The String Cheese Incident, a genre-bending band commonly included in the jam band community, will be inducted into Colorado Music Hall of Fame on December 29, 2022, at the first of three shows at the Mission Ballroom. Don Strasburg, board member of Colorado Music Hall of Fame and co-president of AEG Presents, along with The Hall’s founder Chuck Morris, will formally induct the band that night.
“Formed in 1993 in Crested Butte, The String Cheese Incident is the ultimate jam band, instrumental in Colorado exploding as the jam-band capital of America. Their eclectic sound combining rock, bluegrass, country and funk is undefinable in the music they play,” says Morris. “One of the great live bands in the musical heritage of our state, The String Cheese Incident has never sat on its laurels, continuing to grow and expand their music for three decades.”
The String Cheese Incident’s nearly 30-year history is packed full of surreal experiences, epic moments, groundbreaking involvement and huge accomplishments. The band has been recognized for its commitment to musical creativity, integrity and community spirit, philanthropic endeavors and innovative approach to the business of music.
With its prolific production and touring schedule, the band has released ten albums, six DVDs and more live recordings than can be counted during its relentless tour schedule. A pioneer in the music business, The String Cheese Incident has built its own record label (SCI Fidelity), ticketing and merchandise companies, and a fan travel agency. Among the first bands to use the internet to market to and share information with fans, The String Cheese Incident was an early adopter of downloadable music and file sharing. Over the years, the band has stayed committed to music as a creative endeavor.
“We are so honored and proud to have The String Cheese Incident inducted into Colorado Music Hall of Fame. From the bandmembers' early days playing mountain gigs to today, they always bring it! The String Cheese Incident is an iconic band in Colorado music, and continues to inspire both crowds and the acts that have followed it,” says Scott Tobias, Hall of Fame board co-chair and CEO of Voice Media Group.
The String Cheese Incident has a huge following in Colorado and beyond. Colorado fans can count on the band headlining multiple-night shows at major venues throughout the state each year, most notably an annual run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Holiday shows and destination festivals are a common theme in its touring as well.
The String Cheese Incident is a member of The Flatirons Sessions Hall of Fame induction class of 2021, along with the Fox Theatre, Hot Rize, Leftover Salmon and Yonder Mountain String Band. They join a legendary group of over fifty Colorado Music Hall of Famers to date, including John Denver; Caribou Ranch; members of Earth, Wind & Fire; Judy Collins; Barry Fey and eTown.
The String Cheese Incident’s original members include Michael Kang, Keith Moseley, Bill Nershi and Michael Travis, with Kyle Hollingsworth added to the lineup in 1996 and Jason Hann in 2004. “It is an honor to be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. From our humble beginnings of playing in lift lines and après-ski gigs, to our annual multi-night runs at Red Rocks, Colorado and its natural beauty continue to be an inspiration to us. We can’t overstate our appreciation to the incredible fan base and fertile live music scene here in Colorado that has enabled us to hone our craft for nearly 30 years. We are thankful to be a part of this vibrant community and encourage you to ‘make a joyful sound’ and pursue your dreams. Thank you!” says Keith Moseley of The String Cheese Incident.
The String Cheese Incident’s induction into Colorado Music Hall of Fame will take place at the band’s December 29, 2022, Mission Ballroom concert with special appearances by Kanika Moore and Antwaun Stanley. Tickets are available at: axs.com/events/449949/the-string-cheese-incident-tickets.
For more information about The String Cheese Incident, visit stringcheeseincident.com.
About Colorado Music Hall of Fame:
Colorado Music Hall of Fame’s mission is to celebrate, promote and support Colorado’s music community. Since 2011, over fifty musicians, music industry professionals, venues and organizations have been inducted into Colorado Music Hall of Fame. The Hall continues to honor these legends in newly bilingual exhibits at The Hall’s museum at Red Rocks Trading Post in Morrison, Colorado; the museum is ADA-accessible, open 363 days a year and free. Find out more at cmhof.org
Colorado Music Hall of Famers, 2011-2021
2011: Inaugural Class: John Denver, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
2012: Setting the Stage: Barry Fey, Harry Tuft
2012: Rockin’ the ‘60s: The Astronauts, Flash Cadillac, KIMN Radio, Sugarloaf
2013: Colorado’s Folk Revival: Judy Collins, Chris Daniels, Bob Lind, Serendipity Singers
2014: Country Rock in the Rockies: Firefall, Manassas w/Stephen Stills, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Poco
2016: 20th Century Pioneers: Lannie Garrett, Glenn Miller, Max Morath, Billy Murray, Elizabeth Spencer, Paul Whiteman
2017: Rocky Mountain Way: Caribou Ranch, Dan Fogelberg, Bill Szymczyk, Joe Walsh & Barnstorm
2017: Jazz Masters & Beyond: Philip Bailey, Charles Burrell, Larry Dunn, Bill Frisell, Ron Miles, Dianne Reeves, Andrew Woolfolk
2018: Live & On the Air: John Hickenlooper, KBCO, Chuck Morris
2019: Old Folk, New Folk: Walt Conley, Mother Folkers, Swallow Hill Music, Dick Weissman
2019: Going Back to Colorado: Tommy Bolin, Freddi & Henchi, Wendy Kale, Tony Spicola, Otis Taylor, Zephyr
2021: A Virtual Induction: eTown
2021:The Flatirons Sessions: The Fox Theatre, Hot Rize, Leftover Salmon, The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band