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FU is hitting the road!
Folk Uke will be opening for the legendary band X for a series of shows in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas! Our first shows will be this Friday and Saturday (Apr. 3 & 4) at the Marquis Theatre in Denver, Colorado! Other dates include: Aspen, Santa Fe, Dallas, Houston & Austin.
Check here for tickets: http://www.folkuke.com/shows.html
By: Michael del Castillo
This Congressman, a serial entrepreneur before he got into politics, supports bitcoin, pot, and gay marriage.
Jared Polis is a unique figure in the Upstart 100 — he’s the only elected politician on the list, and he secured his standing for three reasons.
First, he’s a successful serial entrepreneur in his own right, having sold his family’s Blue Mountain Arts greeting card company for $780 million in 1999 and for founding ProFlowers.com in 1998, a company sold to Liberty Media Corporation in 2006.
Second, and third, Polis became the political face of two of the most cutting edge young industries in the United States: bitcoin and marijuana.
A year ago, after helping to successfully campaign for the legalization of recreational marijuana in his home state of Colorado, he vowed to continue to fight for the end of prohibition on a federal level.
Then, last April, he became the first congressman to purchase bitcoin from the first cryptocurrency vending machine on Capitol Hill. Voters in Colorado’s 2nd district like Polis, an openly gay father of two, as they reelected him to the House for a fourth term last November.
Jared Polis’ vitals:
He is the first openly gay parent in Congress.
He is father to two children.
He also founded Proflowers.com, and was a co-founder of the TechStars startup accelerator with David Cohen, David Brown and Brad Feld.
Michael del Castillo is the technology and innovation reporter at Upstart Business Journal, a member of American City Business Journals. A graduate of Columbia University, his work has appeared in the New Yorker. He is also the cofounder of Literary Manhattan, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting Manhattan’s literary community and creating new ways to appreciate literature.
Opening day Friday, Nov. 21 is just around the corner at Vail Mountain,, and the resort announced Monday the entertainment for the signature early-season celebration, Vail Snow Daze. This year the resort’s annual festival to kick off the winter season will take place over two weekends, Dec. 12-14 and 19-21, and the lineup will include free concerts from Lukas Nelson and The Wallflowers on Saturday, Dec. 13, and 10,000 Maniacs and Rusted Root on Saturday, Dec. 20.
On Saturday, Dec. 13 Bud Light presents Lukas Nelson and The Wallflowers at Solaris in the heart of Vail Village. Lukas Nelson, American rocker and son of Willie Nelson, and his band P.O.T.R. (Promise of the Real) will get the show started. Nelson and his band have played with the likes of Neil Young, John Fogerty, Bob Weir, B.B. King, and Bob Dylan.“We’re thrilled to announce the entertainment lineup for Vail Snow Daze and get our guests as eager about the start of the 2014-2015 winter season as we are,” said Davy Ratchford, director of marketing at Vail Mountain. “Early season is such a great time to visit the resort. There is a palpable energy in the air when guests return to Vail and get back on the snow for the first time, and what better way to celebrate the kick-off of winter than with free concerts at Vail Snow Daze.”
The Wallflowers will close out the first evening of free concerts at Vail Snow Daze. Fronted by co-founder Jakob Dylan, the Los Angeles-based alternative rock band are now in their 25th year. Over the course of their career The Wallflowers have released six studio albums including hits such as “One Headlight” and “6th Avenue Heartache,” sold more than seven million records worldwide, and have taken home several Grammys.
The following weekend on Saturday, Dec. 20 Pepsi presents live performances from 10,000 Maniacs followed by the eclectic musical powerhouse, Rusted Root.
Kicking off the evening of free live music is the classic, alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs. Throughout their 30-year collaboration, the 10,000 Maniacs have sold more than nine million albums and helped define college rock, creating the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became known as the alternative rock format on FM radio.
The powerhouse ensemble, Rusted Root, will cap off the Snow Daze celebration with a sweat-inducing and hypnotic live performance. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold worldwide and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, generations, cultures and musical styles. The band has played and toured alongside Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, and The Grateful Dead to name a few.
All Vail Snow Daze concerts are free of charge and will be held at Solaris in the heart of Vail Village. Doors open at 5 p.m. and shows start at 5:30 p.m. each night. The schedule of activities for Vail Snow Daze 2015 will also include the return of the sponsor expo village and gear demos at the base of Gondola One, as well as après and after-dark parties in the Town of Vail.
