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Music - StarWater [clear filter]
Friday, August 3

11:30am MDT

Friday August 3, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

1:00pm MDT

Pixie and The Partygrass Boys
A rowdy band of ski bums and hippies first brought together by a common love of snow, fun, and bluegrass in the shadows of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, Pixie and The Partygrass Boys have been spreading the gospel of whiskey and chickens since 2015. The infectious energy and enthusiasm of their live shows quickly garnered them a loyal following in the Intermountain West. Led by vocalist Katia “Pixie” Racine, this group of lifelong musicians — Ben Weiss (mandolin, vocals), Andrew Nelson (guitar, vocals), Zach Downes (bass), and Amanda Grapes (fiddle, vocals)– together blend elements of pop, punk, jazz, and funk with classic bluegrass to create their unique style, dubbed “Partygrass”.

Friday August 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

2:30pm MDT

Friday August 3, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

4:00pm MDT

Friday August 3, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

5:45pm MDT

Proximity, the hip-hop conglomerate from Denver Colorado is a group driven from life experiences and a strong passion for music. This Colorado based collaborative movement consists of two innovative MC’s and a classic hip-hop DJ. Provoke and Grafik craft positive yet conscious lyrics that everyone can relate with while J Steele applies the backbone to their live performance implemented with classic vinyl samples, and the cuts with hand speed that wink to the old school era.

In 2003 Provoke and Grafik pulled their talents together to create “Proximity Minds” an 18 track self-titled album that sold over 500 copies locally in its 2005 release. It wasn’t long before this trio was added as main support for national acts such as Jurassic 5, Swollen Members, and Nas. In 2006 Proximity took their show on the road performing throughout Colorado and the Midwest region. After creating a buzz on tour Proximity moved forward with their sophomore album “When Push Comes to Shove” in 2007.

Shortly after the group took a hiatus from the road and studio to restructure their personal lives and focus on the future planning of the next album. This ground-breaking project declared the arrival of a significant new force in Colorado hip-hop. In March of 2014 Lead by Example took their loyal fans by storm and raised flags from national media outlets such as LyricallyFit.com. Bursting out of their scene Proximity signed the dotted line and joined forces with Universal Language. An independent record label with similar sounding artists such as world renowned Windchill and Nieve. This was a perfect fit and a building block for the group’s future success.

A few months later under the new regime of Universal Language, Proximity released “The Shock Therapy EP.” Electronically infused beats with a classic hard core hip-hop vibe, this masterpiece caught the attention of a whole new group of listeners and broke them onto the world wide scale. With all these exceptional accolades, Proximity has not only risen to the top of Colorado hip-hop, but has cemented themselves a place at the very forefront of the music industry.

Friday August 3, 2018 5:45pm - 6:45pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

7:15pm MDT

Old Salt Union
A great band is more than the proverbial sum of its parts, and in the pursuit of becoming something that can cut through the clutter of YouTube stars and contest show runner-ups, a great roots music band must become a way of life. Less likely to rely on production or image, they’ve got to connect with their audience only through the craftsmanship of their songs, the energy they channel on the stage and the story that brings them together.
Old Salt Union is a string band founded by a horticulturist, cultivated by classically trained musicians, and fueled by a vocalist/bass player who is also a hip-hop producer with a fondness for the Four Freshmen. It is this collision of styles and musical vocabularies that informs their fresh approach to bluegrass and gives them an electric live performance vibe that seems to pull more from Vaudeville than the front porch.
In 2015 they won the FreshGrass Band contest and found the perfect collaborator in Compass Records co-founder and GRAMMY winning banjoist and composer, Alison Brown, whose attention to detail and high standards pushed the group to develop their influences from beyond a vocabulary to pull from during improvisation and into the foundation of something truly compelling in the roots music landscape.

Violinist John Brighton mentions some names familiar to the Compass roster as key influences, musicians like Darol Anger, Edgar Meyer, Mike Marshall and Mark O’Connor, all of whom have collaborated with Brown in the past. Primary vocalist and bassist, Jesse Farrar (for the indie rock heads – yes, he’s related – Son Volt front man Jay Farrar is Jesse’s uncle) brings an alternative rock spirit as well as his unique formative experiences as a hip hop producer and bass player for a national tour of The Four Freshmen. The band’s self-titled Compass debut combines these instrumental proclivities with pop melodies and harmonies into a coherent piece of work that carves out a road-less-travelled for the band in the now crowded roots music genre.

