Members of the Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon and more Head Up "Gratitude - A Benefit for the Poudre and Rist Canyon Volunteer Firefighters"
Today, on National First Responders Day, the teams behind the WinterWonderGrass Music & Brew Festival and the Mishawaka Amphitheater (the Mish) announce a benefit concert to aid regional wildfire relief efforts on Friday, November 13 at the Mish.
The concert, billed as “Gratitude - A Benefit for the Poudre and Rist Canyon Volunteer Firefighters” will feature sets of music by the WWG All-Stars featuring Jeremy Garrett (The Infamous Stringdusters), Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon) and Tyler Grant & Adrian Engfer (The Grant Farm).
Music Cities Together today announced the launch of Reopen Every Venue Safely (REVS), an international initiative aimed at promoting best practices, work plans and protocols to ensure music venues are able to open as quickly and safely as possible. REVS is a campaign to develop and disseminate action plans and budgets rooted in a hyper-pragmatic understanding of the challenges ahead.
Nestled in the north country of Colorado, lies yet another hidden gem of The Centennial State’s musical legacy: The Mishawaka Amphitheater. Set amongst towering canyon walls and located on the edge of The Poudre River, patrons are greeted from the road by a non-descript store front and privacy fencing, neither of which denotes the unexpected lying inside.
The story goes that the Big Wu, bound for rock stardom, sold their souls for a case of Old Style beer one thirsty night long ago. The legend and the band live on, still rocking their powerful, moving, and energizing original music for the fans. A jam band with a unique style and presence, the Wu combine strong, free flowing improv and vocal harmonies, with finely crafted songs for all tastes. Oh, and their fans are famously friendly.
The annual announcement of the Mishawaka Amphitheatre concert season lineup will get special attention this year as part of the venue’s ongoing 100th anniversary celebration. A party at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery on Saturday, April 16 will provide the setting for an exclusive first look at the Mish 100 concert calendar; a short film highlighting the Mishawaka will also debut that evening at the museum’s OtterBox Digital Dome Theater.
Two themes have remained constant at Mishawaka Amphitheatre over the years: music and community. Homesteaded in 1916 by Walter S. Thompson (and originally called “Thompson’s Resort”), Mishawaka Amphitheatre has provided a memorable gathering spot for Colorado residents and visitors to enjoy food and beverage, art, music, and spectacular natural surroundings for 100 years.