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ShowDown Town kicks off Thursday

Daily Staff Writer

Vail Valley Foundation’s ShowDown Town in Eagle, featuring free live music and family entertainment, returns to Eagle Town Park Thursday nights Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This year’s acts range from homegrown R&B to back-porch pickin’.Lois LaFond and The Rockadiles are the first to take the stage. LaFond’s many years of teaching, performing and making music culminate in a world beat sound that kids love, and messages that parents appreciate. A roving magician entertains kids throughout the night.Thursday, July 8, Masterson and Blackburn delight audiences with their “Singing Cowboy” era performance. The show includes fun for the entire family – featuring music of contemporary cow-folk and rope tricks reminiscent of cattle drives combined with the songs of ranch women and bronc-busters. The evening’s kids’ activity is face painting and balloon fun.

Hello Dave combines the sounds of classic and southern rock with R&B, pop and country on July 15. Dubbed “the Eagles of the new millennium,” this group delivers a feel-good vibe with genuine emotion and integrity. Kids are encouraged to learn bead art and clown around with the juggler.Erica Brown, vocalist of the aptly titled Erica Brown Band, delivers a high-energy blues-rock performance that showcases Brown’s throaty, rough-but-soulful vocals July 22. Spin art entertainment will be provided for the kids.For more information about the ShowDown Town free concert series, call the Vail Valley Foundation at 949.1999 or visit the web at http://www.vvf.org.

Downvalley musicLois LaFond and The Rockadiles

Thursday, 6:30 p.m.Eagle Town Park


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