New York State lovers of string and bluegrass rock may want to consider taking that trip to Colorado you’ve been putting off. Traveling to festivals and then paying for the event itself can get pricey. But perhaps two free nights of Leftover Salmon might lure you in.
The 4th Annual SolShine Music Festival takes place August 12 through 14 in Winter Park, CO. The festival features two free nights of Leftover Salmon at Hideaway Park on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13. No more steep festival prices to deter you now.
The festival also includes additional acts at Hideaway Park as well as various locations throughout town, including Winter Park Pub and Ullr’s. Bands include DeadPhish Orchestra, The Sweet Lillies, Gipsy Moon, Trout Steak Revival and the Record Company. In addition, Alwyn Robinson, Greg Garrison and Erik Deutsch of Leftover Salmon will play a special late night set at Ullr’s on Saturday.
Forming in Boulder in 1989, Leftover Salmon paralleled the career of the String Cheese Incident, but when founding banjoist Mark Vann lost his fight to cancer in 2002, the group took an extended hiatus. The band came back in full force in 2007 with Andy Thorn on banjo. Today, Leftover Salmon is a mainstay in the bluegrass and festival community.
The festival does not include camping or lodging but the band’s website features various links for affordable lodging and dining. While you’re there, be sure to take advantage of the wide variety of reasonably priced outdoor activities and recreation. After all, you’re in Colorado!