Friday August 3, 2018 7:15pm - 8:45pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

9:15pm MDT

The Lil Smokies
With their roots submerged in the thick buttery mud of traditional bluegrass, The Lil Smokies have sonically blossomed into a leading player in the progressive acoustic sphere, creating a new and wholly unique, melody driven sound of their own.

The quintet, from Missoula, MT, has been hard at work, writing, touring and playing to an ever-growing fan base for the past 6 years. The fruits of their labor recently culminating with wins at the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Momentum Award for Best Band and at the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass festival band competition. In 2013 the band also won The Northwest String Summit Band Competition.

With a unique blend of traditional bluegrass, newgrass, innumerable unique originals, sheer raw energy, and exquisite musicianship, The Lil Smokies weave seamlessly through genres, leaving behind melodies you’ll be singing to yourself for days and a jaw you’ll have to pick up off the floor.

This five-piece bluegrass ensemble features Andy Dunnigan (dobro), Scott Parker (upright bass), Matt Cornette (banjo), Jake Simpson (fiddle) and Matt Rieger (guitar).

Friday August 3, 2018 9:15pm - 10:45pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

11:15pm MDT

Shook Twins
Magic revolves around the number two. Opposite halves define our existence. There’s dark and light, black and white, night and day, yin-and-yang, and so on and so forth.

On their 2017 EP 2, critically acclaimed Idaho-born and Portland-based indie outfit Shook Twins draw on the inherent power of the group’s namesake duo—identical twin sisters Katelyn Shook [vocals, guitar] and Laurie Shook [banjo, vocals]. In early 2017, the pair holed up alone in a room with just two voices and two instruments and cut the seven-song collection live to tape, serving up bare bones renditions of fan favorites, covers, and one new tune entitled “Safe.”

“Musically, it differs from our other studio albums, because it’s just two twins in a room performing on two instruments,” explains Katelyn. “It’s much more raw emotionally and almost vulnerable. It’s nice to hear our growth as a duo and notice our individual grooves. It showcases these songs in a different way than they had been or will be recorded. It’s just a taste of the simplest core of our band: The Shook Twins.”

“It goes back to the very beginning,” adds Laurie. “When we were 18, we started writing songs together, just the two of us. We practiced how to blend our voices and instruments, trying to make our 2 voices and 2 instruments sound like one thing instead of 4 separate pieces. That’s how we started this whole musical life. We wanted to go back to that for a minute and remember.”
The process represents something of a full circle moment for Shook Twins. The group emerged in 2008 with their independent debut You Can Have The Rest followed by Window and 2014’s What We Do—which garnered acclaim from USA Today and more. Organically stirring up a buzz, they engendered fandom in fellow creators such as Langhorne Slim, The Lumineers, Mason Jennings, and iconic best-selling author Neil Gaiman who claimed, “They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods.” Along the way, the full band, including Niko Slice [electric guitar, mandolin, vocals], Barra Brown [drums, vocals, drum pad], and Josh Simon [bass, vocals, electric guitar, synth], has shared bills with everyone from Ryan Adams to The Indigo Girls. Moreover, they graced the stages of High Sierra, Bumbershoot, Hulaween, Floydfest, Summer Camp Music Festival, Oregon County Fair, Fayetteville Roots Festival, Northwest String Summit and many more in addition to performing at Red Rocks alongside Gregory Alan Isakov and Ani DiFranco. Their artful amalgam of folk heart, indie spirit, and alternative energy has effectively captivated fans internationally.

Now, 2 comes to life on the strength of the twins’ own musical union. Penned by a friend named Vance Bergeson, the first single “Mad Scientist” shuffles from rustic instrumentation into cinematic storytelling, weaving together its own mythos.

“Vance is a luthier and a mountain man, and this track is truly his essence,” explains Katelyn. “For some reason, we believed we had something to offer the song as well. We believe it needs to be heard by as many people as possible.”

