Month: May 2017

Music and positive vibes create magical moments at Campout for the Cause

Scotty Stoughton, front man with Bonfire Dub, organized Campout for the Cause in 2009 to provide a platform for musicians, yogis and artists to bring their talents and positive energy together in a magical Colorado setting while generating awareness and support for worthy nonprofit organizations. The philosophy behind Campout emphasizes diversity in the music, sustainability in the event, and a community of responsible and respectful festival participants. Into this unique atmosphere, Stoughton brings an incredible line-up of musical talent from Colorado and beyond. This year’s family-friendly event welcomes Trout Steak Revival, Grant Farm, Pickin’ on the Dead, Mama Magnolia,...

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Karl Kummerle and Martin Masakowski Chaffee County Tour

Transylvanian, Scandinavian and Gypsy jazz awaits listeners at any one of Karl Kummerle and Martin Masakowski’s Chaffee County gigs this week. Based in New Orleans, the traveling duo booked a prolific Chaffee County tour, bookended with sets at Asian Palate, May 25 and June 1. Kummerle said he’s been coming to the Ark Valley every summer for six years, since meeting Buena Vista residents Eddie Sandoval and Brynn Ronning. Sandoval owns the Asian Palate. Kummerle first starting coming to Buena Vista as part of the Black Resonators. It wasn’t until recent years that he started bringing in his own...

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Leadville Main Street Calls for Artists

Artists are wanted to help repurpose doors from the Tabor Grand Leadville Main Street is calling all artists. The City of Leadville has in storage about 40 old doors from the Tabor Grand, which the new company didn’t want during recent renovations. We would like to get these doors into the hands of groups and individuals to create works of art we can auction off. We want to see these beautiful, historic wood Tabor Grand doors become focal points, bed headboards, dining tables, shelving units, nightstands and coffee tables in vintage style. Demonstrate your unique talents and create unique...

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Campout for the Cause

Music festival with purpose moves to Buena Vista If you haven’t heard about the festival slated for The Meadows at Buena Vista this weekend, it may be because the idea has been taking shape for weeks. With the lineup now finalized, it’s clear this will be a show like none the Ark Valley has seen before. Yet it is a celebration of many things valley dwellers hold dear. There will be fantastic mountain music at the core, performed onstage but also around the campfire. Musicians from steadfast Americana and roots explorers like Trout Steak Revival, Grant Farm, Bonfire Dub,...

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With all local musicians, Summerdaze Festival more like a party

There are many music festivals in the Upper Arkansas Valley each year, but only one can boast that it’s 100-percent homegrown. Summerdaze Music Festival returns for a second run this year and will feature 10 regional bands playing 10 hours of music. I recently caught up with Chris Nasca, local musician and event organizer, to query him as to how he came up with the idea for Summerdaze. “We saw that having a grassroots, local festival was really important. If you start outsourcing things, you forget about local people; but that’s what this is all about. This festival showcases...

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