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Friday, August 3
 

5:00pm

Telemetry
Performing out of Denver, CO and representing The Mile High Sound Movement, Telemetry, is a 3 piece power up trio strongly based off the idea of blending production music with live instrumentation. Creating in styles of Rock, Hip Hop, World, and Electronic, this hybrid combo is sure to having you bob yo head, tap yo toe, and thrust yo hips.


Friday August 3, 2018 5:00pm - 5:45pm
3 - Green Tree Stage

6:15pm

Spectacle
In the winter of 2015, a striking new voice formed in the heart of Denver’s electronic music scene. Spectacle’s orchestral instrumentation (violin, percussion, guitar) quickly made the trio stand out amongst the crowd; each performance being an experience that is refreshingly original. Hard hitting drops, alongside afro-cuban percussion make for an irresistible groove and a heady tropical soundscape. Beautiful soaring violin melodies, and deep rhythmic bass synth lines drive each musical passage through every member of the audience. Band members Michael Mahan, Jessica Borth, and Rob Brandon work in unity gripping the crowd for a show that is both mesmerizing and captivating from start to finish. Spectacle brings their audience through an innovative and dynamic journey show after show after show


Friday August 3, 2018 6:15pm - 7:00pm
3 - Green Tree Stage

7:30pm

Ayla Nereo
“One of the most poignant voices currently floating about… Ayla Nereo is an otherworldly artist who shares the fruits of her soul.” ~ The Huffington Post

Ayla Nereo’s songs are like beacons of possibility amidst a changing and unpredictable world. With a voice that has the uncanny ability to disarm and crack open the heart, Ayla is an artist you feel is singing directly from her Soul, for what she truly believes in, and for the beauty of life itself.
With an array of loop-pedals by her side, she builds layer upon layer of vocal melodies into fierce, sweeping harmonies and weaves syncopated threads of guitar, kalimba, piano, and percussion into each live performance. Her lucid storytelling and lyrical imagery are water for the thirsty soul; words and sounds that crack open the heart, and embody the many folds of our own selves.
Most often compared to Joni Mitchell, but with arrangements and stage presence closer to Aurora or Imogen Heap, Ayla’s vocal melodies, timeless lyrics, and fingerpicking guitar songs harken back to an earlier era — yet she always rides the line between genres, weaving in live vocal looping, beats and percussion, orchestral string arrangements, celtic melodies, and even dashes of hip-hop wordplay, so that her songwriting and sound ultimately cannot be compared to anyone else.
She beams a fierce and pure love from the stage, and each performance is a deeply moving experience; an enchanting and poignant journey that holds you by the heart and doesn’t let go.


Friday August 3, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
3 - Green Tree Stage

9:30pm

Quixotic
Based in Kansas City, Quixotic was given Silicon Valley’s unofficial stamp of genius when they were invited to perform at the global TED Conference in 2012. A unique blend of projection mapping, artistic dance, aerialists, musicians and specialty acts, Quixotic fuses all these elements into what the New York Times branded an “innovative circus ensemble,” and Men’s Journal declared “one of the best contemporary [cirque] acts.” They have performed for audiences worldwide and have helped launch brand products for companies such as IBM, HP, Smithsonian, Emirates Airlines and Bulgari.

“Quixotic is a creative force that master evoking emotion out of their audiences, using multimedia and movement. With a unique sound and original visuals, they are on their way to becoming the most sought after company for multi-media entertainment.”

Mukhtar Omar Sharif Mukhtar | Creator / Director | One Drop Cirque Du Soleil


Friday August 3, 2018 9:30pm - 10:45pm
3 - Green Tree Stage

11:00pm

Plantrae
Plantrae roams the forests and detritus of modernity, crafting earthy beats music clearly evocative of its NW origin. Energetic and serenely beautiful, Plantrae’s sound threads a distinctive path between acoustic instrumentation, and exhilarating electronic production. Crisp beats and graceful melodies are effortlessly woven together, with live viola bringing an undercurrent of indelible warmth to an already lush palette.


Friday August 3, 2018 11:00pm - Saturday August 4, 2018 12:15am
3 - Green Tree Stage

1:00am

Start Making Sense: A Talking Heads Tribute
If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career. Together they bring much of the Heads unique live show to the stage, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne, giving you a “once in a lifetime” experience. Prepare yourself for a rockin’, funkin’, danceable celebration of the new-wave art punk you loved from the 80’s !!!


