Thursday Night Live

June 9, 2016 – Great Blue

Great Blue

Great Blue is the musical duo of Shirl Lawrence and Steve Kaplan, singing and playing guitars and mandolin to weave a fabric of eclectic tunes that warm the heart and feed the soul. Their memorable harmonies are carefully delivered to touch people by emphasizing their meaningful lyrics. They strive to pass on songs from their musical influences, and to showcase tunes they’ve crafted themselves. Lawrence and Kaplan have been singing together for more than three decades in the Hudson River Valley but are now based in the Rockies of Northern Colorado.

June 16, 2016 – Longmont Concert Band

longmont concert band

The Longmont Concert Band is a non-profit organization composed of volunteer musicians from Longmont and surrounding communities. The band was founded by Robert Crow, who, when he moved to Longmont in retirement, wanted a place to play his instrument.  He was a former member of Denver’s John Phillip Sousa Band. Mr. Crow died on Dec. 12, 2008 at the age of 84. Longmont Concert Band members have ranged in age from 17 to 82. Since its formation in 2003, the band has grown from a group of 15 players to over 40 players today, with almost complete instrumentation. Comprised of amateur musicians from Longmont and the surrounding area, the band provides a forum for area musicians to work together as a team.

June 23, 2016 – Brad Fitch

Brad Fitch

“Cowboy” Brad Fitch specializes in original folk and western music. He performs at corporate events, conventions, fairs, concerts, fund-raisers, weddings, parades, parties and at western music festivals in locations ranging from Massachusetts to Hawaii, including the Red Rocks amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. People from throughout the world plan their vacations around his summer concert schedule in Colorado. For more than 10 years, Brad has performed John Denver tribute concerts as fund-raisers for a variety of non-profit organizations throughout the United States. These concerts, which feature John Denver’s songs, have often set attendance records at their venues. Brad has also performed at the annual John Denver memorial concerts in Aspen, Colorado several times.

June 30, 2016 – Jeff Van Devender

Jeff Van Devender

July 7, 2016 – Summer Song Fest VII

Elk Hollow

Featuring:

ELK HOLLOW consisting of Gary Reeves, Jack Overly, Dmitri Galcovski, and Tim McLemore

GREAT BLUE consisting of Steve Lawence and Shirl Lawrence

RAN OFF THE ROOSTER consisting of Jacie Ullrich, Erin Dahlby and Amy Glenney

NANCY BELL and friends

RON BALL

The Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park is hosting a special night of music at Performance Park on Thursday, July 7th at 7:00 pm.”Summer Songfest VII is part of CACEP’S ongoing “Thursday Night Live” concert series and this special concert is to benefit Crossroads Ministry’s efforts to help the ongoing needs of Estes Park families in crisis. These include such things as food, medical problems, rent, utilities and other emergency needs. This is the 7th year for “Summer Songfest”  and will again feature numerous talented musicians who are donating their time to this concert.  Performers this year are well known Nancy Bell and friends, Great Blue consisting of Steve Kaplan and Shirl Lawrence, Ran Off The Rooster, a folk bluegrass group consisting of Jacie Ullrich on guitar and vocals, Amy Glenney on bass and vocals, and Erin Dahlby on mandolin and vocals. Also performing will be Will Thomas on guitar, mandolin and vocals, Ron Ball, well known local singer of authentic cowboy music and Elk Hollow, which consists of Gary Reeves on guitar and vocals, Jack Overly on guitar and vocals, Tim McLemore on electric bass and vocals and Dmitri Galcovski on violin.

July 14, 2016 – Estes Park Jazz Big Band

July 21, 2016 – Peggy Mann

Peggy Mann

Peggy was born in Cleveland, Ohio, raised in Downers Grove, Il. and has lived in Colorado for her adult life. She now resides in the beautiful mountain town of 

Grand Lake, CO, telling people, “I’m one lucky girl!!!”

Peggy Mann has been singing all her life, and grew up in a very musical family.  Her father played piano by ear and her aunt was a music and vocal teacher in Minnesota. “I do however believe that my voice is a gift given to me from God!”

It was clear from the moment Peggy was born that music was to be her destiny. 

She began singing and performing at the ripe old age of seven and never stopped! “I remember as a young girl singing at the top of my lungs in my bedroom mirror and my mom yelling upstairs to me that it was time for dinner.”

July 28, 2016 – Riverside Ramblers

August 4, 2016 – Tribute to Folk Music Legends

August 11, 2016 – Estes Park Village Band

August 18, 2016 – Great Blue

Great Blue

Great Blue is the musical duo of Shirl Lawrence and Steve Kaplan, singing and playing guitars and mandolin to weave a fabric of eclectic tunes that warm the heart and feed the soul. Their memorable harmonies are carefully delivered to touch people by emphasizing their meaningful lyrics. They strive to pass on songs from their musical influences, and to showcase tunes they’ve crafted themselves. Lawrence and Kaplan have been singing together for more than three decades in the Hudson River Valley but are now based in the Rockies of Northern Colorado.

August 25, 2016 – Matthew Gurnsey