Although Colorado is well known for getting a tour stop by every big name in music, sometimes it is the local band that makes the night special, especially when gigging in any number of the state’s small clubs or outdoor venues. Last Friday, Tenth Mountain Division was one such band that brought the heat to Mishawaka Amphitheater, one of Northern Colorado’s best kept secrets nestled in the Poudre Canyon just outside of Fort Collins.
The mountains took on a bit of rain last night and caused a brief delay for the much anticipated two night sold out run from Head For The Hills. Benny Galloway took the stage first playing his signature style of Americana inspired songs. His talents run deep as a singer, songwriter, producer and he is well respected among his peers and is typically referred to as the one and only Benny “Burle” Galloway.
With glowing eyes, cascading steel hair and wings more than 20-feet across, Mishawaka Amphitheatre’s May 6th, 2021 “Luna Mothra” sculpture installation is a mesmerizing tribute to nature, beauty and the power of the feminine. Commissioned by Mishawaka owner, Dani Grant, and executed by celebrated sculptor, Nick LoFaro, “Luna Mothra” combines LoFaro’s love of pop culture monster movies with the magic of pixie folklore.
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.