They strip the What We Do centerpiece “Shake” down to its quaking and quivering acoustic essence. Meanwhile, the 2017 composition “Safe” illuminates their creative strides towards 2018’s forthcoming new full-length, Some Good Lives (recorded with the full band), bridging the past and present with its delicate songcraft and lovelorn lyricism.

“This is a brand new one that we wrote in a cabin by Mt. Hood recently,” explains Laurie. “It’s been a long year of unsure love in my life, so I resonated with the hook that Katelyn started singing while I was eating breakfast. It grew from there as a collaboration.”

As Shook Twins hit the road in support of 2 and ready their next body of work, their bond extends to listeners everywhere.
“I want people to feel like they know us,” concludes Laurie. “I hope it’s like we’re friends, and we’re just hanging out comfortably in our living room together.”
“If you’re a music listener and supporter, you make ALL the different to us,” Katelyn leaves off. “It would be a pretty pointless job, if you weren’t there.”

Friday August 3, 2018 11:15pm - Saturday August 4, 2018 12:30am MDT
4 - StarWater Stage
Saturday, August 4

1:00am MDT

The Wooks
Energetically honoring the sound of traditional bluegrass and mountain music, with threads of singer-songwriter, rock, and jam band music woven throughout, The Wooks are as at home on a festival stage as they are in a barn in the heart of Kentucky’s horse country. The Wooks: Aaron Bibelhauser (Banjo), CJ Cain (Lead Guitar), Arthur Hancock (Guitar), Roddy Puckett (Bass), were born over some 20 years time somewhere between an Irish pub, an IBMA Songwriter Showcase, and a festival jam circle. Inspired by legends and trailblazers like Crowe, Whitley, Simpson, Bush, Stapleton, and Rice who cut their teeth on stages throughout the Bluegrass Region, The Wooks translate the sights and sounds of the people, hills, bars, roads, and creeks around them into songs and shows that captivate. With both respect for their heritage and innovative originality, The Wooks are the natural evolution of a sound that has always been there.

Saturday August 4, 2018 1:00am - 2:30am MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

11:00am MDT

Sky Alan
Saturday August 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

12:00pm MDT

Ley Line
Four voices coalesce. Rooted in rhythm. The women of Ley Line transcend language and genres to create a sound that seems to emerge from deep within the earth. Dynamic harmonies run like a current through textures of stand up bass, guitar, ukulele and percussion. Raised on the North American traditions of blues, folk and soul and inspired by their world travels, Ley Line creates a global soundscape; blending rhythms and influences from Brazil, Latin America and West Africa. Ley Line’s multilingual performances unite audiences around the world.
Ley Line’s debut album, Field Notes, is an accumulation of original compositions and world folk music. The 2016 album explored the landscape of global folk from Brazilian forró and Spanish healing songs, to Swahili gospel and vintage pop. In summer of 2017, Ley Line embarked on their second self-managed tour, traveling 3,000 miles across Brazil. They are currently collaborating with Brazilian artists on the production of a visual album. This multimedia project to be released in 2018 will incorporate original music and imagery inspired by the natural beauty and rich musical traditions and folklore of Brazil. Through the power of music, Ley Line works towards creating unity and expanding cultural appreciation.

Saturday August 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

1:30pm MDT

The Peace Poets
The Peace Poets are a Hip Hop crew, born of heart and hope in New York City. Coming from the Bronx, New York, they’ve traveled and performed across the world in over 40 countries.

Over the past ten years, they’ve solidified their role as poets, both culturally and politically, having been celebrated by folks within the poetry scene as well as far beyond it into the realms of protest, political discourse, and artistic pedagogy.

They’ve produced and toured two Hip Hop albums and they’ve also collaborated with underground artists around the nation and in countries across the globe to produce high quality, hard-hitting music that honors the culture of Hip Hop.

They’ve worked in spaces ranging from prisons and warzones to the halls of higher education at the nation’s most prestigious universities using poetry and music as tools for community healing and empowerment.

They’ve made an indelible mark on the social movements of our times by supporting the re-emergence of the art of collective singing in action. They’ve done this by being in direct relationship with organizers, collectively composing songs and supporting others to lead them while taking brave action together in the fight for freedom. In this way, they’ve had multiple songs go viral including “I Can’t Breathe” “Listen Auctioneer”, and “The Voice of my Great Granddaughter”.

