Marble music festival offers rock solid lineup
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
MARBLE, Colorado – About 10 years ago, a small, relatively unknown party in the town of Marble began with a couple of bands getting together and playing some music.
The little party has since grown into what is now called Marble Fest – a mountain music festival in the historic Mill Park, being held Friday through Sunday and featuring 29 bands from the valley and around the state.
“It’s a music and arts fest and I imagine it’s like what [Carbondale] Mountain Fair used to be like 15 years ago,” said Meagan Goodwin “But when it first started, it was so small, now one even knew about it.”
Goodwin and Shanti Gruber co-produce the festival through SMG Connections, LLC in Carbondale.
The duo, who have their own band, The Tippetts, began overseeing Marble Fest about five years ago, after they were invited to play. The festival was originally started by Richard Wells of Marble.
“In the past, the festival has centered around old timey and bluegrass music, but we’re expanding it this year to include a wide variety of musical genres from blues to bluegrass and jam bands to jazz,” said Lindsay Norwood, who is assisting in the coordination of the festival.
Food for Marble Fest is largely provided by Slow Groovin’ BBQ in downtown Marble, formerly known as Woody’s BBQ.
There will also be a state-of-the-art 3D projection, mapping and lights that will accentuate the marble slab stage, the surroundings and the trees at night.
“With the caliber of the shows this year, we’re expecting about 700 people to come,” Goodwin said.
Camping is available for $10 per tent. Music and parking are free.
For more information about Marble Fest, visit http://www.marblefest.org.
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