The Sweet Lillies
The Grammy award-winning Infamous Stringdusters are headlining this year along with The Lil’ Smokies, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades with two sets over the weekend, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Old Salt Union, Fireside Collective, The Sweet Lillies, The Grass is Dead, banjo master Kyle Tuttle as artist at large as well as local favorites Restless Leg String Band and many more.
When I was invited, for the third time, to review the John Hartford Memorial Festival, in its 9th year, I heartily accepted. I also tried to bring people along, because it’s an experience worth sharing. I was at a loss, at first, to explain it. Not just a bluegrass festival. A picking festival? Mostly. But with elements ranging from old-time Americana, root music, classical and rock and jazz- I settled on bluegrass and its extended family. It turns out that ‘extended family’ would come back around a few times.
Located along the serene Maremac River, Lost Hill Lake offers a natural venue and spot for a festival of interactive workshops and large, late night bonfire jams. Two stages are separated by the shade of a 50 year-old walnut grove, where the audience can participate in camping, have lake and river access and an assortment of food, artisan crafts and more. The 14-band lineup consists of local, regional and national touring bands performing a range of traditional and progressive bluegrass, jamgrass, Americana folk and more.
Sam Bush, Bluegrass Generals, Zach Deputy, and More Added to Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor
Graduating to the next level after four great years at the Stanley Hotel, Leftover Salmon is thrilled to bring you Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor Friday - Sunday, March 22-24. They are excited to share some fantastic additions to to make up the final lineup including Sam Bush, Bluegrass Generals (Ft. Chris Pandolfi, Andy Hall, Sam Bush, Dave Bruzza, & Greg Garrison), Zach Deputy, The Sweet Lillies, Tenth Mountain Division, DeadPhish Orchestra, Erik Deutsch's Falling Flowers, Woodshed Red, and Special Guest: Sally Van Meter!
Z2 Entertainment is thrilled to announce the 26th Annual Microbreweries for the Environment feat. Amoramora, Intuit with The Sweet Lillies on Friday, April 27th at the Boulder Theater. Tickets are on sale 10 a.m. this Friday at bouldertheater.com. This is an all-you-can-responsibly-drink, 21+ event, and sampling is included in the $25.00 ticket price. This year's event benefits Girls on Rock, Inland Ocean Movement, and Can'd Aid Foundation. Participating breweries are listed below – more to be announced!