Silt throws a summer party |

Silt throws a summer party

April E. Clark
Arts & Entertainment Contributor
Old River Road
Staff Photo |

SILT — This summer, Silt is ready to rock.

Silt’s popular Party at the Pavilion live music series returns to the Stoney Ridge Pavilion, 648 N. Seventh St. at 6:30 p.m. today. The summer concerts include tributes to rock, country, blues, bluegrass, Stevie Ray Vaughan, KISS, Led Zeppelin and more.

Rock and blues by the Gerry Goodman Band start the series today with a free show at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Texas Flood opens. The season runs through Nov. 6 with Silt’s first chili cook-off and Harvest Festival. The free summer line-up includes:

Gerry Goodman Band with opener Texas Flood

6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, June 13

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Blues and a Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute

Guitarist and singer Gerry Goodman formed his namesake band in 2007, playing covers at Western Slope clubs. Today, the band performs at outdoor events such as the Party at the Pavilion and festivals including Strawberry Days. The Gerry Goodman Band also features drummer and vocalist Darin Elwell and bassist John Brown. Goodman’s side projects include the acoustic outfit Goodman Unplugged and the Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute band Texas Flood, which features 25 of Vaughan’s original Texas rock songs, guitars, amps and costume changes.

Kory Brunson Band with opener Swerve

6 p.m. Friday, July 18

Doors open at 5 p.m.

Country and rock

Kory Brunson has a longstanding musical career playing rock ’n roll for the masses. His band performs hard rock songs including “Good Clean Dirty Fun” and has had recent radio airplay with “We Know You’re Out There,” which has fallen into the country genre. “We kept writing and playing more country music because as we got older, we found that we weren’t really that angry at our parents or our plight in life and that we actually do love our country, our families and God,” Brunson said. “You have to keep that hard edge to do hard rock.”

A Tribute to ’80s Hair Rock

7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1

Silt Hey Day with ’80s tribute hair bands

Silt celebrates its annual Hey Day festival with a nod to hair rock, starting with 1987, a tribute to Van Halen and others. Chart-topping songs by ’80s bands and artists Def Leppard, AC/DC, Journey, Prince, Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister and more will take the spotlight for a three-hour musical tribute featuring five different bands and costume changes that will have the Silt Hey Day audience doing double-takes. Bands also include The Grind 5280, a Denver AC/DC tribute band that includes Rick O’Shea, Jay Quintana, Nate Winger, Mike Learn and Dutch Opperman. Silt Hey Day revelers can also expect an appearance by a KISS cover band.


6-9 p.m. Saturday Aug. 23

Rock and country

Colorado River Fire Rescue pig roast benefit (w/admission)

Swerve is a professional cover band from Denver that performs classic rock, modern country and a variety of other material. They have performed on large and small stages, bars, festivals and private events. Their stage show and set list are diverse, ideal for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Old River Road

5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6


Chili Cook-off and Harvest Festival with Old River Road

Old River Road is a mountain bluegrass band from the northwest Colorado mountains of Steamboat Springs. The band features banjo, vocalist and harmonica player Scott Kirton, fiddler and vocalist Ann Kirton, guitarist Craig Thornhill, mandolin player and guitarist Paul Geppert, and bassist Carol Ives. The band plays a mix of old and new standards.

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