Bonnie & Taylor Sims sold out the historic Armory Music Venue in Fort Collins last night. The husband-and-wife Texas natives, who have called Colorado their home for several years, have established a loyal, loving fan base here. Armed with fire in their hearts, acoustic guitars, and mile-high smiles, the two were welcomed with open arms by the enthusiastic audience.
The City Winery Hudson Valley in Montgomery, NY, is a destination venue that everyone should have on their list of places to visit. The location is great, it’s easy to get to, and it boasts a cool ambiance, an excellent dinner menu, friendly staff, as well as locally-sourced wines and beers. Seeing the Cowboy Junkies, one of my favorite bands, at the City Winery Hudson Valley, makes for a perfect evening.
Day Four of Hulaween, recorded in history as occurring on Sunday, October 29, 2023, came way too quickly. Everyone had figured out where everything was, and life was rolling in this gathering with upwards of 25k people. The Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park had impeccable weather on this closing day which included an afternoon set from The String Cheese Incident and a twilight set from Pretty Lights.
Lettuce delivered a scintillating performance at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe last week, accompanied by DJ Brownie—better known as Marc Brownstein, the bassist from Disco Biscuits—to exhibit their unique blend of funk, jazz, and soul music.
Day Three at Hulaween ushered forward with an exciting Halloween costume theme, as well as a full moon on October 28, 2023. This night proved to be a perfect night, at least as far as the weather was concerned, to do nothing other than howl at the moon. And that is exactly what concertgoers did on this vibrant evening. The theme was, of course, Full Moon.
Step into the Van Andel Arena, and you’d have been forgiven for thinking you'd been transported straight into the heart of the Grand Ole Opry with a dash of Madison Square Garden's wrestling flair. Billy Strings, in his larger-than-life avatar, orchestrated a 'Van Andel Scramble'—a harmonious collision of bluegrass and rock & roll on a hauntingly spectacular Halloween night.
The spooky vibes returned for Day Two at Hulaween in the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park on Friday, October 27, 2023. This day's headliners included three forces to be reckoned with in the jam rock world: The Trey Anastasio Band, Goose, and of course, our Hulaween hosts, The String Cheese Incident. The latter two collaborated for a surprise opening during the String Cheese Incident's second set.
On October 23, 2023, the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles, California, came alive as the renowned shock rocker Alice Cooper took the stage during a break from his Freaks on Parade tour with Rob Zombie. The 75-year-old Cooper's performance was a testament to his enduring prowess as an entertainer, featuring a newly designed stage with tastefully integrated video screens that enhanced the overall experience without overwhelming it.
Earlier this month, Grammy Award-winning Molly Tuttle brought her Road To Eldorado Tour to a close with back-to-back sold-out shows in Colorado. Performing in Fort Collins and Denver, these two concerts would be the only stops in the Centennial state for the fall and found the songstress and flat-picking wonder promoting her latest creation City of Gold.
The hauntingly fun festival Hulaween kicked off its tenth rendition at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. This year's lineup was perhaps the yet, with a wide mix of jam rock, EDM, funk, and hip hop. The String Cheese Incident has been putting on Hulaween for many years, even before this current magical stint in Florida, and this year was the best yet.