Every year at about this time we like to remind Big Something readers and KRCC listeners what a sleepy little music town this used to be and how if you ever wanted to see a national or international music act you invariably had to drive to Denver. And while we’d like to think those days are gone for good (Meadowgrass, World Music Series, just to name a few of the projects we’re involved in) we also know all-too-well how tenuous all things in arts and music can be in a town this size. It’s as easy to take the good things for granted as it to complain about the lack thereof. Therefore, get ye your Blues Under the Bridge tickets if you haven’t already and reap the benefits of a local culture where everyone who cares cares twice as much and everyone who works hard works twice as hard to make sure that the blues stays under the bridge and not at home.

Complete details HERE.

And here’s just a little taste of what you can expect this Saturday, July 21:

Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials, 9:50-11:20pm

Marcia Ball, 8-9:30pm

Phat Cat Swingers, 6:25-7:40pm

Zora Young, 4:50-6:05 p.m.

Marquise Knox, 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Molly Boyle and Lipstick Voodoo, 2-3 p.m.

 

One Response to It’s Blues Time

  1. Deb says:

    Thank you KRCC and sponsors for another year of Blues Under the Bridge, and for all the fabulous live music venues and festivals now found in and around Colorado Springs!

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