Buffalo Commons

Nestled between Boulder and Fort Collins lies the sleepy little town of Lyons, Colorado. Populated with little more than two thousand citizens, this historic settlement has deep roots in the narrative of the Centennial State. Like much of the west, this area was first populated by multiple Native American tribes including the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Comanche peoples, who thrived due to the vast resources of both the Rocky Mountains as well as the surrounding grasslands.

For any fan of the live music experience, catching a band or artist on their way up is what dreams and legends are made of. From bragging rights to crystal clear memories, seeing talent in intimate settings is always regarded as something special and being a part of this magic in Colorado is almost certainly more than that.

Friday night, I got the invite to travel to The Fox Theatre in Boulder to see the up-and-coming Buffalo Commons. Formed in 2017 and originating out of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, it is hardly a surprise that yet another stringed talent has again emerged from the Rocky Mountains.

In mid-January, Denver Comes Alive put on their annual celebration in the RiNo district of Denver, bringing out a whole host of incredible players and drawing near capacity crowds for solid lineups that left audiences reminded what a great event this is. Over the course of two nights, fans were treated to individually themed parties with Friday getting the jamgrass treatment and Saturday getting the funk. Friday’s stringed extravaganza saw the likes of a great opener in the talented Maggie Rose followed by the powerful WinterWonderWomen.

Led by acoustic guitarist and singer songwriter Andrew McConathy—known for his compelling songwriting and distinct, expressive vocals—Drunken Hearts independently released their new single, “Sunlight (feat. Big Richard)” July 29 on all platforms. They also created a music video of the song with stunning surrealist animation, which can be viewed here → https://youtu.be/-qgHfV49Dp4.

Today the Steamboat Snow Bowl is pleased to announce the complete lineup for the new Westside Wednesdays on the Grass Series. The series, which will take place outdoors on the lawn at the Snow Bowl is free to attend, and will feature national level touring artists, as well as the best in local/regional bluegrass and Americana. The series is being presented in partnership with Bonfire Entertainment, as well as Dano's Dangerous Tequila and Billi Fine Cannabis.

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