Steamboat Free Summer Concert Series announces Fruition will headline season-ending jam
Steamboat Free Summer Concert Series organizers have announced Fruition will be the headlining act for the “End of Summer Jam” on Sept. 3 at Howelsen Hill.
As the newest addition to the series, the mini-festival will close out the 2017 season, featuring a variety of bands that also include the eight-piece New Orleans brass band Soul Rebels, Wheelhouse coming all the way from Wisconsin and local bands Yer State Birds and Small Town World.
“We are extremely excited to have Fruition headline the inaugural End of Summer Jam,” said John Waldman, concert promoter with Great Knight Productions who helps bring a variety of the series bands to town. “They are quickly rising to top of today’s festival scene with a sound that combines rock, bluegrass and folk into an earthy and fulfilling sound.”
This Portland-based group includes three singer-songwriters who emphasize three-part harmonies. Since releasing their debut EP in 2008, the quintet has appeared at Bonnaroo, Northwest String Summit and Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The band’s four albums evolve from folksier bluegrass into more rock-indie-soul, with earnest, clear lyrics throughout.
The group includes Jay Cobb Anderson on vocals, lead guitar and harmonica; Kellen Asebroek on vocals, rhythm guitar and piano; Mimi Naja on vocals, mandolin, electric and acoustic guitar; Jeff Leonard on bass; and Tyler Thompson on drums and banjo.
In addition to appearing in Steamboat, Fruition will share a Red Rocks bill with Greensky Bluegrass on Sept. 23, along with many festival spots across the U.S
For this show, gates will open at 3 p.m. with music starting shortly after 3:15 p.m. on the second stage.
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