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Posted on: July 31, 2023

AvonLIVE! Summer Concert Series Wednesday, July 31 Featuring Shinyribs

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AvonLIVE! Summer Concert Series Wednesday, July 31 

Featuring Shinyribs 

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 more free live music and fun at the AvonLIVE! summer concert this Wednesday, August 2 at 5:30 p.m. Austin based nine-piece Shinyribs will treat the audience with the groovy sounds of New Orleans funk and horn-driven Memphis soul, and Texas blues.  This is one supergroup you will not want to miss!

Shinyribs defies genres as a sonic melting pot of Texas Blues, New Orleans R&B funk, horn driven Memphis Soul, country twang, border music, big band swing, and roots-rock. The Austin based nine-piece (sometimes 10-piece) supergroup is led by Kevin Russell, the charismatic front man with colorful suits and extravagant shoes who continuously swaps out an electric guitar for a ukulele and never falls short of creating a cinematic experience with on-stage antics that often include him donning a light-up cloak or leading a conga line through the crowd. 

Shinyribs’ new record - Transit Damage (July 2023 on Blue Elan / Hardcharger Records) is, in Russell’s words, “the record I have been trying to make for most of my career. This is a collection of songs that relate to each other in a myriad of ways: musically, lyrically, emotionally. It is a real throwback to the era of complete albums and draws from songs I have written throughout my life. I hope listeners can take the time to fully immerse themselves in the whole thing.”

Opening AvonLIVE! at 6:00 p.m. is Colorado based Delta Sonics. The Delta Sonics music takes a Chicago Blues base and seasons it with Swing, Delta, N’awlins R&B, and some early Rock n' Roll. They were Westword’s best blues band in Denver for the last six of eight years. 



  • What:  AvonLIVE! Concerts in the Park
  • Where:  Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park
  • When:  Wednesday, August 2, 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 on W. Benchmark Road, Lake Street, as well as at the Avon Elementary School and FirstBank parking lots.

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 or contact Avon Culture Arts and Special Events Manager Danita Dempsey at or (970) 748-4065.

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