They have come to understand themselves as creators and connectors. They create spaces of dignity, respect and healing. They connect people to each other, to history, to purpose and to the truth of our intertwined destiny. They hope that some day soon, they can connect and create with you.

Saturday August 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

3:00pm MDT

The new wave of hip-hop has arisen a woke generation and, from it, Xiuhtezcatl (‘shoo-TEHZcaht’)-17-year-old Indigenous rapper and activist-has emerged stirring the comatose with his music.

From performing at the Standing Rock encampment with Immortal Technique and Nahko, to leading the Youth v. Gov. lawsuit against the Federal Government, Xiuhtezcatl’s music is more than words. “My music is both a tool for resistance and a medium to tell my story,” he says.

This past year, Xiuhtezcatl has been working with a team of world-class producers and musicians on his debut album, Break Free (set to release this spring). After nearly ten years of being depicted by the media, this coming-of-age record is the self-told story behind the outspoken, 17-year-old Indigenous-American.

At seventeen, Xiuhtezcatl’s voice has been pivotal to organizing an international youth movement that has banned fracking in the state of Colorado, sued the federal government, and gained support from prominent figures and artists.

An old soul with a young heart, Xiuhtezcatl is taking on the world and waiting for no one. It’s time we catch on.

Saturday August 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

4:30pm MDT

Magna Carda
“Solid hip hop groups are harder to come by in Austin than say, country or rock, but thanks to local band, Magna Carda the hip hop scene in Austin is that much better.” (KUTX)

From their humble beginnings on a college campus four years ago, Magna Carda has steadily risen to the top of the Austin
music scene as the premiere hip hop act of 2016. Described by Mashable as “Austin’s answer to The Roots,” Magna Carda is led by the city’s most dynamic MC-producer duo — Megz Kelli and Dougie Do — whose work pairs like a fine wine with the meat-and-potatoes backbone of the group’s signature live instrumentation. With their genre-defying blend of rap-meets-jazz-meets-R&B-meets-electronic, the band has quickly captured the imagination of listeners and the attention of critics alike in Austin and beyond.

After forming as a rapper/producer duo on the campus of Austin’s St. Edward’s University in 2012, Megz Kelli and Dougie Do set their sights on developing a new sound that would make use of both live musicianship and studio production. In 2014, the duo began working with drummer Michael Gonzales alongside longtime guitarist and collaborator Eric “The Greek” Nikolaides. Since then, the band has been at the forefront of Austin’s burgeoning hip hop scene, and has shared the stage with hip hop’s biggest names from The Pharcyde and Joey Bada$$ to Chali 2na and Oddisee. Magna Carda’s unique sound has attracted the attention of NPR among other regional and national press.

Saturday August 4, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

6:00pm MDT

Dustin Thomas
Dustin Thomas is a broody but cheerful singer-songwriter from the North who bridges melodic elements of folk/hip-hop storytelling with beatbox drops that you can dance too. Writing songs for the times, DT is known worldwide for his captivating and unifying performances and his soulfully crafted sing-a-longs. As an advocate for both social and environmental justice, Dustin Thomas uses his platform to inspire both awareness and consciousness about important issues and has performed hundreds of shows across the globe with everyone from Trevor Hall, SOJA, Michael Franti, Rising Appalachia, and Nahko and Medicine For The People.

Saturday August 4, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

7:15pm MDT

8:00pm MDT

Emerging from Fort Collins, Colorado, Skydyed is a three-piece band that blends cutting edge electronic production with live instrumentation.

Featuring Andrew Slattery on bass synths and bass guitar, Max Doucette on guitar and keys, and Craig Babineau on drums, the band integrates generations of the state’s extensive musical heritage with their own deep-seated ties to the electronic music scene. With roots in rock, funk and jazz, Skydyed has created their own, diverse sound that intertwines organic live drums, bass and guitar through soulful jam, hard-hitting bass and profound break-beats. With their unique and advanced production, Skydyed has established itself as a can’t miss performance that bridges the gap between EDM and live music.

