Entertainment Lineup

2014

The 43rd Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair promises another eclectic, interesting, vibrant array of musical acts.  The fair opens at noon on Friday with the vendor booths opening. Entertainment festivities kick into high gear at 4 pm with the Community Drum Circle facilitated by Rhythms of the Heart. The rest of the Gazebo Stage entertainment is:

 

Friday, July 25th

5:00 p.m. - Astronaughty & the Jam Bandits

Astronaughty and the Jam Bandits is a local band with Tobyn Britt, Miles Phillips, Galen Gatzke, and Garland Burton. They play a heterogeneous sort of music that will put a glide in your stride and a dip in your hip. There is some mean musicianship in this group so be prepared for blast­off!

 

 

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7:00 p.m. – Radio La Chusma

Bringing a unique perspective to the world through music, Radio La Chusma breaks down the barriers of age, race, language and religion. This six piece band features four part harmonies, electrifying violin and guitar solos, and a high energy live show. Finding inspiration from pre-Columbian and African traditions, with a strong emphasis on reggae, Radio La Chusma has been inspiring crowds for the past eight years. http://www.reverbnation.com/radiolachusma

 

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Saturday, July 26

11:00 a.m. – Xperience Freedom

Xperience Freedom was formed in Carbondale, CO 2012 with well known Percussionist Lyn Byars, who is the heartbeat of this group and was pulled in by Lead by Multi-instrumentalist and front woman Shea Freedom. Since then the band has grown together adding the Sexy Shredding Sax player Kelsey Bohanon who’s musical soul is brought out by the rhythmical flare of Shea’s tunage. Xperience Freedom has performed at many benefits in Colorado including Base Camp 40 Veterans and Ski Patrol Benefit at Sunlight Resort. If you want some easy listening, beats that make you want to dance, lyrics that speak to your spirit and make you think… The original works and stage chemistry of this band are a sure way to Xperience Freedom. http://www.reverbnation.com/SHEAFREEDOM

 

 

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – LET THEM ROAR

Country, Jazz and Rock and Roll all find a home in the music of Let Them Roar. Front woman Olivia Pevec promises a unique Mountain Fair show from this popular local band. Check them out at letthemroar.com- 

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2:30 – 4:00 p.m. - Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run

Nashville-based Hit & Run, fronted by Rebecca and John Frazier, has performed on the stages of Telluride Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Smilefest, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Rockygrass Bluegrass Festival, Blue Ridge Harvest Fest, Blueberry Bluegrass Festival, and many other renowned venues across North America. Since 2002, Hit & Run has been sharing stages with the likes of Jimmy Martin, J.D. Crowe, Hot Rize, Rhonda Vincent, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Del McCoury, David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs, and many other recognized musicians in bluegrass music. http://rebeccafrazier.com/hitandrun/#sthash.dzEt3Xit.dpuf

5:00 p.m. – Dirty Bourbon River Show

Remember Diego’s Umbrella? Expect the same kind of energy and surprise as DBRS takes over the stage bringing their blend of “New Orleans Gypsy Brass Circus Rock” to Carbondale. Offbeat Magazine describes them as “A circus-like barrage of sound serving as entrance music for a magical mystery tour of whiskey-soaked French Quarter back alleys.”  Seems like the perfect Saturday afternoon band for Mountain Fair. http://dirtybourbonrivershow.com/

 

7:00 p.m.  - Lunar Fire

LUNAR FIRE COLLECTIVE co-creations involve a multimedia trans-cultural musical spectacle whose aim is to inspire, connect and empower people to create positive change in the world. With a dynamic blend of the arts, spectacular dance and musical performances. Pre-Columbian flutes, multilingual vocalists, powerful drummers and a wide range of bass and guitar styles telling stories reflected in dance come together for an evening spectacular. Lunar Fire will finish the evening with a joint fire performance with our local troupe, Dance of the Sacred Fire.

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Sunday, July 27

9:00 a.m. - Chante Pejuta

Chante Pejuta which means heart medicine. We share sacred chant from around the world. With yoga and live music in the park. Get your spirit on!
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10:15 – 10:45 a.m. – Earthbeat Choir

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11:15 a.m. – Big Dog and the Midnight Badgers

These teenage music rats know how to lay down a tune or two.

 

 

 

 

12:45 p.m. – The Appleseed Collective

Mix the Hot Club of Paris with the sweaty soul of Dixieland, a couple blades of bluegrass, a pinch of ragtime beat, and a western swinging swagger and you’ve just conjured the sound of The Appleseed Collective. As Current describes them, “If the Roma gypsies had somehow wound up scattered throughout Appalachia instead of Eastern Europe, their music would sound a helluva lot like The Appleseed Collective—’a little gypsy, a little dixie.” http://www.theappleseedcollective.com/

2:45 p.m. – Todo Mundo

Todo Mundo (“All the World”), who’s Organic Fire was voted “Best World Music Album” at the 2011 San Diego Music Awards, blends the musical flavors of Rumba, Reggae, Samba, Gypsy, and other South American and Caribbean rhythms into an irresistible groove that has been moving dance floors and connecting with audiences throughout North America, South America, and Europe. The band is known for their high energy performances, which are led by singer and guitarist Santiago Orozco, a native of Colombia. Todo Mundo’s unique mix of world rhythms and danceable songs has helped them to appeal to people of all ages and ethnicities. http://www.todomundomusic.com/

5:00 p.m. – Muskateer Gripweed

In the powder keg that is the Fort Collins music scene, one band above all others threatens to make a spark. Self-described as an “American Revival Stomp Shake Ass Holla” band, Musketeer Gripweed is easily the most unique act to emerge from the Choice City. Equal parts roots rock, Delta blues, and performance art, a Musketeer Gripweed performance transports audiences to a world long crisscrossed with dusty country roads and populated by highway bandits, snake-oil salesmen, and charlatans. http://musketeergripweed.com/

7:00 p.m. – The Iguanas

What a  great way to end the weekend! The Iguanas play different kinds of music, never following a certain set list or structure. On any given night, they can easily switch from roots rock to tropical funk, English to Spanish. The band members embrace it all. Combining jazz, zydeco, blues and Tex-Mex music with R&B and roots rock, The Iguanas have spent nearly 30 years cultivating a loyal live following. They will,literally, bring down the house for the fair’s ending!

http://www.iguanas.com

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