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AMERICA
AMERICA

America
Saturday, June 21, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $65

Strings Music Festival kicks off the 2014 season with America’s timeless Grammy Award winning classic rock. Founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell met in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song, “A Horse With No Name.” More than four decades after its release, two of this year’s Golden Globe winners, American Hustle and Breaking Bad, prominently featured this timeless hit on their soundtracks.

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6/21/2014
George Winston
George Winston

George Winston
Tuesday, June 24, 7:00pm
Tickets start at $35

Come and experience the new Strings Steinway Model D concert grand piano. Audiences can look forward to hearing the groove of his eclectic style when Grammy Award-winning George Winston appears solo on Strings’ new Steinway piano. Winston has become famous for his bestselling nature-evoking albums Autumn, December, Winter Into Spring and Forest. Since 1972, Winston has released 13 solo piano albums – but he still finds his greatest contentment in live performances.

Please join us in support of alocal food bank by bringing adonation of canned food to the concert. There will be collection baskets at theentrances.

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6/24/2014
The Fab Four
The Fab Four

The Fab Four
Thursday, July 3, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $55

The Fab Four is the ultimate tribute to The Beatles. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of The Beatles’ songs, The Fab Four will make you think you are watching the original band. Their incredible show includes three costume changes representing every era of The Beatles’ ever-changing career. Paying tribute to The Beatles is no small task, especially when this tribute act is recognized as the best in the world.

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7/3/2014
Brent Rowan and Friends Featuring Larry Gatlin
Brent Rowan and Friends Featuring Larry Gatlin

Brent Rowan and Friends featuring Larry Gatlin
Friday, July 11, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $55

It’s a favorite summer tradition. Each year, two-time Academy of Country Music Guitarist of the Year Brent Rowan brings some of his Music Row friends home to Steamboat Springs. This year, Rowan introduces Steamboat to Nashville singer/ songwriter Larry Gatlin. Larry Gatlin gained initial fame on the strengths of his songwriting and charismatic performances. He currently tours with the reunited Gatlin Brothers and plays the Grand Ole Opry regularly.

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7/11/2014
Rockapella
Rockapella

Rockapella
Friday, July 18, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $42

Rockapella’s sophisticated sound will send a smooth groove through the Strings Music Pavilion when the a cappella group sings their favorites from the likes of Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Martha & the Vandellas and The Temptations. It’s a sound that seems impossible coming from just five guys with microphones. No instruments, no tracks – just their crisp, evolving and dynamic voices.

“The best musical instrument of all is the human voice– if you’ve seen Rockapella you know that’s the truth.” 
~ USA Today.

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7/18/2014
Turtle Island Quartet
Turtle Island Quartet

Turtle Island Quartet: The Art of the Groove
Saturday, July 19, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $32 / $5 jrs

The Art of the Groove In The Art of the Groove, the Turtle Island Quartet fusesclassical string quartet aesthetic with contemporary American musical styles. This is an evening filled with celebrated jazz compositions by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Thelonius Monk, and more, plus some memorable surprises. On a dime they can pivot from classical quartet to jazz combo, complete with a rhythm section. Watch the Grammy-winning members of the Turtle Island Quartet swing and groove at the NPR Music offices in the video below.

 “It’s group string jazz at its finest, not only brilliantly conceived but brilliantly played as well, by master-musicians having a wonderful time with their own wit and humor and imagination.”
~ Sacramento Bee.

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7/19/2014
Court Yard Hounds
Court Yard Hounds

Court Yard Hounds
Friday, July 25, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $95

Two of the three Dixie Chicks have busted out with another beloved band. Their familiar melodic harmonies pair beautifully with their folk tinged take on country music. Sisters MartieMaguire and Emily Robison lead the Court Yard Hounds, and they continue to top the charts with their soulful songwriting and new collaborations.

