Red Rocks Amphitheatre
The temperature was perfect, and there was an early start to the night with the leader in British funk, The New Mastersounds. The Wales Ambassador, Eddie Roberts and his boys took the stage and wasted no time at all. Their flavor of funk is a unique, intricate, classy guitar-heavy instrumental sorcery. On this night, they even added a horn section to join them. As a side note, once at an ARISE Music Festival press conference that I was leading, I unexpectedly asked Roberts why he thinks that the tiny area of Great Britain produces so much brilliance in music, art, literature, etc. It was an idea that always baffled my mind how an area the size of Kansas can make so much beautiful art. His answer was brilliant. He responded after a pause with, “Misery.” Everyone in the room got a laugh, and one of my life long-burning questions was revealed. When their set came to an end after only 45 minutes, Roberts thanked the crowd and said that it seemed short, but that was because they are so used to often playing for 3 hours plus.
Kicking off their “Stay Human” tour, Michael Franti & Spearhead had a soul shining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater on June 1st. The evening started off with Franti leading a yoga jam session at Red Rocks. Taking in all the beautiful views of Colorado, this put out some great vibes for the beautiful Colorado night.
Southern soul-rockers JJ Grey & Mofro will perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 20. The band's charismatic live performances have captivated audiences all over the world, delivering songs with compassion and a relentless honesty. For a sense of Grey's commitment to building powerful musical moments, watch his performance of "The Sun Is Shining Down" HERE.
Celebrated Minnesota sextet Trampled By Turtles will perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 19 in support of their long-awaited new album Life Is Good On The Open Road. After an indefinite hiatus, the group returns with their first new album in four years, consisting of 12 new songs that feature Trampled By Turtles’ signature blend of rock, folk, punk, country and their brand of progressive bluegrass.
The Disco Biscuits’ annual Colorado Bisco Inferno run is officially in the books, and what a weekend it was. Beginning with a three-night run at Denver’s Ogden Theatre, and capped by a massive performance Sunday night at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Philadelphia quartet delivered top-notch jams, bust-outs, and covers that had even the most experienced Biscuits fans reeling for more.
Following his sold-out U.K. European tour, Ben Howard will return stateside confirming a run of headlining North American dates this fall. The tour stops at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on October 1st and will be in support of his forthcoming record Noonday Dream. Tickets are on-sale now at http://benhowardmusic.co.uk/live/.