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Get ready for a summer of music in Glenwood Springs

2019 Music on the Mountain at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

All Saturday concerts start at 6 p.m.

Sunday concerts begin at 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 29

Brian Grace Band: Award-winning country artist from Colorado Springs performs a mix of original and cover songs from the likes of Zac Brown, Jim Croce, George Strait and more.

Saturday, July 6

The Goodman Band: Specializing in classic rock and Stevie Ray Vaughn cover tunes, the three-piece Goodman Band plays songs that range from early country, rock and blues to today’s music.

Saturday, July 13

A Band Called Alexis: Roaring Fork Valley musicians specializing in performing country and blues with a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll, A Band Called Alexis is an energetic, talented and entertaining band that’s sure to have the crowd tapping its toes and singing along.

Saturday, July 20

Poser: A crowd-pleasing, six-piece cover band playing hits from The Beatles, Santana, Springsteen, Clapton and more.

Saturday, July 27

Emotional Rescue: Dedicated to playing Rolling Stones tunes in an authentic high energy way, this band wows their audiences in true Mick Jagger style.

Saturday, August 3

Whiskey Stomp: A fun-loving, good-times band that always brings the party, combining bluegrass, funk, Latin rhythms, rock, jazz and country.

Saturday, August 10

Fifty50: A Roaring Fork Valley-based band playing classic, modern and original rock, which has earned Locals’ Choice Awards over the years.

Saturday, August 17

The Mixx: For the young and young at heart, The Mixx gets the dance floor grooving with music genres from Top 40, R&B, classic rock, funk, country, blues, and rock ‘n’ roll.

Sunday, August 18

Latin Night: BJ the DJ will mix Latin night with artists like Selena, Elvis Crespo, Malo, Santana, Chuchito Valdes, Los Mex Pistols Del Norte, Ramon Ayala, Los Lonely Boys, Kumbia Kings, Jennifer Lopez, Mala Mia and many more.

Saturday, August 24

Johnny O Band: Originally from the Roaring Fork Valley, the band maintains a firm foothold on the Colorado music scene, playing funky, well-oiled rhythms for Johnny O’s powerful stagemanship.

Saturday, September 7

Echo Monday: Winners of the 2013 Strawberry Days Battle of the Bands, this Roaring Fork Band draws most of its inspiration from the ’90s to modern rock/alternative scene, but occasionally dips into the ’80s and beyond to keep listeners on their toes.

Sunday, September 8

Kings Loyal: A collective of musicians from around the Roaring Fork Valley specializing in Christian music with a modern rock style, with a variety of covers.

Saturday, September 14

Painters Stage Variety Show: The gypsy sound and reggae rhythm is the heartbeat of the local Painters Stage trio, who will be joined by entertainers including Jammin’ Jim Pomey and performers from the Legacy Dance Company.

Saturday, September 21

The Missing Link Band: Veterans of Music on the Mountain since the first season in 2005, The Missing Link Band performs the best of rock, blues, pop and R&B.

2019 Glenwood Springs Summer of Music

Free at the Two Rivers Park bandstand. Local openers start at 6:30 p.m., headliners start at 7:30.

Wednesday, June 26

Michelle Sarah Band: Hailing from Toronto and now based in Denver, Michelle Sarah’s powerful neo-soul vocals are backed by a funk and jazz band. Opening act: Aspen Jazz Students.

Wednesday, July 3

Wild Adriatic: A New York-based band, this rock band has toured around the world and opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd. Opening act: Damien Smith Band.

Wednesday, July 10

Lao Tizer: Boulder musician Lao Tizer has led multiple ensembles playing melodic, funky originals and jazzy takes on classic songs by Led Zeppelin, U2, Cat Stevens and more. Opening act: The Mixx.

Wednesday, July 17

Seth Walker: A blues-infused electric soul musician and songwriter based in Nashville, Seth Walker will release his 11th album in 2019. Opening act: Citizen Twang.

Wednesday, July 24

Citizen Dan: A band of talented musicians dedicated to playing Steely Dan arrangements with spot-on accuracy. Opening act: Jazz Aspen Students.

Wednesday, July 31

I Draw Slow: A Dublin, Ireland-based band fronted by brother and sister duo, playing folk-inspired original songs. Opening act: Sleepy Justice.

Glenwood Springs will be filled with the sound of live music this summer, just as it has in summers past.

Two free concert series ensure that from June through September, there will be entertainment for virtually every musical taste each week, offered for free to visitors and locals.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park kicked off its summer shows Saturday with an incendiary performance, Dance of the Sacred Fire, and local favorite the Missing Link Band on top of Iron Mountain.

For all Music on the Mountain shows from June through September, the tram ride high above Glenwood Springs is free with a donation of one canned food item for the food pantries of local nonprofit LIFT-UP.

For the flatlanders and anyone else, Glenwood Springs Summer of Music will host six acts from across the country (and around the globe — see Irish band I Draw Slow, fronted by brother and sister maestros) starting the end of June.

Just a stone’s throw from the Colorado River, Two Rivers Park is a popular music, picnic and hangout spot.

Made possible through generous local businesses and individuals, the Summer of Music is free to anyone who visits.

From its beginnings as the Summer of Jazz in the mid-1980s, Summer of Music’s focus “expanded to include many forms of music and genres,” said Annie Olson, president of the organization.

Olson and the organizers are committed to “the value of bringing people together, enjoying picnics, summer mountain evenings, and great music continues to be a strong Glenwood Springs tradition.”

The organizers select bands in a variety of styles: from bluegrass to country, rock to jazz, rhythm and blues to Latin.

“Anything that we feel is really going to help people, on a Wednesday night, forget about their woes and cares, come and listen to good music, dance and enjoy the evening in beautiful Glenwood Springs,” Olson said.

Aspen Jazz Students and a variety of other local bands will open each performance at the Summer of Music shows.

tphippen@postindependent.com


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