After a long winter season Avon’s weekly summer concert series returns featuring a collection of awards winning nationally touring, regional and local talent. The Town of Avon is honored to announce the first five bands for the AvonLIVE! concert series at the Avon Performance Pavilion, at Harry A. Nottingham Park, on Wednesdays throughout the summer. AvonLIVE! is free to the public and are fun for all ages. The event features vendors offering tasty food selections and a collection of craft brews, wine, refreshing spirits and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase at the Hahnewald Bar. AvonLIVE! kicks off Wednesday, June 22nd at 5:00 p.m.
“We could not be more excited about our summer lineup for AvonLIVE! this year” stated Avon Culture, Arts and Special Events Manager Danita Dempsey. “Avon has a passion for bringing the community together through environmental stewardship, family friendly events, and of course, live music. The AvonLIVE! series is all things Avon with local food vendors, delicious drink specials and killer music from top bands”.
This year’s lineup features bands from Colorado and beyond with cover music, rock, bluegrass and more!
Wednesday, June 22nd: Hell’s Belles with opener Primal J and the Neanderthals
HELL'S BELLES are first and foremost dedicated AC/DC fanatics. This is what we all have in common. We're all part of a huge community of devotees to one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands in the world. This is who we all are, and this is what HELL'S BELLES strives to deliver with mechanical precision and passionate fury. Endorsed by Angus Young himself (Blender Magazine, 2003), HELL'S BELLES are the closest one can get without actually moving to Australia and joining AC/DC's road crew. HELL'S BELLES are indeed ALL female, all the way to their rock-n-roll cores, all the lime and without exception. Representing a whole new generation of women that won't be intimidated, HELL'S BELLES actively encourage our legions of lady fans to stand up and be counted and collaborate with women musicians and causes as a part of the mission towards rock and roll inclusion. Not some down-your-throat feminism, but a proactive support and action spirit towards the continued march towards balancing of the gender scales.
Let there be rock!
Wednesday, July 6th: Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue with opener The Runaway Grooms
Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue was formed in 2005 from the top musicians of the foremost Grateful Dead off-shoot family bands.
Based on a premise of player interchangeability to suit the situation, compatibility and success have coalesced the band into many different configurations. The band's forte lies in its faithful rendering of Grateful Dead material, both originals and covers, and the Grateful Dead's trademark style of improvisation. Achieved through a careful balance of comprehension and execution of the more defined musical elements of the material with a fearless passion to connect with the elusive "X factor" that Jerry Garcia affectionately spoke of, RMGDR remains aligned with the Dead's creed of playing off the energy of the audience and making them an integral component of the overall dynamic. Our next shows will be in April of 2021. The Lineup will surely blow your mind
Wednesday, July 13th: Brothers Keeper with opener Turntable Revue
Brothers Keeper is a Rock n Roll Band that writes and performs timeless Rocks and Roll classics with a thunderous heartbeat, deep driving guitar tones, and vocal harmony to dream about! The group consists of Scott Rednor on guitar and vocals, Michael Jude on bass and vocals, John Michel on drums and vocals, and Rob Eaton Jr, on guitar and vocals.
Brothers Keeper is known for hosting amazing players at their shows and this one must not be missed. The band will be performing their brand-new rock and roll songs and a handful of your favorite covers. It’s a meld of a post, post-party dynamic rock and roll circus!
Wednesday, July 20th: Sierra Hull with opener Tenth Mountain Division
In her first 25 years alone, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sierra Hull hit more milestones than many musicians accomplish in a lifetime. After making her Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 10, the Tennessee-bred virtuoso mandolinist played Carnegie Hall at age 12, then landed a deal with Rounder Records just a year later. Now 28-years-old, Hull is set to deliver her fourth full- length for Rounder: an elegantly inventive and endlessly captivating album called 25 Trips.
Revealing her profound warmth as a storyteller, 25 Trips finds Hull shedding light on the beauty and chaos and sometimes sorrow of growing up and getting older. To that end, the album’s title nods to a particularly momentous year of her life, including her marriage to fellow bluegrass musician Justin Moses and the release of her widely acclaimed album Weighted Mind—a Béla Fleck- produced effort nominated for Best Folk Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
Wednesday, July 27th: Eminence Ensemble with opener Buzz Drivers
Since 2009, Eminence Ensemble has been building its fan base through explosive live shows and unique genre-blending. The Colorado-based group infuses elements of Jazz, Rock, Electronic, Metal, Soul/Funk, and Hip-Hop to create intricate compositions, decorated with psychedelic improvisations. The band is comprised of six members: Tanner Bardin [Drums], Nick Baum [Percussion/Lead Vocal], Wil Snyder [Keyboard/Synth], Zac Flynn [Bass/Synth/Vocals], Dylan Gleit [Guitar] & Justin Neely [Guitar/Vocals], making a solid framework for a huge sound and a whirlwind of creativity. Gaining their following first as a live band, Eminence Ensemble learned to capture the crowd with high-energy performances and large-scale production, with a light show just as dynamic as the music. And although they mainly thrive in the Jam Scene, the band is recognized by fans of all genres. Eminence Ensemble has become known for its complex song structures, heavy bass-drops, synchronized guitar-lines, dense vocal harmonies, and powerful dual-percussion, both on-stage and in-studio. The sextet focuses most on creating a one-of-a-kind show for its followers. Each setlist is carefully constructed to capture the vibe of the venue and the energy of the audience. With over 400 shows under their belt, Eminence Ensemble has proven their worth in the scene, playing festival slots at Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Wave Spell, Euphoria, The Werkout, and more.
- What: AvonLIVE! Concerts in the Park
- Where: Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park
- When: Wednesday’s June 22, July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
- Live Music: Begins at 6:00 p.m.
Sponsors: The Town of Avon is proud to present the AvonLIVE! Free Concert Series with support from Peak Performances, Vail Daily, Always Mountain Time, Mountain Beverage, and KZYR.
Transportation & Parking: The use of public transportation is encouraged, as well as walking or riding a bike to the park. Free parking is available.
Plastic Free Events | Free water fill station, bring your reusable water bottle | Blankets and low-back lawn chairs are allowed | Pets allowed in pet friendly area only | No outside alcoholic beverages | No smoking | No Drones | Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
More information: For more information, please visit Avon.org/events or contact Avon Culture Arts and Special Events Manager Danita Dempsey at email@example.com or (970) 748-4065.