Week of December 8, 2015

Rocky Mountain Highway Presents

It’s a big week for Rocky Mountain Highway with not one, but two, exciting shows coming up. The first is an evening with the talented singer-songwriter Willy Porter from Milwaukee, who also happens to be a gifted guitarist and storyteller.

Willy Porter Performing at an Actual Friends House Concert

Willy will be performing at a 
Friends House Concert in the Skyway neighborhood on Thursday, December 10 at 7:30 pm and there are just a few seats available. Willy has released over ten full-length albums of original material over the past 25 years, while touring with rock legends such as Paul Simon, Sting, and Jeff Beck. Here’s a video from 2014 in which he performs “This Train” at Storyville Coffee.

Haven’t been to a house concert before? It is hands down the best way to see live music – up close and personal in the friendly home of Whitney and Marc Luckett, which can hold up to 100 folks with nary a bad seat in the house. All of the money collected for admission goes directly to the artist. Please call Whitney at (719) 373-8879 to find out if there is still room and reserve your space.

Then, we’ll take two days off before returning to action with The Snow Ball at The Gold Room, a Give! benefit concert co-hosted by Rocky Mountain Highway and three other exceptional local non-profits – Incline Friends, the Rocky Mountain Field Institute, and community-powered radio station KCMJ.

Please note that because it’s a Sunday, this is an early show – the doors will open at 4 pm and music starts at 4:15 with an opening set from our friends Woodshed Red. The headliner for The Snow Ball is the rising Americana band Yarn from New York City, who played Colorado for the first time in 2011 at MeadowGrass.

Check out these sick videos of Yarn performing “Tennessee” and a mash up of “Music’s Only Outlaw” and “Walk on the Wild Side” at MeadowGrass. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and the show will end by 9 pm, we promise!

Come to The Snow Ball to enjoy some killer tunes and to learn about the important work of the four participating non-profits. Donors will be entered into a drawing to win door prizes and we will also have plenty of MeadowGrass merch to give away, including t-shirts, posters, mugs, and water bottles.

And remember, every person 21 and older who donates at least $25 will also receive one free drink at 3 Hundred Days of Shine in Monument (valid 1/1/16 – 3/31/16) and one free beverage at the Eighth Annual MeadowGrass Music Festival (ticket purchase required), which is right around the corner. If you make it to either of the shows, you can still make your tax-deductible donation to Rocky Mountain Highway via the Give! campaign.

The Top 10 Concerts of the Week list will return next week, and in the meantime you can always find out where to see live roots music by visiting the Pikes Peak Concert Calendar.

Thanks, ya’ll!!!!

Steve Harris, Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Highway