In 1989, an innovative jam band ripped open a new brand of grass in Boulder County. Slamgrass, they called it.
Polyethnic Cajun slamgrass, to be precise.
Nearly 30 years later, Leftover Salmon is still headlining Red Rocks and selling out shows and festivals across the nation.
Join the band as they slam and jam at a co-headlining gig at Red Rocks Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Friday, July 14, alongside New Jersey newgrass jammers, Railroad Earth. Keller Williams will also perform with his bluegrass group Keller and the Keels (featuring husband-wife duo Larry and Jenny Keel).
Scramble Campbell is best known for his colorful portrayals of musicians and bands. He has created over 400 original works of art, live, at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Scramble’s vast portfolio includes more than 2,600 pieces from nearly 1,000 musical events across the country over 25 years.
When the music ends and the band exits the stage, what’s left on his easel is a unique visual record of the show, stunningly captured through brushes and paint. His bold use of color, powerful compositions and highly energetic technique adds to the concert experience as he creates a unique work during every show.
Take a little trip with Scramble Campbell.
The Art Experience Tour is in 3D! You can actually see the musicians jump off the canvas and feel the energy of the music from the colors blending and bending before your eyes. Meet the artist in person daily. Scramble will be available for 3D tours & discussions. Be sure to catch Scramble Campbell in action, painting LIVE at Red Rocks during the concerts throughout his exhibit June 22nd – July 11th. All ages are welcome and admission is FREE!
Doors are open 10am- 2pm, then reopening during concerts till the end of shows.
You must have concert ticket during concert hours.
What: 13th Annual Scramble Campbell Red Rocks Art Experience
When: June 22nd – July 11th
Where: Located in The Red Rocks Amphitheatre Visitors Center (at the top of the amphitheatre)
Check out this short video of artists Michael Everett and Scramble Campbell collaborating on a Steal Your Face performance painting at Red Rocks Sept, 23, 2012 during Furthur’s Sunday show where the first letter of the set list spell out STEAL YOUR FACE.
The Grateful Ball featuring the Travelin’ McCourys will come to Boulder this Friday eve featuring the Travelin’ McCourys with special guest Drew Emmitt, Andy Thorn and Greg Garrison from Leftover Salmon. And if that weren’t enough to get you up and shaking a leg, Adam Aijala of Yonder Mountain String Band will also be sitting in. This is a show not to be missed as the bands are planning on playing one set each and then a full set dedicated to the music of the Grateful Dead. The Fox Theatre will be hopping with grateful tunes.
The Travelin’ McCourys have started a new chapter in their book with the announcement that their guitar chair will be permanently filled by long-time friend and fan favorite, Cody Kilby.
It’s a fitting call, given that Kilby — a veteran of the national bluegrass scene since appearing on the IBMA Awards Show in 1993 as a member of the Bluegrass Youth All-Stars with fellow teenagers like Chris Thile — was the guitarist on the Travelin’ McCourys debut appearance at the Wintergrass festival. Since then, a distinguished and varied group of guests have toured with the McCourys— the list ranges from bluegrass stalwarts like Jeff White and Ronnie Bowman to edgier pals like Keller Williams, The Infamous Stringdusters’ Andy Falco, and String Cheese Incident’s Billy Nershi — with Kilby enjoying the role of most frequent. Kilby spent 14 years as a member of Ricky Skaggs’ award-winning Kentucky Thunder and as a sought-after studio player, most recently on Beck’s Grammy winner, Morning Phase.
The Travelin’ McCourys are made up of 80% of the Del McCoury Band, as sons of the bluegrass legend award winning Ronnie McCoury (mandolin) and Rob McCoury (banjo) continue their father’s work – a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into people’s lives. With fiddler (and 2 time IBMA fiddle player of the year) Jason Carter, bassist Alan Bartram, and newly crowned guitarist Cody Kilby (formerly of Ricky Skaggs Kentucky Thunder), the ensemble is loved and respected by the bluegrass faithful. But the band is now combining their sound with others to make something fresh and rejuvenating. The McCourys don’t stand still, they are on the road – and online – entertaining audiences with live music that includes some of the best musicians and singers from all genres; always different, always exciting and always great music.
This may be the last fair deal in the country… grab your tickets and we will see you at the show!
Check out their version of “Loser” from last year’s Del Fest.
I am excited that one of my favorite bands, Rising Appalacha are headlining the Fox Theatre in Boulder this eve. The beautiful harmonies of sisters Leah and Chloe are a joy to hear. Joined their band, percussionist Biko Casini and bassist/guitarist David Brown, Rising Appalachia brings a folk sound as unique as the wind.
