June 8, 2016 – Ron Ball
Ron’s performance will be his tribute show to the Singing Cowboys of the Silver Screen. Ron dresses as Roy Rogers (who was known as the King of the Cowboys for most of his career) from his white hat to his pairs of six guns, down to his eagle boots and spurs. Ron also sings the music of Gene Autry, Rex Allen, Tex Ritter and others as well. He was privileged to know Roy Rogers and is a friend of his son Roy Rogers Jr., better known as Dusty, and Dusty’s son, Dustin Roy Rogers. Ron was honored to be invited on-stage to sing with Dusty and his band, The High Riders, at the Roy Rogers Dale Evans Museum and Happy Trails Theater in Branson, Missouri. Ron also talks about the Rogers’ family, the music, and the people who wrote and performed with current “cowboy” singers, including Don Edwards, and Michael Martin Murphy.
June 15, 2016 – M Squared
M Squared is an instrumental progressive jazz rock jam band out of the Boulder, Colorado area. Incorporating elements of Jazz, Rock, Blues, Latin, Classical, Electronic, Middle Eastern, Country, Bluegrass, Celtic, Rhythm & Blues and more, the band utilizes live and recorded samples during their performances to build exciting and mesmerizing live compositions. At the heart of the M Squared sound is a trio playing essentially as a quintet. The band utilizes modern looping technology, which allows its’ members to play several different instruments simultaneously, providing multiple different textures and instrumentation, all while maintaining a high level of musicianship and chemistry. The members of this power trio include three long-time musicians: Barb Valente (Violin, Keyboard and Loop Pedal), Thom Sandrock (Guitar, Bass and Loop Pedal) and Troy Valente (Drumset, Percussion and Front Man). With their combined years of musical experience and separate musical upbringings, this band is certain to entertain listener’s ears, both live and in the studio.
June 22, 2016 – Ran Off the Rooster
Ran Off The Rooster is a women-powered string band from the Estes Valley in Colorado. Combining diverse musical backgrounds, bluegrass instrumentation, and a fun-driving attitude, these talented musicians are best known for their original song choices, creative arrangements, and killer three part harmonies. Good friends on and off the stage, these ladies know how to have a good time and will captivate the audience with their music, humor, and charm.
June 29, 2016 – Adam Green
Denver’s Adam Green is a multi-instrumentalist with deep roots in several musical idioms ranging from classical, to jazz, to folk. Adam performs consistently in the Denver area as a guitar-wielding singer/songwriter, often weaving harmonica and kazoo melodies in between intricate bits of word play. Adam hails originally from Dayton, Ohio, where he got his beginning education as a saxophonist. His first teacher was his grandfather, though it wasn’t long before he began studying with members of the United States Air Force Band, which was based at the nearby Wright Patterson Air Force Base. After attending college at home in Dayton, Adam headed west to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for graduate school. While in Lincoln, Adam performed consistently with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra and taught at both the University of Nebraska and Doane College (Crete, NE). Adam currently lives in Englewood, Colorado. He teaches private lessons (saxophone, flute, guitar) and performs regularly.
July 6, 2016 – Rootamentary
Songs and tunes from the hills and hollers, acoustic sounds to uplift and getcha singing, dancing, tapping & clapping. Americana, bluegrass, folky, Country,etc. The band is centered around Pip & Lauren Douglas , multi – instrumentalists and singers. Accompanied by a vorticular cast of characters on various instruments.is an acoustic old‐timey string band that plays a unique blend of new and traditional music. Based in Colorado, the band has been making a name for itself at festivals and other venues throughout the region.
July 13, 2016 – Steve Smersh & Friends
July 20, 2016 – David Michael Boyd
July 27, 2016 – Highland Brass Quintet
August 3, 2016 – Denver MountainAires Barbershop Chorus
The Denver MountainAires Barbershop Chorus and Quartets perform a wide variety of musical selections in the rich blend of barbershop harmony. There will be something for everyone, including a package of Disney songs, other movie songs, everything from Irving Berlin to the Beatles, gospel to doo-wop to patriotic to “vintage barbershop”! The MountainAires are honored to be invited back after performing for last year’s record-attendance crowd. Harmony is sure to make you happy, so come prepared to exercise your smile muscles!
August 10, 2016 – Ballet Renaissance
Ballet Renaissance is a nineteen year old nonprofit organization committed to educating and inspiring youth and the community through the art of classical ballet. The original branch of Ballet Renaissance was founded in southeast Michigan, in June of 1997 by Dallas native, now Estes Park resident, Ms. Brianna Furnish. Together with her partner Mr. Radoslaw Kokoszka, Furnish established a second branch of Ballet Renaissance in northern Colorado. Here in Estes, Ballet Renaissance has been contracting to provide ballet training at Center Stage since fall of 2011. Locally Ballet Renaissance provides year round classes and performance opportunities for dancers of all ages and experience levels. For more information: www.balletren.org; email@example.com; 970-480-7697.
August 17, 2016 – The Clearwings
The Clearwings is an independent alt-folk duo with a focus on the intimacy of live performance. They combine tight harmonies with driving guitar, bringing a modern edge to a classic folk sensibility. The result is a dynamic sound, with influences ranging from 60s greats like Peter, Paul, & Mary, Johnny Cash & June Carter, and Ian & Sylvia, to modern rock interpreters like The White Stripes and The Strokes. The Clearwings is fronted equally by Raven Adams (vocals) and Mark Phillips (vocals & guitar). While Raven is native to Santa Cruz, California and Mark from Golden, Colorado, the pair began collaborating on music in college in Maine and moved to Colorado in 2009. They formed the Clearwings in December of 2013, performing folk standards and unexpected covers around Denver while developing original material.
August 24, Stevey Ertl
Stevey Ertl is a local musician — raised in Estes Park — currently living in Fort Collins. He spent 9 years throughout the Midwest prior to returning to the mountains in 2010: D-1 collegiate wrestler @ University of Northern Iowa (2001-2005), independent film actor @ “7 Minutes” movie in Chicago (2005-2006), medical device sales professional in Kansas City > Iowa City > Des Moines > Fort Collins (2006-present). Most recently, he is building a startup company with 2 of his close friends/partners (all former EPHS grads) in the craft-beverage-at-home space: The BrewQube Draft System™ will be debuting on Kickstarter in January 2017.