The best festival of the summer season is back May 31 - June 2!
Twice voted the best summer festival in Vail, the Bonfire Block Party is getting bigger and better this year. There will be a 3rd street stage added for this year and 11 bands for listening enjoyment. In addition the VIP area will be expanded to accommodate even more fans. Bonfire Brewing is maximizing their capacity to ensure there is plenty of beer for all.
Friday Night - Railroad Earth:
Now with numerous Telluride Bluegrass Festivals under their belt, Railroad Earth landed a spot at that notorious gathering before even playing their first public gig. Since 2001, the band has been producing their one-of-a-kind progressive bluegrass on 8 studio albums, including Bird in the House which contains hits “Mighty River” and “Like a Buddha” and at their memorable live shows that has built them a jambase of devoted fans.
Friday Night - North Mississippi Allstars:
Grammy-winning North Mississippi Allstars came out of the gates swinging with their first release, Shake Hands with Shorty (1996) that won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Since then, brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson have driven the Allstar’s musical journey with fatback funk, slippery soul and rock ‘n’ roll that keeps their fanbase growing. Their most recent release, Prayer for Peace (2017) hit number one on the Billboard Blues Albums Chart.
Saturday - Twiddle:
With 12 years of relentless touring behind them, Vermont-based rock band Twiddle has built an impressive resume spanning Red Rocks to Bonnaroo, and multiple sellouts of historic rock venues including Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre, and Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club. And with the second half of the band’s third studio album, PLUMP, on the horizon, the band’s career continues to catapult forward. Buoyed by the generous support of 359 Kickstarter donors, the 27-song album does more than showcase the group’s beautiful music, but also tells an important story, comprised in PLUMP Chapters 1 & 2.
Saturday - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The 2018 Blues Instrumentalist of the Year, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews started playing the trombone at the age of 4 and has never looked back. Right out of high school, Andrews went on tour with Lenny Kravitz and has since shared the stage with Madonna, Queen Latifa, U2, Eric Clapton and more. Their recording Backatown was produced by Galactic’s Ben Ellmen and nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.
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