Since their emergence in early 2014, Skydyed has seen their presence ascend exponentially. Already, they have donned the stage at Arise Music Festival, a sold out Bluebird Theatre with RJD2, as well as the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater at last years’ Feed The Rocks event. Their entire discography is available for free download on Spotify, Soundcloud, and Bandcamp.

Saturday August 4, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

9:30pm MDT

The Dustbowl Revival
The Dustbowl Revival is an Americana Soul band with eight full-time members who mash the sounds of New Orleans funk, bluegrass, soul, pre-war blues, and roots music, into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal. Dustbowl is touring behind their self-titled, fourth studio album which spent three weeks on Billboard charts, hit #1 on Amazon Americana-Alt-Country, #2 on Amazon Folk, and has spent 13 weeks on the Americana radio chart peaking in the Top 20.

The band was founded in 2008 in the bohemian enclave of Venice Beach, California. Over the last five years Dustbowl has become known for their free-flowing and joyous live shows, combining their funk rhythm and brass section with a fast-picking string band section – opening for bands as diverse as Lake Street Dive, Trombone Shorty and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, touring China as a guest of the state department and headlining festivals like Delfest, Floydfest, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and recently Bergenfest (Norway) and Tonder Festival (Denmark). The band received a big wave of attention with their music video that featured famous actor Dick Van Dyke for “Never Had to Go”, which garnered over 10 million cumulative views. That video is now airing in an HBO Doc titled “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast” starring Jerry Seinfeld, Mel Brooks, and Dick Van Dyke.

While the band has been known for their old-time and bluegrass roots, they have departed from those styles and evolved more into modern soul music. Now, with Producer Grammy Award-winning Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys) who collaborated on the recent album, Dustbowl Revival brings it on, in the good company of neo-Soul contemporaries such as Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and St. Paul & The Broken Bones. The album delivers eleven hot tracks, dominated by love-triangle funk & soul, tenderized with a nod to the unlikely possibility of true love – i.e. “Honey I Love You”, with Grammy Award-winning blues artist Keb’ Mo’ sitting in.

Saturday August 4, 2018 9:30pm - 11:00pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

11:30pm MDT

Guerrilla Fanfare
Composed of some of the finest and rowdiest horn players and percussionists in Colorado, Guerrilla Fanfare (aka GuFa) is an 8-piece brass band that rocks hard-hitting original funk, NOLA brass favorites, and raucous arrangements of hip-hop and pop hits. Influenced by various brass groups such as Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Youngblood Brass Band, and Trombone Shorty, it is natural that Guerrilla Fanfare performs soul-pleasing, booty-movin’ music with energy and intensity.

Guerrilla Fanfare has performed at the Mishawaka Amphitheater, Aggie Theatre, Fox Theatre, Boulder Theater, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Arise Music Festival (Rock the Scene 2017 winners), Five Points Jazz Festival, and numerous other venues and festivals throughout northern Colorado. They have been invited to perform at HONK Festivals in Seattle and Austin. The band has teamed up to play super-charged, horn-packed shows with Tenth Mountain Division, Punch Drunk Munky Funk, and other well-loved local bands. One thing is in common for all of these performances: Guerrilla Fanfare brings a wild and funky party no matter the occasion.

Saturday August 4, 2018 11:30pm - Sunday August 5, 2018 12:30am MDT
4 - StarWater Stage
Sunday, August 5

1:00am MDT

Dead Floyd
Dancing Bears?
Flying Pigs?
Who is Dead Floyd and why do they keep following me around?

Dead Floyd is a celebration of the music of two of rock and roll’s greatest bands, The Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd, mashed together into one high-energy, unpredictable show. Drawing from both extensive catalogs of music, the Dead Floyd performances include early rarities to modern classics and everything in between. The love of the music of both bands inspires Dead Floyd to uniquely interpret the songs in a way that allows the music to timelessly live on and the legacy of both bands to stay alive to the next generation of fans. The excitement, creativity, and improvisation that went into both bands live shows of so many years is brought back for old and new fans to enjoy today.

Because the number of songs available from both bands is so large, the question that is heard at every Dead Floyd show is “What will they play next?” The unpredictability of the set list and the modern translation of classic, beloved songs bring an element of surprise to every Dead Floyd show. That is what has kept fans captivated and why their legacy as a tribute band continues to grow.

