Country music star Hunter Hayes headlines 34th annual Gypsum Daze |

Country music star Hunter Hayes headlines 34th annual Gypsum Daze

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Hailed as a “country-rock-blues guitar hero in the making” by the Los Angeles Times, five-time Grammy nominee Hunter Hayes is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He'll headline this year's Gypsum Daze on July 16.
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2016 town of Gypsum schedule of events

• 9 a.m. Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17 — Frostbite Open Golf Tournament, Gypsum Creek Golf Course

• 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 23 — Gypsum Community Clean Up Day, Sports Complex Parking Lot

• 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 7 — Golf & Bike Rodeo, Gypsum Creek Golf Parking Lot

• 9 a.m. Saturday, May 28 — 8-inch Cup Golf Tournament, Gypsum Creek Golf Course

• Friday, June 3, 10, 17 and 24 — Movies & Music, Lundgren Theater; 7 p.m. live entertainment and 8:45 p.m. movie

• 8:15 a.m. Saturday June 11 — Neon Dash, Gypsum Creek Golf Course

• 7 p.m. Monday, July 4 — Fourth of July Celebration, live music, fire dancers and fireworks, Lundgren Theater

• 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9 — Dirty Dozen Mud Adventure Race and free concert, Lundgren Theater

• Wednesday, July 13, through Saturday, July 16 — Gypsum Daze, Lundgren Theater; Wednesday, Bravo! Vail free concert with Tomer Gewirtzman, piano, and Steven Lin, piano; Thursday, Praise in the Park; Friday, 3-on-3 Basket Ball Tourney, Fishing is Fun, Youth Talent Show, Gypsum Stampede (live music/country dance instruction); Saturday, 5K walk/run, Community Parade, Classic Car Show, Free Kiddie Playland, Hunter Hayes concert

• Noon Saturday, Aug. 20 — Fish N Golf Tournament, Gypsum Creek Golf Course

• 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 — Fall Festival Spooktacular, Lundgren Theater

• 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 — Home for the Holidays Tree lighting and Community Gathering, Gypsum Town Center

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GYPSUM — The town of Gypsum last week announced that country sensation Hunter Hayes and special guest Danielle Bradbery, Season 4 winner of “The Voice,” will appear at the 34th annual Gypsum Daze Concert, scheduled for Saturday, July 16. The Gypsum Daze event also features three days of family fun, including a free kiddie play land, community parade, classic car show, talent show, country dancing, shopping and so much more.

Hailed as a “country-rock-blues guitar hero in the making” by the Los Angeles Times, five-time Grammy nominee Hayes is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who roared onto the music scene with his platinum-selling, No. 1 self-titled debut album and chart-topping sophomore album, “Storyline,” on Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville.

With three No. 1 singles already under his belt (including the multi-platinum smash “Wanted,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and “I Want Crazy”), Hayes delved into unprecedented territory with the innovative rollout of new music via streaming and digital platforms in 2015, culminating in the release of a special three-disc collection (seven acoustic, seven studio and seven live) dubbed “The 21 Project.” He is currently recording music for his forthcoming third full-length studio album.

Sassy Powerhouse

In addition, Gypsum Daze welcomes 19-year-old sensation Bradbery. The petite powerhouse recently released “Friend Zone” (Big Machine Records); the sassy tune serves as a follow-up to her self-titled debut album, which produced feel-good singles “Heart of Dixie” and “Young In America,” the first of which landed in the top 15 on country radio.

The Season 4 winner of “The Voice” has toured with superstars Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Hayes, in addition to surprise appearances during coach Blake Shelton’s shows. Bradbery has appeared on the CW’s “Hart of Dixie,” “Katie” and ABC’s “The View.” Honored as a one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, the Texas native most recently joined CMT on Tour: Brett Eldredge & Thomas Rhett — Suits & Boots.

“Few communities in Colorado have the live country music following like Gypsum Daze,” said Town Manager Jeff Shroll. “The town of Gypsum brings together music fans, community, local business and good, clean, free family fun. We are featuring our 22nd year of country music talent and enjoy offering this treat to our community.”

Tickets for the concert are available online at

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