The Boom Days Committee has arranged a variety of music for the listening pleasure of those attending Boom Days.
This year the bands will perform on East Fifth Street instead of in front of the Lake County Courthouse.
The schedule calls for the following:
Saturday, August 3
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: The Valley Cats are a Latin-fueled rock band from the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado.
Since forming in September 2017, they have been performing all over the state, introducing their mix of blues, rock, funk, soul, country and Latin music in a flavorful style all their own.
The band consists of Adrian Duran, keyboard; Roger Dawson, bass; Chris Mares, drums; and Nicholas Zamora , guitar.
2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Groovespeak, a local favorite, is the project of Carey Nall and Brian Woodward, and was spawned in Leadville as a two-man gig in 2003. Woodward now lives in Boulder, and Nall, who has been performing solo acoustic sets over the last few years, has recently teamed up with other local musicians to resurface as a six-piece group of friends and bandmates united under the banner of Nall’s original music.
In a wide range of styles, from blue jeans to funk, Groovespeak delivers on themes of easy high- mountain living and complements its sets with choice selections of covers from the likes of Traffic, David Bowie and Van Morrison.
Sunday, Aug. 4
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Ben Lacey and the Barrelors. The Barrelors describe themselves as bunch of derelicts, distilling a signature blend of blues, rock, twang, and funk for the discerning 21st century listener. They are purveyors of finely-aged cask-strength original grooves reflecting a mountain of influence.
The band consists of Ben Lacy, guitar and vocals; Ryan Milliron, drums/percussion,backup vocals; Nathan Bryant, bass, backup vocals; Drew Gruneisen, vocals, harmonica, trumpet; and Joshua Van Wey, keys.
2 to 4 p.m.: Carlos Washington’s Steel Horse Swing is a band originating in Colorado that mixes western swing with rodeo and cowboy classics, celebrating a musical legacy that is timeless. Reflections of Bob Wills and Hank Thompson with a dash of Chris LeDoux gives this dance music a nostalgic feel while keeping it fresh with original songs.
The band’s exceptional lyrics, mixed with catchy original beats, blend to create an infectious western dance sound that breaks cultural boundaries and has major crossover appeal.
Western-swing artist Carlos Washington and his band Steel Horse Swing bring you back to a time when a song made you smile and the music made you want to dance.