 “[Court Yard Hound’s] Amelita … ranks as the greatest overlooked album of the year … It’s as catchy as the Chicks’ best but with a fresh intimacy.”
~ New York Daily News


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7/25/2014
The California Honeydrops
The California Honeydrops

The California Honey Drops
Friday, August 1, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $30

The California Honeydrops bring a groovy mash-up of New Orleans jazz and San Francisco Bay Area R&B. The trio started out as street performers, but the gigs came fast. Soon they were selling out shows all around the world. The California Honeydrops’ music speaks to the soul. Trying to stay put in your seat hardly proves to be an option.

Big Easy, second-line jazz rhythms and soul-scorching blues … marinated in R&B and seasoned with organic funk.”
~ The Sacramento Bee

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8/1/2014
Lisa Fischer
Lisa Fischer

Lisa Fischer
Saturday, August 2, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $48

Lisa Fischer is an incredible talent who has recently been showcased in the Oscar-winning 2013 documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. Although she won a Grammy for her 1991 album So Intense, Lisa has spent the majority of her career literally 20 feet from some of music’s biggest stars. She has been an integral part of some of rock’s largest tours, singing backup for TheRolling Stones, Tina Turner and Luther Vandross. She returns to Strings after an outstanding 2012 performance with Chris Botti, while on a short break from the Stones’ most recent touring extravaganza.

Click here to watch the trailor for the 2014 Grammy winning film, 20 Feet From Stardom.

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8/2/2014
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook

Jesse Cook
Friday, August 8, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $55

This Strings favorite returns with his band for a highly anticipated summer performance. Jesse Cook’s music blends rumba flamenco-style guitar with pulsating percussion, sultry violin and exotic melodies. Cook’s intoxicating albums have sold more than a million copies, each having debuted in the Top 20 on the Billboard charts.

“Toronto-based Cook is just a master, and the fiery voice of his rumba flamenco guitar has beenmelting his homeland’s traditional white blanket of snow for more than a decade.” 

~ The Morning Call

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8/8/2014
Quincy Jones Presents: The Emily Bear Jazz Trio
Quincy Jones Presents: The Emily Bear Jazz Trio

Quincy Jones Presents: The Emily Bear Jazz Trio
Saturday, August 9, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $32 / $5 jrs

A gifted pianist and composer, Emily Bear has written more than 350 pieces for the piano. She’s recorded six albums, performed at the White House and Carnegie Hall, and is mentored by music legend Quincy Jones. And she’s 12.
The Emily Bear Jazz Trio’s repertoire highlights Ms. Bear’s remarkable command of the keys. Moving seamlessly from jazz to classical to salsa, the trio weaves her original compositions with widely-known works for a spell-binding evening.

 “I am at once astounded and inspired by the enormous talent that Emily embodies. She is the complete 360-degree package, and there are no limits to the musical heights that she can reach.”
~ Quincy Jones


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8/9/2014
Bruce Hornsby
Bruce Hornsby

Bruce Hornsby
Wednesday, August 13, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $110

Bruce Hornsby is a 13-time Grammy Award nominee who has built one of the most diverse, collaborative and adventurous careers in contemporary music. Over the years, Hornsby hassuccessfully ventured into jazz, classical, bluegrass and even electronica. Throughout this period, he has maintained the integrity, virtuosity and artistic curiosity that have been hallmarks of his work from the start. Performing a solo show, Hornsby takes the stage with Strings Music Festival’s new Steinway piano during the Steamboat All Arts Festival.

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8/13/2014
Asleep at the Wheel
Asleep at the Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel
Saturday, August 16, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $60

Ray Benson, the king of hot smokin’ western swing, comes back to Steamboat to close out Strings’ 27th season. The band has been going strong since Rolling Stone anointed themAmerica’s best country and western band in 1977. Get your dancing shoes out because this nine-time Grammy Award winning act shows no signs of slowing down. There will be open seating and a dance area.

Mingle with Ray Benson at the “House Party” fundraising event on August 17. Click here for tickets.

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8/16/2014
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