August is Lake City History Month

LAKE CITY, COLO : The annual monthlong celebration of Lake City’s heritage begins August 1st and features ghost tours, Old West Shooters Shoot-out, and more!  A calendar of events is attached. 

A calendar of events is available from the Chamber of Commerce, at local establishments, or online at https://www.lakecitydirt.com/lake-city-history-month-august 

 

 

Uncorked Festival Announces 2021 Music Lineup

LAKE CITY, CO (April 25, 2021):  The Lake City DIRT Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Music Lineup for the Sept 18th Lake City Uncorked Wine & Music Festival in downtown Lake City.   https://lakecityfestival.org/musical-lineup

From Lucinda to Fleetwood Mac and everything in between! The evolution of People Talkin' is as much of a rollercoaster ride as their music. Patrice Palmer & Michelle Martin started the band in 2015 as an homage to Lucinda Williams. It's actually one of Lucinda's songs where the band gets its name.  The band has grown to include Texas transplants Matt & Kate Hopson and more recently digital nomad Skyler Seamans.  People Talkin' is THE local covers band who can be seen in Lake City regardless of the season. Pop sensibilities mixed with rock, country, jazz, blues and grunge. All the hits from every genre and era. You know these songs by heart, and People Talkin' will get you dancing & singing along in no time!!

Wylie Jones is a multi-instrumentalist, Live Loop Artist rooted in the Front Range foothills and tours throughout the Rocky Mountains. With his soulful voice, sublime guitar work, magical flute tone and choice selections Wylie is enjoyed by everyone that likes music.  By incorporating 8 piece instrumentation into his audio-scape, Wylie's one of a kind Live Loop Show delivers a full band sound. Electronic drums, 5 string Bass, Organ, Piano, Guitar, Vocals, Native American Flute & Melodica, all performed and looped Live with nothing pre recorded. Mr Jones has supported almost every touring Jamaican artist including, direct support for the 2019 Stephen Marely Acoustic Tour at Washington's as well as the 2019 sold out Ziggy Marely show at legendary Mishawaka Amphitheater. It was with great honor that Wylie's original score Boarder To Boarder, a heart felt anthem about his 2006 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-hike, was featured in the full length film, Walking West With Freedom, by film maker and documentary producer Micheal Thomas Daniel.

Blue Recluse plays a wide range of blues, rhythm and blues, and country blues from the ‘40s to the present day. Powerful, sultry vocals in combination with a hard-groovin’ rhythm section and classic electric blues guitar and keys makes this band a blues lover’s dream. Put on your dancing shoes, because Blue Recluse will rock your soul with its unique brand of rare and classic songs by the likes of Koko Taylor, Etta James, Big Maybelle, Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin, as well as original songs like Close My Windows, Run Me Ragged and Makin Mud Outta Clear Water. Blue Recluse has played a variety of clubs and festivals in the mountains and on the Front Range.  Shawntel Royale began her music career in Austin, Texas.  She relocated to Colorado and reformed Blue Recluse. Her powerful vocal style reflects the sound of her heroes Koko Taylor, Etta James and Susan Tedeschi.  Michael Twarogowski has been playing blues and rock guitar around Colorado for the last 30 years. Musically educated at the School of Life, his playing is raw, edgy and soulful.  The results will melt your face off. Christopher Hudson has been playing both acoustic and electric bass in the mountains and on the Front Range since the 1980s. His repertoire includes Latin jazz, swing, blues, rock, country, bluegrass and blues.  Ernie Moss is a rock solid drummer who can sing like an angel. He has played in a number of Front Range bands in all genres for the last three decades, including Bob Purcell and the Outriders and Fembot.  Lil Ernie Hatfield has played keyboards for a variety of bands, touring the West Coast and Canada extensively in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Hatfield has the bluesman’s touch on keys and vocals, lending an undeniable authenticity to the sound. 

