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2017 Colorado Riverfront Concert Series Schedule
Blues great Tinsley Ellis channels the Grateful Dead with Blues is Dead - Thursday, May 25, 2017
Ellis is a longtime Atlanta fixture who played the blues before playing the blues was cool, and was among the first of the New Generation blues heroes that included Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Duke Robillard and Ronnie Earl. Ellis founded The Heartfixers in 1981, and carried that band to regional fame before he broke away for a solo career and signed with Alligator Records, the groundbreaking blues record label. His new album was released on his own label, Heartfixer Music."
Local opening act - Bobby Walker
Revered New Orleans horn band Big Sam's Funky Nation brings jazz, soul and R&R - Thursday, June 8, 2017
From national performances at Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, to hometown appearances at Voodoo Fest and Jazz Fest, Big Sam's Funky Nation have built their reputation onstage. The band's live performances are legendary, filled with blasts of brass, bursts of electric guitar, and the charisma of Big Sam, a frontman who sings, plays, dances, and involves the audience in everything he does. You don't just watch a Funky Nation show. You become part of the show, singing along with Big Sam whenever he demands a call-and-response.
Just announced June 1st - local opening act - CMU Faculty Jazz Trio
Texas' legendary Fabulous Thunderbirds come to the river. Ain't that tough enough! - Thursday, June 29, 2017
For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group's distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, mainfested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as "Tuff Enuff" and "Wrap It Up". Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation.
Local opening act - Doubious Brothers