Rock legends close out Glenwood Springs Summer of Music concert series |

Rock legends close out Glenwood Springs Summer of Music concert series

Christina Brusig
Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts
Courtesy photo
Courtesy Photo |

Wednesday marks the final concert of the third season of the Glenwood Springs Summer of Music at Two Rivers Park.

This week the Summer of Music celebrates its true Colorado roots, as the Steve Skinner Band from Carbondale and The Congress from Denver rock the bandshell from 6:30-9 p.m. to finish up the free community concert series. Special this week: KDNK Community Radio will broadcast the show live. If you can’t make it, tune into 88.1, 88.3, or 88.5 in the Roaring Fork Valley to bring the party straight to you. A special thanks to Century Link for the free Wi-Fi at Two Rivers Park.

We will, we will, ROCK YOU this week. Don’t let the name of our headlining act The Congress fool you. They aren’t those high ranking government officials from Washington — they are rock steady music makers from the Front Range, bringing you the best that mountain rock has to offer. Plus … the Steve Skinner Band. Get ready to be struck by an eclectic lightning bolt of local music at 6:30 p.m., as they open the final concert of the series in a grassroots “Carbondale goes Glenwood” fashion.

We hope you join us at the park to experience the true magic of this community celebration. If you didn’t know, our festival cuisine adds the perfect touch to the atmosphere of the park. Make your life easy this Wednesday and leave your picnic baskets at home. Our delicious food vendors have prepared a spread of the valley’s favorite foods. A special thanks to our food vendors: The 19th Street Diner, The New Castle Diner, Ghandi Indian Cuisine, Jeffreezz, The Lazy Bear Restaurant and Deja Brew Tea and Coffee.

The Congress

“Evoking emotions that you thought had long passed — the way you felt listening to a worn vinyl as it warmly crackled against the sound of a summer night — The Congress is naturally compared to many names and styles of years gone by. But drawing such comparisons is in many respects a misguided endeavor. Misguided not because you’d be wrong but because you’d be missing the beautiful point. The Congress are a natural evolution of more than 60 years of purely American music. With a spirit rooted just south of the Mason-Dixon line and now calling Denver “the Queen City of The West” their home, they possess enough soul and grit and have spent enough time in the woodshed and on the road to call them pretty much whatever you want. Whatever words you think you need to describe their contribution to the American music tradition, save your breath: The Congress plays rock ‘n roll.” —

The Congress is: Jonathan Meadows on bass, Scott Lane on guitar and Mark Levy on drums.

The Steve Skinner Band

Steve Skinner has been creating music since he moved to the Valley 1983. His current band, “The Steve Skinner Band,” has been playing together for about eight years and just recently added a new member to the band. They have released 19 albums, which you can download for free at their website,

This week at the park you will hear all original songs presented in a “Resort Rock” fashion. A fine mix of blues, rumba, rock, Americana, funk, soul, humor and harmony.

According to Steve: “We are so delighted to play at the festival, it’s our first time — and we are going to bring it.”

The band is: Steve Skinner, lead singer, guitar, songwriter, record producer; Louie Girardot, bass, songwriter, singer; Corey Spagnolo, drummer; Jim Hipp, new lead guitarist.

Other important Info

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

• Text Survey: Text Arts to 37404: 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 survey to collect tourism info for future large grant applications. If you can’t text in, visit and take the survey on our homepage.

• Business of the Week: Members from the board of directors at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and the Summer of Music Committee will be collecting donations for the series at the park.

A huge thanks to our generous sponsors for keeping the series alive for another great season.

• Sponsors: The Glenwood Springs Summer of Music is presented by the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and made possible by Alpine Bank, Bighorn Toyota, 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. Thank you so much, you are the reason this series is free for our community! Please remember us when planning your budgets in the future.

Cheers. This has been an incredible season of music. Thanks to everyone for your support.

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