Gypsy Swing Revue lands in Edwards for free outdoor show at Riverwalk First Fridays
If you go ￢ﾀﾦ
What: Gypsy Swing Revue plays Riverwalk First Fridays.
When: 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5.
What: Riverwalk Backyard Amphitheatre, Riverwalk at Edwards.
More information: Visit vailjazz.org.
EDWARDS ￢ﾀﾔ Friday is an obvious excuse for a party, especially when a swinging live soundtrack is involved and hundreds of people show up.
First Fridays return to The Riverwalk Backyard Amphitheatre in Edwards beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, with free live music and a vendor booth bonanza, featuring Crazy Mountain beer, wine and tasty specialties from Taco Rico and Loaded Joe￢ﾀﾙs.
The music kicks off at 6 p.m. with Colorado-grown, feel-good four-piece Gypsy Swing Revue. The ensemble follows in the energetic improvisation style of Django Reinhardt and is sure to transform the Riverwalk Backyard into a well-tuned outdoor dance floor.
The Riverwalk First Fridays in June and July featured fellow Colorado favorites Hazel Miller and sizzling nine-piece ensemble The Burroughs. Each successive performance drew a larger crowd than the one before ￢ﾀﾔ hundreds of dancers, picnickers and passers-by ranging from families with young children, to couples, work groups and visitors of all ages ￢ﾀﾔ and the Friday, Aug. 5, event is bound to one-up the party yet again.
Picnics are welcome at Riverwalk First Fridays, but no pets or outside alcohol are allowed and the event is nonsmoking. Alpine Bank and Kaiser Permanente present Riverwalk First Fridays, a project of KZYR 97.7 The Zephyr and Vail Jazz.
For more information, call 800-VAIL-JAM or visit http://www.riverwalkfirstfridays.com. To check out the 2016 lineup of Grammy winners and musical icons at the summer-long 22nd annual Vail Jazz Festival, visit http://www.vailjazz.org.
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