The first annual Horseshoe Music Festival, set in picturesque Jackson, Wyoming Labor Day weekend was nothing short of magical. Musician Duane Betts and his wife, designer Lisa Hadley Betts created a completely unique, festival experience that celebrated all the things they love and appreciate.
Thursday, April 20th, was the first full day of music at the 2023 Skull & Roses Music Festival. Many in the crowd happily celebrated 4-20 in a smokey haze during the 12-hour musical marathon. The fact that cannabis is now legal in California made the occasion all the more celebratory. A strong wind picked up, clearing the sky of clouds, making for a warm afternoon and a crystal-clear evening.
Jazz Is Dead, the acclaimed All-Star instrumental ensemble, famous for interpretations of classic Grateful Dead songs with jazz influences, proudly announce their August 2023 dates spanning the “Days Between & Beyond” in celebration of its 25th Anniversary. After a whirl-wind January tour covering 10 states and performing 16 shows, co-founder Alphonso Johnson will once again be joined by Steve Kimock, Pete Lavezzoli & Bobby Lee Rodgers.
The Go Big For Hunger All-Star Band returns for two fundraising concerts at Portland House of Music and Bayside Bowl on March 2 and 3, 2023 (The Annual Go Big For Hunger Jam to support children with food insecurities). Led by current Dead & Company and longtime Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge and New Orleans' "first family of funk" percussionist and vocalist Cyril Neville, the shows feature Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten, moe.
Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom is a hallmark Denver venue featuring a unique wrap-around balcony and two rooms that offer live music simultaneously: Cervantes’ Other Side. Each room operates independently of the other, but they are connected, which gives patrons the freedom to venture back and forth between each room.
The Ogden Theatre is a 1600 capacity venue in the Capitol Hill district of Denver and although its surroundings leave much to be desired, the place still brings out the magic for those who enter its historic doors. Originally opened in 1917, it got it start as did many theaters of that era as a movie house and a locale for vaudeville performances. Cinema was its main draw for decades until its almost unfortunate end in the early 90’s, when it was slotted to be demolished.
Steve Kimock is regarded as one of the great guitar improvisers of his generation inspiring music fans with his signature sound voiced through electric, acoustic, lap and pedal steel guitars for over four decades. His ability to articulate crystal-clear tone, melody and emotion into intricately woven music crafted with technical brilliance is matchless, and his unparalleled ability to embrace and capture his audiences musically is the stuff of legend.