Full lineup for the 2015 Free Summer Concert Series released
Steamboat Springs — Anticipation for the 2015 Free Summer Concert Series lineup has been brewing ever since Jonny Lang was announced as the July 10 act earlier this year.
At the Free Summer Concert Series annual fundraiser Friday night, organizers released the full schedule of concerts, promising to be one of the strongest lineups in the event’s history.
On June 19, the soulful blues rock and roll group known as the Chris Robinson Brotherhood will be the first act to kick off the summer. The band has released three albums that consist of “Big Moon Ritual,” “The Magic Door” and “Phosphorescent Harvest.”
The band’s members are Chris Robinson, former Black Crowes singer, guitarist Neal Casal, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, who was also formerly with the Black Crowes, bassist Mark Dutton and drummer Tony Leone.
The July 3 concert will feature the New Orleans Suspects, a funky high-energy R&B band with some of the most highly respected musicians in New Orleans. Band members include Reggie Scanlanon on bass, Mean Willie Green on drums, Jeff Watkins on saxophone, Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals and C.R. Gruver on keyboards and vocals.
The weekday concert Aug. 5 will feature Ziggy Marley, son of the King of Reggae Bob Marley. Ziggy is an accomplished reggae musician and is the frontman for Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers — a group that has had eight best-selling albums that have won a number of awards.
Wrapping up the summer series Aug. 15 will be the bluegrass group known as the Jeff Austin Band. The group features frontman and notable mandolinist Jeff Austin, who is a former member of the Yonder Mountain String Band.
A follow-up story featuring additional information about the 2015 Free Summer Concert Series will be published Monday.
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