live music

Grammy-Nominated Artists: Chris and Aaron Poland Return!
Aug09

Grammy-Nominated Artists: Chris and Aaron Poland Return!

Grammy-nominated artists Chris and Aaron Poland return leading the Warsaw Poland Brothers Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Animus City Theatre, from 10 P.M. to 12:30 A.M. Catch Double AA on the Conch and Crix on the sax! Band: Warsaw Poland Brothers Genre: Ska, Reggae, large energetic rockin’ rollers with original licks and a few spicy covers just for kicks Location/Time/Date: Animus City Theatre, from 10 P.M. to 12:30 A.M. Thursday,...

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Trace Bundy: The Acoustic Ninja
Jul19

Trace Bundy: The Acoustic Ninja

Internationally-acclaimed guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing the fan-dubbed “Acoustic Ninja” play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do...

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The Brenn & Andy Show: Cowboys in Concert
Jul19

The Brenn & Andy Show: Cowboys in Concert

Singer and songwriter Brenn Hill and cowboy poet and humorist Andy Nelson present a synergistic performance of music and poetry which keeps the audience totally engaged. The combination of deep emotional and moving lyrics, along with the humorous and light hearted side of life experiences, coupled with a breathtaking photographic display, makes this is a show that will always be remembered. When: August 2nd, 2019 Where: Henry Strater...

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Amy Helm
Jul06

Amy Helm

Amy Helm is rock & roll royalty. The daughter of The Band’s legendary drummer and singer Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus, she’s the epitome of Americana. Her two solo albums, including 2018’s “This Too Shall Light,” call on folk, country, blues, R&B and gospel influences. A lifelong musician and music lover, she was a founding member of the alt-country collective Ollabelle and served as a backing musician in her...

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People We Know
Jun28

People We Know

Originally a collective of musicians from Durango and Northern La Plata County, People We Know has solidified into a core group of musicians. Featuring members of existing Durango groups The Outskirts and The Fellowship of the Strings, the group brings a new take on string music. They explore the limits of bluegrass covers, while taking a new approach to the genre in their original compositions. The band, comprised of Alex Forsthoff,...

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Chevel Shepherd Band
Jun28

Chevel Shepherd Band

Chevel Shepherd Presented by A&L Coors and TBK Bank A Farmington native, Shepherd has amassed an impressive career during her 16 years, and is among the youngest to have taken top honors on the popular mentorship television show. Shepherd’s Voice Coach was “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson and she has gone on to perform and attend events with Clarkson since her win.  She currently is opening for some of Country’s top names...

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2019 Music In The Mountains – Classical Music Festival
Jun21

2019 Music In The Mountains – Classical Music Festival

For over 30 years, Music in the Mountains has produced an exceptional summer music festival with musicians of the highest caliber. We have entertained, educated and delighted audiences with the richness of classical music, and complemented concerts with year-round educational programs for youth. Concert dates from July 6th to July 28th Visit MusicInTheMountains.com for more information and to purchase tickets!

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An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt
Jun05

An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt

An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt   What it Means to be a Small Town Funkadelic Band, on the Rise   What are your intentions for your musical future? “If you asked me five years ago, I would have said we’re headed for Red Rocks,” Derek said in a phone interview last week. Now, he seeking and reaching for a joy-seeking experience. The road to Red Rocks carries more stress than you may initially...

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Chatham County Line
May31

Chatham County Line

Chatham County Line has never been shy about crossing borders. Birthed from country rockers Stillhouse in 1999, the Raleigh, NC-based quartet initially referred to its sound as new traditional, “We were in love with bluegrass, so we wanted to play bluegrass without really being trained in it,” Chatham County Line’s vocalist/guitarist Dave Wilson says. The group used the term “guerrilla bluegrass” to describe themselves in those early...

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Durango’s Summer Music Festival
May22

Durango’s Summer Music Festival

As Summer begins here in Durango, live music and entertainment is on the top of nearly everyone’s agenda. Here are a few ideas if you’re interested in getting involved in the local music scene.   1. Secret Garden Summer Concert Series The Rochester Hotel hosts a community concert series through the summer months every year in Durango. This community concert series supports 10 nonprofit organizations in Durango’s...

