EVENTS: Calendar and Bell Ringers for Thursday, February 21, 2019
Ric Cabot Podmore says: Unfortunately, this is a ‘self-induced’ problem created by the music buying public themselves. Ever since tangible recorded product (CDs, etc.) sales have diminished, artists have no other choice than to tour extensively and charge inflated ticket prices. If someone complains about a ticket price, my first question is, “How many songs are on your playlist that you didn’t pay for?”. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news ‘Walmarters’, but just like leaving shopping carts wherever and disregarding public restrooms, higher prices are ‘on you’.
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● Durango Songwriters Expo Showcase – Feb. 20th – 24th – Ventura CA Crowne Plaza
● Jazz Jam at Bear Creek Distillery 4th Thursday of the Month
● CCMLLHF now taking nominations for their August Awards show
● Drum Mastery 2019 – The Shure Drum Contest – Deadline to Enter: May 6, 2019
Featured Member for February 2019: Laurie Dameron
Events – February 2019
We-Sa, 20th – 24th – Durango Songwriters Expo at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, 450 East Harbor Boulevard, Ventura, CA 93001, US | http://www.durango-songwriters-expo.com
Fr, 22nd – Sa, 23rd – Colorado Blues Man Cary Morin at https://lancasterrootsandblues.com/
Sa, 23rd – Balanced Breakfast at Mercury Café, 2199 California St, Denver, Colorado 80205 | Guest speaker: Shawn King of Devotchka | 11:00 a.m. til 1:00 p.m.
Su, 24th – Rupp’s Drums Clinic with Dave King, 12:00 noon | Call the store: 303-756-5777
Su, 24th – CO Blues Society’s Members Choice Awards Show – Buffalo Rose, Golden – Time?
Th, 28th – Jazz Jam at Bear Creek Distillery, 1879 South Acoma, Denver 80223 – 7:00 p.m.
Artists – February 2019
Fr, 22nd – Rudy Grant/Buffalo Riders at Lupita’s Restaurant, 11809 E. Colfax, Aurora – 6:00 p.m.
Fr, 22nd – New Music Showcases at The Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon Street, Denver – 7:00 p.m.
Fr, 22nd – Big Paddy at Keytone’s Snake River Saloon, 23074 U.S. Hwy. 6 | 9:00 -1:00 ish | http://www.BigPaddy.com
Sa, 23rd – Stompit at 105 West Brewing Co., Castle Rock, CO 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Sa, 23rd – New Music Showcases at The Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon Street, Denver – 7:00 p.m.
Su, 24th – The Symbols at Lincoln’s Roadhouse, Denver – 3:00 to 7:00 pm.
Events – March 2019
Su, 3rd – American Idol starts on ABC (Channel 7 Denver) – 7:00 p.m.
Mo-Th, 4th – 7th – SXSW Education Conference, Austin, TX | http://www.sxswedu.com
Mo, 4th – COMBO General Meeting – Oskar Blues, Colorado Springs – 6:30 p.m.
We, 6th – Colorado Springs Chapter NSAI | Call Rob at 719-538-4080 for current info
Su, 10th – Northern Colorado Chapter NSAI – 3:00 p.m.
Mo, 11th – Denver Chapter NSAI, CCM Studios, 4214 E. Colfax Ave., Denver – 7 p.m.
Tu, 12th – CBCA Honors Luncheon – Seawell Grand Ballroom, DPAC
Mo, 25th – COMBO General Meeting at the Irish Snug, 1225 East Colfax – 6:30 p.m.
Su, 31st – Vintage Voltage Expo and Toy & Doll Supershow, Denver Mart, I-25 and 58th Avenue
Artists – March 2019
Fr, 1st – Stompit at Pioneer Inn, Nederland, CO – 10:00 p.m. | http://stompitband.com
Sa, 2nd – Stompit at Dannick’s, Boulder, CO – 7:30 p.m.
Su, 3rd – Helman/Grant/Buffalo Riders at Aviation Club, 11705 Airport Way, Broomfield – 6-9/$5
Th, 7th – The Symbols at McCarthy’s Pub, Aurora – 8:00 p.m.
Fr, 8th – Stompit at Bonacquisti Wine Co., Denver, CO – 8:00 p.m.
Sa, 9th – Stompit at Avogadro’s Number, Fort Collins, CO – 8:00 p.m.
Su, 10th Helman/Grant/Buffalo Riders at Aviation Club, 11705 Airport Way, Broomfield – 6-9/$5
Sa, 16th – Stompit at Berthoud Brewing Co., Berthoud, CO – 6:00 p.m.
Su, 17th-Helman/Grant/Buffalo Riders at Aviation Club, 11705 Airport Way, Broomfield – 6-9/$5
Sa, 23rd – Enzi at Arapahoe Basin – Free show!
Su, 24th-Helman/Grant/Buffalo Riders at Aviation Club, 11705 Airport Way, Broomfield – 6-9/$5
Su, 31st-Helman/Grant/Buffalo Riders at Aviation Club, 11705 Airport Way, Broomfield – 6-9/$5
May 2019 Events:
Th-Sa, 9th – 11th – Swallow Hill’s Ukelele Fest | http://www.swallowhillmusic.org
Sa, 18th – Five Points Jazz Fest, Denver, CO | http://www.FivePointsJazz.org
Sa, 18th – Wildflower Fest, Richardson, TX | http://www.WildflowerFest.com
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