Snowmass Village Free Summer Concerts
Snowmass is the place to be for FREE music. Snowmass Village and JAS have joined together since 1994 to give you a summer full of free concerts that everyone is sure to enjoy! Throughout the summer there is a wide variety of musical genres presented, everything from reggae to classical jazz. The concerts are held at the end of the Snowmass Village Mall on Snowmass Mountain. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit in. Food is allowed in the fenced in area. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed to be carried into the fenced in area, but beverages will be available for purchase in the fenced in area. Dogs and their owners have a designated area on the hillside above Woodrun V.
Music starts at 6:15 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m.
|2016 Snowmass Free Summer Concert Series - Check back for updates...|
|Saturday, June 11, 2016||ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD|
|Thursday, July 14, 2016||LEFTOVER CUTIES|
|Saturday, July 16, 2016||DEAF CAMP BENEFIT|
|Thursday, August 11, 2016||THE SAMPLES|
June 11 – ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD - Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Cyril Neville is known for his amazing vocals and percussion skills as a member of the Grammy Award winning Neville Brothers and the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame nominees the Meters. Cyril’s history may speak for itself but it was his 2013 solo release “Magic Honey” that satisfyingly received critics praise and multiple accolades from around the world including 4 Offbeat Music Awards and a Blues Foundation nomination for “Best Contemporary Blues” CD. What really sums up the life of this Neville is his band Royal Southern Brotherhood. Royal Southern Brotherhood released their self titled debut CD in 2012. Immediately the band set out on a never ending tour performing their own brand of Soulful Rhythm and Blues Rock that would eventually cover 30 countries that same year.
Today Royal Southern Brotherhood’s line up has changed for the better. The band has become one with their music and it may have taken a change of guitarist to get there but the entire journey has been well worth it. Mike Zito and Devon Allman broke out of the band that brought them to the music world’s attention in 2014 and were replaced by two ace guitarist Nashville’s Bart Walker and Austin Texas guitarist Tyrone Vaughan.
The idea for the new line up came to fruition in January 2015 as the band descended on the infamous FAME STUDIO in Muscle Shoals, AL.
The time together showed when the band arrived at FAME. Producer, Tom Hambridge was so mesmerized by the quintet’s cohesiveness he didn’t want to touch a thing but the record button. Songs like “Anchor Me”, “Hell or High Water”, “Baby Girl” and the title track, “Don’t Look Back” all came from various places as the band toured. Whether it was a sound check in the mid-west or a cheap hotel lobby or some studio in Europe, the band fleshed out their ideas (often recorded on their cell phones), so they had structure and hooks worked out before reaching FAME. This allowed the band and Hambridge to concentrate on performance instead of spending time developing ideas.
The band that took the Blues and Jam world by storm in 2012 has honed it all in and are better then ever performing songs from their three studio recordings as well as the songs that Cyril is known for and has performed with the Meters and Neville Brothers for years.
July 14 – LEFTOVER CUTIES - Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
As with any true troubadours, love makes their world go ‘round. On the band’s shining sophomore album “The Spark and the Fire,” love makes the heart sing, soar, ache and burn…often in the same hook.
Leftover Cuties – Shirli McAllen (lead vocals, ukulele), Austin Nicholsen (bass, ukulele, vocals), Mike Bolger (brass, keys, accordion, vocals ) and Stuart Johnson (drums, vocals) – have sparked a fire among fans with a timeless prohibition-era jazz sound, combining sultry vocals, pop-perfect songwriting, and seasoned musicianship. Their spellbinding first album “Places To Go” won raves from critics. Their impeccable and atmospheric live performances draw ever-growing and increasingly passionate crowds in the speakeasies and rock clubs of their hometown Los Angeles. A string of impressive licensing placements has won them fans the world over. Among those big spots: the theme for the Showtime series “The Big C” and an ad for Samsung that aired over and over (and over and over…) during the 2012 Olympics and generated more than three million YouTube views. “The title of the album stands for that yearning to hold on to the beginning of things,” says McAllen. “The part where everything feels new and pure, where there’s excitement and promise of great things to come.”
Now it’s time for more fans to get to know the band behind all of those songs on TV. Currently at work on their third studio album to follow with a North American and European tours. Leftover Cuties show no signs of slowing down any time soon. From a spark to a fire….
July 16 – DEAF CAMP BENEFIT
2016 brings the fourth year of the return of the legendary Deaf Camp Benefit: Summer Festival featuring live music. Our exciting headliner is a Denver based funk band, The Motet. Other acts include Rich Ganson, Starwood, and a tribute to John Denver.
At Deaf Camp Benefit, guests come from around the nation for some fun under the sun on the slopes of Snowmass. Great music, delicious food, and beautiful scenery add up to an amazing weekend one will never forget. The best part of the event? Feeling right at home with the friendly folks you will meet and dance with. And all for a great cause.
Deaf Camp Benefit, originally known as the Deaf Camp Picnic, was established in the 60’s with the help of John Denver, Jimmy Buffet, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and the likes to support the great things Aspen Camp does for Deaf and hard of hearing kids. We brought this legendary event back in 2013 and included a John Denver Tribute. Read more about the history of Deaf Camp Picnic in the History tab.
All proceeds from this event goes to Aspen Camp, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose focus is on honoring and supporting the Deaf and hard of hearing community through education, experiences, and networking. Learn more about Aspen Camp, Deaf Culture, and/or American Sign Language at www.aspencamp.org.
August 11 – THE SAMPLES - Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
25 years after starting his full fledged music career with The Samples, Sean Kelly continues to delight fans with music that transcends genres, age and shatters the rules of the established music industry. Throughout his career, Sean has been the driving influence of 20 albums and over 1 million records sold.
Sean started playing guitar at age 16 listening to Neil Young, 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 represent the first time they met their wife or the joys of their times at college.
The Samples are more than a band – they represent a culture of fans and music that go beyond who happens to be playing in the band at any given time. There have been many members of The Samples, but Sean Kelly has been the consistent factor throughout all of the changes.
Sean’s journeys across America have taken place in rental cars, tour buses and pickup trucks that would 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 2013 and beyond from Sean Kelly and The Samples.
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