Shakedown Street closes out summer in Vail Valley
VAIL VALLEY, Colorado -Grateful Dead tribute act Shakedown Street will pick up the band’s tradition of closing out the summer in Colorado’s Vail Valley Friday and Saturday, though the concert location has changed.Originally scheduled to play in late July at the historic State Bridge Lodge – an outdoor venue and camping area just south of the Routt- and Eagle County border that has been closed since a fire in June 2007 – Shakedown Street has moved to The Wolcott Yacht Club, said drummer Jake Wolf.”This is for sure happening,” Wolf said. Complications with permits and logistics postponed “State Bridge Lives,” a two-day outdoor music festival scheduled for July 25 and 26. The event was at one time rescheduled for Sept. 11-13, and has since been canceled. Shakedown Street plays an acoustic set at 5:30 p.m., Friday, and electric shows starting at about 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Wolcott Yacht Club. Tickets are $10 in advance, and are available at http://www.wolcottyachtclub.com. Founding Shakedown Street members Ted Galloway and Rick Starkey will join Wolf and keyboardist Joe Weisiger. Rob Eaton, a Colorado resident and guitarist for Grateful Dead-inspired band Dark Star Orchestra, also will play. Wolf said he chose The Wolcott Yacht Club for an end-of-summer concert to offer a boost to the outdoor music venue, which Yacht Club co-owner Shawn McMenamy said has been struggling financially. Wolf said he’s arranged affordable limo transportation back to the Vail Valley and bus transportation to State Bridge campsites after both Shakedown Street shows.”It’s a really good final push for us to generate some revenue,” McMenamy said.He and some partners took over ownership of the Yacht Club, which has been in business for more than 20 years, in May.
What: Shakedown Street, w/ special guest Rob Eaton of Dark Star Orchestra and founding members Ted Galloway and Rick StarkeyWhen: Acoustic show 5:30 p.m. Friday, electric shows 8 p.m. today and SaturdayWhere: The Wolcott Yacht Club, 27190 U.S. Highway 6 in WolcottCost: $10; advance tickets are available at http://www.wolcottyachtclub.com More information: Call 970-926-3444Listen: Songs by the Grateful Dead tribute band Shakedown Street are streaming at http://www.myspace.com/shakedownstreetband
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