April 6, 2016

Sick of Service Fees? Buy MeadowGrass Tickets in Person and Save!

Friends, gather ’round, for the complete lineup for the 8th Annual MeadowGrass Music Festival has finally been announced:

Friday: Jeff Austin Band, Fruit Bats, Matt Flinner Trio, Strawberry Runners, Leopard & the Vine (late night) and Jeremy Facknitz

Saturday: Jackie Greene, The Barr Brothers, Jalan Crossland, Wendy Woo, Free the Honey, Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds (late night), Justus League and Smith House

Sunday: Judah & the Lion, Mandolin Orange, David Wax Museum, Megan Burtt, Chauncy Crandall (sol0) & Friends (late night), Moors & McCumber and The River Arkansas

As an added bonus, we are excited to announce that there are now three ways to purchase MeadowGrass tickets in person and avoid the service fees attached to on-line transactions. We have placed a very limited number of tickets at Moondog Music Shop in Old Colorado City and the Bristol Brewing Dry Goods Store inside the Ivywild School.

Tickets available include Weekend (No Camping), Weekend (Vehicle), Friday, Friday (Vehicle), Saturday, Saturday (Vehicle), Sunday and Sunday (Vehicle). All other tickets must be purchased on-line.

The Black Rose Acoustic Society will also be selling these tickets at their upcoming Open Stage events at the Black Forest Community Center on April 8, April 22, and May 13. The festival takes place May 27-29 at La Foret Conference & Retreat Center in Black Forest. Ticket prices go up on May 9 so act fast! Or, just buy your tix on-line here.

And now, here is your Top 10 List of Concerts for the coming week:

1.  Jeffrey Foucault, Friends House Concerts (Skyway), Sun April 10 (7 pm, $25).

Singer-songwriter Jeffrey Foucault’s 7th album Salt As Wolves has been garnering rave reviews from the music world and now is your chance to see him perform live in the intimate setting of Friends House Concerts. You can read Bill Forman’s interview with Jeffrey in the Colorado Springs Independent. Doors open at 6:15 and the show is BYOB.

2. Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen with Tejon Street Corner Thieves, Stargazers Theatre, Thurs April 7 (7:30 pm, free). Frank Solivan was nominated for “Best Bluegrass Album” in this year’s Grammys – it’s hard to believe that a show of this stature is free and open to the public right here in Colorado Springs!

3. Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, Pikes Peak Center, Sat April 9 (7:30 pm, $45). Better known as two-thirds of the classic folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, Peter and Paul play a duo show in the the main auditorium at the Pikes Peak Center, which has the best acoustics in the Springs.

4.  Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (Palmer Lake), Fri April 8 (7 pm, TLCA members: $15 adv/$20 day of show; Non-members: $20/$25). It’s a zydeco dance party in Palmer Lake!

5. Dynamo, Front Range Barbeque (Old Colorado City), Wed April 6 (7:30 pm, free).  Bring on the funk – the Nashville-based nine-piece band Dynamo tours Colorado for the first time. If you can’t catch them on the West Side, they will also be doing another show on Sunday at the Gold Room with the Cold Heart Revival.

6. Ana Popovic, Stargazers Theatre, Fri April 8 (8 pm, $15 adv, $20 day of show). Belgrade-born Ana Popovic was the only female musician added to the Experience Hendrix tour, which also featured Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Bootsy Collins among others. She brings her Fender Telecaster to Colorado Springs again this weekend!

7. Wirewood Station, Black Forest Community Center, Fri April 8 (7 pm, $5 BRAS members and students, $10 general public). The award-winning bluegrass band Wirewood Station hoeadlines this month’s edition of the Black Rose Acoustic Society‘s Open Stage series.

8.  Oliver Johnson, The Gold Room, Fri-Sat April 8-9 (9 pm, $10 adv, $15 at the door). For one week only, trumpeter Oliver Johnson will present St. Louis style blues and jazz as a fundraiser for the Colorado Springs Conservatory and the UCCS Bachelor of Innovations Scholarship.

9. Smith House, Kinfolks (Manitou Springs), Fri April 8 (8 pm, free). Having just released their debut album Far Traveler, this quartet will be visiting Manitou in anticipation of their MeadowGrass debut this year.

10. Ryan Flores, Swirl Wine Bar (Manitou Springs), Sat April 9 (7 pm, free). Ryan is the founder of the new band Leopard and the Vine which will be performing at MeadowGrass this year, but first you could catch him in a solo show at Manitou’s favorite wine bar.

The Pikes Peak Concert Calendar is now updated with many other great concerts – check it out!

Keep on keeping on,

Steve Harris, Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Highway