Spring Fever in Breckenridge is here and you know what that means… free concerts! To make the deal even sweeter, the concerts are held at an outdoor stage at the base of Peak 8 on the Breckenridge Ski Resort. So ride that spring champagne powder all day and then unwind with free music on the mountain! This year has a stacked line-up; check out these three awesome performers:
What can we say about Michael Franti & Spearhead? It is impossible to not have a smile stretched across your face when their music is playing. The positive energy emanating from Franti’s stage presence is absolutely contagious and everyone in the crowd will be overflowing with happiness. You can really feel the love at his shows. Their unique blend of R&B, hip hop, reggae, and poetry resonates deeply with the audience. Franti’s music exudes positivity and is drenched in rays of sunshine. Franti is an extremely charismatic performer, so rest assured you will not be bored at one of his shows- it’s a very interactive experience. He bounces around the stage with the endless energy of a toddler and continuously keeps the audience on their toes, getting them to yell and sing along at the top of their lungs. Franti makes you feel like a part of the show.
Lukas Nelson is the son of country music legend, Willie Nelson. He had an upbringing that focused heavily on music; Lukas picked up the guitar at age 11 and never looked back. He used to play along to songs by Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix. That underlying love for classic rock n roll shines through in his music. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are an American rock group that combines gritty sounds of rock n roll, a little country twang, and a laid-back beach reggae vibe. Or in their own words, “Cowboy Hippie Surf Rock.” I’d say that pretty much sums it up. One thing is for sure; they can jam. All of these sounds combined together makes for an infectious set that is sure to win the crowd over.
In the words of Parliament… “We want the funk, give up the funk!” Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue bring that funk along with an electric energy that radiates endless good vibes. Shorty’s trombone solos will melt your face and touch your soul, leaving you bewildered at the sheer raw talent these guys bring to the table. He does this thing called circular breathing that is totally mind-blowing (if you don’t know what that is, look it up.) But seriously, how do they do that?! Their upbeat and energetic performance will have you moovin’ and groovin’ like its 1975. It’s a new age funk feel that combines old school sound with new school funk, rock n roll, hip hop beats, and improvisation following in the footsteps of traditional jazz. Trombone Shorty also has the voice of an angel that will sweep you off your feet. They’ve got all the bases covered. If you are a fan of funky music or love to dance, this is a performance you do not want to miss. It’s going to be a party! Can you dig it? (Yes, you can!)
So get your boogie shoes on, and get ready to get down at Spring Fever this year. It’s going to be a party!
In the wise words of the Grateful Dead… “The music never stopped!”