Eagle Flight Days takes center stage next week
EAGLE, Colorado –Flight Days – Eagle, Colorado’s signature summer celebration – comes to town next weekend.
Free concerts punctuate the Flight Days schedule and this year’s music mix includes something for everyone.
“We always try to bring in bands that appeal to a wide audience,” said Flight Days Committee member Roxie Deane. “We try for a little bit of classic rock and a little bit of country and a whole lot of enjoyment.”
June 26 – The Nacho Men
Headlining the music lineup this year, the popular group The Nacho Men return to Eagle.
The group takes the state at 8:30 p.m. and will play until 10:30 p.m.
Playing dance hits from the 1960’s through today, The Nacho Men add celebrity impersonations, costume changes, comedy and choreography. All the members of the band both sing and play instruments.
The band’s attire is unique to say the least; from “Forever Plaid” tuxedo’s to “over the top” red sequined dinner jackets.
The Nacho Men have opened for many national acts including The Temptations, The Drifters, The Platters, The Doobie Brothers, Little Richard, The Pointer Sisters, Ray Charles, The Beach Boys, The Coasters, Roseanne Barr, Chuck Berry, Frankie Avalon and Bono.
“The Nacho Men have played Flight Days before and they have always been a crowd favorite,” said Deane. “We are excited to bring them back to Eagle for our Friday night line-up.”
June 26 – New Shoes
Local band New Shoes actually kicks off the Flight Days music lineup, performing from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
New Shoes brings diverse musical backgrounds together to provide a unique and interesting blend of music. Their style has been described as soulful rock and blues.
The band consists of Ray Merry (guitar and vocals); Dawn Poff (keys and vocals); Michael Peters (bass); and Brett Gould (drums). Their CD, “Wrapped Up” can be sampled and purchased on cdbaby.com.
June 27 – T Minus 5
Simulating all instrument sounds with just their voices, T Minus 5 is a high-energy a cappella group providing fun for the whole family.
T Minus 5 will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
The group’s performances combine pop, classic rock, a bit of country, and even elements of comedy.
“When people hear the word a cappella they think choir concerts, old men dressed up in old-time barber outfits singing songs of yesteryear. This is far from what T Minus 5 is and does,” said baritone Jeff Petersen. “T Minus 5 reproduces a full rock band sound using just their voices and mouths.”
T Minus 5 has shared the stage with Grammy Award-winner Christopher Cross, Neal McCoy, Carly Goodwin, Jamie O’Neil, Kevin Sharp, Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband, the original members of Rockapella, The Nylons and many others. T Minus 5 also makes frequent appearances on local TV and radio stations, and produces and hosts “A Capellastock,” an annual a cappella festival in Ogden, Utah, the largest event of its kind.
For more information go to http://www.tminus5.com
Saturday, June 27 – Too Young To Know
Local band Too Young To Know formed two years ago and performs country/rock covers as well as original music with a great set list that appeals to all ages.
Members are Tanner Harris, bass; Hayley Beard, drums/vocals; Troy Harris, lead guitar/vocals; and Bryan Matthews, rhythm guitar/vocals.
Matthews will be attending Utah State as a freshman this fall and the other members all attend Eagle Valley High School. This is the second year the foursome will be playing at Eagle Flight Days.
“We play highly recognizable songs from different genres and decades. People really compliment us on our song selection” said Matthews. To check them out or view the songs, go to: http://www.myspace.com/2y2k.
To see the complete Eagle Flight Days schedule, visit http://www.eaglevalleyenterprise.com or http://www.townofeagle.org. A complete Flight Days guide will be featured in the June 25 edition of the Eagle Valley Enterprise.
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