Saturday August 4, 2018 1:00am - 2:30am
3 - Green Tree Stage
 
Saturday, August 4
 

5:00pm

DubSkin
For nearly a decade the Colorado based reggae band, DubSkin, has been writing, recording and performing their unique brand of roots reggae music. Since forming in 2006, DubSkin has independently released multiple ground breaking albums and has shared the stage with reggae giants such as Burning Spear, Stephen Marley, Israel Vibrations, Matisyahu, SOJA and Collie Buddz to name a few. DubSkin has also played some of the prominent music venues and festivals in America including the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco and Summer Camp.

With the release of their latest album, Light The Dark, DubSkin continues to push the boundaries of the reggae genre and create music that is not only danceable but also provokes contemplation on the nature of reality, the history of humanity, the issues societies face today and the possible solutions of tomorrow. By combining soulful vocals, conscious lyrics, catchy melodies and body moving rhythms, DubSkin is blazing a trail of their own in the reggae musical landscape


Saturday August 4, 2018 5:00pm - 6:15pm
3 - Green Tree Stage

6:45pm

ProbCause
In the ever-changing world of hip hop things rarely stay the same for a long period of time. The sound of Chicago seems to be on the forefront in recent years with talent like Chance The Rapper, Action Bronson, Vic Mensa … and of course, ProbCause. Keeping up a prolific output over the years, he’s seen his share of trends get born and quickly disappear. But throughout all of them he’s been like a sub-genre chameleon; transitioning, evolving his production yet maintaining his core flow. The sound ProbCause has become known for travels well beyond the boundaries of hip-hop – he can casually jump from electronic to funk to R&B, then back to classic boom-bap gritty rap, and still retain that unique ability to make you reminisce with his captivating storytelling.
This year alone Prob has worked with Griz, Gramatik, The Floozies, Manic Focus and more! He released his newest EP “Distrtactions” this past December, which includes production from Griz and Chris Karns of Pretty lights


Saturday August 4, 2018 6:45pm - 7:45pm
3 - Green Tree Stage

8:15pm

Lunar Fire
Lunar Fire. Tribal Cirque. Aerial & Fire Dance. Live Electronic World Music.
Let go of all familiarity and climb into a world of fantasy, alchemy, dreams & archetypes with LUNAR FIRE. The visuals mesmerize. The music hypnotizes. Lunar Fire storytellers weave electronic based world music with theatrical aerial and fire dance to create New Myths for Modern Tribes. “Musical impresarios and masters of illusion.” Denver Westword.
Lunar Fire’s Luminescent Dance Theatre includes actors, aerialists, acrobats, fire spinners, interactive video performance, urban & ethnic world dance: Temple & Belly, Latin Salsa & Zouk, Hip Hop & Traditional African. Blending modern with ancient, Lunar Fire music ranges from electronic ballads to acoustic instrumentals with male vocalists chanting while female vocalists rap in english and spanish to Latin glitch hop, tribal drumming and Native flutes. “Completely blew my mind… reminiscent of Thievery Corporation.” Amber Taufen, Westword
Lunar Fire formed in 2002 beside the volcanoes of Lake Atitlan in the Mayan heartland of Guatemala, when legendary rhythm section & dance troupe of tribal rock band Kan’Nal expanded mythic storylines into fully choreographed dance theatre. Growing into a festival favorite with a dedicated following, Lunar Fire tours internationally with a home base in Colorado. “A surreal, spiritual and profound experience.” Best of List, Denver Westword.
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, Lunar Fire enacts the tales of the ancestors bridging the past and present while foretelling a future in which humankind reaches its fullest potential. Many Lunar Fire Collective events dedicate a portion of the proceeds to benefit arts, arts education and sustainability projects by women and indigenous people across the globe.


Saturday August 4, 2018 8:15pm - 9:15pm
3 - Green Tree Stage

9:45pm

CharlestheFirst
Fusing his organic hip hop roots with lush and experimental electronic composition, CharlestheFirst has developed a danceable style steeped in dreaminess and pyschedelia. Born in 1996 in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Charles has been heavily influenced by nature and the adventure that coincides with it.


