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We want to tell you about two great events that you won’t want to miss, but first let us remind you one last time that voting in the Gazette’s Best of the Springs Competition ends this coming Sunday, February 19. The MeadowGrass Music Festival has been nominated in the category of “Best Festival,” and 107.3 FM/1530 AM Mountain Country has been nominated for “Best Music Festival.” We also hope you’ll support Rocky Mountain Highway Executive Director Steve Harris as a “Mover and Shaker” in the arts community along with Dave & Lo from the Mountain Country Morning Show as “Best Radio Personalities. If you haven’t already voted, we invite you to do so at thebestofthesprings.com.

Saturday also marks the opening of a new exhibit at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, featuring the rock photography of our own Larry Hulst. You’ve seen Larry with his camera at MeadowGrass and concerts all over town, and now you can view more than 70 photos taken during his nearly 50-year career capturing rock royalty live in the act of making music. Included in the exhibit are artists including the Grateful Dead, David Bowie, Bonnie Raitt, BB King, Willie Nelson, among many others. A collection of Larry’s photos published by Ripple Effect Publishing is available for purchase in the FAC’s gift shop, along with prints of the photos displayed in the exhibit.

Also Saturday night, radio station Mountain Country – home to the Grass Roots Revival on Sunday mornings from 8-10 am – turns one year old with a birthday bash at Stargazers Theatre.  Live music will be provided by the Jeffrey Alan Band, WreWood Station and Danny Tramel and you can expect lots of giveaways and complimentary birthday cake too. The doors open at 6 pm with music starting at 7 pm, and admission is absolutely free and open to the public!

Friday, February 24
Supersuckers
Triple Nickel Tavern

Saturday, March 4
Grass It Up w/Jason Miller
Western Jubilee Warehouse

Sunday, March 5
Davina & the Vagabonds
The Gold Room

Friday, March 10
Peter Mulvey
Friends House Concerts

Thursday, March 16
Elton John
Broadmoor World Arena

Friday, March 24
John Craigie
Songbird Cellars (Pueblo)

In other news, we want to remind you that Early Bird tickets are now on sale for the 9th Annual MeadowGrass Music Festival, which will take place Friday May 26 to Sunday May 28 at La Foret in Black Forest. We are thrilled to report that festival preparations are well underway and ticket sales are up by nearly 50% over last year. Look for the initial lineup announcement comin’ at you next week, on Wednesday, February 22.

And, if you can’t wait until May to get out and boogie, please remember that Rocky Mountain Highway is always bringing top talent to Colorado Springs. Coming up March 2, three rising folk-bluegrass acts will grace the stage at The Gold RoomGipsy Moon, Mipso, and Matt Rouch, who was just added to the lineup. Tickets for this special night of musical entertainment are on sale now, and Black Rose Acoustic Society members can purchase discounted tickets at the Cosy Sheridan show on February 24 at the Black Forest Community Center.

For more information about all of our concerts – including a just-announced show featuring the return of Front Country on Thursday, April 20 at The Gold Room – please visit rockymountainhighway.org.

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