Dead Floyd is based out of Fort Collins, Colorado and, since forming in summer 2009, they have performed at renowned venues such as The Fox Theatre, The Aggie Theatre, Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Owsleys, Quixotes, Ullr’s Tavern, and more.

The members of the band draw on their roots in jazz, funk, and rock to bring a high level of musicianship to the music and close attention to detail. The band is made up of Charlie Humphreys (guitar, vocals), Josh Miller (bass, vocals), Stu Crair (drums, vocals), and Matt Goldberg (keys, synth). This group of players has combined to perform over 1000 shows across the country in various original projects including The Grippe, Hot Gazpacho, The Maji, Wooleye, Holy Moses and the High Rollers, Orooni, and many more.

The audience response to Dead Floyd has been overwhelming for everyone involved and the fans’ love of the music pushes this project to new heights. Come to the next show and find out why…

Sunday August 5, 2018 1:00am - 2:30am MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

11:00am MDT

Alais Clay
Sunday August 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

12:00pm MDT

Indian Classical Music with Bijay Shrestha & Andy Skellenger
Bijay Shrestha will be the featured performer on sitar. He was born to Tabla Maestro Rabin Lal Shrestha and Sitar player Bina Shrestha. Coming from a musical family, Mr. Bijay lal Shrestha started learning Tabla at the tender age of four under the guidance of his father, and by the time he was 18, he completed his masters degree in Tabla. Currently, he is majoring in sitar (Master degree) at Lalitkala campus under the guidance of Sitar Maestra Uma Thapa being the only young artiste in Nepal to have achieved degrees in both tabla and sitar. As result of his numerous years of training in both tabla and sitar, Mr. Shrestha’s profound understanding of diverse gharana styles and mastery of technical skill gradually began to resonate through the magical touch of his swift, agile fingers. Today he is hailed as one of the serious, young exponents of classical music, who constantly endeavors to infuse interest and respect for this traditional art in the hearts and minds of the younger generation. He has performed in different European countries (Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Austria and Italy) with his band “Prana Mundi). Currently, He is residing in Colorado, performing and offering sitar lessons.
Andy Skellenger will accompany on tabla. He is one of Colorado’s premier percussionists and an up and coming figure of Indian Classical Music in America. In 2000, at the age of 18, Andy spent 6 months in India, beginning his immersion in the study of tabla. He has pursued his passion without pause for 18 years, developing formidable speed and clarity, a deep understanding of Indian Music, and a well rounded solo repertoire. He is a member of numerous ensembles in the Denver/Boulder area including Fortunato, Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Fusion, Jam Key Jam, and the Matt Skellenger Group.

Sunday August 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

1:30pm MDT

Children's Talent Show
The Rainbow Lightning Children’s Village organizers provide a fun and non-competitive forum for the encouragement, development, and discovery of young amateur entertainers. Performances must be original and all types of talent are encouraged! This opportunity is open to children & youth 5-17 year-olds. 3 microphones and a playback system for CD or USB files will be provided. Performance time will be limited to 3 minutes. LET YOUR CHILD SHINE THEIR RAINBOW LIGHT! The Children's Talent Show is Sunday 1:30 - 2:30pm on the StarWater Stage. A sign up sheet will be posted at the Rainbow Lightning Stage throughout the weekend.

Sunday August 5, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

3:00pm MDT

Trevor Green
Spirited, deep, and thought provoking are just a few words to describe the artist known as Trevor Green. His music is something fresh and distinctly new, yet is deeply woven in the spiritual fabric of our ancient ancestors. Surrounded by 5 guitars, 3 didgeridoos, an array of percussion instruments and decorated of symbolic ancestral nature, Green’s stage appears to be a musical playground not for the faint of heart.
“I follow the music where it leads me. Through this process I find the music always comes from an honest place and that is most important in receiving the songs when they come through.” What deepens the music is Trevor’s ability to connect with his audience. Threading together sing-able and uplifting melodies, dynamic instrumentation, heart pounding rhythms and the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo, with his spontaneous improvisational ability, Green’s performance is a one man powerhouse with universal appeal that seems to come from the ground up. With his honest delivery and ability to extricate the music from a deep place of truth, he leads his audience through vast landscapes of sound, weaving together a magnetic and spellbinding performance.

