Horn-based funk band will play Vail
VAIL, Colorado The Bud Light Street Beat free winter concert series will conclude at 6 p.m. today at Checkpoint Charlie in Vail Village. The evenings festivities include a free concert by Denver-based horn band Chris Daniels & The Kings, as well as the giveaway of the end-of-season grand prizes. Chris Daniels & The Kings will replace originally scheduled Colbie Caillat, who canceled the date after being asked to join John Mayers spring tour.
Chris Daniels & The Kings are considered one of the worlds best horn bands, in the tradition of Blood Sweat & Tears, Tower of Power and Booker T. and the Memphis Horns. The band is celebrating 23 years of r&b, funk, jump blues and rock n roll. The seven-piece band has made a name for itself touring overseas, playing for the queen of Holland at the 50-year V-E Day celebration and for 450,000 people at Parkpop in Den Hague. The band has had No. 1 hits in Holland with critically acclaimed CDs The Spark, Is My Love Enough, Thats What I Like About The South, In Your Face and Louie Louie. Its best of album, titled Choice Cuts, became a top five hit on stations all across the United States. The bands newest release, 10, features the sounds of soul and funky blues that is at the heart of The Kings music. Registration for the end-of-season Volvo grand prizes will be open from 5:30 to 7 p.m., immediately followed by the drawing. Registered Eagle, Lake and Summit county residents with valid ID are eligible to win the Volvo C30, and out-of-town guests are eligible to win the Volvo Vail Return Vacation for four. The car will be given away to the winner of a game of chance, with the contestants being chosen randomly from the seasons registrants. Locals who have entered to win the Volvo must be present for the drawing Wednesday night and must have a valid local drivers license in order to be allowed into the final contest. The winner of the Volvo Vail Return Vacation need not be present to win. Come dressed appropriately, as the show is outdoors and will proceed regardless of the weather. Food and drink are available for purchase. Free parking is offered in Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures after 3 p.m. No dogs or alcohol is allowed in the Checkpoint Charlie venue. For more information, visit http://www.streetbeatconcerts.com, http://www.vvf.org or call 949-1999.
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