SILVERTON SUMMER SOUNDS 2021
Gather the family, load up the car and head on up to Silverton for a magical, high-altitude evening of music under the stars! Now in its fourth season, Silverton Summer Sounds is a free open-air music series hosted by the Town of Silverton. This family-friendly event features libations, food and live music on the Mike Geryak Sound Stage in Columbine Park. Located at 1239 Blair Street, Columbine Park is ideally situated in the heart of Silverton’s charming downtown district, within an easy stroll of myriad hotels, shops and restaurants. Concerts take place at 6 pm every 3rd Friday of the month from June through September (6/18, 7/16, 8/20, 9/17), with two high caliber musical acts at each show. For the summer 2021 season, all necessary COVID-19 precautions will be taken to ensure a safe, family-friendly community event.
The Summer Sounds Music Series is presented by the Town of Silverton and generously sponsored by:
Avon Hotel, Durango Magazine, Ska Brewing, San Juan County Tourism Board, Grand Imperial Hotel, Teller House Hotel, The Hummingbird Shop, Silverton Mountain, Silverton Soapbox, Coal Bank Café, Silverton Creative District, Silverton Hardware, Fetch's Mining & Mercantile, Carol Wilkins Designs, Mountain Studies Institute, Alpine Outdoor Living, Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties/Karen Srebacic-Sites, 9318 Contracting, Silverton Harley Davidson, Avalanche Brewing, The Train Store and Golden Block Brewery.
JUNE 18, 2021
Policulture is the Original Mountain Reggae band from Boulder, CO. Policulture emanates heavy drum and bass with a roots rhythm, melodic horn section, and conscious lyrics. The band’s contemporary reggae sound is shaped by their upbringing and surrounding environment. Inspired by the tradition of roots reggae music, along with the current movement of modern roots reggae, the band is honored to have shared the stage with international touring acts including The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, SOJA, Rebelution, John Brown’s Body and many more. www.policulturemusic.com
The opening act for June is Durango-based Avant Horizon. Formed during the pandemic, the band has spent the past year digging deep and writing songs that blend, obscure and disrupt the boundaries between genres and styles of music. With a touch of Jazz, Soul, Blues, Reggae, R&B, and Rock, Avant Horizon has created their very own unique sound that is constantly evolving and reflecting the times in which we live. www.avanthorizonmusic.com
JULY 16, 2021
Described as "High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass," Whitewater Ramble uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. The Colorado-bred quintet combines the elements of mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums and vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres and to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations. Whether playing an intimate encore, acoustic and unplugged in the crowd, or surfing on top of the upright bass, Whitewater Ramble delivers a powerful and memorable live performance. www.whitewaterramble.com
THE BOB SCOTT BAND
In July we are thrilled to welcome The Bob Scott Band back to the Summer Sounds stage. Get ready for some authentic high country jams featuring Scott Craig, Memphis Bob and other beloved Silverton locals.
AUGUST 20, 2021
ALAN BOORADLEY & THE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie with Telluride’s own Alan Booradley and the Neighborhood Improvement Association - party music for party people, improving one neighborhood at a time! A talented drummer and musician, Booradley played drums in the U.S. Army band for 10 years before completing his service in 2016. He’s assembled a crew of talented musicians who will bring the house down with danceable covers from a variety of genres from Southern Rock to Motown to Hip-Hop.
THE HIGH TERRAIN
Our opening act for August is The High Terrain – Music of the San Juan Mountains, The Desert and Rivers of Colorado! The High Terrain will get you moving with many original songs, written right here in Baker’s Park by David Singer, with Scott Craig on Dobro and Mandolin, Rob Leisure on the Upright Bass, and Special Guest Jim "Banjo" Moses.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, four-piece string band from northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, country, blues, and funk. With a loyal following growing every day in the Natural State and along their tour routes, the band is proud to be stepping into a hard-driving sound unique to the Arkansas quartet. An Arkansauce show is riddled with improvisational guitar, banjo, and mandolin leads, paired with powerful harmonies and heart-felt songwriting, all held together by deep foot-stompin' bass grooves. www.arkansaucemusic.com
PATRICK STOREN TRIO
The opening act in September is the Patrick Storen Trio. Patrick (Patty) is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, and performer of genre bending music centered around Bluegrass, Funk, Folk, Psychedelic Rock, and more. As a founding member of Liver Down the River, Patty has been touring nationally since 2014 and published 2 full length records and over 50 live recordings. He’s played at festivals such as Floyd Fest, Lohi, Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Ullr Grass and more. www.patrickstorenmusic.com