Funky Fridays feature new music by The Sessh in Edwards
If you go …
What: Funky Fridays.
When: Friday, July 28, from 4:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Ed Rocks at The Backyard in The Riverwalk at Edwards.
Cost: Free; food, beer, wine and cocktails for sale.
More information: Please be respectful and mindful of your surroundings, this is a leave no trace event. The show July 28 is the first of three Funky Fridays shows.
It’s time to turn the funk up as the Backyard at Riverwalk gets set for the first of three Funky Fridays.
Today, The Sessh will perform an album preview party full of funk, beer and fun for the whole family at the place affectionately known as “Ed Rocks” located on the banks of the Eagle River behind the stores of the The Riverwalk at Edwards.
“We have been hosting events in this special little place for the past four years and this year, we teamed up with some awesome partners to provide a series of great block parties to kick off everyone’s weekend,” said True Local Events president Tom Dobrez. “Bring your dancing shoes and prepare yourself for good times and tunes riverside with friends and family alike.”
‘Just bring the family’
The series kicks off today with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. and the fun lasting until 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and food will be on sale courtesy of The Bookworm of Edwards and One Love Jerk Chicken. Children are welcome, but dogs will need to stay curled up at home as they are not allowed inside the fenced area.
Vail Valley’s The Sessh will be the backbone of all three Friday events and will be celebrating the release of “Mind Spin,” their brand new CD recently released. Future shows will include special guests Joey Porter of The Motet (Aug. 11) and Eddie Roberts, of The New Master Sounds (Aug. 25).
“Living in this valley and being humbled by the opportunity to care for families for over 20 years has opened my mind and my heart to music and community, and the beautiful gathering that comes to fruition when the two coincide,” said Chris Davis, president of Alpine Insurance Agency and Ed Rocks founder. In addition to the food and funk offerings, guests can learn about virtual reality from one of The Riverwalk’s newest businesses while enjoying drink from Crazy Mountain Brewery.
“We look at this event as a block party, but you don’t have to bring a thing. We’ll set everything up, you just need to bring the family and get ready for some funk,” Dobrez said.
Paul Cuthbertson, a lifelong local of Eagle and Summit counties, died while skiing up to the Polar Star Inn to meet some friends for a celebration of his 21st birthday on Friday night.