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Happy campers invited to State Bridge

Wren Wertin

Long a gathering place for water babies, music lovers and party enjoyers, the State Bridge Lodge is often a weekend destination for happy campers. The day of music brings back favorites, old and new.

Short Term Memory (STM) used to sell out the lodge consistantly between 1994 and 1997. After disbanding, the three founding members went on to find other musical projects. Lance Smith (guitarist) moved to Boulder where he founded the funk outfit Jive, Scott Stoughton moved back to Vail to form Sucker and Dave Chesterton went east. With Chet moving back to Vail this year the boys thought it would be a lot of fun to do some STM acoustic shows this winter.

“We have so many originals and a ton a of covers we never get to play

anymore, so when the opportunity arose to bring it back a bit we were

all into it,” said Smith.

They’ll be taking the stage at 3 p.m. and will be followed by SoundField’s juicy mountain grooves at 4:30 p.m. For the more daring, Plan B, a hardcore group new to bandom, will take the stage at 6 p.m.

DJ Psychonaut specializes in dub, deep house and a bit of psychedelia. He’ll be spinning at 7 p.m. Finally, Sucker will take the reigns at 8 p.m. Already partying in expectation of their latest album, “Ain’t Never,” slated for an Oct. 1 release. They’ve also got a remix on vinyl in the works.

Special guests to the festivities include Johnny Mogambo, local guitarist, singer and songwriter, and Cat in the Hat, a freestyle emcee.

For more information on the party, call the lodge at 653-4444.

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