood Springs Summer of Music Series at Two Rivers Park boasts the horn driven “jump blues” stylings of “Chris Daniels & the Kings,” headlining the series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Opening for the series this week at 6:30 p.m. is local high school success story the No Joes, providing our community with one of the most unforgettable shows of the season.

Chris Daniels and the Kings

Creatively collaborating since 1984, Chris Daniels and the Kings have had a 29-year legacy of packing famous regional venues such as the Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. They have also toured in South America, Curaçao, Japan, Europe and the Netherlands, presenting to the world the best of Colorado style swing and R&B music.

In 1984 the Denver-based band was aptly named “Chris Daniels and the R&B Kings” but soon after shortened to “Chris Daniels & the Kings.”

You may be familiar with the song that put them on the national charts, “When You’re Cool,” off of their first album, released in 1987. Critically acclaimed worldwide and 13 albums later, the music created by Chris Daniels & the Kings has been loved by people spanning the globe for more than four generations.

Now Glenwood Springs has a chance to hear the music that made the world fall in love. Its one big jazzy, blues driven, soul train of jump jams headed straight to Two Rivers Park. You will hear a blend of original music and dance-able covers as Chris Daniels & the Kings steal your hearts, too.

The band: Chris Daniels, director, guitar, vocals, rhythm; Colin “Bones” Jones, lead guitar; Chris Stongle, drums, vocals; Kevin “Bro” Lege, bass, vocals; Darryl “Doody” Abrahamson, trumpet, vocals; and Jim Waddell, alto, tenor sex, flute, vocals.


The Glenwood Springs Summer of Music is presented by the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and made possible by Alpine Bank, Bighorn Toyota, the city of Glenwood Springs, Garfield County, KMTS Radio, Paragon Technology Group and the Ramada Inn. Many thanks to our other major sponsors: Gould Construction, The Glenwood Hot Springs, Garfield and Hecht P.C. Attorneys at Law, Glenwood Sunset Rotary Club, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, KSNO Radio, Pioneer Steel Inc., Stifel Nicolaus & Co., Wells Fargo Bank, the Gear Exchange, Copy Copy, Dodson Engineered Products, First Line Security, MRI Inc., KDNK Community Radio, Holy Cross Round-Up Foundation and KUUR Radio.


Please follow the simple park rules: no pets, no glass and no smoking at the concert series.

Businesses of the week

W.J. Bradley and Community Banks of Colorado – volunteers from these organizations will be passing the buckets to collect donations for the series. A big thank-you to them.

Text Survey

Please bring a donation to support the series, and help the series out even more by texting the word Arts to the number 37404 and taking our quick three-question survey to collect tourism info for future large grant applications.

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