Band lineup released for 2018 Rock the Boat free concert series |

Band lineup released for 2018 Rock the Boat free concert series

The Commonheart will perform on April 7, as part of the 2018 Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series at Steamboat Ski Area.
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2018 Rock the Boat free concert series lineup: Jan. 15: Waterloo Revival Feb. 10: Brother Jeoscephus and the Love Revolution March 3: Donavon Frankenreiter March 10: Ripe March 17: Turkuaz March 24: The Suffers March 31: The Goonies April 7: The Commonheart April 14: The Last Bandoleros April 15: Robert Randolph and the Family Band

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A diverse lineup of 10 bands will perform in Steamboat Springs this winter as part of Steamboat Ski Area’s annual Rock the Boat free concert series.

Waterloo Revival, the duo of Cody Cooper and George Birge, will kickoff the series shortly after the 44nd annual Cowboy Downhill event at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15. They will be followed by nine additional concerts wrapping up on April 15 with Robert Randolph and the Family Band.

“We are incredibly excited for this year’s lineup of free concerts,” said Katie Brown, vice president of sales and marketing for Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. “The unique variety of bands, musical styles and performances are sure to get all our guests on their feet dancing.”

Saturday concerts, which will start at 3:30 p.m., begin on Feb. 10 with Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution’s “foot-stomping gumbo” of roots rock and New Orleans rhythms. The group recently won the Independent Music Awards “Best Live Performance” category.

Donavon Frankenreiter will perform on March 3, followed by Ripe with its unstoppable grooves rooted in funk on March 10.

Then on March 17, Turkuaz, a nine-piece “Powerfunk” group from Brooklyn that sounds like the musical love child of Sly and the Family Stone and Talking Heads, will take the stage.

With a big-band sound, The Suffers, an award-winning eight-piece ensemble, will perform March 24 and then the four-piece ’80s cover band, The Goonies play March 31.

In April, the soul troubadours known as The Commonheart will perform April 7, followed by the roadhouse rhythms of The Last Bandoleros on April 14.

Back in town after a lively Steamboat concert last summer, Robert Randolph and the Family Band will close out the free concert series on the ski area’s Closing Day, April 15.

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

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