Sunday August 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

4:30pm MDT

Indigenous Sisters of Hip-Hop featuring La Marea, Katrina Benally and Letsjusb
Unfiltered Lyricism, Beyond Any Border - La Marea is a masked agent of change with lyrics that aspire to encourage all neccessary actions and prayers for the survival of native peoples and our non-human relatives.

Katrina Benally is one of the top female music artists coming from the Southwest! She is a Diné hiphop and rap artist and she is also independent, indigenous and limitless. She is one half of the dynamic hiphop duo, KBENALLY/LETSJUSB. She is apart of many hiphop collectives starting with Native Artists In Action, Hiiigheye Worldwiiide, and Outstanding Citizens. She is also a fifth of the incredi-improv band called, Pray for Brain. Along with that she’s been able to sponsor studio time for indigenous youth, host a monthly showcase for beat makers, and also coordinates shows that are female based and relative to the hiphop culture and its roots. And if that weren’t busy enough, she is still performing nationally throughout the year while still working part-time. Lookout for Katrina Benally.

Sunday August 5, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

6:00pm MDT

The Burned
The Burned Launches a New Music Tour in 2018
Fronted by singer-songwriter Kurt Baumann, roots-rock band The Burned first exploded onto the music scene in 2010 with a celebrated self-titled debut album. Now, some years later, the band is reigniting its loyal fan base and working on new music for the coming year.

Listeners appreciated The Burned for its evocative tales, proclaiming the album “fantastic” and “worth every penny.” Television and radio responded well, too, with “Man Running” featured on NBC’s hit show Chase, “Make Believe” on CW’s Gossip Girl, and “Time” on ABC’s Make It or Break It. Regarding that first album, Denver Post’s The Know described the band’s impact as revolving largely around its front man. “While you might not have heard of The Burned yet, its mastermind, Kurt Baumann, is no newcomer … [He] has fronted psychedelic world music outfit Kan’Nal for a decade … The Burned finds Baumann exploring his domesticated side… at its heart, The Burned is a pop rock project that draws on blues and R&B influences and mines at least three decades of expansive, progressive rock for its challenging-yet-accessible sound.”

The Burned’s acclaimed first chapter had fans clamoring for live shows. Indeed, its first album (largely studio-based) was a success story that surprised even Baumann, who has since pulled together a full touring band to both record and perform the band’s music.

A Story Develops
Baumann’s writing style has evolved with the years, too. While in the spirit of the debut album, his new songs take on a storytelling, rootsy feel inspired by the epic “outlaw country” – think Willie and Waylon – he heard as a young Texan. He explains, “The new songs have been great fun to write in that they revive classic storytelling, but with rock tones and textures added along the way.”

With such resonating stories to tell and a sound so uniquely its own, The Burned is energized and eager to share from the stage what it has been capturing in the studio. “As a band,” says Columby, “we’ve synchronized in that rare way that makes musical space for your ears to listen, your heart to smolder, and for your body to move.”

For information and tour dates, visit TheBurnedMusic.com.

Sunday August 5, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

7:30pm MDT

Megan Hamilton
Megan Hamilton is a producer/vocalist out of Minneapolis. With a debut on Bristol’s Ghetto Funk, Hamilton brings a European influence to funk in the US. After several releases this year with Buygore, Westwood, Mixmash, Ghetto Funk, Audiophile, and more, Hamilton is spanning genres in high demand. Her recent releases have been supported by moguls like Benny Benassi, Oliver Heldens, Borgore, Stickybuds, Slynk, Funk Hunters, Zoogma, Aaron Jackson, and more.

Sunday August 5, 2018 7:30pm - 8:45pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

9:15pm MDT

Roots of Creation's Greatful Dub
Billboard and radio chart topping, award-winning, international reggae-rock sensation Roots of Creation, are a touring powerhouse.

