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AvonLIVE! 2023 Summer Concert Series Wednesday, June 28 with AJ Lee & Blue Summit

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AvonLIVE! 2023 Summer Concert Series Wednesday, June 28 with AJ Lee & Blue Summit 

The Town of Avon present free community concerts

 

We invite the community to join us at the Avon Performance Pavilion, at Harry A. Nottingham Park for free live music on Wednesday, June 28 as we continue the AvonLIVE! summer concert series starting at 5:30 p.m. Headlining is AJ Lee & Blue Summit, drawing from influences such as country, soul, swing, rock, and jam music, the band uses the lens of bluegrass as a vessel through which to express and explore the thread that binds and unifies all great music. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and AJ Lee & Blue Summit takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. 

AJ Lee & Blue Summit made their first appearance in Santa Cruz in 2015. Led by singer, songwriter, and mandolinist, AJ Lee, the bluegrass band has performed all over the world, but finds home in California’s Bay Area.

The latest full-length project, I’ll Come Back, debuted in August 2021 with national touring in support of the record ongoing.  Although falling loosely under the bluegrass label, AJLBS plays sans banjo, with Sullivan Tuttle and Scott Gates on steel stringed acoustic guitars, AJ on mandolin, Jan Purat on fiddle, and Chad Bowen on upright bass, a configuration effectively used to create unique space and texture in the arrangements not as commonly found in the music of their peers.

 

Opening the show at 6:00 p.m. is The People’s Key. The band members all met through the weekly bluegrass pick in Frisco throughout 2019. The lead guitarist, Dan, had been leading that pick for a while and has been playing in Summit County with various projects for about ten years. He is recognizable, a family man, and is the glue that holds it all together. Lauren, the lead singer, decided to try out the pick one week and she and Dan decided their harmonies were (and are!) well...harmonious. Glenn Z Reynolds - that's Glenn with two N's people! - is the standup bass player and would bring new jams to try at the pick, along with an unwavering sense of optimism and a penchant for "any kind of beer that's dark." The most recent recruit, Matt, has put in countless hours learning to slay on that banjo and his funky licks and drivin' beat really round out the bluegrass sound. From breweries to backyard parties, patios and weddings, The People's Key is honing their sound and working to expand their reach by showcasing fun, professionalism, and expertise on their strings.

 

  • What:  AvonLIVE! Concerts in the Park
  • Where:  Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park
  • When:  Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.   
  • Live Music:  Begins at 6:00 p.m.

Sponsors:  The Town of Avon is proud to present AvonLIVE! Free Concert Series with support from Peak Performances, Vail Daily, Mountain Beverage, Always Mountain Time, KZYR, Lifted Libation, Sonoma-Cutrer, Jack Daniels & Coke and thirst murdered by Liquid Death.

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 informationFor more information, please visit Avon.org/events or contact Avon Culture Arts and Special Events Manager Danita Dempsey at ddempsey@avon.org or (970) 748-4065.

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