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Blues Legacy

Blues from vintage and contemporary recordings.

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm MT

with Big Daddy

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  • Artist: Ernest James Zydeco
  • Track: Automatic
  • Album: Automatic Harvester

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Classic Funk & Soul

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm MT


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Black Uhuru at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver

September 11, 2015
Black Uhuru

Black Uhuru are a Jamaican dub reggae group formed in 1972, initially as Uhuru. Their album Anthem won the first ever Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985. Though the band has consisted of many members over the years, today they are centered around Derrick “Duckie” Simpson.

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Artist: Black Uhuru

Venue: Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver


David Grisman Bluegrass Experience with Jeff Austin Band at Arvada Center, Arvada

September 11, 2015
David Grisman Bluegrass Experience with Jeff Austin Band

For nearly half a century, mandolinist/composer/bandleader/producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. His musical range is wide and deep, embracing many styles, genres and traditions. His Bluegrass Experience includes Keith Little on 5-string banjo, gui ...more details.

Artist: David Grisman Bluegrass Experience with Jeff Austin Band

Venue: Arvada Center, Arvada


Trout Steak Revival at The Fox Theatre, Boulder

September 12, 2015
Trout Steak Revival

Trout Steak Revival has earned a place in the mountain states bluegrass scene, performing to sold-out audiences, winning the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, placing in the 2012 Rockygrass Band Competition, and even winning an Emmy Award for a soundtrack with Rocky Mountain PBS. ...more details.

Artist: Trout Steak Revival

Venue: The Fox Theatre, Boulder


Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires at The Bluebird Theater, Denver

September 12, 2015
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires

Charles Bradley is an American funk/soul/R&B singer. His performances and recording style celebrate the feel of funk and soul music from the 1960s and 1970s. Jay-Z and Asher Roth have frequently sampled his music and his singing voice was used for the character Minstrel Krampus in an episode of Ame ...more details.

Artist: Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires

Venue: The Bluebird Theater, Denver


Blind Boys of Alabama at The Boulder Theater, Boulder

September 18, 2015
Blind Boys of Alabama

Blind Boys of Alabama are a five-time Grammy Award winning gospel group from Alabama. They first sang together in 1944. Since then, the group's output has spanned seven decades of tours and appearances, and produced a successful discography. Information and tickets available at bouldertheater.com. ...more details.

Artist: Blind Boys of Alabama

Venue: The Boulder Theater, Boulder


Kamasi Washington at The Boulder Theater, Boulder

September 24, 2015
Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, production editor and band leader. Washington is mainly known for his tenor playing, following in the traditions of John Coltrane, and Albert Ayler. He has played along with a diverse group of musicians including Herbie Hancock, Lauryn Hi ...more details.

Artist: Kamasi Washington

Venue: The Boulder Theater, Boulder


Reykjavik Calling at Hi-Dive, Denver

September 26, 2015
Reykjavik Calling

Reykjavik Calling is an Icelandic-American collaboration concert. This year’s event features Icelandic artists My Bubba and Mr. Silla paired with local musicians. Denver’s Martina and James of Land Lines will collaborate with Iceland’s Mr. Silla, and Natalie Tate and Anna Morsett will combine to per ...more details.

Artist: Reykjavik Calling

Venue: Hi-Dive, Denver


Del the Funky Homosapien at The Fox Theatre, Boulder

September 27, 2015
Del the Funky Homosapien

Teren Delvon Jones, better known as Del the Funky Homosapien is an American underground hip hop MC. He began his career in the early 1990's with the help of his cousin Ice Cube. After severing his production-artist relationship with Ice Cube he became a member of Hieroglyphics and later created ...more details.

Artist: Del the Funky Homosapien

Venue: The Fox Theatre, Boulder


Zappa Plays Zappa at The Boulder Theater, Boulder

October 1, 2015
Zappa Plays Zappa

In 1975 Frank Zappa and his band The Mothers of Invention recorded "One Size Fits All", their final album together. Now, 40 years later, Zappa's son Dweezle keeps the music of the Mother's of Invention alive with a performance celebrating the 40th Anniversary of this groundbreaking rock album.
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Artist: Zappa Plays Zappa

Venue: The Boulder Theater, Boulder


Mason Jennings at The Fox Theatre, Boulder

October 3, 2015
Mason Jennings

Mason Jennings is an American pop-folk singer-songwriter. He is well known for his simple yet catchy melodies, intimate lyrics, literary and historical themes, and distinctive voice. More information about this show are available at foxtheatre.com.