From the bands recent press release, “Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance. Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe. 11 years into their movement, Rising Appalachia believes that the roots of all these old songs are vital to our ever evolving soundscape.”
This will be the third time this year that I get the opportunity to enjoy the harmonies of Rising Appalachia. The first time this year I caught the band warming up for Elephant Revival at Red Rocks. Next the band was featured at ARISE Music Festival outside of Fort Collins.
The Fox Theatre will actually be most intimate setting I have seen Leah and Chloe perform this year. The band has had a strong upbringing and rich history of performing in many situations including busking on the streets of New Orleans. “Proudly born and raised in the concrete jungle of Atlanta, Georgia, sharpening their instincts in the mountains of Appalachia, and fine tuning their soul on the streets of New Orleans they have crafted a 6-album career from the dusts of their passion.”
Arrive early to enjoy the sounds of The Brothers Comatose. This will be my first opportunity to check out what seems to be a very fun band.
I am really looking forward to continuing to celebrate Rising Appalachia’s sound, the Cubs win and escaping the election news for tonight’s performance.
Just an hour from Denver, 45 minutes from Boulder, 25 minutes from Fort Collins, and 15 minutes from Loveland, ARISE Music Festival is easily accessible to Colorado’s Front Range. When you are driving or riding towards the ARISE festival grounds in the foothills outside of Loveland, Colorado you are immediately taken aback by the amazing beauty of the Colorado foothills. Follow the signs and directions and suddenly the 100 acre festival grounds at Sunrise Ranch are revealed. Here you will find a festival cradled in the majestic foothills of the Rocky Mountains and next to the Green Ridge Glade Reservoir. Sunrise Ranch has stewarded this beautiful land as a sustainable ranch and working organic farm for more than 70 years without pesticides ever touching the soil. Red sandstone, pine-covered hills and the surrounding Roosevelt National Forest are all a beautiful backdrop for this amazing event.
It does not take long to realize that the ARISE is much more than a musically diverse festival 3 day festival. In addition toFeaturing 7 stages of live music, ARISE offers yoga, workshops, theme camps, art gallery & installations, children’s village, speakers, films and camping on 100 beautiful mountain valley acres of Colorado ranch land.
This year the ARISE Music Festival has it’s most ambitious line-up to date. Featuring over 200 scheduled performances the festival highlights a diverse lineup of musical performances that spans hip-hop, reggae, bluegrass, rock, jam bands and improvisational acts from around the country. When you are at ARISE you are part of a community, where you can find something to please every festivarian.
Rated as one of the “Top 7 Next-Gen Festivals” in North America by Buzzfeed, the independent ARISE Music Festival features international and national touring headliners, regional acts, as well as Colorado’s best up-and-coming performers. Additionally, each year the event plays host to a variety of dynamic presentations which include some of the nation’s top yoga instructors, activism-thought leaders and workshop presenters.
Attendees can expect to be wowed by the spectacular visual performance of Transition Theater and inspired to action by prominent, globally-recognized environmental activists, including Julia Butterfly Hill and Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Josh Fox. ARISE uniquely fulfills the mission of the festival: to promote ecological “thrive-ability” and connection through uplifting art, entertainment, and activism.
Known for its “Global Cooling Initiatives,” such as planting a tree with every ticket sold, the festival goes to great lengths to encourage attendees to practice eco-mindfulness through a number of “thrive-ability” practices. ARISE Music Festival provides water for free and plastic water bottles are not sold onsite; instead attendees are advised to bring re-usables. Additionally, in symphony with the festival’s progressive composting and recycling programs provided by ZeroHero, ARISE requires all vendors to serve their assortment of food and beverages using only compostable products provided by festival sponsor, EcoProducts. Truly a leave-no-trace event, ARISE is celebrated for it’s cleanliness and participant cooperation.
New this year, ARISE has set up the Oasis Express. The Oasis Express shower installations are beautifully artistic, full-service showering facilities. Inspiring outdoor, yet private environments are created with custom tension fabric. Each trailer features 12 open-air hand crafted cedar shower stalls, 2 dressing rooms, and a 3-sink grooming station. Oasis Express offers complimentary Dr. Bronner’s soap and body care products as well as towel service and the showers are incredibly water-efficient with environmentally conscious greywater management strategies. The Oasis provides a unique and sacred environment that inspires well being, transformation, and social interaction.
At this point, if you don’t already have tickets for this three day festival adventure, our recommendation is that you get them now. Ticket prices for ARISE will increase on August 1st. So don’t miss out, grab your tickets today! We will see you at the festival!