Another weekend in the Denver Metro area has come to a close and was once again filled with epic, sold out shows that brought music lovers by the thousands to our most favored venues. Red Rocks saw two great nights of the annual Tedeschi Trucks Band, while Planet Bluegrass hosted their annual RockyGrass Festival, celebrating their 50th, and bringing all manner of living legends out for the birthday festivities.
Innovative Giving Enhancement (IGE) Celebrates A Year of Global, Virtual Collaborations with From Here to Everywhere Streaming Event
With its trademark immersion events scheduled across the globe when the Covid-19 crisis hit in March 2020, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Innovative Giving Enhancement (IGE) promptly pivoted raising critical funding for musicians and creating an atmosphere to collaborate internationally via monthly Virtual Immersion Project gatherings.
In response to the current wildfire crisis impacting the western United States, Jamcast Network has pulled together an eclectic mix of accomplished musicians for a streaming benefit show. Starting at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT on Wednesday, October 7th, the fundraiser will feature performances from Joel Cummins (Umphrey's McGee), Bill, and Jillian Nershi (String Cheese Incident), Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), The Higgs, Cycles and more.
Unlimited Devotion, the two-day musical throwdown held annually at the Ardmore Music Hall, in Ardmore, PA, returned this past weekend, and this year’s lineup may have been the best it’s ever pulled together. The weekend always acts in large part as a tribute to the music of The Grateful Dead, and this year offered a full performance of a Dead album each night—Workingman’s Dead on night one, and American Beauty on night two.
The String Cheese Incident are celebrating 25 years as a band all year long.
All-Star Grateful Dead Fundraiser: Keller Williams, Circles Around the Sun, Steve Kimock, Bill Nershi, George Porter Jr, Amy Helm & More
Ardmore Music Hall proudly reprises their annual 2-night fundraiser and concert event, Unlimited Devotion, on May 31st and June 1st with iconic social activist and “official clown” of the Grateful Dead, Wavy Gravy, as the guest of honor and yet another star studded lineup of musicians and bands to celebrate the music, spirit and generosity of the Grateful Dead community; The Unlimited Devotion event has raised over $80,000 in charitable donations so far - and counting.
The last day of Music on the Mesa 2017 was bright and sunny as I walked over to the Patio Stage to hear local Norteno singer/songwriter Chris Arellano. I’m embarrassed to say, though I follow Nuevo Mexico ranchera music, I hadn’t heard Chris’ work before. He and his brother Rodney, along with local pedal steel player Scott Harris, treated us with more music than his one-hour set because Western Centuries broke down and couldn’t make their time slot.
Kyle Hollingsworth’s Hoppy Holidays-now in its third year supporting local non-profit Conscious Alliance-keeps on giving Coloradans what they want. With over thirty breweries pouring their best suds for those peeled away from the couch and college football, jubilant times flourished under the signature Fillmore chandeliers.
Bluegrass aficionado and The String Cheese Incident frontman Billy Nershi is a man of many tools. When he’s not on the road playing sold out concert halls with his band The String Cheese Incident, he’s sitting in with some of his favorite local artists in his home state of Colorado and pushing musical boundaries to new limits.