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Annual Yampapalooza spotlights community talent

One of the band's in the lineup for the second annual Yampapalooza event will be El Kabong. Members include Pete Van De Carr
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If You Go…

What: The second annual Yampapalooza

When: 4 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28


Where: McKnight’s Irish Pub & Loft

— Yampapalooza reveals a different side of community members.

By day, the band members who take part in this annual event are known as doctors, lawyers, writers or neighbors.

If You Go…

What: The second annual Yampapalooza



When: 4 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28


Where: McKnight’s Irish Pub & Loft



By 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 at McKnight’s Irish Pub & Loft, their alter egos will emerge as they pick up their instruments and take the stage for the second annual Yampapalooza event.

“You see people in a new light,” said Tommy Larson, who started the event last year. “A lot of the musicians don’t have that opportunity to perform with the late night scene. This is a way to have fun for a good cause.”

The free event will feature Sandrock Sound, El Kabong, Badunkafunk and the Brian Smith Band and solo acoustic musicians Ryan Fleming and John Miller.

“There are a lot of talented bands around here,” said Kerry Shea, owner of McKnight’s. “For them to get out here and just be able to play is the main reason for the event.”

Held upstairs in the loft at McKnight’s, the event is for friends, family and music lovers.

Last year, there were about 10 bands in the lineup, but Larson found each group had little time to play. Now, the format has changed to four bands and two acoustic acts to allow for swift transitions and more playing time.

“It’s a fun community event,” Shea said. “Music brings people together, and this definitely shows people in a different light to showcase their talents.”

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@ExploreSteamboat.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1


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