The Kyle Hollingsworth Band is set to play Boulder Theater this Saturday. Also performing is John Brown’s Body. Featured at the event is a new Hollingsworth inspired brew, fan named “Hop Bam.” I recently had a chance to chat with Kyle, read more in the Day & Night section of the Longmont Times-Call’s Friday paper and here on the music blog.
We are hoping to get Hollingsworth into the Daily Camera’s www.secondstorygarage.com studio for a song or two and a interview with Ashley Dean of the Colorado Daily. Check the SSG website for videos soon, until then check out this video from this summer’s Kyle’s Brew Fest at Boulder Beer. Enjoy.
August saw the return of NedFest, Nederland’s annual music festival and the first festival since the passing of its founder “Michigan” Mike Torpe. When the festival gates opened on Friday everyone, vendors and staff alike had smiles and were dedicated to continuing on the Nederland music tradition, now in its 14th year. The music of the first day was a fantastic mix of bluegrass and jam grass into full on rock and roll. It rained a bit but for the most part was a picture perfect day at the festival. The night ended with the JGB band featuring Melvin Seals and a large audience of festifarians enjoying the night.
The Following days revealed that instead of one person doing the job of ten, ten people did those jobs just as well. The festival lives on and we could not be happier. Even with the Kinfolk Celebration in Lyons and Reggae on the Rocks in Morrison, NedFest thrived. We look forward to future NedFest and are already making plans for next year… the 15 annual music festival in Nederland, Colorado. Here are some photos from C. Alan Crandall and A video of the Sunday “Super Group” from our friend Steve! Enjoy. We think Mike would be proud of this year’s event and how well the crew did in carrying on this wonderful festival.
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If you know anything about String Cheese Incident’s Kyle Hollingsworth, you know he loves music and beer. A couple of years ago Hollingsworth began teaming up with local breweries creating special batches of cooked, brewed and fermented concoctions. Not all of these combinations were hits, however some were really good. So now how do you share your brews and love of beer with other beer fans? Brew Fest!
Teaming up with SCI’s partner charity the Conscious Alliance, Hollingsworth has sold out three local beer festivals where attendees receive a limited edition Kyle’s Brew Fest logo pint glass, food and beer… yes lots of beer. At this year’s Kyle’s Brew Fest there were up to 30 breweries pouring 60 different beers. A treat at this years Brew Fest was the home brew tent where participants could taste various small batches of Kyle’s and others home brews, something you rarely get to do outside of some brewers inner circle.
Hollingsworth’s signature beer brewed by Boulder Beer, Hoopla Pale Ale came from Kyle’s desire to make a beer that would be a tasty craft brew that was not too heavy for a hot festival day. Now offered in cans the beer is more festival ready than ever.
Last year NedFest had a “Super Group” that consisted of Bill Kreutzman, Steve Kimock, George Porter, Jr. and Kyle Hollingsworth. It was one of “Michigan” Mike Torpie’s crowning achievements for the 2011 festival. He was stoked to have these artists on the stage performing together in the Mountain town of Nederland, Colorado.
That is the beauty of festivals and especially our mountain festivals like NedFest, artists can team up and give you one time groups you may never see again in that same combination. This year’s NedFest, now in it’s 14th year, is shaping up to be the same type of event with Kyle Hollingsworth once again taking the stage, this time with Steve Kimock and Keller Williams.
Here is another great grab from our friend Steve of the “Super Group” performing “Eyes of the World” at Nedfest in Nederdland, CO on August 26, 2011. For more information and tickets visit www.nedfest.org.
If you are not heading out to RockyGrass then here is where you should be this Saturday, July 28th 2012. String Cheese Incident’s Kyle Hollingsworth will be once again offering up some of his brewed libations along with some music from his band, From 3-7pm, at the Boulder Beer Company.
With three consecutive sell-outs of his flagship event, Kyle’s Brew Fest, Kyle Hollingsworth brings his charity beer festival and concert to Berkeley, CA, and Boulder, CO this Summer, benefiting Conscious Alliance.
Exclusive performance: Kyle Hollingsworth Band
Limited edition Kyle’s Brew Fest logo pint glass
One-time-only beer collaborations from Kyle and select breweries (while supplies last)
An opportunity to bid at the Silent Auction (which features rock memorabilia from the scene’s favorite artists, among other items)
*This event is outdoors and is rain or shine.
Featuring over 30 craft breweries and over 60 craft beers.
Asher – Avery – Bootstrap – Boulder Beer – Breckenridge – Bristol – Colorado Cider Company – Del Norte – Deschutes – Dillon Dam – Dry Dock – Funkwerks – Great Divide – Lagunitas – Left Hand – New Planet – Odell – Oskar Blues – Pumphouse – Redstone Meadery – Santa Fe – Sierra Nevada – Ska – Stone – Twisted Pine – Upslope – Wynkoop