Rock for all ages at HeyDay and beyond
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SILT — Tonight’s Party at the Pavilion concert will likely have the audience doing a double-take.
Especially when the KISS tribute band takes the stage.
Expect all the face paint, black spandex and platform boots of the legendary ’70s New York City rockers’ fame at the Stoney Ridge Pavilion. Top that off with bands sharing the likenesses of AC/DC, Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Twisted Sister and Prince, and Silt should have no problem rocking and rolling all night.
The throwback concert, starting at 7 p.m., is the beginning to the annual three-day Silt HeyDay weekend. The outdoor event includes live music, an annual parade down Grand Avenue, and quilt, antique tractor and vintage car shows in downtown Silt.
“New this year is the town of Silt concert on Friday evening, now in conjunction with the event,” said Silt HeyDay committee member Peggy Swank. “We will be moving from Veterans Park in Silt to Stoney Ridge Park.”
The HeyDay party continues Saturday morning with the community breakfast, parade, vintage base ball, free music, food and craft booths, Swank said.
“This year HeyDay will be held in closer proximity to the Silt Historical Park, where they will be having quilt and antique tractor shows and Farm Olympics,” she said. “Sunday includes the HeyDay Hobble 5K and HeyDay Car Show both at Stoney Ridge Park on Seventh Street in Silt.”
Silt won’t be the only Western Slope town celebrating summer with live music. Coming off a rousing performance at last weekend’s Carbondale Mountain Fair, Todo Mundo continues Rifle’s summer concert series at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1. The six-piece band from San Diego features members Santiago Orozco on guitar and vocals; bassist Stephen Gentillalli; drummer Matt Bozzone; Meir Shitrit on bazuki and guitar; and trumpeter Mateo Davies. They will play a free show of reggae, gypsy, rock, rumba, samba, pop, alternative, and Latin world music with South American and Caribbean influences at Centennial Park.
The band publicly thanked the Mountain Fair crowd on its Facebook page after the weekend’s spirited set.
“It’s incredible to find places with a huge sense of community,” the band wrote. “Carbondale, Colo., is one of them. Thank you for all your love and for making us feel at home.”
Carbondale is mostly taking a weekend of rest after a successful 43rd Mountain Fair, but Friday night will feature live music at two popular Fourth Street venues downtown. The Deltaz, out of Los Angeles, play Steve’s Guitars at 8 p.m. The band features brothers John and Ted Siegel, who are from the remote hills of the Santa Monica Mountains. They will play original songs on guitar, harmonica and drums, with Americana-style harmonies.
“We’re excited to play new music we’ve been working on for people. Our original material brings something new to the stage that we hope people will really dig,” said Ted Siegel, Deltaz guitarist, songwriter and vocalist. “We can’t wait to share our Americana music with fans this summer.”
Next door at 9 p.m. Friday, the Black Nugget welcomes the return of the Steve Skinner Band, featuring KDNK DJ and general manager Steve Skinner and friends, for a free rock ’n’ roll show.
Saturday, Black Nugget alums Doctor Robert help Redstone continue its Magical Moments Summer Concert Series at Redstone Park. The Beatles tribute band out of Crested Butte, featuring Carbondale native Ben Wright and his 1964 mod-Beatles bandmates Karen Janssen, Casey Falter and Kevin Reinert, play a free family-friendly concert from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2.
“We relish the challenge of re-creating even the most demanding musical compositions in a live setting, often improvising during the performance,” Wright said. “It’s all about the music and the infectious energy created when Beatles fans come together.”
The diverse spectrum of live music in the valley this weekend will be catapulted with hard rock from four Colorado heavy metal and thrash bands. At 8 p.m. Saturday, the Eagles Club, 312 Seventh St., in Glenwood Springs hosts the Mountain Metal Massacre. Bands include Glenwood’s Ancient Wind, fresh from the studio after recording new material, Morbid Asphyxiation, Biological Meltdown and Dementia. Admission is $5.
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