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Artist: Mason Jennings

Venue: The Fox Theatre, Boulder


Kristin Hersh at Tuft Theatre at Swallow Hill, Denver

October 10, 2015
Kristin Hersh

After founding her influential art-punk band Throwing Muses in Providence, RI, at the age of 14, Kristin Hersh has spent over two decades confounding expectations and breaking rules - both hers and others. From life as the reluctant front person for the Muses, to the solo career she swore would neve ...more details.

Artist: Kristin Hersh

Venue: Tuft Theatre at Swallow Hill, Denver


David Bromberq Quintet at The Oriental Theater, Denver

October 15, 2015
David Bromberq Quintet

You can tell a lot about a person from the company he keeps. When that company has included Bob Dylan, The Beastie Boys, George Harrison, Emmylou Harris, and many more, you realize you’re dealing with a very special case. His name is David Bromberg. Equipped with his guitar and four fellow musicians ...more details.

Artist: David Bromberq Quintet

Venue: The Oriental Theater, Denver


Daby Touré at Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill. Denver

October 16, 2015
Daby Touré

Daby Touré is a child of many worlds. A musical and linguistic polyglot, Touré creates an elegant sonic mixture that merges the linguistic inflections of the six languages he speaks. His music is a puzzle whose pieces, once assembled, form a comprehensive map of the world. It builds bridges between ...more details.

Artist: Daby Touré

Venue: Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill. Denver


Autechre at The Bluebird Theater, Denver

October 17, 2015
Autechre

Autechre are an English electronic music group consisting of Rob Brown and Sean Booth, both natives of Rochdale, Greater Manchester. Formed in 1987, the band has exhibited a gradual shift in aesthetic throughout their career, from their earlier work with clear roots in techno, electro and hip hop to ...more details.

Artist: Autechre

Venue: The Bluebird Theater, Denver


An Evening with Youssou N'Dour at Boulder Theater, Boulder

November 4, 2015
An Evening with Youssou N'Dour

Youssou N'Dour is a Senegalese singer, percussionist, songwriter, composer, occasional actor, businessman and a politician. He helped to develop a style of popular Senegalese music known in the Serer language as mbalax. In 2004, Rolling Stone described him as, "perhaps the most famous singer alive" ...more details.

Artist: An Evening with Youssou N'Dour

Venue: Boulder Theater, Boulder


The Travelin' McCourys at The Fox Theatre, Boulder

November 5, 2015
The Travelin' McCourys

No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive music. As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury on banjo continue their father’s work—a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into people’s ...more details.

Artist: The Travelin' McCourys

Venue: The Fox Theatre, Boulder


Head For the Hills at The Bluebird Theater, Denver

November 6, 2015
Head For the Hills

This Colorado based Bluegrass quartet didn’t grow up immersed in bluegrass music, but came to it later in life, with each other. The result are songs that have been described as meta-fictional sea shanties and Pop-infused newgrass murder ballads. On top of a busy touring schedule they have independ ...more details.

Artist: Head For the Hills

Venue: The Bluebird Theater, Denver


BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet at Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill. Denver

November 6, 2015
BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet

BeauSoleil is a musical group specializing in Creole music. Based in Lafayette, Louisiana, their repertoire includes hundreds of traditional Cajun, Creole and zydeco songs. BeauSoleil has also pushed past constraints of purely traditional instrumentation, rhythm, and lyrics of Louisiana folk music, ...more details.

Artist: BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet

Venue: Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill. Denver


Ben Sollee with Mother Falcon at The Bluebird Theater, Denver

November 21, 2015
Ben Sollee with Mother Falcon

Ben Sollee is an American cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer known for his innovative playing style, genre-bending songwriting, electrifying performances and political activism. Mother Falcon is a symphonic rock band from Austin, Texas, known for their wide-ranging instrumentation and collabo ...more details.

Artist: Ben Sollee with Mother Falcon

Venue: The Bluebird Theater, Denver


The Bad Plus with Joshua Redman at The Boulder Theater, Boulder

December 12, 2015
The Bad Plus with Joshua Redman

The Bad Plus is a jazz trio from the United States, consisting of pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer Dave King, originating from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They will be joined by Joshua Redman, an American jazz saxophonist and composer who has won the Thelonious Monk Internation ...more details.

Artist: The Bad Plus with Joshua Redman

Venue: The Boulder Theater, Boulder