​hONEyhoUSe is a unique acoustic trio combining the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse force. Consisting of award-winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, and earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, hONEyhoUSe seamlessly melds the lines of musical genres with their original creations embracing blues, soul, folk and Americana into one sweet honeyhouse of music.  Three very different voices with one path…honeyhouse.  With a deep soulfulness rooted in the Gospel-driven churches of her youth, Hillary Smith is a classically trained vocal instrument that’s a natural wonder and a God-given instinct for swinging a lyric. She’s a belter, but her voice also possesses great warmth and expressiveness, and she is able to get under the skin of those in her audience.  With a seamless merging of folk, blues, and rock, Yvonne Perea’s music captures her audience through her memorable melodies, relevant lyrics, and soulful earthy vocals. After hearing Yvonne or watching her perform live, you come away with the feeling that you’ve really seen a glimpse of Yvonne’s soul.

“Some people are impressionists. These guys leave an impression,” says Bill Miller, owner of Johnny Cash.com about Cash’d Out, a San Diego based band that channels Johnny Cash in about as close a manner to the real thing as it gets.  After fifteen years, traveling hundreds of thousands of miles on the road and winning over as many fans, fans who still continually tell the group how grateful they are that Cash’d Out so righteously carries the torch of the Johnny Cash Show.  Besides music critics anointing Cash’d Out as "The Next Best Thing to Johnny Cash”, their highlights have been many:  W.S. Holland, Johnny Cash’s longtime drummer, has sat in with Cash’d Out;  front man, Douglas Benson, has played Johnny’s cherry sunburst Guild guitar (courtesy of Mr. Miller);  “Cindy Cash came to a show and was moved to give me a glass locket that was her father’s,” explains Benson;  Longtime Johnny Cash manager Lou Robin has also been to several Cash’d Out shows and claimed that if he closed his eyes it was as if “going back in time.”;  And most recently, an unforgettable evening performing the music of Johnny Cash with the San Diego Symphony as a special event for their Summer Pops Series.  The band’s live shows respectfully reference the late, great Man in Black's Sun Records and early Columbia era sound, combined with the energy of the classic multi-platinum live recordings from Folsom Prison and San Quentin. The group's genuine love (and authentic recreation) of Johnny Cash’s music and its universal appeal fans of all ages and of virtually all musical genres makes each Cash’d Out show a must-see event.

Buckner Funken Jazz is original old school.  After BFJ played a flashy opening set for funk legend Maceo Parker, Maceo wasn’t sure if there was anything left to play.  “Did you guys leave any FUNK for me?” he said.  Lead by respected jazz musician Rod Buckner, BFJ has earned a reputation for blazing club, theater and festival shows that bring together old-school funk and be-bop crashing together.  The smiling faces in the crowd usually also like to part to the sounds of Maceo, Karl Denson, Soulive, Miles Davis, Parliament, Stevie Wonder, Charlie Parker, The Funk Meters, Eddie Harris, and anything that GROOVES. 

Music provided between acts by Bruce Hayes who plays a fusion of the musical styles that combine acoustic and electric instruments with elements of rock, bluegrass, celtic, and R&B.  Collaborating with The String Cheese Incident and Acoustic Junction, Hayes helped define the acoustic jam band sound.  He continues this tradition performing original songs and arrangements on mandolin, guitar, dobro, foot board, and more. 

The 2021 event will mark our twentieth year.  On September 18, 2021, gates open at 10 am.  Wine flows at noon.  Online tickets available soon.

2020 Annual Report Released

Lake City DIRT is pleased to release our 2020 Annual Report:

See all our past reports here: https://www.lakecitydirt.com/committees/organization-committee 

Keep Looking Up: GoFundMe Charity

Stars Over Uncompahgre by Linda Downs

Happy New Year! Our Main Street program would like to thank our business owners, residents, and partners for helping us get through a challenging year. Your continued financial support means the world to us. Stars Over Uncompahgre was painted by veterinarian/artist Linda Downs and generously loaned to DIRT for this postcard, reminding us all to keep looking up.

Cheers to 2021!
With much respect, the Lake City DIRT board and staff

Contributions are tax-deductible and may be made at our GoFundMe Keep Looking Up drive or by sending a check to DIRT, PO Box 973, Lake City, CO 81235

GoFundMe Charity

2020 Holiday Calendar and Missing Mistletoe

Happy holidays from the Chamber and DIRT!

2020 Missing Mistletoe Fold Calendar and Business List OUTSIDE

 

Find Additional Information Here: Event Listings on LakeCity.com

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