2015 Bluegrass, BBQ, and Beer
A Summer Celebration
Date: Friday, August 8th
Place: Rotary Park
Time: 5:30 - 9:000
Cost: $7 per person advance at Maria's Bookshop
$10 at the event or online
Purchase online tickets here
Kids 6 and under free
Bands: La La Bones, Flume Canyon Boys, The Slackers, Sally Shuffield
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 - Chokecherry Jam
Chokecherry Jam was formed in 2010 from a group of friends that just wanted to play more bluegrass. The group now plays regularly in the Four Corners area at nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and hosts a biweekly jam in Aztec. They have played at the annual Aztec Library Christmastime, Farmington Museum Foundation events, Antique Power Show, Desk and Derrick Society, Farmington downtown TGIF summer concerts as well as the New Mexico Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic and the Sandstone Productions fundraiser. The band also played for the 2012 Santa fe Bluegrass and Old Time festival and the 2013 Durango Meltdown. They were recently featured in the winter 2013 issue of Majestic Living Magazine.
Band members include Bob Ashley on the 5 string banjo, Sue Coulter and Elaine Gapinski share the duties on bass and mandolin and Tom Miller fills in on Guitar. They all enjoy singing and playing a variety of bluegrass and gospel music.
6:45 - 7:45 - La La Bones
La La Bones" is a six-piece bluegrass band that is unique in the local music scene because it features the full suite of bluegrass instrumentation (fiddle, dobro, banjo, mandolin, guitar, and double bass). With a vocal arsenal shared by 3 men and 3 women, La La Bones delivers a diverse bluegrass sound. La La Bones features Tommy Frederico on banjo, Jimi Giles on bass, Kathy Hilimire on fiddle, Deb Moses on dobro, Scott Roberts on mandolin, and Kyle Siesser on guitar. To check out their music, visit www.reverbnation.com/lalabones
8:00 - 9:00 -Flume Canyon Boys
The Flume Canyon Boys, formerly known as, Halfway to Heaven started as a project in the Sangre De Cristo mountains of New Mexico in the summer of 2011, playing for groups of scouts at Philmont Scout Ranch. The band’s debut album “100 Miles” released on April 27th of 2012. As recent residents of Durango they are working on getting their foot in the door of the local music community. The band plays original and traditional old time and bluegrass music featuring: Joshua Standard on guitar and lead vocals, Timmy Borden on bass and vocals, Evan Coombs on banjo (not pictured), Jeremy Ralstin on guitar and vocals, and Art Woodard on mandolin. To check out their music, visit www.facebook.com/TheFlumeCanyonBoys
Tweeners (playing in between the sets)
In another lifetime, before she became executive director of Durango Nature Studies, Sally was a touring songwriter with three CDs to her name. Her songs have bluegrass stylings, but she'll be singing some traditional tunes, as well, between sets. To listen to her music or learn a little more about her former musical career, visit www.sallyshuffield.com.
Thanks to Thom Rader from Bandwagon Music and Katzin Music for providing sound!