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Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver starring Jim Curry
May10

Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver starring Jim Curry

Tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed John Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits. Curry’s uncanny ability to mirror Denver’s voice and clean-cut look takes audiences back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine,” “Calypso” and “Annie’s Song”...

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BlackHawk
May03

BlackHawk

BlackHawk • Saturday, May 11 HCCA’S 2nd Annual Benefit Dinner & Concert Sky Ute Casino Resort Events Center Doors open at 8:30PM • Show starts at 9:15PM GA $45

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PJ Moon & the Swappers with J-Calvin
May03

PJ Moon & the Swappers with J-Calvin

THE ANIMAS CITY THEATRE – MUSIC Fri · May 10, 2019 Doors: 8:30 pm/ Show: 9:30 pm(event ends at 1:00 am) TICKETS: $10.00 – $12.00 PJ Moon and the Swappers is a band formed in Durango, CO in 2017. The Group was formed by bandleader PJ Moon, searching for a troupe of musicians who could help him realize his dream of making new modern rock and soul music with relevant lyrics on top of innovative rhythm and melodies. With a...

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Iris DeMent
May03

Iris DeMent

Grounded in hymns, early country songs, gospel and folk, Iris DeMent’s work is treasured by those who know it for its insight and unabashed beauty. As noted by NPR, “Iris DeMent makes music that celebrates humanity’s efforts toward salvation, while acknowledging that most of our time on Earth is spent reconciling with the fact that we don’t feel so redeemed.” Merle Haggard dubbed her “the best singer I’ve ever heard” and asked...

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Loverboy – Saturday May 18
Apr19

Loverboy – Saturday May 18

Saturday, May 18 Sky Ute Casino Resort Events Center Doors open at 7PM • Show starts at 8PM VIP $49 Reserved $39 • GA $29

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Ranky Tanky
Apr11

Ranky Tanky

The soulful songs of the Gullah culture are brought to life by this band of native South Carolinians who mix the low country traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. The word “Gullah” comes from West Africa and means “a people blessed by God,” and “Ranky Tanky” translates loosely as “Work It,” or “Get Funky!” From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts,...

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Durango Bluegrass Meltdown
Apr11

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown

It’s time to celebrate another local favorite event! This weekend, April 12-14, the 25th Annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown takes the stage. Events will be held at various locations throughout town: Henry Strater Theatre, Durango Arts Center, Wild Horse Saloon, and Animas City Theatre. Saturday and Sunday, there will also be workshops available. Topics include: mandolin, banjo, songwriting, old time, guitar, fiddle, Wernick method...

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Beach Party with State 38
Apr05

Beach Party with State 38

Date: April 21, 2019 Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm Purgatory Resort Bring the beach balls and the sunscreen!  After a great day of Spring skiing, grab a beach chair and enjoy the sounds of Colorado’s favorite jam band, State 38!

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Jessica Fichot
Mar29

Jessica Fichot

AN ARTIST YOU NEED TO KNOW  with Music and Tapas on Stage. Accompanied by her accordion, toy piano, and fiery band, Los Angeles-based chanteuse and songwriter Jessica Fichot draws from her multi-ethnic French/Chinese/American heritage to create an intoxicating multilingual fusion of French chanson, Shanghai jazz, gypsy swing and international folk. Fichot’s music has been hailed as “enchantingly original” by L.A. Weekly, and “a...

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Pascuala Ilabanca y Fauna
Mar22

Pascuala Ilabanca y Fauna

Accordion-wielding Chilean songstress Pascuala Ilabaca is a true hidden gem. A favorite on the new scene of young Chilean singer-songwriters, her music is rooted in traditional sounds but effortlessly integrates shades of jazz, pop and rock, and influences gathered in such distant places such as India or Mexico. Accompanied by her formidable band Fauna, her unique stage presence conjures up sweetness and empowerment at the same time,...

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