Avon’s Flavors of Colorado fest reveals musical lineup
AVON — Now in its second year, the Flavors of Colorado festival brings together Colorado-based musicians, restaurants, artists, craft beer and spirits to celebrate and discover all things Colorado. The weekend-long festival is on a new weekend this year, July 24-26, 2015, and happens in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Avon, Colorado. It is free to attend. This year’s musical line-up is once again filled with top talent from around the state featuring nationally known acts making it a top summer experience not to miss.
“After the success of the last year’s inaugural Flavors of Colorado festival, were thrilled to once again offer an amazing musical lineup for this year’s event,” said Jeff Brausch, founder and CEO of Highline, the event organizer. “Colorado is a hotbed of musical talent and it’s an honor to have these gifted Colorado musicians participate in the event, and better yet, the performances are free to the public.”
The 2015 line-up includes: The Flobots, Otone Brass Band, Robby Peoples & the Bank Walkers, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene, Wash Park Funk Band, Mac McCain, and Bonnie and the Clydes. The Flobots will be taking the stage as the headlining act Saturday evening and Colorado’s own Mac McCain will perform at the Farm to Chef’s Table charity dinner July 24. To see the full musical line-up and festival schedule, visit flavorsofcolorado.com
In addition to great music, the festival is full of entertaining and educational events all tied to back to local artisans and their craft. From food and drink tastings, live music, panel discussions, cooking demonstrations, an art showcase and plenty of activities for the kids, the Flavors of Colorado festival offers something unique and interesting for everyone.
ADDITIONAL WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS
July 24: Farm to Chef’s Table Charity Dinner. Guests will enjoy four-course meal featuring four of Colorado’s finest culinary artists, including Executive Chef Theo Otte of 626 on Rood, Chef/Owners Hunter Chamness and Chef Cara Luff of Boxcar, Chef Allana Smith of FOODSmith and Executive Chef Kevin Delonay of Maya at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. Each course is paired with craft brews and summer cocktails, presented by Senior Brewmaster, Katie Rippel of Anheuser-Busch’s Fort Collins Brewery and Mixologist, Billie Keithley of Breckenridge Distillery. The evening will also include live art and a live musical performance by Colorado’s own Mac McCain. The dinner takes place in the open-air venue set on the deck of the brand new Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park overlooking Nottingham Lake. Tickets are $100 per person/$50 for those 14 and under with proceeds benefiting Bright Future Foundation. Tickets are limited, reserve your seat at the table today at http://www.flavorsofcolorado.com.
July 25 and 26: Flavors of Colorado
• Food and beverage tasting: Attendees can enjoy great bites from Colorado chefs, restaurants, craft brewers and craft distillers. Taste their creations in the open-air of Avon’s beautiful Nottingham Park throughout the weekend. Swap out ‘Flavor Dollars’ in exchange for a bite or sip of the different Colorado flavors.
• Live cooking demos: Watch as chefs from around Colorado demonstrate great recipes and techniques that at-home cooks can apply to breakfast, lunch, dinner and entertaining.
• Educational seminars: Learn from Colorado’s own experts as they discuss the art of their craft, the latest trends, challenges they face and more.
• Art gallery showcase: Walk through the art galley showcase and browse the wide array of creative talent these local Colorado artists posses. Their art will not only be on display but many artists will also be selling their art throughout the festival.
• Kids activities: Kids will enjoy educational and entertaining hands-on activities throughout the weekend that promote healthy living in a fun, interactive way.
For more about the bands, visit this story online at http://www.vaildaily.com.
More About the Bands:
The Flobots: When a pair of intelligent, visionary emcees joins forces with a battle-hardened, groove-fusing rhythm section, and a classically trained violist the result is a sound that explores and expands the frontiers of live music. Progressive in both style and message, the band’s ability to drop from symphonic rock-infused crescendos into stripped-down string-laden breakbeats has earned Flobots a reputation for both originality and authenticity. Armed with musicianship, intelligence, and an ingrained sense of rebellion, Flobots are looking to engage a new musical culture, one mind at a time.
The Otone Brass Band: An eight-piece group comprised of seasoned pros, is held together by the heavy bass of the marching sousaphone. The horn section is comprised of bariphone and tenor saxophone, two trumpets, and trombone. The percussion section is a tight snare and bass-drum duo.
Robby Peoples and the Bank Walkers: Robby Peoples began playing harmonica and guitar on his back porch Oxford Mississippi when he was 19. Since relocating to Colorado he’s found an unfilled niche as a down south solo harmonica/guitar player. Compared to the likes of Tom Waits and with the energy and showmanship of Joe Cocker his performances are rare for this day and age.
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene Band: The sound is at once familiar, but modern; vintage, and cutting edge. Some of the best songs from Kerry’s past bands have been brought back to fill out the live set and have been given a new lease on life through the original spirit of the Crime Scene. Together their music offers the perfect vehicle for a life of crime and musical performances born of sin.
Mac McCain: Mac has been playing guitar, singing and writing songs for most of his forty-four years. Mac plays his memorable original songs as well as an extensive variety of popular cover tunes and is always happy to play requests. Mac has been professionally trained and also plays classical music to help create a perfect atmosphere for elegance.
Bonnie and the Clydes: Started in 2010, the band has been making waves on the Colorado and national music scene ever since. Spearheaded by Bonnie Sims, Bonnie & the Clydes features strong songwriting, dynamic three part harmonies, and rippin’ electric guitar solos, as well as Bonnie Sims’ powerful and unique vocal style.
Wash Park Funk Band: Wash Park is a hard-hitting, high energy dance band that is rocking the scene in Colorado. Whether it’s the old school dance classics or the hits from today, Wash Park is sure to light any event on fire!
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