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Dave Jordan brings Cajun style to Eagle Town Park for ShowDown Town series

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EAGLE — After recording and performing with a range of popular bands over the past 20 years, solo artist Dave Jordan brings his New Orleans rock and soul to Eagle Town Park on Thursday, July 28, for the Bonfire Brewery ShowDown Town Free Concert Series.

"Dave Jordan is one of those musicians you discover on the side streets of Jazz Fest that make you love that event," said Tom Boyd, director of communications for the Vail Valley Foundation. "He'll bring the kind of Cajun spice that goes perfectly with a Bonfire brew."

Described by New Orleans entertainment magazine Where Y'at to be the "personification of the New Orleans ethos," Jordan performs with his band, the Neighborhood Improvement Association, which formed after Jordan released his 2010 solo album "These Old Boots." Jordan and the Neighborhood Improvement Association released their first album, "Bring Back Red Raspberry," in 2013.

The concert scene at the ShowDown Town concert series in Eagle Town Park is complete with kids' activities, space for picnics and a beer garden from Bonfire Brewery.

"Dave Jordan and the Neighborhood Improvement Association are going to come and improve our neighborhood," Boyd said. "It's what they do."

Improvisational cross-genre group Sound Travels plays the ShowDown Town Free Concert Series on Thursday, Aug. 4, before the 2016 lineup concludes with John "JoJo" Herman of Widespread Panic on Thursday, Aug. 11.

ShowDown Town schedule

All shows start at 6:30 p.m. in Eagle Town Park.

• July 28 — Dave Jordan: New Orleans-based singer-songwriter.

• Aug. 4 — Sound Travels: High-velocity improvisational five-piece pop rock.

• Aug. 11 — John “JoJo” Herman: Keyboardist known from Widespread Panic.