2012 Bluegrass, BBQ, and Beer
A Summer Celebration
Date: Thursday, August 2nd
Place: Rotary Park
Time: 5:00 - 8:00
Cost: $5 per person advance at Maria's Bookshop,
$7 at the door
Kids 6 and under free
Bands: Wild Mountain, Six Dollar String Band, Kentucky Deluxe
Food and Drink: You can purchase beer, wine, burgers, and brats at the event
Join Durango Nature Studies for our fourth 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.
5:00 - 6:00 - Wild Moutain
Wild Mountainis the musical union of Estella Moore and Brad Bartlett, the wife and husband duo, joined by Mark Epstein on the banjo. Wild Mountain plays a unique mix of original bluegrass and Americana music which blends traditional ‘mountain music’ music with engaging historic, social, and environmental themes. Wild Mountain is unadultered fun that will make you want to get up and dance around the jukebox
6:00 - 7:00 -Six Dollar String Band
More often than not, Old Time music is associated with a humdrum folk sound and uninspired live performances, but don't tell that to these young, dynamic songsters. The Six Dollars are battling to put that misconception to bed one tune at a time. At their best, The Six Dollars capture the exuberant, communal, and unifying spirit inherent in Old Time music. In their hometown-- the mountainous and musically diverse micropolitan of Durango, Colorado-- they are becoming widely regarded for their tight, driving, and unpretentious sound; passing along a playful dedication to pre World War II dance music. Don't be mistaken. The Six Dollars are firmly committed to espousing traditional American roots music, but they do so in a manner that's particularly vibrant, relevant, and enjoyable to audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds. The Six Dollar String Band is: Tony Holmquist, fiddle; Stephen Sellers, upright bass; Brendan Shafer, clawhammer banjo; Cyle Talley, guitar.
7:00 - 8:00 - Kentucky Deluxe
It all began at the open mic nights held at the 8th Ave Tavern in good ol' Durango, Co. Sam and Kate were the original two members after many a drunken night playing just for the sake of playing. Whiskey always being the drink of choice, and Kentucky being the original home of Sam, the name was decided upon - thanks to a $5 handle of Kentucky Deluxe, some of the cheapest (and worst tasting) whiskey you'll ever find... the two played on the street and in the tavern, quickly hijacking other musicians from other bands that complimented the sound quite beautifully. What grew became nothing more than a huge cluster of talented artists that love to get down and have the time of their lives... the family of K.D.