Vail Snow Daze is presented by Vail Mountain, Pepsi, Bud Light, and the Town of Vail, and sponsored in part by Helly Hansen, GoPro, Mountain Living, Liberty Skis, Colorado Mountain Express, Vail Daily and KZYR.
For more information on Vail Snow Daze, including the full schedule of events, visitwww.vail.com/snowdaze. For more information about Vail Mountain visit www.vail.com or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
The Oriental Theater in Denver is hosting a special event to celebrate the birthday of Colorado’s famous dancing painter, Keith ‘Scramble’ Campbell, next Saturday, September 6, 2014. The guy who people know as the guy who paints at Red Rocks is nationally recognized for his paintings ‘live and in concert’ because he actually attends concerts where he completes paintings during the course of a single performance.
The Oriental Theater is being transformed into a Scramble Wonderland. Filled with studio paintings that have rarely, if ever, been shown to the public. A feast for your eyes and ears!
We have a great and growing lineup for the night as well as some yummy eye candy! We’ll be rocking with the Dyrty Byrds Tori Pater & Eric Martinez, DPG Band, Johnny Barber (The Velvet Elvis) and finishing the evening with the ScrambleJam at the end of the night that is sure to bring in some special guest and surprises that we just don’t want to spoil.
Celebrate Good Times!!
Time: 9:00pm Day: Saturday Doors: 8:00pm Ages: 21+ Ages Price: $5
We’re pretty excited here in Colorado! The Paula Nelson Band is coming back for two shows next week, Friday and Saturday.
Friday, they are playing at Longmont’s annual, big summer street fair. This is the 14th year of the festival, and thousands gather to celebrate the end of summer. Lots going on for family and kids, culminating in free concert at 7:30, with the Paula Nelson Band!
4th Ave and Main St, Longmont, CO 80501 (United States) – Map
Tickets: FREE SHOW
Saturday, August 23, 2014
1578 S Broadway, Denver, CO
21+Tickets: $10, or VIP box (six seats = $132.00)
Follow the band on facebook, and at their website:
Willie Nelson is a long time supporter of industrial hemp. As a special gift to RMHA, Willie has autographed this Yamaha Guitar which we will be offering to the highest bidder in this RMHA Auction. Go see the auction page on eBay.
- Shiny, New, Yamaha Solid Cedar Top, Classic Guitar
- Model 142 CH
- Deluxe Hardshell Case, Planet Waves Headstock Tuner
- Beautiful playing and sounding instrument
- One Extra Set of Strings
- The Auction runs from August 13-23
- Hosted by eBay, the most trusted auction site on the web
- The highest bidder at the end of the auction will be the winner
- Guitar will be shipped as soon as payment is finalized
- Shipping to any location in the Continental US is included free
- Payment can be made via Paypal, Credit or Debit Card
Lucky Coloradans, Paula Nelson and the band are back by popular demand, and tonight they play in Fort Collins at The Boot. Come on out, a bunch of us are driving up from the south, it is going to be fun.
To find out where else the band is playing in Colorado, visit their website:
beautiful photograph taken by Jim Eckenrode, stylishly framed by Guthrie Thomas, of www.gtpicks.com.
Earlier this year, Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real opened up at the Fox for Les Claypool. Now, the band is back headlining their own show tomorrow Sunday. If you can get to Boulder by tomorrow, come see the band.
Posters all over town!
If you can’t make a Colorado show, keep in touch with the band through their website:
Heads up Colorado music lovers and people who like to dance! Paula Nelson and her band return in MarchSaturday, March 8th, 2014
Another sure sign of Spring — The Paula Nelson Band travels north this month to entertain their Colorado fans! And the number of fans continues to grow, too. I told two friends and they told two friends and they told two friends, and you get the picture. The shows are just so much fun, people dancing, people drinking, people making out — and that’s just the band. Their shows have everything, and the music is fantastic.
The band kicks off their tour on Friday, March 21st, in Golden, Colorado at the Buffalo Rose. This is the band’s first time at the venue, so come out and we can all check it out together and hear some great music. And dance! Bring your friends; they’ll thank you later.
Friday, March 21st
Wednesday, Mar 26th
19 North 4th Street
2675 North Park Drive
Tickets—Call 303-665-2757 (after 4) call for tickets, or book online http://www.nissis.com/
The band is promoting their new, long-awaited album, “Under the Influence.” So far, the album has been available at their shows, but soon, any-day-now, the album will be available on iTunes and Amazon! Stay tuned and get yourself a copy; it is their best ever. They worked hard on this album, the band has just tightened up and moved to whole new level, with their extensive touring and singing the songs on the road.