December 9, 2016 Newsletter

The Last Concert of the Year

Rocky Mountain Highway is thrilled to end 2016 on a high note by presenting the jam-grass quintet Cornmeal in concert at the Second Annual Snow Ball. The show takes place this coming Sunday (December 11) at The Gold Room in downtown Colorado Springs.

Last year the band released their first studio album since 2006, Slow Street, which features guest appearances by top tier artists such as dobroist Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass. While steeped in the tradition of the past, Cornmeal continues to forge a path all their own, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk for a whole new generation of music lovers. Check out this video of a session recorded earlier this year for Relix.

The Snow Ball is a Give! Benefit Concert for Rocky Mountain Highway, the Shift Thrift Store and the Rocky Mountain Field Institute. Anyone who donates to these non-profits will be entered to win door prizes and each group will be offering their own special perks. The doors open at 5:30 pm and the Colorado College Bluegrass Ensemble will open for Cornmeal starting at 6:30 pm.

Advance tickets are available on-line until midnight Saturday or in person at Mountain Equipment Recyclers; the price goes up $5 on Sunday. Students get in for $10 by presenting valid student identification at the door. Tonight (Friday, December 9) the Black Rose Acoustic Society is offering a limited number of discount tickets to members at its annual holiday concert featuring The Instant Family, which starts at 7 pm at the Black Forest Community Club. We are eternally grateful to The Mining Exchange hotel for making this concert possible.

Can’t make the Snow Ball?  You can still donate to Rocky Mountain Highway via the Give! campaign through December 31.

Individual donations will be matched dollar for dollar by grants we’ve already secured from Classic Homes, Edelweiss German Restaurant, Faricy Boys Jeep & Chrysler and the Rocky Mountain Highway Board of Directors. In addition to the normal Give! perks and rewards, anyone who donates to $25 will be entitled to one free mixed drink from our friends at the 3 Hundred Days of Shine distillery in Monument.

Thanks very much for your support, and don’t forget to tune in to the Grass Roots Revival at 8 am Sunday on Mountain Country at 107.3 FM and 1530 AM – this week Steve will supplement the normal helping of new bluegrass fare with an examination of some of the nominees for Grammy awards this year.Now go forth and dance!

Steve Harris, Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Highway

Friday, Dec 9 Sons and Brothers Western Jubilee Warehouse Theater
Saturday, Dec 10 Elephant Revival withGipsy Moon – SOLD OUT Stargazers Theatre
Wednesday, Dec 14 Grass It UpAnnual Ugly Sweather Holiday Party & Food Drive Front Range Barbeque
Friday, Dec 30 Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds with Grant Sabin & the Juke Joint Highball Ivywild School
Thursday, Jan 5 David Bromberg Quintet Stargazers Theatre