FREE "ALPENGLOW CONCERT" - Turquaz

Every Monday from June 30 – Aug 18, 2014

Alpenglow Concerts are the favorite summer activity of many locals and visitors alike. The free outdoor concert series takes place on Monday evenings during the summer. Come enjoy the sounds of a variety of music — ranging from funky blues piano to bluegrass to big band — with beautiful Crested Butte Mountain and stunning Paradise Divide as the backdrop.

Alpenglow 2014 runs every Monday from June 30 – August 18. Concerts start at 5:30pm. Bring your own chairs, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Food and beverage are also available for purchase. Pets are not allowed.

For more information on the Alpenglow Summer Concert Series, visit the Crested Butte Center for the Arts.

Monday, July 28: Turquaz

Turquaz
Alpenglow Concert
 
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Date:July 28, 5:30 pm
Location:Center for the Arts Outdoor Stage
Details:Credible bios are supposed to be objective and not full of superlatives and hyperbole, but it’s hard to avoid gushing when the subject is a funk army of multi-instrumentals and singers that is part freight train and part tyrannosaurus rex, who—even on an off night—can blow away a room on the basis of sheer physics alone. That’s one way to describe Turkuaz, but it doesn’t address the music. In this regard, as with any band, influences are everything. One cannot escape them as one seeks to carve out a unique sound for themselves. Still, there are so many benefits to having Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James, Parliament and Bohannon in your record collection. With this as the basis for a recipe, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of jittery, world-pop-power groove—reminiscent of Remain In Light era Talking Heads—and a passion for Motown and R&B, resulting in a refreshing twist on the funk idiom.

Turkuaz certainly does have sheer size in their favor, but when broken down into the basic components, each stands out on their own. Founders Dave Brandwein and Taylor Shell had the cream of the crop to choose from at Berklee, but making it happen as a large touring ensemble takes more than chops: it takes the right blend of personalities. When Turkuaz takes the stage, the chemistry is clear. The special combination of elements—singers in sequined dresses, guys in tails (or sometimes all of them in jumpsuits or other complimentary outfits) horns, keys, guitars, amps and drums and smiles all around… well, it’s easy to get caught up in the explosive auditory and visual circus and find oneself dancing. Despite all of the gear and people on stage, it becomes clear that it is not the size that matters here: it is the performance.
 
 
Alpenglow concerts are held on the outdoor stage at the Center, rain or shine. They are free and open to the public.

What to Know Before You 'Glow (Alpenglow and Town Park policies)
 

- See more at: http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page.cfm?pageid=15425&catid=103&startday...

Event Date: 
07/28/2014 - 5:30pm
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Location: 
Crested Butte Center for the Arts - outdoor stage
Phone: 
970-349-7487