April 29, 2016

The End Is Near (for Discount MeadowGrass Tix)

Yes, friends, ’tis true – you have barely more than a week left to purchase discounted tickets for the 8th Annual MeadowGrass Music Festival, which takes place May 27-29, 2016 at the beautiful La Foret Conference & Retreat Center in Black Forest.
Eben Pariser (Roosevelt Dime) @ MeadowGrass 2015 (Christian Murdock)
Prices go up starting May 9, 2016 and we expect camping to sell out soon, so don’t delay – buy yours today!

In other news, we are delighted to announce that Rocky Mountain Highway will be the beneficiary of the next Karma Hour in the Bristol Brew Pub at the Ivywild School. That’s right, folks, for every beer purchased between 5 pm and 9 pm on Tuesday, May 3, our generous friends at Bristol Brewing will donate $1 to our fledgling non-profit operation. We  are in the process of arranging for musical guests – check the Facebook Event Page for updates.

And while you’re enjoying a tasty microbrew (or three – we highly recommend the low-batch single hop IPA series), you can also buy MeadowGrass tickets with no service fees and pick up either a complimentary MeadowGrass 2015 t-shirt or select CD from an artist in this year’s lineup. Come for dinner – if you haven’t been to the brewery lately, you will love the expanded menu!

The Ivywild School will also host the Tiny Detour festival on Sunday and Monday, May 1-2. The Tiny Detour is produced by the Detour Music Program of Colorado Creative Industries and includes film, art and music workshops, culminating in the Ivywild gym at 6 pm on Monday with Denver indie folk artists Chimney Choir and Laura Goldhamer. It is all free and open to the public – the full schedule is available here.

Chimney Choir @ MeadowGrass 2014 (Larry Hulst)
By the way, if you have not yet checked out the Pikes Peak region’s hippest lifestyle magazine, Springs, the Spring edition includes a great article about MeadowGrass written by music blogger extraordinaire Heather Browne (mastermind behind the Fuel/Friends Chapel Sessions). Springs magazine combines superb writing with top notch photography and can be purchased at these fine local retailers or by subscription.

Finally, each week leading up to the festival we’d like to introduce you to some of the arts-loving businesses who help us produce MeadowGrass. This week we highlight John Mills Painting, a local company owned by a true music fan whom you’ve probably seen at a concert around town with partner Jean. John sends along this message:

“Hey Festivarians…Do you have any painting projects coming up in the near future? Consider John Mills Painting Service for an honest, affordable, high quality paint job. I have been painting homes in the Pikes Peak region for eighteen years now. I still relish the opportunity to bring color to people’s lives!  You can get to know me by checking out some past clients reviews on Angieslist.com. Or just call me and I’ll be there. 290-0434. Thanks. Enjoy the show!”

For details on upcoming concerts in the Colorado Springs area, please visit the Pikes Peak Concert Calendar or check out the shows listed below.

Bottom’s up!

Steve Harris, Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Highway