thursday, august 9
Week two at the Festival kicks off on Thursday, August 9 with the “not quite bluegrass” sensation GREENSKY BLUEGRASS. The five-piece American bluegrass/country band founded in Kalamazoo, Michigan, describes their sound as “our own version of bluegrass music, mixing the acoustic stomp of a string band with the rule-breaking spirit of rock & roll.” Since their inception in 2001, the band has evolved, adding electric effects and touring with a full light show. They are known for their improvisation, multiple set shows, and open audience recording policy (akin to Phish and The Grateful Dead). In the summer of 2006, Greensky Bluegrass won the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition. In 2013 they played Red Rocks Amphitheatre for their first time in a support slot, and headlined a sold out concert at the famed venue in 2016. Supported by their faithful followers known as “Campers,” Greensky Bluegrass has broken through to a multi-genre fan base, covering songs from Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, John Hartford, The Rolling Stones, Prince and more.
BrewFest tickets are available in advance for $10 -- which includes a commemorative pilsner glass and premium microbrew tastes.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A DANCE SHOW!
The Festival venue will be configured differently for this concert to allow for an increased dancing/standing area in front of the stage. There will still be adequate sections for blankets, low chairs, high chairs and reserved patron and sponsor seating, as well as seated availability in the grandstands