The California Honeydrops
THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS
Returning after an electrifying performance last summer, complete with a conga-line and dance party, we are excited to kick off the season with this lively bunch. They started out as street performers and now sell out shows all around the world. Bringing a groovy mash-up of New Orleans jazz and San Francisco Bay Area R&B, the Honeydrops ensure trying to stay put in your seat is not an option.
6/20/2015 8:00 PM
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
This seven-man group fuses classic American sounds from jazz and swing to Dixieland and big band music to create their own songbook of original dance tunes and an irresistible live show. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a veteran force that to this day adds new fans by the roomful every time they play.
6/28/2015 7:00 PM
Brent Rowan and Friends with special guests Matt Jenkins & Ashley Gorley
BRENT ROWAN & FRIENDS
It’s a favorite summer tradition. Brent Rowan, two-time Academy of Country Music Guitarist of the Year, brings some of his Music Row friends home to Steamboat Springs.
7/3/2015 8:00 PM
The 5 Browns
THE 5 BROWNS
For the first time in Strings Music Festival history, five Steinways will be set on stage at one time. The 5 Browns perform what can only be described as a well-melded symphony of pianos. The siblings attended New York’s Juilliard School and were the first family of five ever accepted there simultaneously. This phenomenally talented group has released three CDs that each went to #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Classical Album Chart.
7/11/2015 7:00 PM
Exile and Juice Newton
EXILE and JUICE NEWTON
Two legendary artists with a combined sixteen #1 hit singles come together for a night to remember. All five original members of Exile appear on stage with Juice Newton performing their country and pop hits. Exile celebrates over 50 years of songwriting and performing top hits such as "People Get Ready" and "I Want to Kiss You All Over." Vocal sensation and Grammy Award-winning Newton exploded into the mainstream in 1981 and went platinum with her songs "Angel of the Morning" and "Queen of Hearts" along with the #1 country smash hit "The Sweetest Thing."
7/12/2015 7:00 PM
Trout Steak Revival
TROUT STEAK REVIVAL
The sounds of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, dobro and accordion all blend seamlessly into bluegrass- inspired mountain music. The up-and-coming Colorado band took home a win last summer at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition and won an Emmy Award for a soundtrack with Rocky Mountain PBS. Their heartfelt songwriting blends dynamic musicianship with intricately woven harmonies making them one of the premier bluegrass bands coming out of Colorado.
7/17/2015 8:00 PM
Cary Hoffman turns his celebrated PBS Special into a biographical, often hilarious and poignant one-man musical play about his hero Frank Sinatra. He weaves in over 20 classic Sinatra songs, creating a musical score while singing perfect Sinatra. This is a great way to commemorate what would have been Frank’s 100th birthday.
7/18/2015 8:00 PM
Igudesman and Joo: A Little Nightmare Music
IGUDESMAN AND JOO:
Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo are two classical musicians who have taken the world by storm with their unique and hilarious theatrical shows, which combine comedy with classical music and popular culture. Inspired by Victor Borge and Dudley Moore, they have appeared on stage with some of classical music’s biggest names, including Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
7/22/2015 6:00 PM
Lonestar is a multi-platinum country music group that has sold more than 10 million albums during the past two decades. Known for merging country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, the band marks its 20th anniversary this summer on a national tour featuring original lead singer Richie McDonald.
7/24/2015 8:00 PM
Alan Safier as George Burns in Say Goodnight Gracie
Alan Saifer as George Burns in
"Say Goodnight Gracie" was Broadway’s third longest running solo performance show and was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for Best Play and won the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for Best Play. Spend a hilarious, heart-warming and life-affirming evening in the company of the world’s favorite and funniest centenarian, George Burns, as played by Alan Safier.
7/31/2015 8:00 PM
Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill needs little introduction. The legendary singer and musician has sold more than 26 million albums, earned 18 CMA Awards, is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and has received 20 Grammy Awards to date, the most of any male country artist. This performance marks the first time the country and classical worlds come together on the Strings stage with an appearance by members of the Strings Festival Orchestra.
8/6/2015 8:00 PM
Chris Botti plays the trumpet with complex sounds that few can duplicate. Combining multiple influences from classical to jazz to pop, this master artist and performer has become the largest selling American jazz instrumentalist, adding to that a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album and four #1 albums on Billboard’s Jazz Albums listings. He has collaborated with Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler and Barbra Streisand, and he continues to perform jaw-dropping performances.
8/12/2015 8:00 PM