-- Jazz Festival, free outdoor concerts highlight season --
Winter Park, Colo. – Winter Park & The Fraser Valley will play host to a wide variety of music events and genres this summer.
Music on the Mall at Cooper Creek Square (every Friday, June 26-Sept. 4): Kick off each weekend with a free live concert on Fridays, 5-7 p.m. This summer’s series will feature music by The Andy Irvine Blues Collective, Gary Key, Clam Daddy’s, Peggy Mann, Arthur Lee Land, Jamie Lunde, Danny Schaffer, Ali Grayson and Gregory Alan Isakov.
The Village Music Series (every Friday, July 2-Sept. 3): At Winter Park Resort, the Village Music Series at the Village Gazebo will offer a variety of music including blues, rock, funk, folk and bluegrass. Bands include Temp and the Tantrums, James and the Devil and the Johnny O’Band. The free concerts, which take place 4:30-7:30 p.m., are followed by a free outdoor movie in the Zephyr Plaza.
8th Annual Blues From the Top (June 26-27): The fest will feature Samantha Fish, Delores Scott/Jack Hadley, Delores Scott/Jack Hadley, Johnny O’Band, Smokin Joe Kubek (featuring Bnois King), Ana Popovic, Dick50, Walter Trout and the Radicals, JP Soars and The Red Hots, Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps, Curtis Salgado, Nick Moss and The Flip Flops, Michaela Rae and Mike Zito.
Fraser Picnic in the Park (every Tuesday, June 29-Aug. 10): Free live music at Old Schoolhouse Park in Fraser will waft through the mountains each Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. On tap are Osborne & Key, Ali Grayson, Kort McCumber and The Highroad, Andy Irvine Soul Collective, Finders and Youngberg, Jaden and The Lumineers.
High-Note Thursdays (every Thursday, June 24-Aug. 12): Visitors to Hideaway Park in Winter Park on Thursdays between 6 and 8 p.m. will find a mix of country, bluegrass and acoustic styles. This summer’s line-up includes Samantha Fish, Boa & The Constictors, Opie Gone Bad, Wendy Woo, Quemando Band, Rob Drabkin, Soul School and Hunker Down.
KYGO High-Country Music Festival (July 10): The festival at Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., will feature Chris Cagle, The Josh Abbott Band and Kory Brunson. The concert is free, but requires an admittance ticket. In addition, attendees will receive a 20 percent discount at participating merchants all weekend long with their concert stubs.
Winter Park Jazz Festival at Hideaway Park (July 24-25): The festival is host to food and craft vendors in an intimate setting surrounded by spectacular views. This year’s musical line-up includes performances by Chaka Khan, Brian Culbertson, Craig Chaquico, Dotsero, Boa & The Constrictors, Norman Brown’s Summer Storm, Boney James, Ryan Shaw, Hazel Miller and Jazz Del Barrio. A special after-hours jazz show will take place on Saturday night at Winter Park Resort’s West Portal Station.
Tickets for the Jazz Festival are available through the Winter Park-Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce or Ticketmaster. For all other details and tickets, contact the Chamber at www.PlayWinterPark.com.
103.5 The Fox Winter Park Music Festival (Aug. 7) – The free show, at Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park, will feature Night Ranger, Pat Travers and the Groove Hawgs.
Winter Park-Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce (www.PlayWinterPark.com)
The Winter Park-Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit Colorado corporation created to help further and maintain responsible growth in the Winter Park-Fraser Valley area, located in the Rocky Mountains just 65 miles west of Denver.