Live! From Mt. CB
Join friends and family for this free concert series on the mountain.
Dates:
Wednesday: Jun 26 - Aug 14
Time:
5:30 p.m.
Cost:
FREE
Presented by the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association, the Live! From Mt. CB free concert series returns for the summer of 2019 with an exciting lineup of amazing musicians. Join the fun every Wednesday between June 26 to August 14 for an evening of free music at the base of Mt. Crested Butte. All shows will take place at the Red Lady Stage in Mt. Crested Butte from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

2019 Summer Line-Up

June 26 | The Jacob Jolliff Band - Bluegrass 

The Jacob Jolliff Band is the next generation of bluegrass supergroups, led by one of the country's premier contemporary bluegrass mandolinists. Before joining Yonder Mountain String Band in 2015, Jacob Jolliff founded the beloved New England roots band Joy Kills Sorrow while attending Berklee School of Music on a full scholarship. In 2012, Jolliff had the distinctive honor of being named the National Mandolin Championship winner.

July 3 | Aaron Lee Tasjan – Rock N’ Roll

Most people know Aaron Lee Tasjan as one of the wittiest, most offbeat, brilliant, Americana troubadours writing and singing songs today. And the New York Times, NPR and Rolling Stone will all gladly corroborate. But steel yourselves, folk fans, because he’s about to follow his restless muse straight out from under the weight of everyone’s expectations into the kind of glammy, jingle-jangle power-pop- and- psych-tinged sounds he hasn’t dabbled in since his younger days playing lead guitar for a late-period incarnation of The New York Dolls.

July 10 | Tab Benoit – Delta Blues

Grammy nominated guitarist, singer, and songwriter Tab Benoit makes his home near New Orleans in Houma, Louisiana. He's one of a handful of bright rising stars on the modern blues scene. For most of the 1990s and into the 2000s, he's worked each of his records the old-fashioned way, by playing anywhere and everywhere he and his band can play. Unlike so many others before him, Benoit understands that blues is not a medium in favor with 50,000-watt commercial rock radio stations, so as a consequence, he's combined each of his releases with as many shows as he can possibly play.

July 17 | Los Colognes – Tulsa Sound

One of the highest and rarest aspirations in popular music is to reach for the transcendental, to access the spirit. On the third album “The Wave” by Nashville based Los Colognes, they succeed just this- in breaking through the confines of everyday pop song lyricism to tell a sort of holistic story. It is not a concept piece, but it is a brooding and still joyful song cycle filled with philosophical rumination, effortless hooks, inspiring musicianship, and expansive arrangement. Los Colognes have given us a singular collection of quietly anthemic tunes, held together by philosophical reflection and damn fine rock and roll chops.

July 24 | Polyrhythmics – Jazz Fusion

The 8 piece Polyrhythmics are proving to be one of Seattle's finest exports. Rich with bold brass and hypnotic percussion, Polyrhythmics’ latest album, Caldera, showcases the instrumental eight-piece’s impossibly tight grooves and virtuosic musicianship as they tear through a singular blend of funk, soul, psychedelic rock, R&B, progressive jazz, and Afrobeat. Calling to mind everything from Antibalas and the Dap-Kings to The Meters and Fela Kuti, it’s without a doubt their strongest work to date, merging the infectious power of their live show with a sleek and nuanced studio sophistication.

July 31 | The Dip – R&B/Soul

The Dip is an electrifying seven-piece soul band from Seattle, Washington. Featuring three members of Beat Connection, the band toes the line between crooning soul and hard-driving funk. Featuring crunchy lines from the Honeynut Horns, The Dip is a throwback groove that is sure to get you movin'.

August 7 | Battle of Santiago - Afro Cuban Post-Rock

Toronto-based group Battle of Santiago combines classic Afro-Cuban rhythms and vocals with a distinctly Canadian post-rock spirit and sensibility. The result is a wholly unique sound that tells a universal 21st Century story, transcending borders while staying rooted in one city’s immigrant experience.

August 14 | Cha Wa – Mardi Gras Funk

From the funk-laced beats and bass-heavy sousaphone blasts that kick off their grammy nominated album “Spyboy” to the gritty warmth of singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s voice, New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the best features of the city’s street culture.