Thursday, May 21, 2009

Louisville Street Faire

If you are reading this in Colorado, or plan to visit Colorado this summer, you should check out the schedule for the Louisville Street Faire. This Friday evening event has been going on for several years now, and it is one of the great deals on the Front Range. Admission is free, the bands are mostly great, and you can enjoy an adult beverage with your music, unlike Boulder's over-rated Band on the Bricks.

How this small town manages to book the acts they do for this event is some sort of miracle. The Subdudes have been there almost every year, playing for free, which is about $30 less than you should pay. A every year there are 2 or 3 other national quality acts playing for free....well, admission is free for you and me, but the band is getting paid!

Most impressive this year is the first act, on June 12, Long Tall Marcia Ball. I've seen her at Jazzfest, I've seen her in fact a bunch of times in Nawlins, and a few other places, and she is one of the great performers you will see. So, if you are looking for me on June 12, or probably any Friday night this summer, I'll be in downtown Louisville.

Oh, and for those of you outside the area, I am talking about the town of Louisville, CO, where, unlike the one with the famous horse race, they pronounce the "s".


Budd Bailey said...

Been there, done that. And a fine time it was.

Kerry Lightenburger said...

Shhhhh, don't tell about Marcia Ball or we will never get a beer because there will be too many people in attendance!!!