Saturday August 4, 2018 9:45pm - 10:45pm
3 - Green Tree Stage

11:00pm

Mikey Thunder
Twenty plus years of experience DJ / Producer Mikey Thunder spins a flawless blend of Party Rocking Electronic Hip-Hop, House, Funk, Blues, Reggae, and World beats. Mikey is a warm, fun, funky individual that has a deep passion for music and the celebration of dance.


Saturday August 4, 2018 11:00pm - Sunday August 5, 2018 12:15am
3 - Green Tree Stage

1:00am

Con Brio
The night before Con Brio headed into the studio to record their first full-length album, 23-year-old Ziek McCarter had a dream. In it, the singer received a visit from his father, an Army veteran who died at the hands of East Texas police in 2011. His father delivered an invitation: Come with me to paradise.
McCarter woke up with a song in his bones. “It was one of the most spiritual moments of my life,” he recalls. It was up to him, he knew, to rise above injustice, and to perform in a way that lifted up those around him as well. To make Con Brio’s music a place of serenity, compassion — even euphoria — right here on earth.
Paradise, which saw the San Francisco band teaming with legendary producer Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Beck, Seu Jorge), is the result: a declaration of independence you can dance to; an assertion of what can happen when the human spirit is truly free.

Formed in 2013, Con Brio is the offspring of seven musicians with diverse backgrounds but a shared love for the vibrant Bay Area funk and psychedelic-soul sound pioneered by groups like Sly & the Family Stone.

By 2015, when the band self-produced their debut EP, Kiss the Sun, Con Brio had already become a West Coast institution on the strength of their magnetic live show, with McCarter’s swiveling hips, splits and backflips earning him frequent comparisons to a young Michael Jackson or James Brown.

In, Con Brio embarked on an ambitious international touring schedule, including stops at the lion’s share of major American music festivals (Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Summerfest and San Francisco’s own Outside Lands); Fuji Rock, Japan’s largest annual music event; Montreal Jazz Fest, the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; London; Paris; with many more international dates to come throughout the year.

Which is not to say they’re intimidated. After performing most of these songs live throughout the past year, the team is running on adrenaline, and they’re thrilled to finally put this record in people’s hands. To bring old fans along for the journey, to help new fans lose themselves in a beat or a message. To spread music that, hopefully, shakes away the daily grind — and nurtures listeners’ dreams about what their version of paradise on earth might look like, even for the duration of a song.

Ziek McCarter already knows what his looks like, because Con Brio’s building it. And from where he’s sitting, they’re well past ready for liftoff.
“We don’t want to walk, we don’t want to drive,” he says with a laugh. “We want to fly. We want to levitate.”


Sunday August 5, 2018 1:00am - 2:30am
3 - Green Tree Stage
 
Sunday, August 5
 

5:00pm

Ethan Tucker
Ethan Tucker’s trademark sound of acoustic roots and layered electric guitars combined with an unmistakable soulful and bluesy vocal, is a recipe which has garnered attention from some of his most popular contemporaries, as well as bonafide legends.

Born in Olympia, Washington, Ethan has traveled the country with Jimmy Cliff, Buddy Guy, and The Wailers as well as national support slots with musical peers Slightly Stoopid, G-Love, and Michael Franti.

With Ethan’s newest release Misunderstood, now out on Stoopid Records (May 5, 2015) his enthusiasm for collaboration is seamlessly exemplified on his 11-song album produced by Michael Franti and Mario Caldato Jr., (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson, G Love), and includes special guests Money Mark, Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) and Thomas Pridgeon (Mars Volta).

Ethan’s career took off after impressing Michael Franti with an impromptu backstage jam in Spearhead’s dressing room long before ever playing a show together. Ethan was summoned by Franti to come to his studio in San Francisco, CA to record what would later become some of the more infectious tracks on Misunderstood. From there, a bond between the two artists was solidified. The first single “Crazy Tonight” was arranged, recorded, produced at Franti’s studio, also features him on guest vocals. This track, coupled with the reggae-pop hybrid “Cool Kids” (also produced by Franti) opens a new album that is a cohesive coming of age for an artist in Ethan’s shoes – except “ET” as some fans call him, doesn’t wear shoes!!

