LOUISVILLE CONCERTS IN THE PARK 2017
Thursdays this summer in Louisville Community Park
6:30-8:00PM, free and open to the public
Featuring great summer music and food trucks: fun for the whole family
955 Bella Vista Drive, Louisville
June 22 Nosotros (Latin)
Latin rhythms with elements of Rock, Salsa, Jazz and Cumbia from Albuquerque, NM
Plus opening set from an exciting Afro-Cuban percussion ensemble
Nosotros is an 8-piece band that seamlessly combines Latin rhythms with elements of Rock, Salsa, Jazz and Cumbia creating an original sound that is unmistakably Nosotros. But M.E. Schenck of Hyperactive Music Magazine may have interpreted their sound best by saying “Nosotros’ music is not to be explained, it is to be felt in the pit of our souls.” The award-winning ensemble began as a guitar trio in 1994 and was based in the southern New Mexico town of Las Cruces, moving to Albuquerque in 2001. In their 23 years, they’ve worked with big-name producers, performed a ton of festivals, and have released several critically acclaimed Latin albums.
“It really says a lot about a band when they play on the same day as Victor Wooten and Roy Hargove and the crowd can't stop talking about Nosotros' set." - Festival Promoter, Telluride Jazz Festival
June 29 Eufórquestra (Funk)
Modern funk with vintage soul blending the roots of funk, soul, afrobeat, reggae and dub
Eufórquestra (pronounced yoo-FOHR-keh-struh, think euphoria+orchestra) is energy and rhythm personified. An ever-evolving sound that has been influenced by music from all over the world with an emphasis on funk, pocket and groove. For over a decade the band has been igniting dance floors across the country, blending the roots of funk, soul, afrobeat, reggae and dub to create a sound that “explodes, dances and melts in your ear with sheer bliss”(Chris M. Slawecki; AllAboutJazz.com). Eufórquestra’s fifth full-length record, FIRE, was produced by Kyle Hollingsworth (of The String Cheese Incident) and captures the passion and musical maturing of these road warriors. With almost 1,000 shows under their belt, Eufórquestra shows no sign of stopping. A perpetually heavy tour schedule keeps the band and fans happy, as performing live in front of an audience has always been the band’s top priority. As noted in a live show review by Grateful Web, “…the boys seem to play like the apocalypse will happen at any second and they want to die doing what they do best…” 2011 Denver Westword Music Showcase: Best World Artist, 2010 & 2011 FoCoMX Peer to Peer Awards: Best World Artist, Camp Euforia festival host since 2004, Festival performances include Electric Forest, Summer Camp, Wakarusa & more…
July 6 Megan Burtt (Singer-Songwriter)
Roots, Americana, blues and pop songstress
Plus opening set from young roots/blues phenom A.J. Fullerton
Born and bred in Denver, Burtt was inspired by Joni Mitchell’s Blue, and taught herself to play, dreaming of a musical career. “I didn’t know any girls who played music, but Blue, Bonnie Raitt’s Nick of Time and the women on the MTV videos I saw, let me know it was possible.” Burtt attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston and made two EPs she calls her “practice records.” When she graduated from Berklee, Burtt moved to Mississippi to investigate the roots of American blues music. While there, she contracted a potentially fatal disease, but she never stopped singing or performing, and eventually found her way to full recovery. She played music in Vietnam for a couple of months, then returned to the States to record It Ain’t Love, a 12 song collection she made with the friends that still make up the backbone of her recording band – Louis Cato, guitarist Adam Tressler and James Williams. One of the songs on the album, “Waiting for June,” won Best Song at the 2010 Rocky Mountain Folk Festival and the 2011 Kerrville New Folk Competition. In 2015, Burtt released The Bargain, produced by Louis Cato (Bobby McFerrin, Marcus Miller, Snarky Puppy, Mariah Carey) a talented multi-instrumentalist, and long time member of Burtt’s backing band. Megan Burtt has shared the stage with artists such as, Colorado Symphony, John Oats, Braddigan (of Dispatch), Katie Herzig, Glenn Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket), Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra), Diane Birch, Peter Mulvey, Willy Porter, Karla Bonoff among others…. Noteworthy Venues performed : Red Rocks Amphitheater, Boettcher Hall, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival. 2015 – WINNER, Westword Music Awards Best Singer/Songwriter.
July 13 One On One with Miles Apart Band (Motown)
Classic Motown, R&B and soul covers
One on One is a quartet which showcases Motown, Classic Soul and Old School Rhythm and Blues just the way you like it. This quintessential quartet features songs from the 50's thru the 90's. Includes songs by artists such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Platters, The Contours, Al Green, The Stylistics, The Isley Brothers, The Dells and many more. With these four extraordinary vocalists and the incredible resonance of the MilesApart Band, this show is sure to bring back memories and ensure great new ones. On April 16, 2003 the MilesApart Band was honored with a proclamation from then honorable Denver Mayor Wellingtion E. Webb as "Ron Ivory and the MilesApart Band Day." The Members Only Band is a must-see charismatic band specializing in old school R&B, funk, classic soul, dance and original music.
July 20 Chain Station (Bluegrass)
High-energy music well-steeped in Americana roots
Plus opening set from emerging Country artist Bella Hudson
In the summer of 2006, Alex Thoele and Jon Pickett met while playing guitars around a campfire, high on a mountaintop in Estes Park, CO. The two have been entertaining and writing music since. In 2010, they were joined by mandolin player and fellow midwesterner Jarett Mason and shortly after by James Weatherly on banjo, the band’s only Colorado native. Chain Station is a 4-piece, high-energy, get ‘em out on the dance floor string band. Their music is well-steeped in Americana roots, with vocal harmonies that are high, lonesome, and tight. Their picking ranges from lightning-fast to mountain mellow. They are a bluegrass band that would satisfy a picky old-timer and delight fans of newgrass, a delicate balance indeed. Chain Station has directly supported bands such as The Travelin’ McCourys, The Devil Makes Three, Todd Snider, Sierra Hull, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Fruition, Trout Steak Revival, The Railsplitters, Lil’ Smokies, Hot Buttered Rum, Deadphish Orchestra and many more.