Marshall Fire Relief Benefit for Dave Watts, Colorado Drummer

Article Contributed by The Regime | Published on Monday, January 10, 2022

In light of the recent fires in Boulder County, the local Vail music community has come together to benefit Dave Watts, drummer of The Motet and a longtime Colorado live music mainstay, who tragically lost everything in the disastrous Marshall Fire last week. The event will happen Sunday evening, January 16, 2022 at Shakedown Bar Vail, and will feature music by Bonfire Dub and many special guests.

“We’re looking forward to being part of helping Dave rebuild after this horrible incident,” shared Scott Rednor, owner at Shakedown Bar and longtime friend and collaborator of Watts. “Dave’s been moving Coloradoans with his grooves for 30 years, so now it’s time to rally behind him and help him through this loss.”

The après ski event kicks off at 4 p.m with Dave Tucker’s Sweetspot, followed by Bonfire Dub & Friends from 5:30 - 8 p.m. The show will include a live bidding and silent auction. Tickets are $40 in advance with the option to donate an additional amount, benefiting Dave and his family directly. Complete event details and tickets can be found here ->…

“We all watched with heavy hearts the tragedy unfolding in Boulder County and we are committed to support our friends, families and fellow musicians that lost everything. Vail has an incredible tradition of philanthropy and always rises to the needs of the community at large,” shared Scott Stoughton (of Bonfire Dub, Founder at WinterWonderGrass. “During my many incredible years living in Vail, the local musicians came together many times to help those in need. I’m personally very proud of the community!”

Tickets to A Benefit for Dave Watts are available online at For more information, visit

At A Glance:

What: Shakedown Presents Bonfire Dub & Friends - A Benefit for Dave Watts

Where: Shakedown Bar, 304 Bridge Street, Vail

When: Sunday, December 16, 2022

Cost: $40 donation

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