The Steamboat Springs FREE Summer Concert Series is a Steamboat summer tradition with free concerts throughout the summer. Come down with your picnic blanket, a chair and a pair of dancing shoes!
Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush doesn’t seem old enough to be a musical legend. And he’s not. But he is.
Alternately known as the King of Telluride and the King of Newgrass, Bush has been honored by the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association.
“It’s overwhelming and humbling,” Bush says of his lifetime achievement award from the AMA. “It goes along with the title cut of my new album, Circles Around Me, which basically says, how in the hell did we get this far? In my brain I’m still 17, but I look in the mirror and I’m 57.”
But honors are not what drive him. “I didn’t get into music to win awards,” he says. “I’m just now starting to get somewhere. I love to play and the older I get the more I love it. And I love new things.”
Among those new things are the growing group of mandolin players that identify Bush as their musical role model in much the same way he idolized Bill Monroe and Jethro Burns.
The free concerts start around 5:00 p.m. with an opening band and then the main act to follow. There will be food vendors, kids activities and beer sales at the concert. No alcohol or dogs can be brought into the concert.
Time: July 5, 2013 from 5pm to 10pm
Street: 845 Howelsen Hill Parkway
City/Town: Steamboat Springs, CO
Website or Map: http://steamboatfreeconcerts.…
Event Type: july
Organized By: Steamboat Free Concert Series
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