Celebrate Independents This Weekend!
Independent musicians, that is. And, come to think of it, the Indy Music Awards, which is currently accepting ballots with 26 categories spanning the diverse array of musical talent in our area. Although we were disappointed to see that Best Music Festival and Best National Act Performance were dropped this year, we hope you’ll consider giving a nod to Rocky Mountain Highway for Best Promoter. Voting ends July 12 and the results will be revealed at the end of the summer right before the inaugural Bristol Brewing Music Festival at the Ivywild School September 11-12.
Most of us will have a three day weekend to celebrate the 4th, so why not use that extra day to take advantage of the wealth of local live roots music in the Pikes Peak region? Here are our picks for the Top 10 shows of the week:
1. Pikes Peak Art and Music Festival, America the Beautiful Park, Fri July 3 – Sun July 5 ($5). Thirteen local acts will perform over the holiday weekend, including a not-to-be-missed headlining set from Woodshed Red on Friday, the gypsy tango cabaret of Moonhoney on Saturday, and a rare duo set from KJ Braithwaite and George Whitesell on Sunday. For the first time this year the festival will charge an entrance fee – but at $5 for the weekend the price can’t be beat.