2015 Bluegrass, BBQ, and Beer
A Summer Celebration
Date: Friday, August 14th
Place: Rotary Park
Time: 5:30 - 9:00
Cost: $7 per person advance at Maria's Bookshop
$10 at the event
Kids 6 and under free
Bands: Maple Range, Running Out of Road, and the PG Trio
Food and Drink: You can purchase beer, rootbeer, and brats at the event to benefit Durango Nature Studies
Join Durango Nature Studies for our seventh annual bluegrass fundraiser at Rotary Park. It should be a great way to relax with the family on the lawn and listen to some good music while supporting Durango Nature Studies.
5:30 - 6:30 - Maple Range
Sweethearts Alissa Wolf and Rusty Charpentier combine their musical skills to form the diverse duo Maple Range. Rusty hails from Burlington, Vermont (Maple) and Alissa from Durango, Colorado (Range) providing the inspiration for the band title. Both musicians have experience with classical music and share a passion for bluegrass, folk and improvisational styles. Alissa and Rusty each teach and perform music in a variety of settings. Alissa plays violin with the Cannondolls and teaches at the Be FRANK Foundation (For the Recreational and Artistic Needs of Kids) and the iAM Music institute. Rusty performs with Running Out Of Road and teaches at the Be Frank Foundation, Katzin Music, and conducts middle school orchestra. Maple Range has a wide repertoire of classical, folk, bluegrass and original music. Visit http://www.reverbnation.com/maplerange
6:45 - 7:45 - Running Out of Road
Fresh off their accomplishment of coming in third in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival's bluegrass contest, this band is gathering a state-wide folling. They are an unbiased sampling of the demographics of their home town: Durango, Colorado. It is the pride of representing this small town tucked away in America’s southwest, with its dazzling, multi-hued landscape, that provides the desire to write and arrange original material. The depth and meaningful nature of the songwriting can, in part, be attributed to the fact that every member in the band is or has been an educator. The ability to hold an audience and explore a subject from both a literary and historical perspective is part of what makes them so unique. Visit http://roormusic.com.
8:00 - 9:00 - PG Trio
"The PG Trio is a Durango based group with Pete Giuliani on guitar and vocals, Ross Douglas on mandolin and Richard Leavitt on guitar. They cover vast musical terrain with everything from gritty bluegrass, country and blues, to imaginative progressive and fusion based adventures. Playing originals and unique interpretations of cover tunes, they are not to be missed!" Visit http://www.petegiulliani.com
Thanks to Thom Rader from Bandwagon Music and Katzin Music for providing sound!