The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s renowned Festival Fridays concerts provide the opportunity to socialize with friends in a casual environment offering cocktails, food for all tastes and outstanding live musical entertainment. Join us for 5 Fridays in a row as we turn the Jackson Sculpture Garden into a live music venue.
Indigo Way, a nine-piece dance band based in Pueblo, plans to get everyone out of their seat and moving to some of their favorite numbers inspired by The Temptations, Etta James, Otis Redding, Chicago, Blues Brothers, The Beatles, and many other popular artists of the 60s, 70s and 80s. "It doesn't matter what type of music you like, you're going to recognize what we do and you're going to like what we do," said band founder and leader Wil Smith. "It's all very recognizable songs, things that you don't hear a lot of other bands ever doing." Nearly 90 percent of the music the band plays is based in blues, Smith said, but it's not the "old, traditional blues." (Excerpt from Canon City Daily Record)
The Martini Shot is a seven-piece, horn-powered, Pop-Rock cover and original band based out of Southern Colorado. The Martini Shot has released four original projects with major influences of Barenaked Ladies, Reel Big Fish, 311, and many others. The band's covers are high energy pop tunes in which they add horns to give it the "Martini Shot flavor". The name, "Martini Shot," refers to the Hollywood slang term for the last shoot of the day.
Chicano Heat is a high energy band with strong vocals, excellent harmony, stellar showmanship and stage presence made up of six seasoned musicians. They play a variety of music from Tex-Mex, New Mexico, Oldies, Country, and much more. They pride themselves as being able to take listeners on a "trip to Texas" as they play favorite tunes from artists such as Little Joe y la Familia, Jay Pedez, Latin Breed, and La Differencia.
"They are the hottest 80's tribute band in the nation." -Slacker and Steve, Alice 105.9 Afternoon Show
Denver is home to That Eighties Band, one of the most popular 80's tribute bands in America. The group has performed at over 1,200 concerts including past clients include Google, Disney, Pepsi, The Denver Broncos and many more. CBS named them the top cover band in Denver, and when you see them on stage at Festival Fridays - you'll see why!
Boogie Machine has been packing dance floors for over 18 years. When it comes to party bands in Colorado, they ARE the party! Boogie Machine is no strange to the Festival Fridays stage, and you may have seem them before - rocking hundreds of outdoor concerts and festivals throughout the Rocky Mountain region.