“I think Ethan is going to be a perennial artist for a lifetime of music. He is not somebody who you think is going to be like three years on the map and then you never hear from them again. “He is going to be an artist to me like Ben Harper or Jack Johnson or even John Lee Hooker.” An artist who plays music until they can’t play anymore.” – Michael Franti

“Ethan is amazing at whatever he does. Singing, strumming, shredding the guitar on leads, or just making people smile. He’s good at it all. His latest album Misunderstood has many variations of styles. My favorite song off it is “This has all been a dream”. It best captures Ethan’s talent and personality Good music is great, but when the personality and character of the person making the music is just as great, there ain’t nothin’ better.”- Kyle McDonald, Slightly Stoopid


Sunday August 5, 2018 5:00pm - 6:15pm
3 - Green Tree Stage

6:45pm

DYNOHUNTER
DYNOHUNTER is truly a breath of fresh air to the world of electronic dance music. With a sound embraced by fans of house and techno and a live performance fueled by the organic energy of live instrumentation, their music is undeniable on the dance floor. DYNOHUNTER’s ability to blend deep electronic influences with live saxophone, bass, and drums forges a new path in the vast expanse of electronic music.

Their sound journeys from dark tribal meditations, exotic rhythms, and deep hypnotic grooves to hard hitting dance tracks, uplifting melodies, and soulful improvisations. Equally at home playing underground clubs and festival mainstages, DYNOHUNTER brings a relentless and unmatched energy to each and every set.


Sunday August 5, 2018 6:45pm - 8:00pm
3 - Green Tree Stage

8:30pm

Bass Physics
Bass Physics is a Denver-based producer named Arja Adair who has one objective in mind: to spread positive vibes through the power of music.


Sunday August 5, 2018 8:30pm - 9:45pm
3 - Green Tree Stage

10:45pm

Everyone Orchestra
The Everyone Orchestra’s conductor, Matt Butler has been leading a rotating cast of accredited musicians through full-length shows that are entirely improvised, since 2001. In 2012, Butler gathered particularly well-known musicians from bands like Phish, Moe., and others, and recorded Everyone Orchestra’s first studio album, Brooklyn Sessions [2012].

“The experience of playing with different musicians, improvising every night, and getting the crowd involved in ways different from regular show has provided an unparalleled live music experience,” said Butler. “Utilizing conducted improvisation as a tool to facilitate spontaneous group compositions, is what makes EO unique and magical.”

The Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler has taken its participants, both on stage and off, on improvisational journeys with the most diverse of lineups at festivals, theaters and philanthropic events both nationally and internationally. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions.

The list of Everyone Orchestra participants is an increasingly wide and intercontinental group including members of The Grateful Dead, Phish, Furthur, Ratdog, Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule, String Cheese Incident, moe., Allman Brothers Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, The New Mastersounds, Big Gigantic, Punch Brothers, Dumpstaphunk, Pink Floyd, Living Colour, Galactic, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Railroad Earth, Thievery Corporation, Lettuce, Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, The Flecktones, King Crimson, Tuvan throat singers, live painters, dancers, chanters, choirs, hula hoopers, firespinners, jugglers, stiltwalkers, storytellers, a presidential candidate and hundreds of others among a growing legion of other performers.

Marching clearly into uncharted territory, The Everyone Orchestra balances the challenges of live group improvisation with triumphant tension and release conduits of music which head deep into the soul. This unique collaborative of performance deeply encourages and requires audience interaction. The edge of your seat enthusiasm for what is next is the fuel behind the continuous musical experiment of The Everyone Orchestra.

What is Everyone Orchestra → vimeo.com/36999515

Musicians Describe Everyone Orchestra → vimeo.com/33037192


Sunday August 5, 2018 10:45pm - Monday August 6, 2018 12:15am
3 - Green Tree Stage

1:00am

Dumpstaphunk
Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, dueling baselines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III set off one of the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while Ivan Neville lights up the Hammond B3 keys and cousin Ian Neville’s funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. The band recently welcomed their newest member, Alvin Ford Jr. to the quintet, a New Orleans born and raised powerhouse drummer. Dumpstaphunk tosses around lead vocals and four-part harmonies the way Sly & the Family Stone did, but with three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on the merit of their own material. Songs like “Dancin’ To The Truth” off their latest record, Dirty Word (Red Hot Records), offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note. For more info visit http://www.dumpstaphunk.com


Monday August 6, 2018 1:00am - 2:30am
3 - Green Tree Stage