Jam band Leftover Salmon to play the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek

A classic jam band with a special twist

Leftover Salmon has been a staple band in the jam scene for a number of years, and will participate in the Vilar Center's residency program this winter.
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IF YOU GO ... What: Leftover Salmon, "Stories from the Living Room." When: Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek. Cost: $45. More information:

Most people say that fish doesn’t save well overnight, but Leftover Salmon might just prove that theory wrong.

After 30-years of success, jam band Leftover Salmon will bring its newest tour, Stories from the Living Room, to the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

“It’s a stripped down version of Leftover Salmon,” said Greg Garrison, the band’s bassist. “We’re traveling with a full living room set with lampshades and paintings and all that.”

The idea for the living room set came from the band wanting to do something new, to “take it to the next level,” according to Garrison. The idea came about when the band decided to promote a book written about them, “Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival,” which details the band’s history. Between the songs, the members of Leftover Salmon will also discuss the band’s history.

Not to fret, however. The changes don’t mean that the show will be low-energy.

“Every night there’s a couple people concerned that we wouldn’t bring the same certain energy,” Garrison said. “But every time, without fail, after the show, they’re like ‘that was awesome!'”

Additionally, Garrison thought that the living room-style show would be a great fit for the Vilar Center specifically.

The show is meant to be a special one, featuring music from the band’s entire songbook, as well as tunes that haven’t been released yet, making for a unique and compelling show.

Finally, the show also celebrates Leftover Salmon turning 30 — a feat that not many jam bands accomplish.

“It’s a testament not only to (founding members) Vince (Drew) and Drew (Emmitt) hanging in as long as they have, but also the fans sticking through lineup changes and tragedies we’ve been through as well as the changes in music,” Garrison said. “Not a lot of bands that have made it that far.”

Tickets for Leftover Salmon are $45 and can be purchased at


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