Sample some home-grown grooves at the Summer of Music |

Sample some home-grown grooves at the Summer of Music

The Glenwood Springs Center for The Arts invites music lovers to Two Rivers Park this week to enjoy the music of The Samples, who take the stage at 7 p.m. tonight.

Twenty-five years after starting his music career with The Samples, Sean Kelly continues to delight fans with music that transcends genres and age and shatters the rules of the established music industry. Throughout his career, Kelly has been the driving influence behind 20 albums and over 1 million records sold.

Sean started playing guitar at age 16 while listening to Neil Young, The Rolling Stones and Jackson Browne. Those influences mixed with his own poignant and timeless lyrics, a unique and striking voice, and a mind for melodies led to songs like “Little Silver Ring,” “Feel Us Shaking” and “Wild River.” For many fans, these aren’t new songs or old songs, but anthems to their lives that spark an album of memory snapshots.

The Samples are more than a band — they represent a culture of fans and music that go beyond whom happens to be playing in the band at any given time. There have been many members of The Samples, but Kelly has been the consistent factor throughout all of the changes.

His journeys across America have literally taken him to the moon and back over the last quarter of a century. There is a lot of music in store in 2014 and beyond from Kelly and The Samples.

Local singer-songwriter and guitarist Suzzanne Paris opens the fun at 6:30 p.m.

Follow those delectable aromas to the food vendor area for eats by Gandhi’s Indian Restaurant, The New Castle Diner, Jeffreezz Sorbetto, and Slow Groovin BBQ.

The Center for the Arts tent will be set up next to the food vendors. So come get your face painted, learn about the amazing classes and membership perks at the Art Center, pick up a band lineup for the summer, enter to win prizes or make a donation.

Please remember to follow the simple park rules: Absolutely no pets, smoking or glass bottles allowed.

Next week the Summer of Music will present the rock band Face.

For more information on the series please visit or call the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts at 970-945-2414.

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