The Sweet Lillies
The Mishawaka Amphitheater is a mystical place that lies somewhere between a state highway and a river in northern Colorado. It is one of those venues that most have heard of, even seen pictures of, but surprisingly, many in the region still remark that they have not set foot on its storied grounds. For others, this is a dynamic they would like to keep in place for fear that the secret will get out and future events and tickets would be more difficult to secure than they often already are.
The Sweet Lillies' music is, first and foremost, heartfelt and collaborative. Those defining traits are given life by the trio of musicians who make up the Lillies, Julie Gussaroff, Becca Bisque, and Dustin Rohleder, who have combined their individual strengths together to deliver powerful narratives of life in song.
The Sweet Lillies were excited to take the stage in front of a sold-out crowd last night. The guests were just as enthusiastic as they welcomed and embraced the String Americana band from Boulder. This band has no restraints went it comes to progressive styles of music, they incorporate many genres with acoustic instruments, well-crafted arrangements, and band equality on stage. What gives them a universal appeal is diversity in backgrounds and influences.
The Grammy award-winning Infamous Stringdusters are headlining this year along with The Lil’ Smokies, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades with two sets over the weekend, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Old Salt Union, Fireside Collective, The Sweet Lillies, The Grass is Dead, banjo master Kyle Tuttle as artist at large as well as local favorites Restless Leg String Band and many more.
When I was invited, for the third time, to review the John Hartford Memorial Festival, in its 9th year, I heartily accepted. I also tried to bring people along, because it’s an experience worth sharing. I was at a loss, at first, to explain it. Not just a bluegrass festival. A picking festival? Mostly. But with elements ranging from old-time Americana, root music, classical and rock and jazz- I settled on bluegrass and its extended family. It turns out that ‘extended family’ would come back around a few times.
Located along the serene Maremac River, Lost Hill Lake offers a natural venue and spot for a festival of interactive workshops and large, late night bonfire jams. Two stages are separated by the shade of a 50 year-old walnut grove, where the audience can participate in camping, have lake and river access and an assortment of food, artisan crafts and more. The 14-band lineup consists of local, regional and national touring bands performing a range of traditional and progressive bluegrass, jamgrass, Americana folk and more.
Sam Bush, Bluegrass Generals, Zach Deputy, and More Added to Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor
Graduating to the next level after four great years at the Stanley Hotel, Leftover Salmon is thrilled to bring you Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor Friday - Sunday, March 22-24. They are excited to share some fantastic additions to to make up the final lineup including Sam Bush, Bluegrass Generals (Ft. Chris Pandolfi, Andy Hall, Sam Bush, Dave Bruzza, & Greg Garrison), Zach Deputy, The Sweet Lillies, Tenth Mountain Division, DeadPhish Orchestra, Erik Deutsch's Falling Flowers, Woodshed Red, and Special Guest: Sally Van Meter!
Z2 Entertainment is thrilled to announce the 26th Annual Microbreweries for the Environment feat. Amoramora, Intuit with The Sweet Lillies on Friday, April 27th at the Boulder Theater. Tickets are on sale 10 a.m. this Friday at bouldertheater.com. This is an all-you-can-responsibly-drink, 21+ event, and sampling is included in the $25.00 ticket price. This year's event benefits Girls on Rock, Inland Ocean Movement, and Can'd Aid Foundation. Participating breweries are listed below – more to be announced!