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Meeker Arts and Cultural Council
P.O. Box 1026
Meeker, CO 81641

(970) 439-0183

info@meekerartsandculture.org

 

The stage will be jammin' from noon until 9pm!

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on the stage

2017 BAND LINE UP

SCHEDULE

11:45: Opening Ceremony and Races & Metal Art Competition Award Ceremony

12-12:30pm: Youth Talent Show & Rowdy Rosendahl

12:30-1:30pm: Casserole Beans

1:30 - 2:00pm: Yoga with Mountain Charisma

2:00 - 3:30pm: Pistols in Petticoats

4:00 - 5:30pm: Josh Rogan

6:00 - 7:30pm: Gipsy Moon

8:00 - 9:30pm: Rapidgrass

RAPIDGRASS

RAPIDGRASS - When a snowflake falls it melts to stream, and eventually meets the creek.  The creek then pours down though the canyon and the rapids begin to speak. 

The celebration of mountains and whitewater rapids is the inspiration for everything Rapidgrass. 

Rapidgrass is original mountain music influenced by an active, outdoor lifestyle. Brought together through music and love for mountains, Rapidgrass defines modern, acoustic, Colorado mountain music. 

 

The lineup of Rapidgrass includes Colorado native and pro skier Mark Morris (guitar, vocals); Coleman Smith (violin, mandolin, vocals); Carl Minorkey (upright bass, tenor banjo, vocals); and Alex Johnstone (mandolin, fiddle, vocals). Adjunct players include Billy Cardine (dobro, vocals, recording producer) and Kyle Hauser (banjo, vocals). This font range Colorado ensemble uses classical, gypsy, bluegrass, pop, swing, and other world rhythms to create what is, and can only be described of as, Rapidgrass. 

Rapidgrass Music Festival and Rapidgrass the ensemble were twins born of the desire to celebrate the rapids of Clear Creek and the mountains of Idaho Springs through mountain music, each complementing the other. Rapidgrass released its first CD, RAPIDGRASS QUINTET, in 2013 and was voted top 5 mountain albums by the Mountain Arts Culture Colorado. In 2015 Rapidgrass then released CROOKED ROAD and went on to win the prestigious ROCKYGRASS band contest that same year.  Rapidgrass is currently producing their 3rd album, HAPPY TRAILS, which is due to be released at the eighth annual Rapidgrass Music Festival this June 23-25. Rapidgrass has had the pleasure of bringing mountain music throughout Colorado, Alaska, the lower 48, and the European Alps. Rapidgrass is eager to kick off their 2017 music endeavors.

 

CLICK TO LISTEN: http://rapidgrass.band/home#videos

CHECK THEM OUT: http://rapidgrass.band/home

LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/rapidgrass/

GIPSY MOON

Gipsy Moon is a five-piece group of artists on an endless musical journey, sharing songs with the hopes of planting inspiration into the soul, starting a fire in the heart, and building community that invokes love in its wildest manifestations.
They are an innovative folk-group of five from the mountains of Nederland, Colorado.  Original material mixed with old world-traditionals, Gipsy Moon provides a full spectrum of musical styles. One moment you'll be kicking up your heels to a folk melody, the next you'll be ready to tango. “We have one foot in performing arts and another foot in the party realm”, says mandolin player Silas Herman. Ask around at any live performance about Gipsy Moon's sound and you will get answers as various as, Newgrass, Jazz, Bohemian-Pop, Retro-Slavic, and Eastern-European'; but any die-hard fan can sum it all up simply as, Gipsygrass.

    Sticks and Stones marks the second studio release for Gipsy Moon. “We have really collaborated to find our sound on this one”, says Mackenzie Page. This year is shaping up to be a busy one for the five-piece, with back-to-back festivals all Summer long. “Our momentum just keeps building”, says bassist Matt Cantor. With Gipsy Moon, it really is all about the live show. No one song is ever done quite the same way twice and their repertoire of songs just keeps growing. “Plans are already in store for our next album”, says Mackenzie.

    To find a show near you visit Gipsymoonband.com or find Gipsy Moon on Facebook.

 

CLICK TO LISTEN: http://www.gipsymoonband.com/mixes/

CHECK THEM OUT: http://www.gipsymoonband.com/

LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/gipsymoonmusic/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf

JOSH ROGAN

Josh Rogan is true grit, living the love he sings. His music is rock roll soul with a near constant message: you’ve got to dream to make it happen, and it ain’t nothing if you don’t believe. It is about the emotions we share, it’s about down-and-out and up-and-up, it’s about freedom, fear, hope, passion, thrills and the beauty of the open country. Ben Sellers at Cville Weekly says Rogan’s “dark bluesy rock might just as easily have hopped from the same rail that carried Elvis into Memphis, or drifted ashore in the same Baha tide that produced Chris Isaak.”

 

The music is Americana. Blues. Rock and Roll. And a dream. Not just an American dream—a universal dream, to be free, exchange stories, share music, to ride the open road. A dream of getting there, wherever there may be. But perhaps Rogan says it best himself, “Having a dream keeps you going, that’s for sure. If you have something you want and you don’t have it yet, it gets you up everyday.”

Josh has produced three albums of his original material. He and his wife Eliza are living in a 1962 Airstream with their dog Harley as they travel the roads between gigs.

 

CLICK TO LISTEN: http://joshroganmusic.com/?page_id=460

CHECK THEM OUT: http://joshroganmusic.com/

LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/JoshRoganMusic/

PISTOLS in PETTICOATS

Pistols in Petticoats is a 5 piece all female Americana band. The Pistols play originals, blues, and bluegrass inspired music. Formed in Colorado’s Front Range, Pistols in Petticoats are known for their sassy stage presence, beautiful harmonies, soulful songs, and are always a foot stompin’ good time.

  • Jaquita Straw – Banjo/Dobro/Vocals
  • Heather Walz- Guitar/ Washboard/Vocals
  • Tara Randles- Mandolin/Vocals
  • Colleen Murphy- Guitar/Uke/Vocals
  • Chelsea Chason- Upright Bass/Vocals

 

 

CLICK TO LISTEN: https://pistolsinpetticoats.com/music/

CHECK THEM OUT: https://pistolsinpetticoats.com/

LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pistolsinpetticoats/

CASSEROLE BEANS

is a trio of local talent here in Meeker featuring Aaron, Brett and John, playing lively acoustic music with some bluegrass flavor and jamming liberties included.

 

CLICK TO LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/user_3456-1/aces-and-twos-2ph?in=user_3456-1/sets/050115-recording-from-hollidays

LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/CasseroleBeans/

PrEVIOUS MEEKERPALOOZA BANDS

BRAD FITCH & THE TROPICOWBOY BAND (JOHN DENVER TRIBUTE)

 

http://www.cowboybrad.com/

 

CLICK TO LISTEN: Rocky Mountain High

THUNDER AND RAIN

 

http://thunderandrainmusic.com/home

CLICK TO LISTEN: Lie Just Fine - Live

HUNKER DOWN

http://www.hunkerdownband.com/

CLICK TO LISTEN: Hunker Down - Live

 

MATT HOLLIDAY & FRIENDS

Meeker's own, Matt Holliday and his band!

 

LOS VENADOS is local trio of Mariachi players, sure to get your feet moving!

 

THE CLOVER LOAFERS a fabulous group of local musicians, including Dave Main and Mary Kay Krueger!

GRANT FARM

www.grantfarm.net

 

 

JAMES AND THE DEVIL

 

www.jamesandthedevil.com

 

 

DJ KEVIE (Evan Edwards)

http://facebook.com/MonsterEnergyColorado

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