A local ski town in Northwest Colorado is establishing a reputation as a music town. Although many touring acts often choose to play in other cities when touring the state, Steamboat Springs will soon become a desired stop for touring bands coming through Colorado.
Schmiggity’s in Steamboat Springs recently opened with the goal of attracting great musicians to the Yampa Valley by providing studio quality sound and great vibes. Schmiggity’s is the first music establishment to be exclusively built for live music in Steamboat Springs. Managing Owner Pat Waters has created a friendly atmosphere that is welcoming to both local residents and tourists.
The room is cozy and familiar like a neighborhood bar but features national touring acts and sounds better than most studios. Because what really makes Schmiggity’s great is not just the great bands but the extremely high sound quality. In fact Schmiggity’s incorporated many of the same sound proofing and recording equipment found in high end recording studios.
Schmiggity’s has just raised the bar in defining how small venues should be designed and how they should sound. To just call Schmiggity’s “nice” does not do justice to the hard work and dedication put into building and designing the room. Schmiggity’s is likely one of the best sounding small venues in the nation, let alone west of Denver.
The management of Schmiggity’s revolves around teamwork between the two owners, Kim Haggarty and Pat Waters, and veteran sound engineer Scott Singer. Haggarty and Waters gave Singer the opportunity to build his dream venue, and using his 40+ years as a sound engineer, Singer did just that. “I wanted to build a room I could control” said Singer. “Rather than one that controlled me.”
Scott Singer covered every wall in the room with sound panels and even more on the ceiling and surrounding the stage. The stage is hardwood flooring set on mass loaded vinyl, sitting on 29 inches of blown insulation. Hidden under the front of the stage, Schmiggity’s installed all QSC speakers: 2 KLA12’s per side on top, 2 KW181 sub-woofers down low and a single K-Sub bottom center for good measure. To top it all off, Schmiggity’s has full multi-track audio recording capabilities.
Since the venue opened on May 15, 2014, Schmiggity’s has hosted many well known name acts including James and the Devil, Juno What?, the MTHDs and will soon host John Brown’s Body. Waters will continue booking great acts throughout the summer and is currently booking for the fall and winter ski season, which looks both promising and entertaining.
Look up Schmiggity’s at http://www.schimiggitys.com, give them a call at 970.879.4100 if you have any questions and make sure to visit them on your next ski trip to Steamboat. They are located in downtown Steamboat Springs at 821 Lincoln Ave.
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7522 RADIO LOOKING FOR TALENT FOR PODCAST AND CONCERTS
Philip Tulin of 7522 Radio in Estes Park is looking for music from Colorado Musicians and he’ll also be starting a concert series at a historic theater in Estes Park next April. This eliminates any problems with weather as all concerts will be held inside. The theater opens in April and closes at the end of October (6 month concert schedule). There will be food and beer available as well.
All concerts will be broadcast live on 7522 Radio, and its main content will be Colorado Music and Colorado Musicians.
If you are interested in appearing on the show and/or participating in one of the concerts, please contact Philip Tulin at email@example.com
All podcasts are edited in a professional recording studio (podcasts are recorded on site in an informal setting similar to NPR).
P.S. Obviously, [COMBO has] a very large organization and it would be just about impossible to accommodate every musician in Colorado… but it would a happy problem to try to solve!
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