Frogs Gone Fishin’ wins Vail concert competition
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado ” The votes are in and the public’s voice has once again been heard ” Denver natives Frogs Gone Fishin’ will perform July 7 at the Bud Light Hot Summer Nights performance at Vail, Colorado’s Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.
The online public vote, which kicked off April 3, featured a total of eight bands vying for the right to play the free concert series performance. In addition to the eventual champions, other contestants included DJ Logic, Global Noize, Socialibrium, Outformation, Bonfire Dub, Gaslight Street and Great American Taxi.
The final online tally showed a total of 13,534 votes cast, with Frogs Gone Fishin’ garnering the lion’s share with 6,306. Runner-up honors went to Gaslight Street, while Outformation finished third.
Bonfire Dub, Great American Taxi, DJ Logic, Socialibrium and Global Noize held down the 4 the 8 positions in the final poll.
Frogs Gone Fishin’ are known for its vast repertoire of rock, funk, soul, blues and reggae. After growing up in Denver, the four members of Frogs attended schools in different cities, including New Orleans, Nashville and Boston, allowing them to experience some of the most interesting music scenes in the nation.
In the spring of 2008, following the completion of their formal education, the Frogs regrouped in Denver to begin an extended period of touring throughout Colorado and the U.S. Their first studio album, “Tell Me True,” is a reflection of the various influences they absorbed during their travels, recorded over the course of a year and a half.
The 2009 edition of Bud Light Hot Summer Nights will officially kickoff June 16 with the Southern soul sounds of J.J. Grey and Mofro. The series will once again team up with the Vail International Dance Festival, with the annual Hot Summer Nights of Dance slated for Aug. 11.
For additional information on Bud Light Hot Summer Nights, visit http://www.vvf.org.
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