Whether on the festival circuit, performing at jam and reggae-rock favorites like Camp Bisco, Gathering of The Vibes, California Roots, Jungle Jam and Closer to the Sun, or sharing the stage at sold out shows with some of their diverse influences including Slightly Stoopid, The Wailers, and Michael Franti, reggae/rock/dubtronica band Roots of Creation (RoC) offers up a high-energy, infectious live music experience. Their mix of reggae riddims, conscious lyrics, spirited horn lines, and electronic beats makes crowds move and has their loyal underground fan base (RoC Family) and street team (Universal Soldiers) travelling the distance to pack venues from coast-to-coast.
Roots of Creation’s most recent release, Livin Free (2016), debuted No. 1 on both the Billboard Reggae and the Relix/Jambands.com Radio charts. Livin Free is a triple record that includes three versions of each song–studio, dub, and acoustic that features guest performances by Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Marshall “Ras MG” Goodman (Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars), the Rubblebucket horn section, Billy Kottage (Reel Big Fish), Grammy-nominated Pato Banton (Sting, UB40), and others. Additionally, the album welcomes guest production by Yeti Beats (Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid).

Now RoC has taken on a unique new project: Grateful Dub: a Reggae inspired Tribute to the Grateful Dead. Combining their longtime love for reggae-dub style music and the Grateful Dead, RoC reworked some of the world’s favorite Dead tunes into a new studio album. RoC had the pleasure of working in the studio with the legendary 5-time Grammy winner Errol Brown who was Bob Marley’s engineer and now Rebelution’s live sound engineer for this project. Grateful Dub is also being performed live in its entirety at festivals, theatres, and clubs around the country, and features rotating special guests including Melvin Seals (JGB), Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh) full horn sections, and others. Grateful Dub captures the spirit and magic of the Grateful Dead, while laying it down reggae-dub style. Pre-order here → https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/gratefuldub

Sunday August 5, 2018 9:15pm - 10:45pm MDT
4 - StarWater Stage

11:15pm MDT

Jyemo Club
Jyemo Club has arrived! The new project from Jonny Jyemo brings together musicians from 4 different countries, each bringing their own flavor to spice up the vibes. This is dance music to celebrate life, this is dance music with a rebel attitude. Uniting Latin and Caribbean beats with north American funk and rock, singing in English and Spanish, Jyemo Club is here to jam the radios and sound systems of the world. Busta Music!
With a stand-out 1st year launch in 2017, Jyemo Club has performed at venues most bands merely aspire to, let alone play at in year one! Red Rocks Amphitheatre with the String Cheese Incident was one of those moments. Other stand out performances include, Arise Music Festival, Global Music Festival, Bohemian Nights at NewWest Fest and the Levitt Pavilion to name a few.
Armed with their debut album, “So Near, So Far” released on Thundersmoke Records, the epic full-length boasts a wide range of emotions and rhythms sung in both Spanish and English. This band is on FIRE and there is no stopping them now. Rocking a full 10-piece entourage, fronted by vocalists Whitney Hernandez from Havana, Cuba, and Jus Goodie from Motown, Detroit MI, Jyemo Club is certainly an incredible spectacle to witness live!

Sunday August 5, 2018 11:15pm - Monday August 6, 2018 12:30am MDT
4 - StarWater Stage
Monday, August 6

1:00am MDT

Eminence Emsemble
While Eminence Ensemble’s musicianship impresses most, it’s their ability to cross and bend
genres so fluidly, meticulously and with purpose that sends fans on a unique journey. The 6-
piece band takes you down the rabbit hole with soulful vocals and playful lyrics to reach new
levels of transcendence. EE waits for no one and their tenacity is real.
Despite attempts at categorizing Eminence Ensemble, the band has interest and heart for every
genre and has devoted its craft to making you feel as if you too are a part of the journey. When
you attend an Eminence show, you’ll hear influences from 80s hard rock, 70s soul and funk and
00s R&B. Their live shows are hard to pinpoint, as seamless as they are bizarre, playful as they
are razor sharp, but never dull or easily replicated. The Denver-based sextet has performed at
Electric Forest, Euphoria Music Festival, The Werk Out, Friendly Gathering and more. Eminence
Ensemble is more than just a rock band, they’re a rock band who jams with heart and soul.

Monday August 6, 2018 1:00am - 2:30am MDT
4 - StarWater Stage