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Summerfest Concert Schedule

June 06, 2022

Enjoy the sweet sounds of summer at a Summerfest concert! 

Summerfest 2022

Friday nights from June 10-August 19 at 7 pm at the Kathie Mennel Amphitheater a beautiful outdoor amphitheater located at the YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center. The annual Summerfest Concert Series brings unique talents and sounds from across the country to the YMCA of the Rockies for special summer performances. 

June 10 – Justin Roth
Justin Roth is a nationally touring singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarist based in Colorado. His brilliantly inventive fingerstyle guitar arrangements define his unique mix of indie folk and instrumental guitar music. Justin has toured with David Wilcox and John Gorka, and opened for some of the finest singer/songwriters on the acoustic music scene. He's played at Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Kerrville Folk Festival, and Sisters Folk Fest.

June 17 – Great Blue Duo
Our musical sources are rather eclectic: they include Kate Wolf’s haunting ballads and songs echoing Clearwater’s environmental message.  One Woody Guthrie sailor who ought to know said Steve’s “We’ll Make It to Coxsackie” truly described how it felt to be in a Hudson River storm.  Listeners often comment about the beautiful sounds Shirl’s voice has graced them with, and the harmonies we craft together.  We are now called “Great Blue” after the observant heron we often find during our kayak trips.

June 24 – Norm Silver Duo
Guy Steagall and Norm Silver are two veteran musicians who have been performing in Colorado for over 30 years. They've joined forces to create a fun guitar duo experience featuring classic popular music, great singer songwriter covers and contemporary favorites.

July 1 – Creole Stomp
Some have called Creole Stomp a "blues infused creole-zydeco dance machine" and others have called the band "the Grateful Dead of creole music."  Creole Stomp is simply a powerhouse Louisiana style band that serves up tradition with sides of entertaining swamp-pop, blues and honky-tonk.  Having performed across the United States from Providence to Las Vegas, Creole Stomp makes its home in southern Illinois...but most fans still believe it's from Louisiana!!

July 8 – Jon Chandler
Jon Chandler is a three time winner of the prestigious Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. Linwood, his moody examination of Doc Holliday’s life won the Spur for Best Song in 2009, while his tribute to Wyoming’s Hole in the Wall country, Morning Star Moon, received the award in 2012. A seventh-generation Coloradan, Jon’s music and stories reflect his heritage, and his eight CDs, two novels, two non-fiction works and myriad short stories and nonfiction articles are collected by western lifestyle aficionados worldwide. Homage, his new recording of cover songs that have influenced his writing and singing, was released to exceptional reviews.  

July 15 – Hiroya Tsukamoto
Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. Hiroya has released three solo albums (“Solo”, “Heartland” and “Places”). Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note (NYC), United Nations and Japanese National Television(NHK). In 2018, Hiroya won 2nd place in International Finger Style Guitar Championship.

July 22 - Rebecca Folsom
Rebecca Folsom’s music is about liberation. Her songs crack open hearts, inspire hope, and leave listeners with a deeper perspective. Rebecca’s world-class voice traverses a near-four-octave range. KUNC radio describes it as “knock-you-to-your-knees.”

July 29 – Tom Munch
Tom Munch has brought a blend of Southwest-Folk-Jazz to Southern Colorado's music scene for over 3 decades.  Tom has performed at a wide variety of venues, including concerts and festivals, restaurants and schools, civic events and nursing homes, and even dude ranches and the Royal Gorge Bridge.  His versatility also is seen in an impressive repertoire of some 3000 songs.  Styles include jazz standards, western, folk, classic rock, R&B, children's and rare historic songs, plus originals.  Tom finds the heart of each song and performs with a love of music and respect for his audience, whether it be in a concert setting or for his weekly work with Alzheimer's patients.

August 5 – 5280 A Capella
5280 A Cappella has been named one of the “Top Vocal Groups” by CBS of Denver. They are also the winners of "Best Album of the Year" with the International A Cappella Music Awards for 2019. Using nothing but their voices, 5280 A Cappella brings a burst of infectious energy to the stage. They’ll take you on an entertaining journey over the landscape of American music with jaunts through rock & roll, jazz, country, folk, soul, doo-wop, sixties, eighties, nineties, and hits from today’s iTunes pop chart. Champions of the 2012 Rocky Mountain Sing Off, they’ve been entertaining audiences of all ages for several years!

August 12 - Strangebyrds
Strangebyrds have recorded four award-winning releases recognized by both the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Songwriting Competitions: Star Crossed Lovers (2018), Devils & Desires (2015), Migration (2013), and Strangebyrds (2011). The magnetic synergy of Strangebyrds' unique Americana music has forged a reputation for captivating audiences with powerful, universal truths layered within stunning musicianship.

August 19 – Vibe Tribe
Vibe Tribe, based on Colorado, plays Dixieland and swing with a twist and features the unique sound of the vibraphone.

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