I am 85% recovered from the weekend. Saturday I hosted and performed as part of the 9th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival – an event I’ve produced since 2009. Sunday I hosted and performed as part of the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Colorado Playlist. It was a crazy weekend … that included massive amounts of Sudafed on Sunday just to be able to talk, let alone sing.
This weekend is the 12th Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in Fort Collins … so don’t expect me to show up to “work” next Monday either LOL. Looking fwd to this weekend’s party.
As I sit here writing this I’m listening to the 2014 debut from the Colorado Springs band Justus League … gotta say I’m impressed – especially with the bass player. Be listening for this and new music from Roniit and possibly Big Head Blues Club either this weekend or next.
A HUGE THANK YOU to Oskar Blues Fooderies! They are the new sponsor of “IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY,” the segment that runs at the top of each hour of the show. Oskar Blues Fooderies includes the Original Brew and Pub in Lyons, and Homemade Liquids and Solids,CHUBurger, and Cyclehops Bike Cantina in Longmont, Hotbox Roasterscoffee, and coming soon to Denver (under construction in RiNo and LoDo).
MISHAWAKA AMPHITHEATRE TO HOST 100-YEAR HARVEST DINNER AT GRANT FARMS CSA
BELLVUE, Colo., August 8, 2016 — A celebratory summer season commemorating the 100-year anniversary of Mishawaka Amphitheatre will wrap up on Sunday, September 4, with a farm-to-fork seated dinner at Grant Farms CSA in Wellington. Ticket sales for the event will benefit 501(c)3 nonprofit The Kitchen Community, to help fund their plans to design and install a Learning Garden at Lesher Middle School in Fort Collins.
“The Mish has always been a place to find food, fun and community in abundance,” said Dani Grant, Mishawaka Amphitheatre general manager, noting that the original owners seeded an apple orchard on the property. “Autumn is such a wonderful time to gather and bask in the bounty of the season, and we are looking forward to sharing a table with friends and family in and around Fort Collins at our 100-Year Harvest Dinner.”
Grant said that the intent of the evening is to connect the community to the enjoyment of locally grown food, and to raise funds to help further this connection via ongoing experiential education for local schoolchildren.
“By working with The Kitchen Community to eventually help bring a Learning Garden to Lesher, we’re making sure our event seeds a powerful connection for kids to real food, grown right here in Colorado,” Grant said.
“The Mishawaka 100-Year Harvest Dinner showcases what The Kitchen Community is all about: building community through food,” said Kristin Kirkpatrick, regional director for The Kitchen Community in Colorado. “We feel so honored to be the beneficiary of this true community collaboration. The proceeds from this dinner will help support new Learning Gardens in PSD, help more kids connect to real food, and create outdoor classroom environments in schools to give kids and teachers opportunities for experiential learning.”
The 100-Year Harvest Dinner will feature a 5-course seated meal including light appetizers, prepared by Chef Brent Jackson from The Kitchen Fort Collins, using an abundance of local ingredients. Guests will dine onsite at Grant Farms CSA, with live music and dancing to follow courtesy of Fort Collins band Last Call Romance. Local libations will be available courtesy of Horse & Dragon Brewing Company and Wunder Juice.
The dinner will take place on Sunday, September 4, from 5 – 9 p.m. at Grant Farms, 12155 N. County Rd. 15, Wellington, CO 80549. Tickets are available for $85 per person online via event organizers Fortified Collaborations at: http://www.fortifiedcollaborations.com/tickets/100-year-harvest-dinner
No MMMM or VIDEO PICK this week .. sorry … here’s the playlist.
PLAYLIST S10 EP28
Tommy Bolin “People, people” from Teaser (1975)
(D) Such (Su Charles) “You” from You (2016)
OneRepublic “Feel Again” from Native (2013)
(N) The Motet “So High” from Totem (2016)
(D) Rob Drabkin “Someday” from Someday (2016)
Post Paradise “All There is” from Bring It To Life (Side A) (2015)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “josephina” from Black Beehive (2014)
Rose Quartz “Something to Believe” from Axis of Love (2015)
(N) Cannondolls “Diamonds and Gold” from Crumbs (2016)
Leftover Salmon “High Country” from High Country (2015)
Richie Furay “We Were The Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2015)
Ryan A. Fourt “Big Slick” from Big Slick (2016)
Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “Good Times, Rock & Roll” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010)
The Moonrakers “I’m All Right” from Anthology (2007)
Edison “The Good Fight” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
Devotchka “Transliterator” from A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
Drag the River “Wichita Skyline” from Drag The River (2013)
Safe Boating is No Accident “Loyal Customer” from The Human Sacrifice (2016)
Achille Lauro “lightning” from Flight or Flight (2012)
South of France “Washed Up” from Washed Up (2016)
Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
(N) Jesse Furay Lynch “Hard Country” from Jesse Furay Lynch (2016)
Danny Shafer “Small Town Blues” from Weddings, Floods and Funerals (2015)
Head for The Hills “Dependency Co.” from Blue Ruin (2013)
Raincheck “Right There” from Raincheck (2012)